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There are many causes of hair loss and some are permanent whereas others are reversible. Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness, even in females, tends to be a stubborn and irreversible. We see a complete loss of the hair follicle in these types of hair loss.

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When you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis it can feel overwhelming. A comment we hear a lot at our salon is that the chemotherapy and radiation side effect, hair loss, is one of the most difficult parts of the illness. It hurts to look in the mirror and see a sick person when you are trying your hardest to find strength.

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If you are experiencing hair loss you may be wondering what is behind it. Sure, we may first consider our genetics but what if there are other causes? What if there were ways to slow it down or even reverse your hair loss? We’ve investigated the many causes of hair loss through our Trichology program. Through our research we have come up with the main causes of hair loss as well as techniques that may help.

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When you are a woman dealing with advanced hair loss it can be very upsetting. For women, thinning hair can feel like they are losing part of their identity and even their sexuality. Full, thick hair is synonymous with beauty and youth. When your hair loss has advanced to the point where your scalp is showing, or your hairline has receded and it is difficult to achieve any length there are solutions available for you to have the thick, beautiful hair.

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It is not unusual to come across news of a new symptom of COVID-19 as we continue to battle the pandemic. With it being a novel virus, a new disease, unfortunately we are still learning about how it acts and the toll that it takes on the human body.

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It is a stressful time we live in. Working long hours, trying to make ends meet, raising a family can all contribute to our everyday stress. Then there are life events. Issues with our health, anxiety or post-traumatic stress can be more complex forms of stress. It has long been thought that stress triggers hair loss. There are many theories on why this happens. If you are experiencing hair loss it may be due to stress and there are things you can do to reverse it.

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It is a stressful time we live in. Working long hours, trying to make ends meet, raising a family can all contribute to our everyday stress. Then there are life events. Issues with our health, anxiety or post-traumatic stress can be more complex forms of stress. It has long been thought that stress triggers hair loss. There are many theories on why this happens. If you are experiencing hair loss it may be due to stress and there are things you can do to reverse it.

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If you’re experiencing hair loss, chances are you’ve heard of Rogaine. Rogaine contains Minoxidil which is used to treat hair loss in men and women with androgenetic alopecia or hair loss caused by a genetic predisposition.

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Finasteride is an oral medication used to prevent hair loss. It is also known as Propecia. The mechanism of action is that it reduces 5α-Reductase which is an enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is the main hormone the causes hair loss in men. It causes damage to the hair follicles over time, this is called hair follicle miniaturization. The damage causes hair to grow in thinner and shorter until the hair follicle stops growing hair altogether and it disappears. There is no way to bring a hair follicle back once it is gone.

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Our salon sees many African American men and women. Since hair weaves, relaxing and extensions are very popular in the African American community the fact that we specialize in thinning and damaged hair, people of color come to us for help and solutions.

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