hair loss

Supplements for Hair Growth: Do they work?

When it comes to hair loss and thinning hair, you can get people to buy anything. Including snake oil. The most common supplements for hair growth usually include the ingredient biotin. Some other common ingredients are antioxidants and omega fatty acids. But what really works? Science says that most of the supplements out there are essentially snake oil. There is not a lot of evidence to support that over the counter supplements for hair loss work. Biotin Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin. It’s also called vitamin B7. Biotin is necessary for a variety of enzymatic reactions in the body. […]

Stress Related Hair Loss

Stress Can Lead to Hair Loss Do you ever feel like your hair is thinner than it used to be? It might be that you’re getting older, in which case it’s natural to experience some hair loss. However, it might also be related to your stress levels day in and day out. If you’ve been going through a particularly stressful time lately or experienced big changes in your life then stress related hair loss may be something else you’ve been worrying about lately. (1) Stress Related Hair Loss occurs due to different conditions. Telogen Effluvium This is a condition where […]

The Hair Cycle: Anagen, Catagen, & Telogen

Terminal Hair Growth Starts During Puberty In adult life there are two types of hair: vellus and terminal. Vellus is peach fuzz. You can easily see vellus hair on children and women because they don’t have a lot of terminal hairs to cover them. Vellus hairs are short, fine, and light colored. This is in contrast to the thick, long, and dark terminal hairs that begin to grow during adolescence. Increases in androgenic hormones (ex. Testosterone) cause vellus hairs to become terminal hairs, especially in the pubic area and armpits. Men will grow more terminal hair on the face, chest, […]