4 Major Causes of Hair Loss

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Hair Loss, Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

4 Major Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss is often associated with old age, although this is not always the cause. Sometimes, hair loss occurs with no explanation to someone who is young and healthy. If you’re going bald and don’t know why, there may be an underlying cause. We suggest speaking to a hair loss specialist, like your doctor or the team at Dermagrafix. In the meantime, here are just four major causes of hair loss:

  1. Genetics. Some people have a hereditary predisposition to hair loss. These are known as male-patterned baldness and female-patterned baldness. Typically, men experience a receding hairline and women notice thinning all over their heads, although this is certainly not the case for everyone. If you’re going bald, and your family also has a history of baldness, there’s a decent chance it’s genetic. This type of loss is often permanent and can start at a young age
  2. Medical conditions and treatments. The treatments most commonly associated with hair loss are chemotherapy and radiation. That being said, other medications can cause hair to fall out or thin. Certain hormonal birth control pills can lead to hair loss, and so can a multitude of other medications. On top of this, a few medical conditions can cause someone to lose hair. Pregnancy has caused hair loss and alopecia results in major hair loss. Trichotillomania is a hair-pulling disorder in which a person compulsively picks at their hair and often leads to bald patches throughout the head. This type of loss can either be permanent or temporary, depending on the exact cause.
  3. Overly-tight hairstyles. Cornrows and extremely tight ponytails can cause something called traction alopecia. This is where repeated irritation to the scalp leads to inflammation of the hair follicles and later on, thinning. This type of hair loss is usually temporary, and proper scalp care and protective styles will allow the follicles to heal and hair to grow back over time. The risk of suffering from traction alopecia can be reduced by avoiding overly-tight hairstyles and using softer hair ties that don’t pull as much hair out.
  4. Trauma. It’s known that especially dramatic life events can impact one’s body. Typically, people think of changes to sleeping habits or weight fluctuations when they think of the aftermath of trauma. A lesser-known side effect is hair loss. When one’s body is processing such a physically- or emotionally- traumatic event, hair growth is often stunted as a means of keeping the other systems in check. Like traction alopecia, this type of hair loss typically goes away after a while, so long as the person is healing from their trauma properly.

No matter what is causing your hair loss, you can always take comfort in knowing that there are styles that can help cope with a thinning scalp. Wigs, scarves, and buzz cuts can all cover up hair loss.
If you’re looking to even out the appearance of a balding head, consider scalp micropigmentation. Artist Pam Neighbors can help provide a unique solution to hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation, or SMP, uses ink to create the illusion of hair on the scalp. Whether your loss is permanent of temporary, this can be a great way to look and feel your best.

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Quick and Easy Hairstyles

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Quick and Easy Hairstyles

If you’re anything like me, you’d do anything to keep your hair looking as nice as possible while also putting in minimal effort. While it’s nice to put in some time and effort to look your best on special occasions, it’s rare that you’ll spend more than five minutes on your hair on a daily basis. That’s why I’ve created some low-effort hairstyles for all hair lengths!

  1. Beachy waves. I shower at night, so I rarely style it in the morning. An easy way to create a new look is to sleep in braids and pull them out in the morning. Make sure they’re not soaking wet when you go to sleep, otherwise you’ll take out the braids to find that your hair is still wet. Two braids is the most common way to do this style, but doing a bunch of smaller braids creates tighter waves.
  • Buzz cuts. A nice buzz cut is quickly becoming a major statement, especially for people who don’t want to constantly wash and style their hair. If you do get a buzz cut, consider getting it dyed or bleached for a simple pop of color. Scalp Micro NJ also recommends scalp micropigmentation for anyone who notices patchy areas or wants to create a denser-looking buzz cut.
  • Scrunchies. The popular 80s fad is coming back in full-force! Finish your ponytail with a colorful scrunchie to mix things up a bit. You can also find scrunchies that have scarves attached for a softer, more romantic look.

A new part. This is something that is incredibly low-maintenance yet noticeable. If you move your part to the other side of your head, you’ll often create more volume as you lift up the roots. Most people don’t think about what side their friends part their hair on, so you’ll leave your friends wondering why your hair looks so good.

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Shampoo for Hair Loss

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Shampoo for Hair Loss

If you notice more and more hair coming out on your hair brush, you have options to fight against hair loss. Many treatments such as pills and ointments have made their way to the market, and cosmetic solutions like the scalp micropigmentation offered at places like Team Micro have completely changed the response to hair loss.

If you’re not sure if you want to commit to any of these options yet, try out some shampoos that have been designed to combat hair loss. Keep reading to find out more about your options.

Two Main Categories of Shampoos

When it comes to shampoos designed for hair growth, you have two main options: prescription and over-the-counter shampoos:

  • Prescription

Prescription shampoos work by suppressing the hormones that cause hair loss — testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. These shampoos are a bit more heavy duty and in order to purchase them, you’ll have to get a prescription from your doctor or dermatologist. Book an appointment and ask about prescription shampoos and see if they are the right option for you.

  • Over-the-Counter

Over-the-counter shampoos work a bit differently than their prescription counterparts. These shampoos usually contain antioxidants and vitamins that provide essential nutrients that all healthy scalps need. 

If you’re looking to try out some shampoos for hair growth, but don’t want to break the bank, consider buying some of the following options from Amazon:

  • Maple Holistics Biotin Shampoo for Hair Growth
  • Pure Biology Vitahair Growth Stimulating Shampoo
  • Regenepure DR Shampoo
  • Tree to Tub Soapberry for Hair
  • Phytocyane Botanical Densifying Shampoo

Of course, there are other ways you can improve hair growth through your hair care routine. Purchase a hair brush designed to promote hair growth and use heat protectant whenever styling your hair. Your hair care routine is vital to keep your hair healthy and dense!

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