Quick Wins

Quick Wins are for our science-savvy readers. These articles are short-form, jam-packaged with studies, and focused on answering one specific question about hair loss. If you're new to hair loss education, it's better to start with our long-form articles.

Is Hair Loss Treatment Lifelong? Here’s What The Data Show.

Lifetime Treatments
Table of Contents Is Hair Loss Treatment Lifelong?What Happens if I Quit a Hair Loss Treatment?How Can We Change Our Mindset About "Lifelong" Hair Loss Treatments? Is hair loss treatment lifelong? It can be daunting to think that's the case, ...
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Vitamin B1 for Hair Loss: Good or Bad for Hair Loss?

Vitamin B1 Thiamine Hair Loss
Vitamin B1 – also known as thiamin (or thiamine) – is part of the B-vitamin complex. Marketers claim that vitamin B1 can help support healthy hair growth, reduce hair shedding, and even prevent hair loss. Then again, marketers also make ...
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Calcium’s Role In Hair Loss? It’s Complicated.

The calcium-hair loss connection The connection between calcium and hair loss isn't straightforward. On the one hand, no studies have directly examined the relationship between calcium and hair loss. On the other hand, calcium imbalances are common in chronic conditions ...
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Selenium & Hair Loss: How This Mineral Hurts (And Helps) Our Hair

Selenium is a trace mineral included in many hair health supplements. Why? According to supplement makers, selenium helps support the thyroid. And since poor thyroid health is linked to hair loss, selenium may help you "cover your bases" – all ...
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Vitamin E For Hair Loss: Fact Versus Fiction (Tocopherols & Tocotrienols)

Vitamin E is a cornerstone ingredient in many cosmetic products – especially those marketed to people with hair loss. The rationale from marketers of supplements and topicals? That vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protects our hair from free radicals, ...
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Alopecia Areata: Causes, Treatments, & Why It’s Reversible | 2020 Review

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune form of hair loss that affects 2% of people worldwide. If you're dealing with alopecia areata, the burden of hair loss often feels overwhelming – as the condition can progress rapidly, inexplicably, and without regard. ...
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Vitamin A (Beta Carotene, Retinol) For Hair Health: Worth Avoiding?

Vitamin A is considered essential for eye, skin, bone, dental, and intestinal health. It's also one of the most commonly found vitamins inside hair loss supplements. But is there any evidence that vitamin A supplementation can help improve hair health... ...
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Scarring Alopecias: What Makes Them Unique (And Reversible)

Scarring alopecias make up about 7% of patients seen in hair loss clinics. This means almost 1 in 10 hair loss cases are attributed to scarring alopecia. In this article, we’ll outline what scarring alopecias are, what makes them unique, ...
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Oral Minoxidil For Female Hair Loss: How To Avoid Hypertrichosis (Unwanted Body Hair Growth)

Oral Minoxidil For Women
Oral minoxidil for women with hair loss: an underutilized treatment? Although topical minoxidil seems to get most of the attention as a hair loss treatment, its oral counterpart is also effective at promoting hair regrowth in both males and females. ...
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Microneedling For Hair Loss: Daily, Weekly, Or Bi-Weekly?

How often should we microneedle for hair regrowth. Once every two weeks? Once per week? Once per day? More? Hair loss forums continue to debate this very question. Yes, evidence confirms that microneedling once every 1-3 weeks helps to regrow ...
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You'll get the facts on nine "natural" and "conventional" hair loss treatments: how they work, how much hair they'll regrow, their limitations, and what their marketers don't want you know.

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