Do Hair Transplants Debunk The Scalp Tension-Hair Loss Hypothesis?

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Does a tight scalp cause pattern hair loss? This question recently resurfaced in hair loss forums… sparking heated debate from scalp tension supporters and opposers. The supporters: scalp tension must contribute to hair loss. Why? Because balding men and women tend to have chronically tight scalps. This tension tends to match the pattern and progression of hair loss. And when …

The Scalp Tension Theory Of Hair Loss: A Scientific Breakdown

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Can Scalp Tension Cause Hair Loss? It’s Possible. Is there a connection between scalp tension and pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia)? Sixty years ago, researchers thought no. Today, many are changing their tune. The scalp tightness theory recently regained popularity in hair loss forums, but it isn’t new. Over 100 years ago, Bernarr Macfadden noted an association between scalp tightness …

Nutrient Deficiencies And Hair Loss: A Master Breakdown

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If you’ve ever google’d, “The best supplements for hair growth”, you’ll find thousands of articles claiming hair loss is caused by a nutrient deficiency — from iron to iodine to vitamin B-12 — and if we supplement with these nutrients, we can reverse that deficiency, stop our hair loss, and maybe even see hair regrowth. Sound too good to be …

Brotzu Lotion For Hair Loss? Maybe, Maybe Not. (See Photos)

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In 2016, an Italian surgeon made hair loss headlines after announcing the accidental discovery of a topical formula that showed promise in slowing, stopping, and even reversing hair loss. Its name? Brotzu Lotion — titled after the creator himself: then-81-year old Giovanni Brotzu. What happened next is what always happens: hair loss forums went wild. Hair loss sufferers began researching the ingredients in Brotzu …

Update (2018): My Research Is Now Published In A Scholarly Journal

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Challenging What We Know About Hair Loss I’ve spent the last ten years researching hair loss, and the last four years sharing what I’ve learned on Perfect Hair Health — analyzing anything from clinical trials to treatment breakthroughs to my own theories on what causes hair loss (and how to reverse it). Now, I’m excited to share some big news: I just …

Hair Loss And SIBO: How To Treat Gut Dysbiosis

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Is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Connected To Hair Loss? Not long ago, I wrote an article about the connection between acne and hair loss (androgenic alopecia), and highlighted research suggesting that a primary driver of acne (specifically, acne rosacea) may be a condition known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). This got a lot of readers asking: is SIBO also related …

Trans Hormone Replacement Therapy Hair Regrowth: The Science

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Read time: 20 minutes Men Who Transition To Women Regrow Hair… But How? When Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner, many people noticed a change in Caitlyn’s hair quality. During and after the transition, her hair grew thicker and longer. Her temple recession even filled in — giving the appearance of what looked like a juvenile hair line. (source) (source) …

L. Reuteri For Hair Loss: A Complete Review

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L. Reuteri: Can This Bacteria Protect Against Hair Loss? Every month, new evidence emerges that our microbiome — or the trillions of microbes crawling inside and around us — affects every aspect of our health — from our immunity to our nutrient metabolism and maybe even our predisposition to hair loss. But which microorganisms inside our microbiome influence which functions? And …

P. Acnes (Bacteria That Causes Acne) Linked To Hair Loss: What To Do About It

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Read time: 15 minutes Acne, Hair Loss, And The Microbiome Can the trillions of bacteria living in our gut and skin influence our predisposition to acne and hair loss? Ten years ago, the answer was, “no.” But today researchers are changing their tune. Evidence shows that the non-human bacteria living in (and on) us — known as our microbiome — …