Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hair Loss Prevention 101 - AskMen.com

Can you really prevent hair loss? This question has been asked countless times by men, and women. In fact, I was recently asked this very question from AskMen.com. 

My insight into what you can do about the early signs of hair loss can be found, here

But like I have said many times, one of the biggest mistakes both men and women makes when it comes to protecting the health of their hair. If you wait until the hair loss is visible to the naked eye, you're too late — 50% is already gone! The best thing you can do to prevent hair loss is seek early medical intervention from a hair restoration physician. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Harper's Bazaar: Best Celebrity Hair Changes of 2015

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I spend a lot of time discussing celebrity hair on the blog, and oftentimes, we're talking about risky choices celebs are making in the name of beauty. From frequent color changes to extensions, Hollywood's biggest stars continue to put the health of their follicles at risk. 

Harper's Bazaar has an excellent roundup of some of the best celebrity hair changes of 2015. Some of the stars are on the list for a simpler, sleeker look, and some made the list for their bold, and sometimes colorful, choices. 

You can see the complete list, here.

While Hollywood often leads the world when it comes to style, I hope readers think twice before following some of these potentially dangerous trends! While constantly changing up your style can certainly give you the reputation of a fashion risk-taker, you could end up with permanent damage to your hair!  

Friday, November 13, 2015

Huffington Post:Does Male Baldness Really Skip Generations?

Is your mother's father responsible for your baldness? Does hair loss skip generations? Are you going to lose your hair? 

Huffington Post recently asked me to help comb through some of these questions, you can read the full article, here

Those of you ready to blame your mom's genes for your hair loss may want to think again.There are over 200 genes that we’re aware of now that regulate hair and hair growth. Color quality, texture, length of growth cycles, balding patterns, the speed of balding -- all of those put together will determine how quickly you see loss occur, how quickly it progresses, and how long it will occur later in life."

But the good news is, whatever the reason behind your hair loss, today there are numerous effective treatments available. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Can the Holidays Really Make You Lose Your Hair? - BeautyUndercover

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re only a few weeks away from the onslaught of mega-stress between shopping, in-laws, travel and everything else. 

But what does all of that stress do to your hair? 

I was asked this question during a recent interview with BeautyUndercover, we talked about stress-related hair loss, and how "scalp makeovers" can help protect your hair from stress, during the holidays, and year round. 

You can read the interview, here

Friday, November 6, 2015

Howard Stern: Does He Wear a Wig? - RadarOnline

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When it comes to celebrity hair, there are few people more controversial than Howard Stern. While America's favorite shock jock has long asserted his hair is real, people are still skeptical.

RadarOnline decided to take an in-depth look at Howard's hair, to try and answer the burning question of whether or not he wears a wig. When they asked for my input on the matter, I was able to offer an interesting perspective as I had the opportunity to interview on Howard's show last year to discuss beard transplants, celebrity scruff, and other topics, including briefly, Howard's famous locks.  

You can listen to the full interview, here. You'll hear how the interview, and Howard, changes tone after I bring up his hair. 

While an argument can certainly be made that his hair doesn't necessarily match up with his age, having never treated him, I can't say for sure if it is his hair or not. But if it is his hair, my guess would be that he has been using some type of preventative treatment, like FDA-approved Propecia, for years. An occasional dose of low-level therapy might also do wonders for keeping his curly tresses healthy. 

You can read the full RadarOnline story, here

For now, it looks like the wig debate continues, but in my experience, hair doesn't look that good without some type of medical assistance. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Carlos Boozer Admits to Painting his Hair

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Some men try the combover, some go for a hairpiece, but NBA star Carlos Boozer took another direction to hide his hair loss - paint! 

Well, not paint exactly. In a recent interview, Boozer finally came clean on the extreme measures he's tried to get his hair back. “…they came out with this — it’s like a hair dye, whatever, for men called the ‘bigen.’ So I tried it, and he just made my stuff look like shoe polish up there … this is like five years later, and I’m still hearing about it.”

While Boozer seems to be able to joke about the incident now, for most men, hair loss isn't a laughing matter. Luckily, there are lots of effective treatments available, such as finasteride or minoxidil based therapy, platetlet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Formula 82M, low-level laser therapy, and advanced hair transplant procedures. Hair loss is a treatable condition, but early detection and intervention are keys to achieving optimal results. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

How Does Hugh Grant Do It?

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Even without his signature floppy hair, it is hard to ignore how well Hugh Grant's hairline is holding up at age 55. 

By the age of 50, most men will experience noticeable hair loss. This raises the question, is it his genes or preventive treatments? I wouldn't put it past the actor to have started preventive treatments early on - the most likely candidates are Propecia and Rogaine. Although low level laser therapy and Viviscal are also possible.

And it isn't just Grant's hairline that is worthy of attention. He was recently named among the top celebrities who look better with gray hair! 

Whatever he's doing, it's definitely working. If he sticks to a multi-therapy approach, he could still have this strong, full hairline 10 years from now.