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What Are The Psychological Effects Of Hair Loss ?

Hair loss and baldness can cause stress for many people.   This can be attributed to the psychology of appearance. Hair is considered an essential part of overall identity.   This is particularly relevant to women for whom hair usually represents femininity and attractiveness.  Males often associate a full head of hair …

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Hair Loss Fiction And Truths

Fiction #1 Baldness is genetically determined from your father’s side of the family. Truth: Hereditary hair loss can be inherited from either your mother’s or your father’s side of the family. Generally speaking, the more relatives that you have who are either bald or have experienced hair loss, the odds …

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How Can I Hide My Hair Loss ?

The classic method that many people resort to when trying to camouflage their hair loss is the “comb over”. This technique involves restyling the remaining hair to cover the thin or balding area.   This method is usually only a temporary fix and may be effective when the area of hair …

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How Is Hair Loss Diagnosed ?

Your Hairdresser / Barber   As mentioned in the preceding section, barbers and hair stylists can play a valuable role in detecting or diagnosing thinning hair.  In a lot of cases, they will be the first person to notice it, and they can often suggest options to help address the …

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What are the signs that a person will suffer hair loss ?

Abnormal daily hair loss   Each person has roughly between 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on their head.   It is normal to lose an average of around 100 hairs a day as part of the hair growth cycle.   Therefore, to maintain a normal volume of hair, a person needs to replace …

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What factors may cause excessive hair loss ?

Excessive hair loss may be caused by a range of different things.   These causal factors may bring on a temporary loss of hair (which may be known as telogen effluvium) whereas others may have longer term effects.   Sometimes, a few months after a person experiences an illness or undergoes a …

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