The Seven “H’s” of Hair Loss
Sep30

The Seven “H’s” of Hair Loss

This simple reference (all beginning with the letter ‘H’ for Hair) is not exhaustive, but covers many of the common causes of hair loss (alopecia) for both men and women. An individual’s hair loss may be caused by one or more of these factors. Some of these influences on the hair cycle may cause permanent hair loss whilst others only temporary hair loss.   1) HEREDITY: many hair problems are passed down in the genes....

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TRICHOLOGY-ALL THINGS RELATED TO HAIR.

Trichology is the scientific study of the hair, with a specialty in diseases & disorders of the hair & scalp.

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Multi-Cultural – HAIR LOSS

Hair thinning in multicultural women is more common than you might think.Nearly 30 million women in the United States, or one in four, experience hereditary hair thinning. Hereditary hair loss does not discriminate; it affects men and women regardless of ethnic background. In fact, hair thinning and loss among multicultural women—African-American women in particular— is especially prevalent, affecting approximately 37% of...

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Sebaceous Gland
Sep13

Sebaceous Gland

  Sebaceous Gland  This is a picture of the little gland itself, it feeds oil to our largest organ –  the skin. Sebum is the result that is spread on our skin, it’s a combination of oil, fatty oils, sweat and an antibacterial agent that keeps us healthy by not letting any bad germs get thru the skin.  Have you ever been in a swimming pool too long and see that you’ve wrinkled up, that’s because your Acid...

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Hair Types- fine, medium, coarse
Jun19

Hair Types- fine, medium, coarse

  Here’s a hair thru an  Trichoscope. There are 4 types of hair each one with a different thickness. The second from the top is  very thick and you can clearly see the medulla, it shows up black under the microscope.

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Inside the Hair Shaft- CSI
Jun19

Inside the Hair Shaft- CSI

Here’s a cross section of hair, you can see the cuticle which is the outer transparent circl, then you have the Cortex with all the dark pigments in them the melanin, and the white centers are the medulla.Notice the size & shapes of the hairs, the oval ones are more curly and the triangle ones are more coarse & curly. Melanosomes, these carry the pigment, it’s either Eumelanin (Blue/Brown), or the Pheomelanin(Red...

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