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Posted by melanie on January 29, 2009  /   no comment

Welcome to! As a woman, losing hair or having thinning hair can be a devastating and often confusing experience. A number of women suffer hair loss whether it be through androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, universalis, telogen effluvium, etc. With all the possible triggers for our hair loss physically and emotionally, sometimes it feels as […]

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Medications That Can Cause Hair Loss

Posted by melanie on August 01, 2014  /   no comment

Ever wonder what could be causing your hair loss? Looking for answers as to why your hair is falling out? It could be the medicine you’re taking. I’ve compiled a listing of medications that are either known to cause hair loss OR attribute to the immature (anagen or telogen) loss of hair… the list is […]

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Will My Hair Ever Grow Back?

Posted by melanie on November 28, 2013  /   3 comments
women's hair loss treatment and cosmetic solutions information

There is every chance that your hair will regrow, but it may also fall out again. No one can predict when it might regrow or fall out. The course of the disease varies from person to person. Some people lose just a few patches of hair, then the hair regrows, and the condition never recurs. […]

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How Will Alopecia Universalis Affect My Life?

Posted by melanie on November 10, 2013  /   no comment

This is a common question, particularly for children, teens, and young adults who are beginning to form lifelong goals and who may live with the effects of alopecia universalis for many years. The comforting news is that alopecia universalis is not a painful disease and does not make people feel sick physically. It is not […]

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Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Hair Loss in Women

Posted by melanie on July 23, 2013  /   1 comment

Claire, one of our lovely forum members, put together this incredibly informative post on hypothyroidism, TSH levels and doctors… Just a little background. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroid in June of 2005. After over a year of fighting with doctors I finally reached a TSH level below 3.0 in August of 2006. I am not […]

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Hair Loss in Women

Posted by melanie on July 18, 2013  /   no comment

Women experience hair loss because of a number of reasons, such as pregnancy, stress, genetics or an illness. Another cause is Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disorder which results in hair loss. Women going through any type of hair loss becomes distraught about their changing appearance. Some are comfortable leading their life as someone without hair, […]

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Lace Front Wigs

Posted by melanie on January 28, 2013  /   5 comments

Most store bought wigs are made by machine or largely made by machine, but hand finished. When a wig is hand made, a pattern of your own head has to be taken and from this, a foundation is made. There are different weights and colours of bases available, but the best is a strong, yet […]

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What is androgenetic alopecia (AGA)?

Posted by melanie on January 20, 2013  /   no comment

Hereditary balding or thinning is the most common cause of hair loss. The tendency can be inherited from either the mother’s or father’s side of the family. Women with this trait develop thinning hair, but do not become completely bald. The condition is called androgenetic alopecia and it can start in the teens, twenties, or […]

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Blood Tests to Have Done First for Diagnosing Hair Loss Causes

Posted by melanie on November 02, 2012  /   no comment

It’s easy to get lost in the maze of tests and blood panels that your doctor should require to diagnose the cause of your hair loss. Here is a complete list of blood tests to talk to your physician or dermatologist about at the beginning of your hair loss journey, along with it’s corresponding recommended […]

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How Can I Cope With the Effects of Alopecia?

Posted by melanie on October 20, 2012  /   no comment

Living with hair loss can be hard, especially in a culture that views hair as a sign of youth and good health. Even so, most people with alopecia areata are well-adjusted, contented people living full lives. The key to coping is valuing yourself for who you are, not for how much hair you have or […]

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Sally’s Not-So-Quick Guide To The Wonderful World Of Wigs

Posted by melanie on August 28, 2012  /   2 comments

Dear Friends, I have put this not-so-quick-guide together, to try and steer you through the endless maze of where to start when you are looking to buy a wig. I hope you find it useful, Sally Turney Resident Wig Expert, Where to start… There are so many choices aren’t there? It can be an […]

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“Personally, I think hair is overrated.”

Posted by melanie on August 18, 2012  /   no comment

Story from a woman who has alopecia universalis: I’m 40 years old and have had alopecia for more than 20 years. Up until the last year, my hair would grow in spots. I decided last year I was tired of the wigs and showed the world my bald head with a little peach fuzz. I […]

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Information on Telogen Effluvium & Tips on How to Deal with Hair Loss

Posted by melanie on July 23, 2012  /   1 comment

Telogen effluvium (TE) is the second most common form of hair loss most dermatologists see. When a woman is actively shedding hair during an effluvium (meaning ‘outflow’), it can be exasperating, depressing, and scary. Sometimes a TE shed, as our forum members frequently call their thinning hair loss, can last for months or even years. […]

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Finding a Good Dermatologist (or Doctor in General)

Posted by melanie on July 03, 2012  /   no comment

Finding a good dermatologist or doctor can prove to be one of the most difficult things to face when you are experiencing hair loss… A good physician will say, “I’m sorry. This must be hard for you to understand.” He/she will give you the address of the National Alopecia Foundation or other support organizations and […]

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FAQs concerning the diagnosis of PCOS

Posted by melanie on June 19, 2012  /   no comment

How should Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) be diagnosed? PCOS should be diagnosed by a credible physician who will begin with a basic physical examination. He/she may also want to have an ultrasound done of your ovaries and require a number of blood tests. Be sure to let your physician know if you are experiencing any […]

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