Alopecia Areata: What You Need to Know

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a rare autoimmune condition that results in hair loss. Those who suffer from the condition lose their crowning glory in patches, which if left untreated, can lead to Alopecia Totalis or Universalis. We take a look at a few more details regarding the condition below. Who is Most Commonly Affected by it?… Read more »

Androgenetic Alopecia: What You Need to Know

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Never heard of the term ‘Androgenetic Alopecia’? That’s probably because you know it better as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness – a condition that leads to hair loss at the top and front of the scalp. It usually presents itself gradually and gets progressively worse over a period of months or years. Is… Read more »

Winter and Your Hair

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Unfortunately, thanks to the massive dip in humidity, very few people are able to escape the perils of dry hair during the wintertime. That is, unless you take action before the winter chill really takes hold, of course! Here are our tips for avoiding a straw-like mess and enjoying beautiful, healthy hair all year round…. Read more »

Looking After Your Scalp in Winter

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Aside from dry hair, one of the most common complaints during wintertime is that of the fear of wearing dark tops and jackets, in order to avoid the white flakes. Sadly, we aren’t talking about soft white snowflakes falling gently around us, but rather the arid ‘D’ word – Dandruff. Dandruff is generally caused by… Read more »

Autumn Hair in the Highveld

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If you have curly hair and have ever been to Durban for a holiday in the summertime, you will know full well what high humidity can do to your locks (Diana Ross has nothing on that ‘fro that you sported during the December holidays last year!). However, if you live in the Highveld, you will… Read more »

Different Signs for Different Types of Hair Loss

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As most of us know, hair loss can be caused by a variety of different things from stress and illness to genetics and everything in between. However, did you know that the main areas of your scalp on which you are experiencing the hair loss can be indicative of its primary cause? Here’s what to… Read more »

Hereditary Hair Loss – are you Following in Grandpa’s Shoes?

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If you find that you’re experiencing premature hair loss, as in far sooner than you’d ever hoped to, it’s easy to turn around and blame mom, dad… or even grandpa! The question is, just how big of a role does genetics play when it comes to premature balding? We investigate below. The Unfortunate Truth Before… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions about Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

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Chemotherapy, a type of cancer treatment using cytostatics, is known to cause hair loss in a number of patients. Below, we answer a few frequently asked questions about chemotherapy and hair loss so that you know what to expect throughout your journey to new-found health. Why Does Chemotherapy Cause Hair Loss? Chemotherapy works by targeting… Read more »

Hair Loss Caused by Illness

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As most of us know, the most common types of hair loss are, in large part, hereditary. However, our genes are not the only things that can lead to balding. There are many diseases and illnesses that can have a detrimental effect on our tresses – and sudden thinning of the hair or hair loss… Read more »

Are Mom’s Genes to Blame for Your Hair Loss?

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We’re not talking about overbearing mothers who push you to the point of wanting to rip out your own hair with all of their nagging and ‘well-meaning advice’. We’re talking about actual genetics that may, in fact, be linked to your hair loss. Over the years, people have come to believe that if a man… Read more »