iOS app Android app

Hair Loss

'Yes, Virginia, There Is Life After Cancer' -- But First You Have to Go Through the Cancer

Ann Fry | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

As I started to approach that two-year mark, I noticed that my work was picking up, that my spirits were picking up, that my energy was indeed picking up. My hair had grown back in and I was indeed feeling like a full human being again.

Have Scientists Finally Found A Cure For Hair Loss?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science

Hats off to researchers in California. They've taken what appears to be a big step toward the development of a cure for hair loss, a condition that af...

Dealing With the Fear of Cancer

Kathy Daniels | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Daniels

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, how did you react? Were you shocked, numbed, frightfully scared? Perhaps you experienced all of these emotions and more. Learning to process such a serious diagnosis can be overwhelming. Although in many ways science has made great advancements in treating cancer, there are still many unknowns.

7 Reasons Women Lose Their Hair --And 7 Fixes

Posted 01.27.2015 | OWN

Your ponytail is shrinking...or your part's getting wider...or there's more hair in the shower drain. Take heart -- you're not alone. According to...

The Myth About Thinning Hair That Too Many Women Believe

OWNSHOW | Posted 01.09.2015 | OWN

For many women, it's a familiar scene: more than a few strands of hair collecting at the bottom of the shower, coming out more than usual in a hair br...

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

Aviva Romm | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Aviva Romm

Sometimes thyroid function can be recovered and restored with natural methods using stress reduction, diet, herbs, and supplements. Sometimes medications are needed long-term. But either way, it is important to identify whether you have a thyroid problem so you can get the help you need.

'Bald' Cinderella Shows Girl With Leukemia You Can Be 'Perfect' With Or Without Hair

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.11.2014 | Good News

This little girl received a boost of confidence from a Disney princess that made her feel like she was in a fairy tale. Isabella Harvey, 5, of Sta...

No Shave November: Crowdfunding Cancer Research With Body Hair

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Each of us avoids shaving for 1 to 30 days this month and makes a contribution equal to (or lots higher than) we would have spent on haircuts during that time. And we can also encourage friends who comment on our extra hair that they too should make a contribution.

The Truth About Hair Loss And Baldness -- And What Can Help Stop It

Next Avenue | Laine Bergeson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Laine Bergeson Hair loss, common for men and many women in midlife, can have profound emotional and psychological ef...

Staying True to Yourself During Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy

Debra Jane Campbell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Debra Jane Campbell

It's tricky being a woman and appearing bald in public. How do I cope with the sad-faced sympathizers who can't help but tell me their cancer stories and imagine sharing my suffering?

Menopause Symptoms - Trick or Treat?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

You may have Freddy Krueger-style cramps, or no discomfort whatsoever. Just as women's periods differ greatly before menopause, their menses symptoms will differ greatly during perimenopause and menopause.

Yagana Shah

Grandma Going Through Chemo Knits Herself A Head Of Hair

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty

It's one of the toughest parts of chemo, losing your hair as the treatment attacks cancer cells in your body, also attacking other cells. It's never e...

I'm 25 And My Hair Is Falling Out

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Sure, I'm balding. Shitty. And the situation really f**king sucks. But sometimes, in the realm of bigger problems that I don't have, it doesn't. There is an abundance that I am incredibly thankful and happy for -- you have no idea.

The Chemo Took His Hair, But His Hat Made Him Brave

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Together, my son and his hat charmed and brought joy to the many cold, sterile, and terrifying situations we had to endure.

As Her Scalp Grew Thin, Her Soul Grew Heavy

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

It was a warm Thursday afternoon and we were in dermatology clinic. This 20-something young professional had come to have her scalp examined. She'd noticed a sudden increase in the quantity of hair follicles that parted ways in the shower, after an ordinary brush, on her pillowcase, and she was worried that she had developed female-pattern hair loss.

Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

You needn't have a medical background to know my symptoms were not normal. My hairdresser was watching my hair fall out by the handfuls for months, and she kept asking me about potential thyroid issues.

Why I'm Finally Sharing the Photos I Hid for Years

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Lambert Voron

When I lost all of my hair, it was difficult to adjust to being bald, but what proved to threaten my confidence even more was the loss of my eyebrows and eyelashes. These features add contrast to our faces, and without them, I suddenly looked drastically different.

Why Men Should Wholeheartedly Embrace Baldness

Dan Levitz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Dan Levitz

I'm pretty bald and I like it. I would never have said that twenty years ago when the shocking exodus of follicles began: unrelenting, unsentimental and with a cold hasty finality.

One Hair at a Time: A Wigmaker's Solution for Hair Loss

Merria Dearman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Merria Dearman

Every time I can give someone their confidence back is like winning a battle. I am fueled to move forward to change the industry, to draw attention and to find a solution. When a wig works for someone its contribution to their well-being is undeniable.

Handling Fine Hair in Social Situations

Lucinda Ellery | Posted 07.28.2014 | Style
Lucinda Ellery

There are a variety of causes for fine hair and hair loss ranging from medical conditions to genetics to lifestyle. Instead of dwelling in a cloud of negativity and dreading your next conversation or social outing, the best thing to do is to be prepared for such conversations.

Beautiful Henna Crowns Bring Confidence And Joy To Women Experiencing Hair Loss

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.13.2014 | Good News

One organization is using all-natural ingredients and artistry to help women coping with hair loss. Henna Heals was started by Canadian photograph...

A Bald Girl Speaks Out: I Don't Want Your Hair

Claire Dinh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Claire Dinh

If you give a bald little girl a wig to wear, you perpetuate the idea that her lack of hair is unacceptable to you and the rest of society. You train her to believe that she can't be pretty the way she is.

Badge of Honor: Learning to Wear Bald Proudly

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

Bald should be celebrated, not hidden away in embarrassment. If you are bald from the effects of your courageous fight through cancer, embrace it! It is your badge of honor. You are beautiful!

5 Habits That Are Making You Lose Hair

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Suddenly seeing clumps of hair on your pillow in the morning or clogging up the shower drain can be scary. But hair l...

'Moesha' Star Shares Horrifying Experience With Lace-Front Wigs

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices

It's been awhile since we've seen Countess Vaughn on our TV screen. However, the actress who is best known for her roles on "227," "Moesha" and "The P...