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Hair Loss & Weight Gain

Summer will be upon us before you know it. That’s why there are plenty of men and women working out to shed those extra pounds they have put on during the cold winter months. Weight loss can be a healthy thing for you body and it can do a lot to improve your overall health. It can give you more energy and give you confidence by helping you look and feel good. While that all sounds good, it can also be a cause for hair loss. The reasons for this we have listed below.

Sudden Weight Loss and Your System

If the weight loss you have been working hard to achieve is dramatic, it can be a shock to your overall system. This can put a great deal of stress on your body and that causes a reaction known as survival mode. Your system will try and conserve energy and it can cut off hair growth as part of this process. The stress that is created can throw off your hormones and hair growth cycles. This can affect the periods of natural hair growth. The stress will eventually subside and when this happens the hair should begin to regrow normal again.

Lack of Nutrients

When it comes to losing weight the one thing many do it cut back on eating. This can result in a lack of nutrition. Dieting could have you cutting down on protein, iron and other nutrient rich foods that are vital for hair growth. When your body lacks nutrients then your system will cut off hair growth as a way to conserve energy for more essential tasks.

Temporary Hair Loss

The good news about hair loss that happens through weight loss is fortunately almost always temporary. Once your body settles back to normal, your hair follicles should go back to their normal hair growth cycle. If you put effort into eating foods that gives your body the nutrients it needs, then any hair loss that is a result of weight loss should subside as well.

Hair Loss Prevention

There are cases where hair loss after weight loss is inevitable; you can prevent it by taking pro-active steps. If you are dieting you should take a multi-vitamin to supplement the nutrients you may not be getting in the food you do eat. It’s important to consume enough protein and iron that your body uses to help hair growth. You need to avoid crash diets that cause dramatic weight loss because the stress that is caused to your body can lead to hair loss. If you take proper care of your body during weight loss then you will have a far less chance of having hair loss.

Talk to a Hair Loss Specialist

If you are concerned about hair loss or what appears to be excessive hair thinning, talk to a hair loss specialist and find out what your options are. At Hairbuilders of Vermont, we offer a free, private consultation with a trained professional hair loss specialist who will listen to your concerns and answer your questions completely and fully.  We encourage you not to wait. Schedule your free hair loss evaluation and consultation today.

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Suffering from Alopecia? Laser Hair Therapy Can Help.

Laser Hair Loss Treatment Therapy

Laser Hair Loss Treatment Tupelo MSIf you have Alopecia, you know just how difficult a condition it can be to live with. Just trying to manage the problem is a challenge in of its self. Androgenetic alopecia affects men, women, and children around the world. Over 50 percent of women over the age of 65 and 40 percent of men over 40. Laser hair therapy has quickly become a way to help with alopecia. Here’s how this treatment works and the types of people best suited to it.

How Laser Hair Therapy Works

The laser that is used for hair treatments is not the same type used for cutting or surgical procedures. The lasers used are a low-dose variety and don’t damage the skin. The light passes through the skin which stimulates a process called phototherapy that helps to promote the growth of any weak hair follicles. The process can only help weakened cells by supplying an extra blood supply but it cannot help dead follicles.

Some clients can see a change in just a few weeks but the major transition occurs between six to 12 months. Repeated treated are required so patients will need to persist with their therapy once the start. The best results have been achieved by combining laser treatment along with nutritional supplements and medications like minoxidil.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Therapy

There is no need for sedatives or anesthesia to have laser hair loss treatments. There are hand-held devices that can be self-administered by the client. While these devices have been approved by the FDA, they are less powerful than the units used in hair replacement clinics. Laser hair therapy is a less expensive hair restoration option than other treatments like hair transplants as an example.

Where to Find a Laser Therapy Specialist

You should meet with a Tupelo Hair Loss Treatment Specialist before starting any laser hair therapy treatment. An example of why this is an important step would be, what if your hair loss is from a thyroid disorder or anemia. In that case, laser therapy won’t be of much help to you and you may need a different treatment for that condition. If your alopecia is linked to a genetic disorder then there is a good chance that laser hair therapy would offer you some help.

Results don’t happen in just one treatment. You will need to be patient and diligent with future treatments.

Laser hair therapy treatment for alopecia is an effective way of treating the problem. It is relatively inexpensive compared to other treatments and is potentially life-changing to someone suffering from the effects of alopecia.

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Historical Hairstyle Trends Around the World

ancient romeSome of today’s trendy hairstyles were conceived from world history. Women and men have valued their hair since the beginning of time. Let’s walk through a timeline of hairstyles that were unique to several different cultures and eras.

Egyptian Times

Shoulder-length hair was trendy for both men and women in Ancient Egypt. It was trendy for boys to shave their heads down and leave only one strand of hair. That one lock represented their youth. Girls often wore braids in their younger years.

Ancient Greek Times

Hair accessories such as headbands or flowers were a popular trend among the women of Ancient Greece. Men who weren’t currently in the military typically grew beards.

Ancient Roman Times

Wigs and toupees were common among Roman men and women. Added accessories such as jewels or pearls were a status symbol. Men were typically clean-shaven.

Ancient China and Africa

The man bun was the trend among Thai and Burmese boys. Chinese men and women wore long hair but the men often braided their hair. Japanese women had long locks that they would put up into buns by using hair sticks, combs, or flowers. Male tribal warriors wore braids and would color their hair. Most married African women would shave their heads.

Renaissance Times

Western European women would dye their locks blonde because blonde was perceived as being more beautiful.

Victorian Times

Hygiene became a priority over hair and makeup. Slicked back hairstyles were popular among men and women in the 1800’s.

Modern Times

In modern times conformity isn’t as prevalent as it was in early world history. Hairstyles are less about status and more about preference. However, it is interesting to see where some of our current hairstyle trends originated.

It’s Your Hair & Your Life

We invite you to schedule your free, confidential hair loss replacement consultation today. Meet with a trained hair restoration professional at our state-of-the-art hair replacement center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

At North Mississippi Hair Loss Solutions, we offer a variety of hair restoration and hair loss treatment programs for men and women of all ages and hair types.  If after a thorough hair loss evaluation, we determine that you are a viable candidate for this type of treatment protocol, we will make a recommendation based on the outcome of your consultation.

Say Goodbye to hair loss anxiety once and for all. Call (662) 842-1222 today.


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