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Tips for healthy hair

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  How you wash your hair and the products you use can go a long way toward maintaining smooth, shiny hair. Follow these simple tips from dermatologists to maintain healthy hair. Wash oily hair more frequently. How often you wash your hair should be based on how much oil your...

Do you have hair loss or hair shedding?

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  If you’ve been noticing more hairs on your pillow or hairbrush than normal, you may worry that you have hair loss. You could actually just be shedding more hairs than normal. Yes, there is a difference. Seeing more hairs than normal on your hairbrush could mean that you...

Tips on Getting Ready for a Wig

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For many women, wigs are the answer. One woman became a wig sales specialist after her own experience with breast cancer, mastectomy, and hair loss. “Within four weeks, I lost a major part of my body and all my hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. I was at my lowest. I know...

Can Hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy?

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  Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Chemotherapy targets rapidly growing cancer cells. Cells in hair follicles also multiply rapidly. So the chemotherapy can affect these cells, as well. This may happen in the second or third...

Treating Hair Loss in Women

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  Hair loss is a distressing condition that will affect many women any time from their late 20s to the menopausal stage. Hair is not only crucial to a woman’s attractiveness, it is also fundamental to her gender identity and sexuality. Hair loss leading to frontal baldness...

Female Pattern Hair Loss – Androgenetic Alopecia

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  The most common type of hair loss seen in women is androgenetic alopecia, also known as female pattern alopecia or baldness. This is seen as hair thinning predominantly over the top and sides of the head. It affects approximately one-third of all susceptible women, but is...

Trichotillomania Learning Center for Parents & Children

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Being a parent of a child with hair pulling or skin picking disorder, or related behaviors, can be frightening and confusing. Most people have never heard of “trichotillomania” and skin picking, to many, sounds like self-harm. For most parents, the idea of pulling out...

How to Get Thick Hair

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  Hair loss is a very common problem. In most cases, hair loss affects men, but in some cases it can affect women as well. Thinning hair often comes from simple aging or hereditary factors, but other causes include hormonal imbalances, malnutrition, certain allergies,...

Can lost hair be grown back?

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  Yes it can. Read this to find out how. Hair sheds on a daily basis and this is natural. ‘Hair loss’ happens when new hairs don’t replace the lost hairs. The hair follicles become dormant and your hair looks thinner overall. However you can reactivate the dormant hair...

How to file a medical insurance claim for your wig

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Jane has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will begin treatment next week.  Her doctor recommended she purchase a wig before she begins to experience hair loss and wrote her a prescription, which read “cranial prosthesis.” Despite having a prescription, her insurance company...