Coping with Hair Loss After Chemotherapy

Top UK TV personality Dave Myers, better known as one of the Hairy Bikers, made the news recently when he gave the public an update on the state of his health. Myers revealed that he was battling cancer earlier this year, and he is still very much in the middle of that fight. The chemotherapy […]

Are Women of Colour More Likely to Get Alopecia?

Glance down the list of female celebrities discussing hair loss and you’ll be struck by just how many of them are women of colour. Viola Davis, Jada Pinkett Smith, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks are just some of the high-profile black women on that list. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s been known for […]

Can Gut Health Play a Role in Hair Growth?

Scientists and medical professionals have known for a while that the state of our gut is important to our overall health. The different species of bacteria living in our intestines play a key role in processing food, fighting toxins and preventing disease. It’s even the case that our gut health determines our mood by regulating […]

‘Unseen and Unheard’: New Research on Men’s Experience of Alopecia Areata

Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE) published a qualitative study in August that explores the experience of men with alopecia areata (AA). Designed with the help of Alopecia UK, the study sought the views of men with AA to determine how their experience of the condition differed from that of women. […]

Can Dietary Supplements Stop Hair Loss and Stimulate Regrowth?

The global market for dietary supplements is huge. Estimates for 2022 put it in the region of US$ 155.2 billion, with an expectation that this will rise to US$ 220.8 billion by 2027. The market sub-divides into various sectors according to type and function; athletes, for example, aren’t likely to require the same supplement as […]

Does Society Still Judge a Woman by Her Hair?

Back in 2001, Hillary Clinton told a class of students graduating from Yale University, “Hair matters. Pay attention to your hair – because everyone else will.” Her comments were echoed a few years later by another leading female barrister, Cherie Blair. She told a newspaper that she never realised just how much attention would be […]

The Rise and Rise of the Mesotherapy Market

If you’re a regular reader of these blogs, you’ll probably be familiar with mesotherapy treatment. It’s been around for a long time in the beauty and aesthetics business where it has been used in facial rejuvenation, weight loss and the reduction of cellulite. More recently, it has been used with great success to treat hair […]

Inspiring Stories from Alopecia Awareness Month

September was Alopecia Awareness Month. This annual event provides a chance for alopecia organisations and support groups around the world to get some media coverage and raise funds for their work. The event also creates space for alopecia sufferers to speak out and tell their stories. Hearing the accounts of those dealing with the condition […]

Hello Baby, Goodbye Hair! Jessica Alba on Coping with Postpartum Hair Loss

Women, it’s always been said, are more open than men when it comes to discussing health matters. Is that really the case, though? Recently, there’s been a slew of articles and TV programmes in which women have revealed that they were unprepared for menopause because they’d never been told exactly what symptoms to expect. It’s […]

World Menopause Day: What Does Menopause Mean for Your Hair?

World Menopause Day falls on October 18 every year. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the effects of menopause and to flag up some of the support that’s available for women going through it. There is a huge range of cognitive, physical and psychological symptoms associated with menopause. One of these is hair […]