Thursday, November 15, 2007

Have you heard about laser comb? (hair loss solution)

Have you heard about laser comb? Is it a proven hair loss solution?

Let's find out. Below is a review about HairMax Laser Comb from Apply Now,

Hair Appears Thicker With At-Home Laser Therapy

Getting hair to appear thicker, fuller and healthier may be as easy as using a comb. That's the idea behind the HairMax Laser Comb: a low-level cold-beam laser that you plug in and run through your hair for 10-15 minutes three times a week.

Some Claim "Substantial Growth"
The HairMax Laser Comb is a compact version of large laser therapy machines used by hair clinics around the world to encourage hair to appear thicker, fuller and healthier. According to the manufacturer, the Laser Comb works by dilating blood vessels and increasing the blood supply to hair follicles. Through the principles of "photobiotherapy" the company says the laser "progressively improves the quality, strength and thickness of your hair" in an average of 5 to 10 weeks. More dramatic results can be seen after a few months.

Miami Florida's 10 News reported that one patient who used the comb for two months had a 50 percent increase in hair count. However, the reporter emphasized that once a person starts using the Laser Comb, they must use it indefinitely for continued results.

Dateline NBC conducted its own "non-scientific" experiment with the Laser Comb. A volunteer used the comb regularly for six months and showed "substantial" hair growth on the crown of his head, according to the dermatologist in charge of the test.

Seeking FDA Approval
According to a Hairmax spokesperson, "At this point in time, the HairMax LaserComb has not yet received its FDA clearance for the medical claims of hair regrowth, stimulation of follicles and reduction of hair loss. Nor has it received clearance as a cosmetic device for thicker, fuller, healthier hair.

"The LaserComb does meet USA safety requirement for laser products. But this is not to be construed or positioned as any form or indication of FDA clearance. While we are in pursuit of this clearance, we have nor yet completed the submission process and therefore may only ethically claim that the HairMax LaserComb makes hair look thicker, fuller and healthier."

Unfortunately, the Laser Comb isn't cheap, costing several hundreds of dollars. The company says that the price is worth it, especially when you consider the cost of hair growth pills and lotions, which can cost up to $60 per month, and ongoing professional laser treatments that can cost thousands.

I give the HairMax Laser Comb 4 stars because it produces results but is still too expensive for many consumers.

If you can afford it, just give it a try! It could be a hair loss solution for your hair loss problem.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Malaysian way of combating hair loss (hair loss solution)

Wonder how others in other country taking care of their hair to prevent hair loss? (hair loss solution)

Below are two common methods practiced by many Malaysians.

1)Apply a cup of coconut milk to your hair. Massage for a few minutes,then cover
your head with shower cap and towel. Rinse after thirty minutes. Repeat the
process every week.

2)Before going to sleep, apply warm olive oil on your scalp, then massage gently
around five minutes.You can wash your the next morning.

Give it a try! it could be a hair loss solution for your hair loss problem

Monday, November 12, 2007

Feeling Stressed? How Your Skin, Hair And Nails Can Show It (hair loss solution)

In my first post (8 hair loss solution), one of the solutions is to have a balanced lifestyles.

If you are stress, your hair, nails and skin can show it. The article below explains.

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2007) — Pending job cuts at the office. Back-to-back final exams. A messy divorce. An unexpected surgery. What do they all have in common? In a word – stress. While everyone knows that stress can take a toll on a person physically and psychologically, it also can lead to dermatologic problems, such as acne, brittle nails or even hair loss.

Speaking November 8 at the American Academy of Dermatology’s SKIN academy (Academy), dermatologist Flor A. Mayoral, MD, FAAD, clinical instructor in the departments of dermatology and cutaneous surgery at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Fla., discussed the most common outward signs of stress on the skin, hair and nails, and offered stress management tips to control these symptoms.

“In treating hundreds of patients over the years with skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, acne and psoriasis, I have seen firsthand how stress can aggravate the skin and trigger unexpected flare-ups that, in effect, create more stress for patients,” said Dr. Mayoral. “Learning how to manage the effects of stress on your skin can help alleviate some of the anxiety and symptoms.”

Stress and the Skin

When a person becomes stressed, the level of the body’s stress hormone (cortisol) rises. This in turn causes an increase in oil production, which can lead to oily skin, acne and other related skin problems. Dr. Mayoral noted that even patients with skin that is not affected by acne tend to develop temporary stress-related acne due to increased oil production.

In fact, a study in the January 2001 issue of the Archives of Dermatology entitled “Psychological Stress Perturbs Epidermal Permeability Barrier Homeostasis,” found that stress has a negative effect on the barrier function of the skin, resulting in water loss that inhibits the skin’s ability to repair itself after an injury.

Specifically, the study involving 27 medical, dental and pharmacy students examined how periods of higher stress (in this case, during final examinations) impacted the skin’s response to repeated stripping of cellophane tape on the subjects’ forearms vs. periods of lower stress (such as after returning from winter vacation). Researchers found that it took longer for the skin to recover from the minimally invasive tape stripping during periods of perceived higher stress than during less stressful periods.

“This study was the first of its kind to suggest what dermatologists anecdotally have known for years – that psychological stress adversely affects the normal functions of the skin,” said Dr. Mayoral. “While the subjects in this study did not have any pre-existing skin conditions, I would suspect that people with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis would have been even more adversely affected by this experiment.”

Stressed-Out Hair

There are many reasons why men and women lose their hair, but Dr. Mayoral believes that stress may be the primary reason for unexplained hair loss. When someone is under stress, hair can go into the telogen (fall-out) phase. Telogen effluvium is a very common hair loss problem that can occur up to three months after a stressful event. After the initial hair loss, hair usually grows back in six to nine months.

Life-changing events such as childbirth or surgery also can cause hair loss. Dr. Mayoral explained that during these times, the body takes a “time-out” from growing hair to concentrate on recovery and healing. As such, hair does not grow as much and some could shed and not grow back right away.

“Stress affects people differently – some may develop an ulcer, or have a heart attack, or lose their hair,” said Dr. Mayoral. “Hair loss is a normal response to stress, but patients should see a dermatologist for a proper evaluation to rule out other medical causes. I also advise patients to avoid any strange diets where only one or two foods are allowed, as improper nutrition and extreme or rapid weight loss can result in hair loss.”

Effects of Stress on Nails

Nails are not immune to showing outward signs of stress, and some people develop the nervous habit of biting their nails or picking at them when they feel stressed. Another stress-related nail habit that Dr. Mayoral discussed is people who rub their fingers over their thumb nail, which can create a ridge across the nail. This rubbing causes a distortion of the nail plate, and when the nail grows, a raised ridge forms in the middle of the nail. In addition, physical or emotional stress, certain diseases, and chemotherapy can cause white horizontal lines to appear across the nails. Brittle, peeling nails also are a common side effect of stress.

“Sometimes patients with nail problems are not aware that their habits or tics from being stressed out or nervous are at the root of their problem,” said Dr. Mayoral. “There are instances where patients self-inflict skin, hair or nail problems that go beyond what we normally expect from stress, and these patients often need psychological help to modify their behavior.”

In her practice, Dr. Mayoral finds it beneficial to give patients the tools to help themselves cope with stress-related skin flares, particularly patients with eczema, acne, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis where outward symptoms are obvious. For example, Dr. Mayoral teaches her acne patients how to modify their treatment regimen to deal with flare-ups from stress – which gives them control to help themselves during stressful periods.

“Being in control of your situation can help relieve stress,” said Dr. Mayoral. “For instance, I teach my acne patients who use a topical acne medication once a day how to safely use the medication more frequently to counter the effects of stress. If this doesn’t work, they know to call me or come in to the office so we can make further adjustments in their treatment. I find that initially giving them the power to fix the problem is very empowering to them.”

In addition, Dr. Mayoral offered tips to curb the effects of stress both internally and externally:

* Learn to recognize the underlying problem that is triggering your symptoms and develop skills to help minimize the stress.
* Exercise helps release endorphins in the body that can reduce stress.
* Avoid very hot showers or baths and use detergent-free soaps. Moisturize as soon as possible after bathing.
* Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily to protect your skin from sun exposure.

Adapted from materials provided by American Academy of Dermatology.

Sources: American Academy of Dermatology (2007, November 12). Feeling Stressed? How Your Skin, Hair And Nails Can Show It. ScienceDaily.

In short, having a balanced lifestyles, is a hair loss solution. Managed your time and get a happy and healthy life. Good Luck!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

D.I.Y Natural Remedies for hair loss (hair loss solution)

Thinking about taking natural remedies for your hair loss problem?
This article might give u a better idea.

Natural Remedies for hair loss (hair loss solution)

Several natural remedies have been found useful in the prevention and treatment of loss of hair. The most effective among these remedies is a vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingertips after washing the hair with cold water.

1. (Amla) oil from the Indian gooseberry , prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil, is considered a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth. A mixture of equal quantities of fresh amla juice, and lime juice used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.
2. Lettuce (salad-ka-patta) is useful in preventing hair loss through deficiencies. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is said to help the growth of hair if drunk to the extent of half-a-litre a day. The juice of alfalfa (lucerne) in combination with these juices is rich in, elements which are particularly useful for the growth of hair. While preparing alfalfa juice, fresh leaves of the plant should be used.
3. Daily application of refined coconut oil, mixed with lime water and lime juice on the hair, prevents loss of hair and lengthens it. Application of the juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also considered beneficial.
4. Mustard oil, boiled with henna (mehndi) leaves, is useful for the healthy growth of hair. About 250 grams of mustard oil should be boiled in a tin basin. A little quantity of henna leaves should be gradually put in this oil till about 60 grams of these leaves are thus burnt in the oil. The oil should then be filtered through a cloth and stored well in a bottle. Regular massage of the head with this oil will produce abundant hair.
5. Another effective remedy for loss of hair is the application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging it into the hair roots. It will nourish the hair and promote hair growth. Coconut milk is prepared by grinding coconut shavings and squeezing it well.
6. Washing the hair with a paste of cooked black gram (urad dal) and fenugreek (methi) leaves lengthens the hair. A fine paste made from pigeon pea or red gram (arhar dal) can also be applied regularly with beneficial results on bald patches. Regular use of castor oil as a hair oil helps the luxuriant growth of the hair.
7. Certain remedies have also been found useful in case of patchy loss of hair. The seeds of lime and black pepper seeds, ground to a fine paste, is a valuable remedy. This paste, applied on the patches, has a mildly irritant action. This increases blood circulation to the affected areas and stimulates hair growth. The paste should be applied twice a day for a few weeks.
8. Another useful remedy for the patchy loss of hair is the paste of liquorice (mulethi) made by grinding the pieces in milk with a pinch of saffron. This paste should be applied over the bald patches before going to bed at night.

Have a better idea what to do now? Natural remedies could be just the one you need for you hair loss solution. GOOD LUCK!