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Biotin is a vitamin used to improve hair, skin and nail health. It can be found in many drugstores and vitamin stores alone or in a formula combined with other useful ingredients such as antioxidants. There is little scientific backing for the use of this B vitamin for hair loss but nevertheless people find that it works.

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The hair product market is always trying to deliver men and women the appearance of healthy hair. There are many options to choose from, volumizing, frizz fighting, shine enhancing, deep conditioning. We associate thickness and sheen with hair health, the problem is most of the products used to achieve this look use silicones. Silicones come in various forms and they provide immediate gratification, shiny hair. What could be wrong with that?

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At the age of 44 I started noticing my hair was falling out more rapidly than normal. I had just moved from Boston to Chicago to start a new job, so I chalked it up to stress. I believed my hair loss would subside once I adjusted to my new life. But the hair loss didn’t lessen and by 50, I was so thin on top, I was beside myself. Women don’t lose their hair.

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My daughter was a bald baby. She was cute, I must admit. It's funny how without hair you can simply appreciate a baby's facial features and she was striking, well, I like to think so.

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Our hair is the fastest growing tissue in our body therefore it is often the first indicator that something is amiss within us. A vitamin deficiency, a hormone imbalance, illness or stress can be conditions our body is managing and we may notice it in our hair first.

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"So many women that I speak to about hairloss think they have a unique situation; they are not aware that so many other women struggle with the same issues" says Pamela Corridor, co-owner of Images International. "That's why I think it is so important to sponsor the Women's Hair Loss Seminar with Kayla Martell. Kayla, 2011 Miss America Finalist, lost her hair at age 11, yet went on to fulfill her life dream of becoming 2010 Miss Delaware. At our upcoming seminar on Wednesday, April 26, Kayla will share her story.

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Pregnancy is often a time when you are told you are “glowing”. You may have heard women say their hair became thicker when they were expecting. These changes in your skin and your hair are all due to the abundance of hormones in your body.

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Images International has a new program designed to stop hair loss, nourish the scalp and help you grow thick healthy hair. The proportion of women losing their hair is increasing. This may be due to the increased stress women are experiencing whether from employment, raising a family or both. Environmental toxins are also a culprit, many of the newer chemicals we are surrounded with in our foods, businesses, houses and outside air can disrupt hormonal balance.

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In the late 1990s researcher discovered a link between hormones and hair loss in men. Men’s hair loss; androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness is caused by the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) researchers have discovered. In youth the body has a natural defense mechanism that keeps DHT in check, but as men age this defense mechanism diminishes and by the age of 50 nearly half of all males will experience signs of hair loss. The formation of the excess DHT shrinks the hair follicles and causes permanent hair loss.

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