Is hair loss hereditary?

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How often have you been told that if you’d like an idea of how your hair might end up looking in future, that you should take a look at your mother’s side of the family? It’s a very common misconception that the genes for pattern baldness are passed down from the mother’s side – hair […]

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What is trichotillomania?

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Trichotillomania – also known as trich, or compulsive hair-pulling – is a condition that causes the sufferer and intense desire to pull out their hair, whether it be the hairs on their head, eyebrows, eyelashes, or any other parts of the body. It is more commonly found in teenagers and young adults, particularly females, but […]

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Dealing with post-natal hair loss

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Everyone knows the body undergoes a host of changes during pregnancy, but many women are surprised by the impact that it has on their hair. Known as telogen effluvium, post-natal hair loss is very common in the first six months after giving birth, but it can be distressing for new mothers to go through. On […]

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Understanding androgenetic alopecia

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By the age of 50, over half of men will have experienced hair loss due to pattern baldness. It’s not just men who are affected, either – by the age of 65, around 50 per cent of women will also notice some hair loss as a result of pattern baldness. Also known as androgenetic alopecia, […]

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Am I too young for a hair transplant?

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Hair loss can begin at any age, with one in five men experiencing hair loss before they turn 20. Typically, male pattern baldness – the main culprit behind hair loss – starts to become more prevalent with age. It’s not just men that are affected, either, as women also experience pattern baldness, usually after going […]

Traction Alopecia

FAQ: What is traction alopecia?

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Traction alopecia is a relatively common condition, but usually a wholly avoidable one. It’s caused by the hair being repeatedly pulled, usually by wearing tight ponytails, buns or braids. Hair extensions are also a common cause, if they are attached tightly to the roots of the hair – even hair accessories and headwear can contribute […]