Hair loss in African Americans

Hair loss affects people of all ethnic groups.  African Americans, however, can be predisposed to certain types of hair loss. In African Americans, hair loss can occur due to various reasons, including the unique characteristics of kinky hair, certain hairstyles, and underlying medical conditions. In this post, we’ll discuss the most common causes of hair […]

Causes for hair breakage and what you can do to stop the damage

From the products we choose to put in our hair to the infections we never hope to get near our hair, causes for hair breakage can come in many forms. Hair breakage can affect any hair type and is common among many adults. The good news is that much of it is treatable and even […]

Kinky hair: the whys and hows of its care

Kinky hair, a type of curly hair, is found exclusively in humans and requires special care. Read on the learn about why we have this unique and delicate hair type and how to best care for it.     What is kinky hair? Kinky hair is a hair type characterized by tightly coiled and curled […]

Should I shampoo every day?

Should I shampoo every day? The short answer is it depends. Washing hair doesn’t always require shampoo. Some people swear by daily shampooing, while others are better off to shampoo less frequently. Let’s take a closer look. Hair and scalp care: keep it clean Although good hair and scalp care does include keeping it clean, […]

Hair loss due to PCOS

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a condition in women that is commonly associated with hair loss. In this blog post, we will discuss what PCOS is, how it affects hair growth, and how to treat hair loss due to PCOS.     What is PCOS? PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects women of […]

Is Telogen Effluvium Reversible?

Yes, telogen effluvium is reversible–but not immediately.   This type of hair loss occurs when more hairs than usual enter the resting phase of the hair growth cycle–then fall out at the same time.   While, even without treatment, it generally resolves in 6-12 months, it can still cause significant stress and anxiety. In this […]

Hair Loss After Giving Birth

Hair loss after giving birth is a common phenomenon that affects many new mothers. It can be a frustrating experience, but it’s important to understand that it’s a normal part of the postpartum period. In this blog post, we’ll explore why hair falls out after pregnancy and provide some tips to help manage hair loss […]

Scalp psoriasis plaques vs other scalp conditions

Not all red rashes on the head are scalp psoriasis plaques. Although psoriasis is a common condition, there are similar looking skin conditions that occur on the scalp. Correctly diagnosing the cause of a scalp plaque is important for effective treatment.   Scalp psoriasis Scalp psoriasis plaques is a common skin condition that affects millions […]

How Often Should You Get a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are highly customizable cosmetic treatments that tackle numerous issues, from sun spots to fine lines to acne scars. At Aglow Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dina Strachan uses several types of chemical peels to help her patients achieve smoother, younger-looking skin.  One common question Dr. Strachan gets at her New York dermatology practice is, “How […]

What types of cancer cause hair loss?

Is hair loss a side effect of cancer? Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth. Many are aware that cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation, can cause hair loss. It’s less commonly known that the cancers themselves also cause alopecia. What types of cancer cause hair loss? Any cancer on […]

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