Posts in medical
Your Ph.D (Professional Hair Dresser) shares a little MD

It's time for a little MD from a PhD (professional hair dresser), because I know that hair loss can be very confusing. Here's some help, data and love in a short podcast.

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Shedding Hair - Check In, Check Up?

Think about when you've had a shedding phase and ask yourself what happened 12 weeks ago? Did I go on the Paleo Diet? 8 weeks ago, did I have surgery? Did I have a change in medications? Was there stress in my life?

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The Doctor is In

Approximately one year ago, I chatted with my amazing friend, long-time salon client and my personal dermatologist Dr. Lisa May of Biltmore Dermatology. We talked female hair loss and the importance of answering questions that lead to the right diagnosis.

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The New Yorker | What's Wrong with Me?

"Online, I found a welcoming sick ward of fellow-sufferers, and I started to live there." This article in The New Yorker about auto-immune diseases and how we suddenly become the disease - let IT own US - is something I fight within myself and tell my thinning hair clients to fight as well. The undertow of emotion is there to slam you down, but you can get back up.

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Drug Induced Hair Loss

A word on this topic: I am not a doctor, I can only comment on what I see with my clients in the salon and from the data that I collect. Most women have genetic female hair loss, but there are a lot of women who suffer from drug-induced hair loss.

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My Birth Control is F@!%ing Up My Hair and Skin

While we sometimes want to feel like a teenager again, we don’t want all the physical traumas that come along with it. My best friend is 43 (almost 44) and she has been having an outbreak of cystic acne. Her hair was also affected – it became dry, frizzy and even curlier than it was before (and that is saying something).

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