Even more reasons for your hair loss part 3: Birth control that can promote hair gain and loss

Even more reasons for your hair loss part 3: Birth control that can promote hair gain and loss

In my two previous articles, I mentioned that birth control pills can promote either hair gain or loss. They accomplish this through either suppressing hormones referred to as androgens, or by containing a hormone combination that has androgenic effects1. This makes sense as it is androgens which are suspected to

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My top 5 hair vices and how I overcame them, (plus one I’m still working on)

My top 5 hair vices and how I overcame them, (plus one I’m still working on)

When it comes to our hair-growing abilities (or inabilities,) one of the main factors is genetics. A predisposition for conditions such as pattern-baldness or alopecia areata can obviously have a significant impact on your life1 however there are some good and bad habits which can contribute to the hair that

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Extreme Shedding Part 2: Triggers and Catalysts

Extreme Shedding Part 2: Triggers and Catalysts

In my last post I described the relatively common phenomenon of telogen effluvium, where growth cycles of the hair follicles synchronize, resulting in extreme shedding and an abundance of clogged shower drains. The sheer volume of hair loss can be frightening and upsetting, as well as tough on your vacuum

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