Understanding Hair Loss

Andrea Kuypers
Is hair loss all about genetics?

Is hair loss all about genetics?

Genetics has SOMETHING to do with it...but not ALL of it! This is good news! Just because you're genetically prone to something, doesn't mean you're doomed to be that way. For example, does alcoholism run in your family? Does that mean you're destined to become an alcoholic? No, the genes may be there, but there are certain stressors (ie: environmental, toxins) that may activate a gene. In the case of alcoholism, lifestyle choices would play a large role.  This is the science of EPIGENETICS. Now, we're not scientists, but the research done for us available through universities and doctors suggest that the turning...

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Andrea Kuypers
Treatment For Hair Loss in Women

Treatment for Hair Loss in Women

As scary as telogen effluvium might be, the good news is that it’s usually temporary. According to the National Library of Medicine, this type of non-scarring, diffuse hair loss is usually resolved in about 6 months. Eating nutritious food, staying hydrated, sleeping well, and maintaining daily activity all support healthy regrowth. Supplementing a nutritious diet with oral vitamins such as Vitamin B12, Iron (if deficient), biotin and fish oils also serves to nourish your cells. The application of topical nutrients is also popular. Saw palmetto oil for hair loss and Pumpkin Seed oils are rich in antioxidants and support both men's and women's scalp health....

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Andrea Kuypers
Thinning hair

Causes of Thinning Hair In Women

There are many causes for thinning hair in women. Hair loss can occur suddenly or gradually. Learn about the various causes of thinning hair in women, and which ones require treatment.

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Andrea Kuypers
Hair Loss in Women with Menopause: A Win-able Challenge

Hair Loss in Women with Menopause: A Win-able Challenge

For a woman, her hair is her crowning glory. We do with it as we want, style with it as we want, and color it as we want.[1] In fact, just a slight change in how one’s hair looks already changes a lot in a woman’s overall appearance. From being demure to being classic or being sassy, a woman’s hair is her very own personal statement. For menopausal women, noticing more and more hair fall out onto our pillows or our hairbrush can be alarming. But, there is no need to panic. Thinning hair after menopause or during menopause is...

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