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8 Best Men’s Hair Trends for 2016–2017

The modern man makes sure to keep up with changing hair trends, but also knows when classical, timeless cuts are best. That said, he also isn’t afraid to bring out his own individual style when it comes to his locks. Check out the latest hot hairstyles worn by celebrities, and then choose the one that’s right for you.   The Subtle, Sensual Waves Celebrity style: We saw this recently on Oscar Isaac, who pulled off a real proper gentleman look. If you’re lucky enough to still have lots of hair, this is a classy, understated hairstyle. The Old-Hollywood Man Celebrity Style: Ryan Gosling, who looks good with any hairstyle, wears this Gatsby Hollywood tradition on the red carpet. It’s a sure bet that old-Hollywood style looks great on younger men in the industry. The Side-Swept and Sexy Look Celebrity Style: Look at Joe Manganiello, who takes having a mane to a whole new level of manly appeal. His salt and pepper-colored beard is nicely groomed for an extra masculine effect. If you choose to grow out your hair, make sure your eyebrows are properly groomed (plucked) to perfection. The Sun-Kissed Surfer Celebrity Style: Austin Butler completes the tanned and toned bodily ensemble with his surfer waves that look effortless and very attractive. For men with longer hair, a leave-in conditioner can work wonders. The Undercut Celebrity Style: We’ve learned to trust Justin Bieber’s ever-evolving style. His bleached undercut is best for young men, as it borders on the adolescent trends of not playing it safe. And we don’t expect anything less from the pop star. The Classy Side-Part Celebrity Style: George Clooney just keeps getting better with age. To perfect this super stylish look, use [...]

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Mother’s Day Spa Day: A Hair Treatment Celebration for Your Mother With Thinning Hair

Every day's a good day to celebrate your mother, but Mother's Day is a particularly great time to show the maternal figure in your life just how much she means to you. One of the best ways to show your mom gratitude on Mother's Day is by pampering her -- and treating her to her very own spa day! If your mother suffers from thinning hair, which is common in postmenopausal women, you can throw her a spa celebration that is both relaxing, but also healthy for her hair. Check out some great DIY spa activities for Mother's Day that can help make for a fun, rejuvenating celebration of motherhood. Start With a Scalp Treatment One of the best ways to boost head and scalp health is by using a Jojoba Oil treatment. To make the treatment for your mother, combine 4 ounces of Jojoba oil with 10 drops of rosemary oil and lavender oil, 5 drops of basil oil, and 2 drops of Thyme and Cedarwood essential oil. Then, massage the tonic into her scalp. The tonic should soak into the scalp for about an hour. You can offer your mother a shoulder massage while she waits! Scalp tonics can help stimulate blood flow to the scalp and ensure your mother's head is properly moisturized. Shampoo With a Sulfate-Free Shampoo Once the scalp treatment is completed, you can rinse your mother's hair out in the sink using a healthy shampoo. Choose a shampoo that is free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a common ingredient in many shampoos), since sulfates are known to be harsh on locks -- particularly those that have already started thinning. Then, gently massage the shampoo into a lather. Rinse it out [...]

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A Celebrity’s Struggle With OCD and Trichotillomania: Megan Fox

Dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is complicated and stressful, with many manifestations such as trichotillomania (pulling out your own hair) and ablutomania (you simply can’t stop washing your hands). OCD makes you feel scared and panicked, and gives you a horrible pang of doubt that pinches the inside of your stomach. It also makes you feel alone and misunderstood. But if you struggle with OCD, you’re not alone. It's an indiscriminate affliction that plagues millions – brothers, sisters, parents, teachers, athletes and even celebrities, who face the same fear, panic and doubt. In 2010, Megan Fox, in a candid interview with Allure, revealed that she suffers from OCD, joining the ranks of other A-listers with the disorder such as Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio. “This is a sickness, I have an illness,” Fox told the magazine. The Transformers star explained that her OCD manifest in a variety of forms, from an aversion to public restrooms to an inability to use silverware at a restaurant. “Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air,” she said. “(Or) putting my mouth where a million other mouths have been, just knowing all the bacteria that you carry in your mouth? Ucch!” Fox has the looks, fortune and celebrity status that most of us only achieve in our wildest daydreams – but OCD disorders like trichotillomania levels the playing field, reminding us that behind the movie posters and magazine covers, she’s only human. “I could go days, weeks, without talking to another human being,” Fox told Allure, describing how the stress of her illness can make isolation appealing. Today, though, the star is a mother, and the experience has [...]

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Coping with Female Pattern Baldness and other Hair Loss in Women

When most people think hair loss, they think of a man with a receding hairline.  However, hair loss is common in women too.  Up to 40 percent of women in America suffer from hair loss of any type.  Most of the 40 percent experience hair loss in their 50s and 60s, but women of any age can suffer from hair loss.  Men are usually comfortable with hair loss, but this is not the case for women.  If you have experienced or are experiencing hair loss, don’t worry; there are many steps you can take to help fight the devastating effects. Hair Loss:  The Signs When faced with the issue of hair loss, the first step in coping is to better understand what’s really happening.  Hair loss can range from mild tinning that isn’t really noticeable, to full clumps of hair falling out to create large bald areas on the scalp.  The following are signs noticed by women experiencing hair loss: More hair on their pillow Excess hair coming out while combing Increase in visibility of scalp Parts in hair appearing much wider Different Types of Hair Loss Once it is understood that hair loss is occurring, the next step is identifying the different types.  Any disruption in hair growth can be caused by many things, such as hormonal changes and medications to stress and illness.  Alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness, is one of the most common types of hair loss, making up about 50 percent of hair loss in American women.  The following are other common types of hair loss in women: Anagen Effluvium:  representing 90 percent of hair loss caused by chemotherapy Androgenic Alopecia:  hair thinning caused by birth control pills, hormones [...]

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The Urge to Pull: Trichotillomania

Most people agree that having hair pulled out is a very unpleasant feeling. For someone with trichotillomania, though, pulling hair out feels good -- and may help the person deal with stress and anxiety. Trichotillomania is one of the more unusual hair loss diseases. What causes this hair loss disorder, and can it be cured? What Is Trichotillomania? Trichotillomania (TTM) is a disorder that causes a person to have an overwhelming urge to pull out their own hair. Symptoms of trichotillomania include: noticeable hair loss increased tension right before pulling out hair, or when trying to resist pulling pleasure or relief when hair is pulled As long as hair pulling is not caused by another health issue, and it causes the puller enough problems to interfere with daily life, it can be classified as trichotillomania. TTM is closely related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. The International OCD Foundation sheds light on the difference between the two: OCD sufferers have repetitive behaviors that distract from bad feelings but do not bring pleasure. TTM sufferers get pleasure or relief from pulling hair. Scientists do not know the cause of TTM. Symptoms of TTM increase when the body encounters stress. Interestingly, this stress can be either negative stress (e.g., money problems) or positive stress (e.g., planning a trip). The brain does not differentiate between the signals, so both types of stress can increase the desire to pull hair. What Are Complications of TTM? On an emotional level, the sufferer may experience tremendous stress and shame because of their behavior. This can prevent them from going to work, engaging in social activities or pursuing higher education. Physically speaking, one of the worst complications occurs when a person eats the hair they pull. Strands of hair can build up in the intestines and cause painful, even life-threatening blockages, which may require surgery. Can Trichotillomania be Cured? There are several treatments for TTM. Different methods may work for some and not [...]

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Different Types of Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair Transplant Surgery for Men and Women There are several different types of hair transplant surgery options available today.  The most common types of hair transplants are FUT and FUE hair transplants. FUT stands for Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. Follicular units are hair groupings as they occur naturally on the scalp and typically contain 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs. By means of the removal of a thin strip of scalp from the back of the patient's head, hair follicles are taken from a donor area which is not susceptible to balding and dissected into individual grafts. They are then transplanted to the balding area of the scalp. The second method is the FUE method of hair transplantation Follicular Unit Extraction involves taking the individual Follicular Unit grafts from the back of the head one by one by cutting around it through a tiny specialized instrument or robotic machine and removing the hair follicles. The process can be tedious and will takes a few hours but is painless after a few numbing injections are given. Once removed from the donor area, the follicular unit is then transplanted. MUHG Hair Transplant Surgery PAI Medical, of which we are a member, pioneered a third hair transplantation method a number of years ago called Multi-Unit Hair Grafting (MUHG). MUHG Multi-Unit Hair Graft transplantation became so successful that PAI patented it in both the USA and Canada. Multi-Unit Hair Grafting, offers patients suffering from hair loss the most natural appearance and, importantly, the greatest density per procedure versus any either FUE or FUT hair transplantation. The bottom line for our patients is that more hair can be transplanted per procedure. This means fewer procedures are needed to reach a [...]

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Three Tips You Need to Know Before Buying a Wig

There are many reasons why you might find yourself considering wearing a wig, but if you've never actually shopped for a wig before, you may have some misconceptions about them. Contrary to popular belief, there are many wigs that not only look and feel natural, but also complement your features and seem as though they were actually your real hair. To achieve this, you simply need to be more informed about wigs and how to select a good quality wig that suits you. Choose a wig style that complements your face Just as not every hairstyle you tried was suitable for your features, not every wig will look right on you, either. The first step to choosing a good wig is to find a style and color to match your features, which will help the wig to look more natural on you. One of our Hair Loss Specialist can determine the perfect wig for you based on what your looking for and our expertise at fitting wigs to your features that will look natural. Don't be afraid to ask for opinions You may not want everyone to know you are wearing a wig, but having someone along to offer his or her honest opinion can be extremely helpful. A wig that looks comfortable and natural to you may not look so to others, so having a friend who can offer suggestions and help you choose is worthwhile. We always encourage people to bring someone they can trust that can be there to help. Choose a high-quality wig Wigs are made with varying methods of construction. You don't necessarily need to be an expert on wig construction to choose a good one, but knowing a little [...]

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