Hair Units For Men, Is It The New Trend?

Men Wearing Hair Units

As I scroll Instagram, I’m seeing more and more men wearing hair units. One day I decided to read the comments under one barbers post. I couldn’t believe how many black women were bashing the men for wearing a unit! Am I crazy to think that the women bashing the men who wear hair units are hypocrites? How can the same group of women who spend thousands of dollars on hair extensions, fake eyelashes, fake nails, fake teeth, fake breast and fake butts dare to bash a man who is experiencing premature hair loss and finally found something that has boosted his ego? Isn’t that why women alter their bodies? Isn’t that why women wear hair extensions?

Men experience low self esteem just like women do. Men love their hair just like women do. The difference in many cases of male pattern baldness, is that most men who are experiencing hair loss it is because of hereditary. Most women who are experiencing hair loss, it is due to wearing tight braids, bad chemicals, improperly installs and stress. Hmmm….all of these reasons are preventable!


I’m happy that there is something made for men that will boost self esteem and make them feel like themselves again. Can you imagine having hair your entire life and all of a sudden you look in the mirror one day and it’s gone? Hair loss is a stressful experience and just because it’s a man who is experiencing it, doesn’t mean that it’s not stressful for him. If it makes someone feel better, I’m all for it!

One of the best things about the man units is the joy that it gives to the boys who are suffering from alopecia. To see a young man or little boy who has been teased receive a unit and the smile that they have after looking in the mirror is amazing!

There are some barbers out here changing lives! Go ahead and follow the barbers that are in this post, you will be absolutely amazed.

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What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness is a very common type of hair loss observed in both males and females. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma. Although the optimal PRP platelet concentration is unclear, the current methods by which PRP is prepared report 300-700% enrichment, with platelet concentrations consequently increasing to more than 1,000,000 platelets/L.[] PRP has attracted attention in several medical fields because of its ability to promote wound healing.

Activation of alpha granules of platelets releases numerous proteins, including platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), insulin-like growth factor (IGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and interleukin (IL)-1.[,] It is hypothesised that growth factors released from platelets may act on stem cells in the bulge area of the follicles, stimulating the development of new follicles and promoting neovascularisation.[] The aim our pilot study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy and feasibility of PRP for treatment of androgenic alopecia.

Between August 2013 and November 2013, all patients suffering from androgenic alopecia and on topical minoxidil and finasteride for at least 6 months without much improvement were considered for PRP therapy. Written informed consent was obtained. All included patients were tested by ELISA for HIV, HBS Ag and platelet count. Exclusion criteria were haematological disorders, thyroid dysfunction, malnutrition and other dermatological disorders contributing to hair loss. A 1 cm × 1 cm square area was marked over right parietal area in mid-pupillary line, 10 cm proximal to right eyebrow in each patient. Baseline follicular units were manually counted with the help of trichoscan in this area by dividing into four small quadrants [Figures [Figures11 and and22].

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Before each session, the hair pull test was performed three times by the same clinician. All patients were advised to avoid washing hair two days prior to the treatment. A bundle of approximately 50-60 hair was grasped between the thumb, index and middle finger from the base close to the scalp. The hair was firmly tugged away from the scalp, and the extracted hair was counted in every session. To evaluate overall hair growth, hair volume, hair quality and fullness, global pictures were taken in every session from front, vertex, lateral and back view. Read more here: (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4134641/)

 

Zinc And Hair Loss

Zinc Facts

Before anything else, here are some facts about zinc that you should know. First, zinc is a trace mineral that is found in the body. It plays a vital part in many bodily processes and functions such as in cell reproduction, hormonal balance, proper absorption of vitamins, and in protein synthesis. All these processes are vital for proper hair growth such that an adequate amount of this mineral is needed to prevent hair thinning and loss.

Causes of Hair Loss

You must know that a certain amount of hair loss everyday is normal. We usually shed off about 50 to a hundred hair each day, and this should not be a cause of alarm since it will not necessarily lead to permanent hair loss. This shedding is equivalent to the number of hair that grows. But, if you happen to shed more than average, you may want to find out what causes this shedding. Hair loss can be caused by various reasons such as hormones, genetics, poor diet and nutrition, age, radiation or chemotherapy treatment, stress, infections, chemicals, rapid weight loss, or other diseases. The most common cause of hair loss is poor nutrition.

Zinc and Hair Loss

Hair LossDeficiency in zinc can contribute a lot to hair shedding because without zinc and other related minerals, you hair shafts get weakened, causing hair breakage and very slow hair regrowth. Zinc benefits for hairinclude promotion of cell reproduction, tissue growth and repair of broken tissues. It also maintains the oil-secreting glands that are attached to your hair follicles, thus decreasing their chances of falling off.

Zinc Hair Treatment

There are various zinc supplements now available in the market. They are usually used to counter zinc deficiencies, but one of the secondary uses of zinc supplement is to fight hair thinning and hair loss. Usually, zinc gluconate at a dose level of 50 or 60 milligrams per day for two weeks is recommended. Other forms ofzinc supplements are zinc oxide, zinc chloride and zinc sulfate.

Zinc Selenium Hair Loss Treatment

Aside from zinc, the mineral selenium is also associated with hair loss. Selenium, along with zinc, can help your body properly utilize proteins and hormones to produce more hair. It has also been found that vitamin A , C, E and vitamin B6 aid these two minerals in promoting hair regrowth.

Excess Zinc and Hair Loss

Well, there is a certain truth in the studies that claim that zinc can also trigger hair loss. BUT! Hair loss can only be triggered by too much zinc in the body. The recommended daily amount of zinc is only about 11 milligrams. To counter hair loss, a dosage of 60 milligrams is effective. Taking too much or taking zinc supplements longer than recommended (more than three or four weeks) would do more harm than good to your hair. This is very probable because too much zinc in the body can hinder the absorption of other minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and manganese, all of which may also take part in maintaining healthy hair. For instance, copper helps in forming blood vessels so that lack of it may be detrimental to the scalp and may limit the growth of your hair. In summary, there is a close knit relationship between zinc and hair loss. The bottom line is that too much zinc in your body would cause hair loss, but too much of it and you lose hair, as well. Thus, for safety and better results, take them only as prescribed.

Article found here:http://www.nutritional-supplements-health-guide.com/zinc-and-hair-loss.html

Not Your Average Barber

I’m pretty sure most of you have seen the barbers on social media and the creative services that they are now offering in the barbershops, and creative they are. Recently I came across a service called Hydrotherapy bald treatment and the after results are great. I’m happy that men are able to go in the barbershop and receive relaxing upscale services just like women can. Barbering has become more than just a quick cut and that is great for barbers who chose barbering to be a life long career. Services such as hydrotherapy not only helps clients but it also helps the barbers reach greater income potential.

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What Is Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy for hair has benefited thousands in countering hair problems such as thinning of hair and hair loss. According to MayoClinic.com, about one-third of men and women get affected with hair problems. The foremost reason of hair problems has been identified to be poor blood circulation in the scalp. Hydrotherapy for hair is an alternative treatment to improve blood circulation in the scalp. (http://www.onlymyhealth.com/hydrotherapy-hair-1340909364)

Hot water relaxes muscles and causes sweating, and is used to treat arthritis, rheumatism, poor circulation, and sore muscles. It can be used in combination with aromatherapy. Cold water hydrotherapy is used to stimulate blood flow in the skin and underlying muscle.

Hydrotherapy for hair is recommended by health experts owing to its ability to increase blood circulation in the scalp and improve the health of hair.

  • The therapy helps in cleansing the scalp and draining out dead skin cells.
  • The treatment adds moisture to the hair and helps prevent breakage.
  • The treatment renders relaxation, ruling out stress, which is counted among the primary causes of hair loss and thinning hair.
  • Hydrotherapy for hair is not the apt solution for everyone to replenish the hairs’ health. Therefore, a health care provider must be consulted before initiating any treatment for hair related concerns.
  • The treatment also promotes sleep, relieving individuals from problems such as sleep-deprivation or insomnia. (http://www.onlymyhealth.com/hydrotherapy-hair-1340909364)

 

Home Remedies For Hair Loss

1. Hair Oil Massage

The first step that you can take to reduce hair loss is to massage your scalp with appropriate hair oil. Proper hair and scalp massage will increase blood flow to the hair follicles, condition the scalp, and enhance the strength of your hair’s roots. It will also promote relaxation and reduce feelings of stress.

You can use hair oils like coconut or almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, amla oil, or others. Add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to the base oil for better and faster results. Other types of oil that you can use are emu oil, argan oil, and wheat germ oil.

  1. Massage any of the hair oils mentioned above onto your hair and scalp by applying light pressure with your fingertips.
  2. Do this at least once a week.

2. Indian Gooseberry

For natural and fast hair growth, you can use Indian gooseberry, also known as amla. Indian gooseberry is rich in vitamin C, of which a deficiency in the body can cause hair loss.

The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and the exfoliating properties present in Indian gooseberry can help maintain a healthy scalp and promote hair growth.

  1. Mix one tablespoon each of Indian gooseberry or amla pulp and lemon juice.
  2. Massage your scalp with the mixture thoroughly. Cover your hair with a shower cap.
  3. Leave it on overnight and shampoo your hair in the morning.

3. Fenugreek

Fenugreek, also known as methi, is highly effective in treating hair loss. Fenugreek seeds contain hormone antecedents that enhance hair growth and help rebuild hair follicles. They also contain proteins and nicotinic acid that stimulate hair growth.

  1. Soak one cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  2. In the morning, grind them to make a paste.
  3. Apply the paste to your hair and cover with a shower cap. After about 40 minutes, rinse your hair.
  4. Follow this remedy every morning for a month. (Read more here http://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/top-10-home-remedies-for-hair-loss.html)

News For Hair Loss Sufferers

Japanese Firms Team Up To Fight Baldness With Stem Cell Cure

Giant strides to prevent and cure baldness are being made in medical labs around the world. The latest announcement comes from Japan’s largest research organization RIKEN, which has teamed up with two Japanese companies, Kyocera and Organ Technologies, to develop a cure based on regenerative medicine. The companies are targeting 2020 for commercialization.

They are not the only ones going down the regeneration route. Earlier this year, scientists at Sanford-Burham Medical Research Institute in California, for instance, made a similar announcement citing similar methods. Meanwhile, Japan cosmetic maker Shiseido has been working with RepliCel Life and Sciences in Canada to develop their own regenerative process and aims to introduce a treatment as early as 2018 for a fee of 100,00 yen ($1,000).

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In Japan some 18 million people suffer from hair loss, while in the United States, it is more than three times that number—men outnumbering females by more than two to one. So depending on the cost and effectiveness of the new treatment, there should be no lack of patients.

 The researchers at RIKEN, led by Takashi Tsuji, have already demonstrated they can regenerate body parts including teeth, certain glands and hair follicles in mice in a process known as the primordium method. The magic ingredient employed is stem cells: the remarkable cells that have the ability to change themselves into the different cells composing our various bodily organs.
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Hair follicles are the sheaths of cells and tissues that surround the roots of our hair, providing it with nourishment. With the exception of our skin, hair follicles are the only organ we know of that regenerates themselves repeatedly after birth thanks to the work of the stem cells associated with them. Read More…….(http://www.forbes.com/sites/jboyd/2016/07/13/stem-cells-to-make-hair-today-gone-tomorrow-a-thing-of-the-past/#427700e23cc5)

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How Is Female Hair Loss Treated

How is female hair loss treated?

Doctors may also test for levels of ferritin (a protein that indicates the amount of total body iron stores). New research suggests levels may be low in women with hair loss. Iron supplements may help.

Also new is the HairMax Laser Comb. It’s a red light therapy hairbrush-like device that increases circulation and the biological march that makes hair. It’s only approved in men (though some women are using it) and in my experience, is not as good as minoxidil. But in one study, 45% of users reported improvement after eight weeks, and 90% saw improvement after 16 weeks.

In some cases, a hormonal abnormality, such as excess male hormones known as androgens, may be responsible for hair loss in women. One clue that hormones are involved is if the hair loss pattern resembles that of a man’s hair loss. This can be treated with prescriptionmedications such as spironolactone or oral contraceptives.

In men, finasteride (originally marketed as Proscar) is approved for hair loss associated with androgens. In one study, 62% of women also taking oral contraceptives containing the synthetic progestin drospirenone reported improvement. So it may be effective for female hair loss in the setting of increased androgen. But studies are limited and it is harmful to the male fetus so should not be used by women thinking about becoming pregnant or who are pregnant.

Another treatment option is hair transplantation, in which tiny hair follicles taken from one area of the scalp are transplanted into the affected areas. It can be very effective and produce permanent results that are natural looking.

Should I change my hair care regimen?

No. Since there is no structural problem with the hair with female-pattern hair loss, women should continue their regular hair styling regimen. Sometimes women think they should stop washing, coloring, or perming their hair, but these things won’t impact the course of hair loss or speed up the process.

Wash with an anti-dandruff shampoo that contains ketoconazole (an antifungal) or zinc pyrthione (an antifungal and antibacterial).

Can hair loss be a sign of a more serious problem?

Yes. Hyperandrogenism, a medical condition characterized by excessive production of male hormones called androgens, can cause hair loss in affected women. The most common cause of hyperandrogenism in women is functional ovarian hyperandrogenism, also known as polycystic ovary syndrome. In addition to hair loss, other signs include obesity, acne, and irregular menstruation, and it is one of the most common causes of infertility.

Many of these women have metabolic syndrome — a combination of five medical conditions including belly fat and high blood pressure that increase the risk of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.

Although hair loss stemming from hyperandrogenism can be treated with minoxidil, you need to seek care for the other conditions.

Reference:http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/features/fighting-hair-loss-in-women?page=2