Category: Hair Loss in Men

Hair loss in men is much more common than hair loss in women. It is said to affect the majority of men over the age of 30. It is also very prevalent in men over the age of 21. You might be surprised to learn just how young it begins to affect men. However, the good news is that it can be treated. In this hair loss for men section of the Hair Growth Pills website we will get to the bottom of this problem. We will offer a wealth of solutions to help you cure it.

Hair loss can be a difficult thing to deal with. However, there are a number of cures out there that you can try. These will be discussed in this section and they will cover everything from medications and supplements, to simple vitamins and foods. There is so much you can do and hair loss is often just a symptom of a lack of care and attention. So, snap back into shape and do something about that baldness!

Understanding Traction Alopecia (Treatment, Cure, Regrowth)

Understanding Traction Alopecia (Treatment, Cure, Regrowth)

 

Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia is one of the many forms of hair loss and alopecia. It is one that can affect a great number of people and one that can do serious damage to their hair. But just what is traction alopecia, what are the cures (if any) and are there any ways you can limit your chances of getting it in the first place?

In this guide we will answer those questions, targeting the following frequently asked questions as well:

  • What is Traction Alopecia?
  • How to Treat Traction Alopecia?
  • Will It Last Forever?
  • How to Reverse Traction Alopecia?
  • How to Grow my Edges Back from Traction Alopecia?

If you have your own questions about this condition that are not listed above, they may still be covered below. If not, feel free to get in touch through our Contact Page. We are always look to advise and inform and these questions and answers are one of the ways in which we do that.

What is Traction Alopecia?

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that occurs through trauma, as opposed to anything happening within the cell or the body. It is the result of direct pressure applied to the hair, as opposed to the immune system response that is alopecia areata and the (potential) genetic cause of alopecia universalis.

Traction Alopecia Causes: Hairstyles

Traction Alopecia Causes

In most cases, traction alopecia occurs a direct result of something that the patient has done to their own hair. Therefore, preventing this condition is as simple as following proper haircare regimes and avoiding the use of tight hairstyles.

The most common hairstyle that causes traction alopecia is a tight ponytail. This is a hairstyle that many women have adopted since they were young. In some cases it is a hairstyle that was forced upon them by a parent; one that they have simply grown accustomed to. In other cases it is done because neat and tidy hair is considered to be better suited for the professional world or for playing sports.

Other hairstyles that can cause traction alopecia include braids, corn-rows and pigtails. It is also very common in women who wear weaves. In this case the hair is often pinned down in order to keep it out of sight. All of these styles apply constant pressure to the roots of the hair and that pressure, over time, can lead to follicle damage. The hair becomes weaker, it falls out, and the hair follicle suffers damage.

Traction Alopecia Causes: Headgear and Chemicals

If you use a lot of chemicals in your hair then you may also be putting yourself at risk for this condition. There is a related condition known as central cicatricial centrifugal alopecia that is very common in African American women who wear tight hairstyles and use a lot of chemicals such as dyes and relaxers. This combination causes serious traction alopecia and can present with more serious and considerably more visible signs that those that present following tight ponytails and pigtails.

There is also a risk in people who regularly wear tight-fitting headgear. Contrary to the old wives’ tale, your hair will not suffer greatly through a lack of the open air getting to it, so baseball caps and other hats are rarely a problem. However, helmets and other tight-fitting headgear are. They can rub the scalp and tug at the hair. If this happens over an extended period of time then symptoms of traction alopecia can present.

How to Stop Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia Cure

The good news is that you can still wear a ponytail while avoiding traction alopecia. The same goes for the other hairstyles that may trigger this condition. It is not the styles that are the issue, but the way they are applied. For instance, there is nothing innately wrong with a ponytail providing the hair is loose and not tight.

By putting your hair into a tight ponytail you may be limiting stray hairs and the chance of it coming undone. But you’re also putting your roots under a lot of stress and that’s what can lead to traction alopecia.

Traction Alopecia Symptoms

Small, localized hair loss is the main thing to look out for. This often occurs in the area of most pressure. Where ponytails are concerned, it might be the hairline. Because the hair loss is forced, the bald or balding region may also be red and sore, which means it is possible for it to be mistaken for a bacterial infection.

To make sure this is not the case, anyone who suspects that they have traction alopecia and is presenting with red/sore spots, should first consult with an expert.

Traction Alopecia Treatment

Prevention is the best cure in this case. Make sure you don’t wear tight headgear or hairstyles; keep the use of chemicals to a minimum. If you do this then you are eliminating the possibility of traction alopecia.

Traction Alopecia Cure

Of course, the above information is no good if you have already done the damage and the traction alopecia is already presenting with symptoms. If this is the case then there are a few things that you can do to help. There are no medications that can reverse traction alopecia, so things like Minoxidil will not likely work, but you should still dose on hair vitamins and natural oils in order to strengthen the hair and to nurture the damaged follicles.

The most effective cures for traction alopecia are localized hair transplants. These basically remove hair from one place (often the back of your head) and transplant it into the bald spot area. Because they take the full follicles and not just the hair, it will continue to sprout hair and grow as normal over time.

There are other treatments that may also be able to help, including the PRP hair loss treatment. However, it seems that hair transplants are the way to go.

Is Traction Alopecia Reversible?

Is Traction Alopecia Reversible?

If you stop doing damage to your hair, nurture the bald spot back into growth, then you should be okay. But you may have done serious damage to the hair follicles and it may take a very long time for them to heal and for hair to grow back. Still, it is unlikely that the damage done would last for a lifetime, unless you have another hair loss condition or unless you continue to do damage to your hair.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil for Traction Alopecia

One of the best oils out there for protecting and nourishing your hair to the root is Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Like all castor oil this is rich in Vitamin E and the oil itself can also protect and lock in moisture. It is by no means a magic cure. Nothing is. However, it should be able to help in some way and at the very least it will speed up the process of hair growth.

Understanding Alopecia Universalis (Causes, Treatment, Cure and Regrowth Rate)

Understanding Alopecia Universalis (Causes, Treatment, Cure and Regrowth Rate)

Alopecia Universalis

There are several different types of alopecia, but alopecia universalis is often considered to be the worst of them. Patients with this form of hair loss often experience full loss of their hair, as opposed to the bald patches that appear as a result of conditions like alopecia areata.

In fact, alopecia universalis is actually an advanced form of alopecia areata. It is not a life threatening condition and there are no serious issues beyond hair loss. But because of the severity of hair loss caused by this condition it’s still a serious issue and one that all alopecia sufferers fear.

But what are the causes and the cures; and how quick is alopecia universalis hair regrowth, if it exists at all?

What is Alopecia Universalis?

Alopecia universalis is often shortened to “AU” and it also goes by the name “alopecia areata universalis”. It is essentially a severe form of hair loss in which the sufferer losses all of the hair on their head, as well as eyebrows and eyelashes. Such drastic hair loss can have a severely detrimental effect on the sufferer. It can impact on their mental health and their confidence levels. However, it doesn’t cause any actual physical symptoms or issues.

Not a great deal is known about this condition. But we are beginning to understand more and more about it each day. Studies are being conducted, tests are being undertaken and there are many promising results. Right now, however, are still many more questions than there are answers. We have a long way to go.

Alopecia Universalis Causes

Alopecia Universalis Cure

It is currently thought that alopecia universalis is an autoimmune disorder, although no one can say with absolute certainty. It is also believed that there is some genetic factor involved, as it seems like as many as 1 in 5 sufferers have some kind of family history. This is much more than simple coincidence can account for and while it does not mean that your alopecia universalis is caused by a family member or that you are guaranteed to get it if a family member has it, it certainly increases the chances.

The hair loss is likely caused by the body’s immune system attacking the hair follicles. This cause can make alopecia universalis—and indeed many other forms of alopecia—very difficult to treat. Hair loss vitamins for instance, are designed to boost the body, to improve well being and to assist with growth as a result. Hair loss medications work in a similar way. For instance, drugs like finasteride working by reducing the levels of DHT in the body, which is known to have a negative impact on hair growth.

But because alopecia universalis can be present in an otherwise healthy body, those treatments very rarely work. In fact, a healthy immune system is just as likely to cause as much damage as an unhealthy one.

Alopecia Universalis Treatment

Alopecia Universalis Treatment

As mentioned above, there are very few alopecia universalis treatments out there. However, that might change in the future as a lot of work is being done in this field and there are some interesting results coming out of it.

There have been a number of positive trials regarding medications like Imiquimod, which is often used to treat genital warts. The psoriasis drug Tofacitinib may also have some benefits when it comes to alopecia universalis treatment. However, these are still very early stages. It will likely take a few years before we can say with any certainly whether these drugs—or any other drugs—can cure alopecia universalis.

Alopecia Universalis Cure

While it could be a few years before anyone finds a alopecia universalis cure with regards to medications, there are some things you can do now that might be able to help. These things have been discussed before on Hair Growth Pills. There are a lot of positive studies out there about them.

They include PRP. This is a hair loss treatment that sounds a bit barbaric, but is rooted in science. Hair transplants may be even more effective. This is surgery, it’s expensive and it is not completely safe, but it’s something that works more or less every time.

Of course, you need healthy hair follicles for this to be effective and they aren’t always easy to come by in patients who have alopecia universalis. In many cases the hair follicles will be taken from the back of the neck, which may not be possible. They can also be taken from elsewhere on the body though.

This is something that you will need to discuss with your surgeon. They will weigh up the pros and the cons, taking your condition into account as well.

Alopecia Universalis Hair Regrowth

Alopecia Universalis Hair Regrowth

Alopecia universalis hair regrowth is very rare if no treatment is applied. In fact, it’s also rare even if treatment is applied. However, it is not completely unheard of. There are stories of people with alopecia universalis completely regrowing their hair, even though they lost all hair on their head, face and body.

This has happened over the short term and the long term. But it seems more common in patients who have only recently lost all of their hair. It’s very rare and there are only a handful of documented cases out there. But it does give many patients with alopecia universalis hope. It gives them hope that their hair may grow back; it gives them hope that there is a cure out there and that this condition is not permanent, even though it may feel like it is.

Just like everything else associated with this condition no one really knows what happened in these cases. There is therefore no way to replicate them or even to learn from them. But it does bode well for the future and just adds further weight to the belief that there is a alopecia universalis cure out there somewhere.

So, keep researching, keep hoping. You never know, they might find the cure tomorrow; you could have a full head of hair within a matter of weeks or months.

Who Wear a Toupee? Pat Sajak, Seth McFarlane, Ken Burns, Rand Paul

Who Wear a Toupee? Pat Sajak, Seth McFarlane, Ken Burns, Rand Paul

Which Celebs Wear Toupees

When we’re not worrying about going bald, gray, or getting lice, it seems that we’re fascinated about everyone else going bald, turning gray or getting lice. One of the most commonly asked questions on Google is, “Does [Insert Celebrity] wear a toupee? With everyone from Seth Macfarlane to Pat Sajak being thrust into the spotlight.

We’re already discussed bald actors, and that article generated a lot of interest. So, now it’s time for toupees as we dive into the rumor mill.

Does Pat Sajak Wear a Toupee?

Does Pat Sajak Wear a Toupee?

Everyone’s favorite grandfather figure, Pat Sajak, was the host of Wheel of Fortune and while he is no longer a common feature on prime time TV, he has earned himself legendary status in this industry.

If you punch his name into Google you’ll see suggestions raising from, “Does Pat Sajak have a tattoo?” to “does Pat Sajak wear a toupee?”. We can’t comment on the former, and we’re not really bothered either way, but we can offer some insight into the latter.

In a 2008 episode of Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak pulled off a toupee and revealed his bald head, thereby kickstarting this speculation that would follow him around in the years that followed. This was an April fool though, and believe it or not, that’s his real hair.

That might be hard to believe for a 70 year old as he probably has better hair than half of the younger men reading this article. But that doesn’t mean he’s bald. It just means that he knows how to take care of himself. And he’s probably using finasteride like every other man his age.

Seth MacFarlane Toupee

Does Seth MacFarlane Wear a Toupee?

It’s fair to say that Seth Macfarlane polarizes opinion. The Family Guy creator has as many haters as he has fans, and we’re guessing that the questions of, “Does Seth Macfarlane wear a toupee” littering Google come from the former and not the latter.

This rumor started after before-and-after pictures began circulating showing a receding hairline one year and a full head of hair the next. It’s hard to say for certain and we’re not going to comment either way. We would have thought that he would sooner opt for a hair transplant than a wig, but the majority of celeb watchers out there are convinced that Seth Macfarlane does wear a toupee.

Ken Burns Toupee

The public are divided on this. But the same has been said for Ken Burns that has been said for Trump: if it is a toupee, then it’s a really bad one.

Ken Burns’ hair might look like it’s not real, but that has more to do with a really bad hairstyle than a wig. Or so we like to think. Because there is a good chance he just bought a really shitty wig and is getting his money’s worth regardless of how stupid it looks.

Does Lt Joe Kenda Wear a Toupee?

On the subject of bad hair/terrible toupee…this one actually seems to be a wig. The rumor mill is very confident of that, even though it looks like a loose fitting mop that was thrown at him from a great height.

It seems that the Homicide Hunter Lt Joe Kenda does wear a toupee, even if it’s a little hard to believe.

Does Rand Paul Wear a Toupee?

Does Rand Paul Wear a Toupee?

With an exception of the president, who has few hair problems of his own, politicians rarely find themselves the subject of such aesthetic curiosity. Most of the time the public is only interested in whether or not they are secretly having an affair and whether their mouth moves when they talk, or if they are actually speaking out of their asses.

In Rand Paul’s case, it seems all of the attention is on his hairpiece, or lack thereof. So does Rand Paul wear a toupee?

This one is actually very easy to answer. Many people have gotten close enough to confirm and have openly stated that he doesn’t wear a wig. It may not look like it, but it seems that that’s his own hair.

Does William Shatner Wear a Toupee?

Depending on which site or publication you read, Shatner has either worn a wig all of his life or has never worn one. The truth is probably the latter. William Shatner plays on the myth that he wears or has worn a toupee, but he doesn’t actually wear one.

In fact, for much of his life William Shatner has had great hair, with only light thinning on top. In his later years he began to developing a receding hairline, but he has still steered clear of wearing a wig.

Kevin Spacey Toupee

Does Kevin Spacey Wear a Toupee?

Kevin Spacey is a living legend, one of the true greats of Hollywood. But as much as we respect him and admire him, his hair clearly isn’t on the same page. Spacey has been progressively going bald over the last decade or so and seems to have taken to wearing a toupee to cover up lately.

Which Other Celebs Wear a Toupee?

The “do they wear a toupee” question has also been asked about many other stars. Here is a quick rundown of the ones who seem to get the most attention:

  • Ted Danson: In Cheers Danson played a bar owner who was very proud of his looks and his hair in particular. But in later years Ted Danson would admit to wearing a toupee. At least he’s not trying to hide it.
  • John Travolta: We have asked does John Travolta wear a toupee before, and we arrived at the conclusion that he almost certainly has something going on, but has most likely had a hair transplant.
  • Sean Connery: Rumor is, SeaN Connery has been bald since he made his name as the secret agent with the license to kill and a collection of STDs that are just as deadly. Most of that time he has embraced his baldness, but in the times you’ve seen him with hair there is a good chance it was a wig.
  • Karl Ravech: We’re almost certain that Karl Ravech wears a toupee, and the internet seems to agree with us on that one.
  • Steve Harvey: It seems the internet is more concerned with whether or not Steve Harvey has veneers than whether he wears a toupee. But this is still question that makes regular appearances. No one can answer this with 100% certainty as no one close to him has come forward to make a definite statement either way. But if you study his TV appearances it certainly looks like Steve Harvey a toupee.

One More Note

It’s worth mentioning that in many cases we can’t say for sure whether any of these people actually wear a toupee or not. This was all written in jest and we did less research than your Facebook friends do when they begin sharing articles about cancer cures and Elvis sightings.

So, in the unlikely event that anyone mentioned in this article actually reads this and gets offended by it, we sincerely apologize. And….please don’t sue us.

How to Stop Hair Breakage (Causes, Cures, Prevent)

How to Stop Hair Breakage (Causes, Cures, Prevent)

How to Stop Hair Breakage?

It’s important to know how to stop hair breakage, because this is one of the main triggers for hair loss. The thinner and weaker your hair is, the more prone to breakage it will be. And when that happens then you run the risk of losing clumps of hair.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to limit this issue and to ensure your hair remains strong and healthy. This is guide on how to stop hair breakage we will show you those ways and ensure you are well prepared.

What Causes Hair Breakage?

There are a number of things that can cause hair breakage and in many cases it is a combination of the things that are at fault. For instance, one major cause of hair breakage is poor nutrition. If you’re not getting enough vitamins, minerals and amino acids, then your body doesn’t have what it needs to go through the hair growth cycle properly and to grow long, thick and strong hair.

At the same time, if you have a tight hairstyle and are constantly putting your hair under stress, then it may break. After all, it’s weaker, it’s less capable of holding-up under duress and it will simply give-way and rip when healthy hair might remain.

This is what happens to many women who weave weaves. Naomi Campbell is a great example. Many paps have snapped images of her hairline, exposing all the damage she has done through the years. We’re not going to comment on her diet, but she’s a supermodel, and they aren’t known for getting a lot of essential nutrition. She has also worn a weave for most of her career, compressing her real hair underneath.

How to Prevent Hair Breakage

Prevent Hair Breakage

The best way to prevent hair breakage is to maintain a healthy diet. You can not underestimate the importance of this where healthy hair is concerned. You need to consume a healthy balance of protein, amino acids, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Zinc and a host of other vitamins and minerals. In some cases, such as zinc, a deficiency can cause your hair to break, thin or fall out. In other cases, vitamins are essential in the hair growth cycle and they are needed by the body to produce healthy hair.

So, it goes without saying that if you don’t get enough of the things that your body needs, then it’s not going to be able to do its job properly and it’s not going to grow healthy hair. You should also avoid smoking and drinking. Tobacco contains a lot of toxic chemicals that can have an adverse effect on your hair, limiting growth via consumption and even through your hair regularly being exposed to the smoke. While alcohol can dehydrate you, which can deprive your cells of the water they need to thrive.

How to Stop Breakage in Hair?

Want to know how to stop hair breakage if the process has already begun? Well, it’s a little harder, but it’s still possible. Nutrition is still essential here, and it is never too late to start getting plenty of vitamins and minerals, such as those listed above. You can also look into hair growth shampoos and hair growth supplements that are designed to strengthen keratin and to promote hair growth. Not only will this help new hairs to come through, but it will ensure they are in better condition when they do.

There are also oils that you can use to strengthen your hair. These will ensure that your hair is protected against further damage and it will also create a barrier, locking in more moisture, more nutrients and more of the things that your hair needs to remain strong.

How to Help Hair Breakage in Men

Argan oil and olive oil are really good for this. You can also create a formula of your own, adding something that is rich in vitamins and minerals to the oil. Alternatively, you can use a concoction like Wild Growth Hair Oil. This is one of the best selling hair products out there and while it might not help to speed up hair growth or get rid of bald patches, it can certain help to strengthen your hair.

The question of how to stop hair breakage is as important for men as it is for women, even if they don’t enquire about this issue as much as women do. That’s all down to the fact that women have longer hair. The longer the hair is, the more prone you are to problems with breakage and the more likely you are to notice those problems.

If you are a man and this is a serious problem, one that is not remedied with proper care and nutrition, then you should look to use products like Finasteride. This is approved for use in men and it is one of the most effective treatments out there. It can help with receding hair lines, it can help with pattern baldness, and it can help with many other issues as well.

How to Help Hair Breakage in Women

Stop Hair Breakage?

As mentioned above, women suffer from this issue more than men, but women can’t use Finasteride. They can use Minoxidil though and they can also use many formulas and shampoos that contain this medication. In women the issue of hair breakage typically has a more obvious cause.

It can be the result of a change in hormones, whether from the menopause, pregnancy or their menstrual cycle. It can also be the result of certain hairstyles and treatments, from dyes and bleaches, to weaves, tight ponytails and more.

Conclusion: How to Stop Hair Breakage

So, now you should have a good idea of how to stop hair breakage. However, you need to remember that, in extreme cases, none of the above will be relevant. It may be that your hair breakage is caused by something different and something more serious. So, if none of the above has any positive impact, or if the condition only seems to be getting worse, then you should seek assistance from a doctor.

Even if it turns out that nothing is wrong, they may sill be able to give some advice or prescribe some of the medications and supplements mentioned above.

Can Dandruff Cause Hair Loss?

Can Dandruff Cause Hair Loss?

Can Dandruff Cause Hair Loss?

It’s a question we get asked a lot here on Hair Growth Pills: Can Dandruff Cause Hair Loss?

We have covered both of these issues extensively on this site but this is the first time they have crossed for us. So, is this is genuine concern? Will that dandruff lead to more serious conditions like hair loss if it is left untreated. In this article we ask “can dandruff cause hair loss”, while also asking if this seemingly harmless issue can lead to other problems.

Can Dandruff Cause Hair Loss?

So, can dandruff cause hair loss? Well, there is a strong connection between these two conditions and this is not as easily or as quickly dismissed as you might imagine.

Firstly, the presence of dandruff and hair loss could be caused by a severe case of dermatitis. This is a skin condition that can leave your scalp very dry, itchy and inflamed, which in turn can lead to a host of skin and hair problems. There are simple cures for this problem, but it can take time, it is unpleasant and it’s a scary thing to deal with when the first symptoms present.

Dandruff and hair loss can also be the result of fungal infections and mites. These are very rare and are completely different to hair lice and other common issues. They can be the result of ringworm, which is an inflammation, or parasites. Typically, they will be easy to spot and there are also some very straightforward treatments for them. It is important to treat these quickly as they can lead to other problems.

How to Cure Dandruff and Hair Loss

Dandruff and Hair Loss

So, in answer to the question of “can dandruff cause hair loss?” we can safely answer in the negative. However, the former is often linked with the latter and the two can go hand in hand. If that has happened to you then there is a good chance that you have a more serious condition and that you need to contemplate addressing both of these issues, as opposed to focusing on a single one.

Your first step should be to seek help from a doctor. They will determine just what the issue is, before helping you to seek treatment for it. It might require a simple course of vitamins and minerals; it might involve a change in diet; or they might give you some medication.

In this case the worst thing you can do is to jump straight into using a product like Minoxidil, whether it’s in its original form or in the form of a shampoo like Follinique. If you have a scalp condition precipitating your hair loss, then such a treatment may do more harm than good.

So, get advice, make sure you know what the issue is and what’s causing it, and then start looking into some treatments.

Associated Symptoms

If you are suffering from inflammation then it may be a sign of a skin condition or a parasite, as mentioned above. In such cases it will likely present as a rough, hot and itchy patch. Due to its positioning you may not be able to see it, but if you can then it will likely be inflamed (raised and red).

If there is a bald patch around a certain area then it is likely you are suffering from a parasitic infection. But it could also be that this bald patch is unrelated. A bald patch that does not have any hair growing and is not red or inflamed is likely the result of a form of alopecia where the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles. This is not necessarily indicative of anything more serious though and this particular form of alopecia very rarely causes complete hair loss. It is also unlikely to cause dandruff, and that does present then it will probably be the result of another issue.

Dandruff and Hair Loss: Serious Causes

If you do use Minoxidil, then you may also experience dandruff. This is a rare side effect from treatment, as it can dry out the scalp. Of course, on its own dandruff is less of a problem than hair loss and it is also easily cured (see our Dandruff Cure article to learn more).

Other shampoos, dyes and chemicals can also lead to both dandruff and hair loss. This is why it’s important to restrict the amount of chemicals that you put on your hair and to try and use all-natural products where possible. You can learn how to create many healthy and natural shampoos on this site, combining products like castor oil, coconut oil, and many other healthy oils, minerals and vitamins.

Dandruff and Hair Loss: Harmless Causes

Dandruff Cause Hair Loss

When both of these issues present together then there are only two likely causes. The first of these is simply poor care and hygiene. If you are not eating right, you’re not getting enough vitamins/minerals, and you’re not drinking enough fluid. The other is if you’re putting your hair under a lot of stress, whether by using hot irons, or by brushing too vigorously. The same applies if you use a lot of chemicals on your hair, as mentioned above, although in this case it’s likely that you have done more damage and you will have a harder time reversing it.

There are even more innocuous causes though. For instance, we all lose around 100 hairs per day anyway and the hair is in a constant three-stage cycle of growth, regeneration and stagnation. If there is a slight deviation in this cycle and too much hair remains in the stagnation stage and not enough in the growth stage, then you may experience more hair loss than usual. This can also happen after you have given birth, when your body gets rid of the hair that it held onto during the pregnancy.

If you spending a lot of time in a centrally heated house at the same time; if you’re using a new shampoo or hair spray that doesn’t agree with you; or if you just haven’t adapted well to a change in season, then you may suffer from dandruff. It is not unusual for these things to happen together and in this case it’s completely innocent and will not likely lead to anything more serious.

Can Stress Cause Hair Loss? (Causes, Treatments, More)

Can Stress Cause Hair Loss? (Causes, Treatments, More)

Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

There is no single cause of hair loss, nor is there a single type of hair loss. This makes questions like, Can Stress Cause Hair Loss? somewhat difficult to answer. On the one hand, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. It can cause hair loss and it can also cause many other conditions. On the other hand it’s a little more complicated, because there are many types of hair loss, stress and problems that occur alongside both of them.

To make this a little clearer and to answer the question if “can stress cause hair loss” in full, we have created this guide. We don’t do anything by half here on Hair Growth Pills, so read on for all of the info you need on this subject.

How Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

There are many forms of hair loss that are stress related. These include:

  • Alopecia Areta: This is the most common type of hair loss. The body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles, effectively killing them off and leaving bald patches, but only after large clumps of hair have fallen out.
  • Telogen Effluvium: We all lose around 100 hairs ever day. This condition basically just refers to a condition where more hair than normal falls out. It is caused by a change in the hair growth cycle, with the body telling the hair to shed more than usual.
  • Trichotillomania: This is a condition whereby the sufferer pulls out their own hair. It is a disorder that is often cased or triggered by stress, and it can happen without the sufferer realizing that they are doing it.

If you are suffering from stress and are losing hair because of it, then there is a good chance you have one of these issues.

Does Stress Make Your Hair Fall Out?

Directly, stress will not make you hair fall out. But indirectly it can lead to and trigger the conditions mentioned above, and they can definitely make your hair fall out. Stress can also do a lot of damage to your hair and your scalp, whether through the increase in certain hormones, or because you’re tugging/pulling at it in moments of high stress and anxiety.

Why Does Stress Cause Hair Loss

Stress can wreck havoc on the human mind, and cause all kind of problems with the body at the same time. It is a serious condition that essentially triggers a primal response. In the past, moments of high stress and worry may have been the result of nearby predators or other dangers. This state ensured we were ready and focused on the issue at hand.

It was a short-term thing, and something that just doesn’t suit modern humans and the modern world, especially when you consider that “encroaching predators” has morphed into “financial concerns” or “problems at work”.

So, You Really Can Lose Hair From Stress?

Will Stress Lead to Hair Loss?

Yes. In fact, not only can stress cause hair loss, but it can lead to make other problems as well. And if the stress is so severe that it is causing complete hair loss, then it means there’s a good chance it is also doing damage elsewhere.

Can Stress Cause Permanent Hair Loss

In some ways, yes. After all, if the stress is not cured then there is a good chance that the hair loss will continue to be a problem. In many cases, people just don’t get rid of he stress from their lives and it always lingers somewhere in the background, even when they have convinced themselves that it is no longer an issue.

That’s because getting rid of stress isn’t as easy as simply saying, “I’m no longer going to stress over things”. It’s a process that involves forcing yourself to experience less anger, less frustration, and to react less with your emotions and more with your brain. It is something that requires a change of job, a change of lifestyle and a change of mindset.

If the stress remains, then the hair loss will likely always be a problem. And if this continues for a number of years then there is a chance that you will do some irreparable damage. However, this is quite rare and the truth is you should always be able to recover from the damage caused by stress.

To make sure of this, just follow the processes outlined below, making sure your hair gets the nutrients it needs and turning to medications and supplements to help speed up the process.

Will Hair Grow Back After Stress?
Will Hair Grow Back After Stress?

So, now that you know the answer to the question of “can stress cause hair loss”, it’s time to do something about it. De-stressing is easier said than done. But it is something that you need to deal with as soon as it arrives. Not only can stress cause hair loss, but it can also lead to mental health disorders, heart problems, and countless other issues.

It is something that affects every inch of us and something that does serious damage to our mental and physical health. So, weather you are just noticing hair loss caused by stress, or it has been something that has been ongoing for a number of years, the following can help:

Eat Well

: A well-rounded profile of vitamins and minerals, as well as essential fatty acids, can all help. Minerals like zinc and magnesium can help with cognitive function; many vitamins can boost wellbeing and decrease anxiety; while the antioxidants you get almost as a byproduct of a good diet can bring down inflammation and other issues that can be a direct cause of stress and can lead to many problems.

Exercise

: You can’t underestimate the power of a little exercise. If you sit around doing nothing all day but stagnating, then those anxiety and stress levels will build. Get out and about. Go for a run or a walk. Exercise, but make sure you do it in the open air.

Take Time for Yourself

: If your work defines you then it will also control your health, dragging your down, putting you on edge constantly. The more it consumes you, the less time you have to enjoy yourself and the more pressure and stress you feel on a daily basis. So, take time off, stop thinking about work so much and have some you time.

How to Treat Thinning Hair (Causes, Cures, Prevent and Stop)

How to Treat Thinning Hair (Causes, Cures, Prevent and Stop)

How to Treat Thinning Hair

Thinning hair is a problem that many men and women face. It is a problem that can lead to hair loss and can be just as uncomfortable to deal with. In this guide we will show you how to treat thinning hair, while also dealing with ways you can prevent, cure and stop the problem.

There is a lot to learn, a lot to uncover. So read on and learn how to treat thinning today.

Is My Hair Thinning?

Before you learn how to treat thinning hair you need to recognize if you actually have this problem. It is important to differentiate between hair that is thinning, hair that is receding, hair that is falling out and hair that is just naturally fair.

Thinning hair doesn’t refer to strands of hair getting thinner. Instead, it refers to a reduction in the number of hairs on your head, or to a “thinning out” of your hair. It’s hair loss, but there can often be many different causes and it’s not always as closely linked to alopecia as many other forms of hair loss are.

Why is My Hair Thinning?

Treat Thinning Hair

There may be many reasons that your hair is thinning. Before you learn how to treat thinning hair, it is important to understand why it is thinning in the first place.

If your hair is weak and is breaking easily, then it may be down to poor nutrition or care. It may be that you are not getting essential vitamins (as explained in our Hair Vitamins article) and minerals. It may be down to tight hair styles, stress, hormones or an excessive use of chemicals, as explained in our men’s hair loss and women’s hair loss pages.

What Causes Thinning Hair?

There are a few important things to note when learning how to treat thinning hair. It is not always easy to determine what causes thinning hair as there are so many different causes. A doctor can help you to pinpoint these, but you can also find the answer yourself by taking a look at your lifestyle and reading the many articles we have on hair loss here on Hair Growth Pills.

Before we get to that though, let’s take a look a some key indicators that should point to easy explanations:

  • Receding Hairline: If you are a man above the age of 40 and you have been suffering from a receding hairline for sometime, only to now have thinning hair on the top as well, then there is a good chance that your issue is causes by hormones or by genetics. In this case there are ways that you can stop the problem from causing too much damage, but there may be little you can do to stop it.
  • Post Pregnancy: We all lose around 100 hairs a day, but when you are pregnant these hairs remain in place, only to fall out after the baby is born. So, excessive hair loss in this case may simply be your head getting rid of all that extra hair. If the hair is thinning, then it will likely be the result of hormones and/or a deficiency in certain minerals like iron or zinc.
  • Falling Out, Weak: If your hair is weak, constantly breaking and falling out, then it may be the result of a lack of certain vitamins. Your body needs B Vitamins, Vitamin C and more to grow strong and healthy hair. Without them, it will struggling.

How to Prevent Thinning Hair?

Cure Thinning Hair

As mentioned above, you can only learn how to treat thinning hair when you know what is causing the problem to begin with. This is fairly easy to do though. Sometimes the way the hair is receding may tell you. Sometimes your age, your lifestyle and other factors may be a good indicator.

If you are drinking enough fluids, if you are eating a balanced diet, if you are not stressed and not putting your hair under any undue stress, then you are giving yourself everything you need to prevent thinning hair. If that is still not enough, then there is likely going to be something else at play.

There are many potential causes, some easier to fix than others. But by making sure you have a healthy foundation then you are giving your hair a strong foundation on which to grow. At best it will treat thinning hair completely. At worst it will still help your hair to grow strong, even if it doesn’t completely get rid of the thinning, breaking or falling out issue.

How to Stop Hair From Thinning?

Stop Thinning Hair

As mentioned above, it’s all about doing what you can to support growth and to make sure you are well prepared and you are perfectly healthy. This should always be your first step, because it can never hurt to give your body essential nutrients like this. However, if it doesn’t do anything to help you stop your thinning hair, then there are other treatments that you can do.

For men above the age of forty, one of the very best treatments out there is Finasteride. This can help with problems of the prostate, as well as hair loss. It is a wonder drug for older men and can help to limit the production of DHT, which is what causes these problems. Men can also safely use Minoxidil, which is also approved for use in women (unlike Finasteride, which is most definitely not).

This is a topical solution and one that can be found in a host of generic formulas, shampoos and more. It has varying results, but most users report positive results when they use it for at least a few months, which is what the label recommends.

There are other treatments that can be tried as well, from essential oils like tea tree and lavender oil; to fatty oils like olive oil and argan oil; and much more. You can find a wealth of information on the Hair Growth Pills website to help you with these conditions and to limit/stop thinning hair. But your first stop is to make sure you eat a healthy, balanced diet and drink plenty of water.

Receding Hair in Men: What is it and How to Cure It

Receding Hair in Men: What is it and How to Cure It

Receding Hair in Men

If there is anything a man hates more about aging than a beer gut, grey hair and that noise you begin to make when you stand-up, it’s a receding hairline. Receding hair in men is not attractive by any stretch of the imagination. There are people who will find you attractive if you are bald. There are people who will happily ignore bald spots, thinning hair and damaged hair, as well as grey hair. But when it comes to a receding hairline, no one finds it attractive.

To make matters worse, receding hair in men is very common. It’s something that most men will experience at one point in their lives. Most of the time it happens when they are older, but for many men it happens at a young age and it’s hard to take.

It’s not all bad though. There are things you can to to limit the damage done by a receding hairline. The trick is to make sure that you start early enough. When you do that then you can avoid this issue setting in at a later date and branding you as an unattractive, hairless monster.

Receding Hair in Men: What is it?

A receding hairline is where the front of the hairline recedes, often creating an “M” shape. This begins with a simple recession. Before long, the M shape forms and if nothing is done to stop it then all of the hair on top of the head will begin to thin or fall out. At this point, a comb-over is often applied, which is another way of saying, “I give up”, as well as, “I don’t own a mirror” (find some better styles in our Hairstyles for Balding Men article).

This issue can be caused by a number of factors. Bald spots and other hair loss is often caused by alopecia, but with receding hair in men the main culprit is genetics. Simply put, if your father suffered from the condition early on, then there is a good chance you’ll start to see the same issue develop at an equally young age.

Hormones also play a role, as does stress, diet and a number of environmental factors. In some cases, there is very little you can do to stop it completely, but you can slow it down. In most cases, there is something you can do to stop it and there may even be something you can do to reverse it.

Receding Hair in Men: How to Stop it

Receding Hairline in Men

So, let’s imagine that you are worried about a receding hairline. What can you do to stop it? If you get in early enough, when the signs first begin to show or even before they start to show, then there is a lot you can do. If not, and if it has already started to recede, there is still something that can be done to slow the process down, including:

Healthy Lifestyle

A vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss. Not only that, but an excess of fat, processed foods and everything else that is bad for you can lead to receding hair in men. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. There are dozens of vitamins and minerals that are involved in the hair growth process, and there are also many substances that can inhibit it.

As an example, Biotin and other B Vitamins are used by your body to trigger the hair growth process. Things like amino acids are essentially the building blocks of your cells, including your hair, while a lack of zinc can cause your hair to fall out. All of this goes someway to explaining how important vitamins and minerals are and how imperative it is to have a healthy diet if you want to have a healthy hairline.

Water is also important. Hydration can work wonders for your scalp and your hair. It can limit dandruff, it can stop your hair from splitting and breaking.

So, drink plenty of water, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and make sure you avoid all of the things you know you shouldn’t be eating and drinking. That applies to cigarettes and alcohol as well, as these are toxic for your body and your hair.

Hairstyles

One of the causes of receding hair in men that may surprise you is your hairstyle. If you wear a tight weave, a tight ponytail or any other tight hairstyle then you are pulling your hair away from the hairline and damaging the follicles. The longer it stays in this position the more damage you are doing.

The same goes for wearing a cap all of the time, especially if that cap is tight around your head. You are pressing it tight to your skin, you’re keeping the air away from your hair and you’re letting all of that sweat build-up.

You’d be much better off just shaving your hair completely than putting your hair in a ponytail. Because while you wouldn’t have any hair to speak of for a short while, it would grow back, while the ponytail would damage the hair follicles, putting the under constantly stress and messing with the hair growth rate cycle.

Stress-Free

Stress is also a major cause of receding hair in men. Stress can mess with your hormones, which in turn can damage your hair and your hair line. The angrier you are, the more stressed you are and the less rest you get, the more damage you are going to do.

Of course, it’s not easy to live a stress-free life, especially if you’re the sort of person who gets wound up easily. But there are things you can do to help. Try exercising. Try yoga. Meditate. Create more time for play and spend less time working. A little less stress can go a very long way.

In fact, not only can it help with your hairline, but it may even prolong your life.

Chemical-Free

A lot of the damage we do to our hair is done almost intentionally via the use of hair dyes and other toxic products. We acknowledge that they are not healthy, but for the sake of beauty and vanity, we ignore them and just hope for the best.

If you want to avoid receding hair in men then you need to try and keep harmful chemicals, including bleach and dyes, away from your hair. There is no need to worry about synthetic shampoos and conditioners, as for the most part these are okay. Just avoid the really harmful stuff.

Receding Hair in Men: How to Cure It

Receding Hair Causes
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to cure a receding hair line. The follicles have basically stopped growing hair, and because it’s not the result of alopecia and other common conditions, it’s often very difficult to turn it around.

Don’t give up just yet though as there can be some solutions that can help you to grow hair where there was none before.

Medications

The first thing you should do is try either Minoxidil or Finasteride. Do not take them both together. Just choose one, try it, and if it doesn’t quite hit the mark then try the other one. With Finasteride you will benefit more if you are older and as a young man it’s not really a medication you should be taking or one that you will be prescribed.

Minoxidil is a different story though. This can be used by many people and it is actually prescribed to help with hair growth. Just make sure that you give it plenty of time to work (up to 6 months) and that you follow the instructions to the letter. The reason this treatment fails, more often than not, is because the instructions are ignored.

PRP

We have discussed this radical treatment in our PRP Hair Loss guide. It involves drawing blood from you, processing this blood and then injecting it into your scalp. This has been shown to work and while it sounds a little barbaric, it’s actually very safe.

The problem is, it’s quite expensive and you need a professional to perform the treatment. The fact that it involves injections is off-putting for many, but if you can get over this then it’s a treatment that’s worth considering.

Transplants

Receding Hair Cures

If you can commit to the PRP treatment but don’t think it’s going to be effective, then a hair transplant may be better suited. This is often a little more expensive, but it also worked every time, without fail. They will take hair from the back of your neck (your hair above this will flop down to cover the hair that has been removed) and they will implant this into your hairline.

This is a treatment that has been used by many celebs, as discussed in our Famous Bald Celebrities article. It’s not cheap, it’s not completely safe, it hurts a little and it takes a long time to recover. But all in all, it’s possibly the most effective way to treat receding hair in men.

Olaplex Treatment: Hair Treatment Reviews and Other Info

Olaplex Treatment: Hair Treatment Reviews and Other Info

Olaplex Hair Treatment

Olaplex hair treatment seems to be a pretty big deal in the beauty industry right now. It is getting a lot of press and it seems that beauty bloggers just can’t shut up about it. We’ve been fairly quiet on that front. But in this article we’re going to offer our opinions on Olaplex treatment, answering the following questions that have been put to us by our readers over the last few weeks:

  • What is Olaplex Hair Treatment?
  • Does Olaplex Work?
  • Is Olaplex Safe?
  • What are the Olaplex Ingredients?

Olaplex Hair Treatment

Olaplex is a revolutionary kind of hair treatment, or at least that’s what the marketing says. And the marketing has done a pretty good job here. They have opted for a very clean and simple look on the label, which is why it has earned the moniker of the “Apple of haircare” amongst our editors and reviewers. This works though and it conveys the the message that this is a premium product, one that is clinically sound, scientifically proven and is definitely not snake oil.

That’s a lot for a simple branding to convey, but trust us, it works. Somehow.

But what about the product itself? Well, there is a good chance you will have heard the hype about Olaplex hair treatment. Much like Wild Hair Growth Oil, it seems to be the “in” thing right now. Everyone is talking about it and there are countless positive reviews out there. A lot of this is, again, down to the marketing of the product and the fact that the company sent out a flood of samples prior to its launch, making sure that all major beauty sites covered it.

To be fair, we’re a little late to the party. Although, that might have something to do with the fact that we never received sample (Olaplex marketers, take not). Still, we have finally gotten around to offering our opinion on Olaplex hair treatment and that’s what this guide is all about.

What Does Olaplex Treatment Do?

Olaplex Treatment

Firstly it’s worth noting that Olaplex treatment is not designed to help you grow hair or to limit hair loss. The goal of this product is to repair damaged hair, which is something that many sufferers of hair loss also struggle with. The stronger your hair is, the less likely it is to fall out or break off, so in a way it can help with hair loss.

It is endorsed by many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian (who admittedly doesn’t have the highest standard when it comes to snoring products). It is available as a kit, known as a “At Home” kit. Inside you will find three bottles, the Olaplex No1, Olaplex No2 and Olaplex No3. These all form part of a three-stage treatment process.

The goal of the Olaplex hair treatment kit is to to strengthen and protect, and it seems to be a pretty good job of this. The problem is, you have to pay for that, and the full kit can set you back a pretty penny. In fact, single bottles of Olaplex No3 are currently selling for around $30, and that’s far from the complete package.

Olaplex Bleach

Olaplex hair treatment is particularly helpful when it comes to protecting hair during a bleaching. It is also said to be very effective at conditioning the hair of people who regularly bleach. That’s because regular bleaching and coloring can damage your hair, weakening it and even causing breakage. By using a product like this you are adding some strength back into it, or at least that’s the theory.

It’s not just for bleached hair though. You can also get some use out of Olaplex treatment if you have thinning hair or hair that has been weakened through certain hairstyles, as discussed on our Causes of Hair Loss in Men and Causes Hair Loss in Women pages.

Olaplex Ingredients

Olaplex Ingredients

Make no mistake about it, Olaplex is not a natural product and the ingredient list makes for some very dull, and occasionally scary, reading. There is nothing here that isn’t FDA approved and there are also plenty of ingredients that you will find in other shampoos. But the fact that it is not a natural product is likely to put many people off.

There are a great number of natural hair loss products on the market. This industry has been led to believe that chemicals used in certain shampoos can actually cause hair loss (something no doubt worsened by scandals such as the WEN Hair Loss case) and while that is not really the case, there may be some truth to it. That’s why companies often go out of their way to make there products natural and to ensure they can label it as such.

Olaplex treatment has not done that, but then again, this is not a hair loss product and there seems to be more of a willingness to accept chemical-containing products in the shampoo and conditioner sector.

You can see a full list of Olaplex ingredients here.

Is Olaplex Safe?

Olaplex treatment should be safe. The only real issue you will face is if you are allergic to the ingredients used. You can see a list of these in the section above, which we advise you check before placing an order. In such cases the symptoms will include skin rashes, itchiness, burns and flaky scalp. Of course, there can also be many more serious conditions, but in all honesty the same applies to most shampoos and conditioners. In regards to safety there is nothing that much different here.

Olaplex Reviews: The Good

Olaplex Reviews

There are many good reviews out there for Olaplex. It received plenty of praise from top beauty sites and bloggers and for the most part, we agree with them. This product works, there is no doubt about that. It is also easy to apply and has a smell that is pleasant. It also works and we noted that our hair really did feel stronger after a few weeks. That’s not the most scientific of tests, but it’s still a positive.

It’s worth noting that we have no affiliation with this product and we weren’t even given any freebies (the travesty!) so we are by no means obliged to give them a positive review. Speaking of which, it isn’t all good. Below we will discuss some Olaplex bad reviews, offering our own opinions about the negative aspects of Olaplex hair treatment.

Olaplex Bad Reviews

One of the issues that we have with this product, and one of the issues that many users have with it, is that it’s very expensive. It is one of the most expensive we have reviewed here on Hair Growth Pills. It is considered to be a premium product and is sold in many top salons and stores. It’s expensive because it can be expensive—it’s all part of the brand.

People know it’s a premium product because of the labelling, the endorsements and the pricing. It helps to maintain that ideal and it also gets them a few extra dollars in their pocket. From the point of view of people who operate on a tight budget, however, it’s just not viable. If you’re used to spending a few dollars on a bottle of shampoo and if you reject the notion of things like Minoxidil because it’s too expensive, then you will likely run a mile when you see the price tag of Olaplex hair treatment.

WEN Hair Loss (Lawsuit, Ingredients, Complaints and Reviews)

WEN Hair Loss (Lawsuit, Ingredients, Complaints and Reviews)

WEN Hair Loss

WEN is a hair loss product that has a great reputation for hair loss. The problem is, it causes it, it doesn’t stop it. Or at least, it does if you believe the stories and the lawsuits, which we are inclined to do.

WEN Cleansing Conditioner is a product launched by Chaz Dean Studio, which is aided by the distributer Guthy-Renker (the same people behind Proactiv+). This is a name you may recognize, because it is a name that flooded social media not so long ago with reports that it was causing hair loss at an alarming rate.

There was speculation that these reports were fake and that the apparent lawsuit that followed was just as fake. After all, this is a brand you can still purchase and a brand that is going strong. So, just what is the truth behind this? We aim to find out in this article on WEN Hair Loss, answering the following questions and more:

  • Does WEN Cause Hair Loss?
  • What Ingredient in WEN Causes Hair Loss?
  • Why Does WEN Hair Loss Cause Hair Loss?
  • Is WEN Safe?
  • Is WEN Effective?
  • What Ingredients are in WEN?

WEN Products

Firstly, it’s important to note that there are many products under the Chaz Dean WEN brand. This is a complete salon brand, with styling products, shampoos and more. Many of these products seem to get dragged into the WEN hair loss debate, but it is the WEN Cleansing Conditioner that is the root of all problems. This product is also available for pets, although we have yet to see reports of bald pets filing law suits against Chaz Dean. Unfortunately.

What is the WEN Hair Loss Case

WEN Hair Loss Case

In 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed against Chaz Dean and WEN. A collective of clients had formed the suit under the guidance of a lawyer and they were suing for apparent hair loss. The complication in this case arose following a mass of retweets, rewrites, blog posts and more.

As is usually the case with viral social media stories like this, it was a little late to the party (the mass of online activity didn’t really begin until 2015) and it got a lot of facts wrong. It seems that many salons and competing haircare brands were quick to retweet and write about the issue, so much so that they didn’t get their facts right.

That’s not to say that WEN doesn’t cause hair loss, but that it’s probably not as bad as you read, especially if you got your information from a Facebook or Twitter post.

Does WEN Cause Hair Loss?

Does WEN Cause Hair Loss

The short answer is yes, the truth isn’t quite that straightforward though. There are many customers who have reported drastic hair loss after using this product. In 2014 one such customer, who would later file a claim, reported that she lost an “abnormal amount of hair” during use and that this continued long after use. In fact, the customer continued to lose hair for many weeks after she finished using WEN Conditioner.

A few months later, a Dallas-based customer reported similar problems. She reported that “handfuls” of hair had fallen out and that many months later it had still not grown back. This customer claimed to have lost a third of her hair, causing all kinds of stress and panic, as you can imagine.

These are not the only ones to have filed a lawsuit against the brand, nor are they the only ones to report such issues. You only need to search for “WEN Hair Loss” on Google to see how far reaching these problems are. So, what is the problem?

What Ingredient in WEN Causes Hair Loss?

The main issue with all of these complaints and scare stores are that there is nothing to suggest they are unique to the product. As reported by Snopes there isn’t really anything that is extraordinarily unique in WEN that could cause it to trigger hair loss more than other products.

As you probably already know from reading our Hair Growth Pills and Hair Growth Products articles, many of the products out there use the same ingredients. They are copycats of one another. They use the same combination of ingredients, often in different amounts and with different fragrances, but with the packaging being the only real difference.

WEN ingredients used to be available on the website, but following the lawsuit they were taken down. Luckily, many sites have them and they posted them. You can see all of them below:

Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Vegetable Oil (Olus Oil), Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polysorbate 60, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Amodimethicone, Citric Acid, Menthol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hydroxycitronellal.C960

Why Does WEN Hair Loss Cause Hair Loss?

There are some nasty chemicals in there, but the same can be said for many products that we apply to our skin, and even products that we consume. There are petrochemicals and there are some nasty additives, along with what are pretty innocuous ingredients. One of this chemicals is actually banned in the EU, while others have been recommended for exclusion by certain organizations.

That doesn’t sound great, but you can pick apart any non-organic and synthetic product on the shelves and write scary things about it. The most important thing to note is that none of those are known to cause hair loss. So, it’s likely that the people who have suffered from hair loss after using WEN are allergic—knowingly or not—to one of these ingredients. It could also be that there’s an issue with the way one of those ingredients was processed or that there is something else in there not on the list.

Either way, this will likely come out in time. But as of 2017, a good three years after reports of WEN hair loss first circulated, no one has conclusive evidence to pinpoint a particular hair loss ingredient.

WEN Hair loss Case: Where is it Now?

WEN Ingredients

So, just where is the WEN hair loss situation now? Well, in 2015 200 women joined a class action lawsuit against the brand behind the product. In late 2016 settlement approval was granted and a figure of $26 million was applied. As of 2017, this is still ongoing and an agreement has yet to be reached, but it means that anyone who has used in product could be entitled to a substantial settlement.

That means that millions of people out there could be entitled to a fee of between $25 and $20,000. It all depends on the amount bought and used and on the damage (if any) that the product caused. The FDA also began investigating this case and if they concluded that this product does indeed cause hair loss then they could impose further fines and conditions and it will likely be very bad news for Chaz Dean.

It’s worth noting that many of the products sold by this brand are still on the shelves, including some of the ones involved in the law suit. This is likely to cause problems down the line if the suit goes against them, but the company is standing by this decision, claiming that their products are perfectly safe and having complete trust in the legal system.