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Health Tip: Keep Hair Looking Healthy

Posted 16 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Hair treatments designed to improve your appearance may actually be damaging your coiffure. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests these healthy hair tips: If possible, use color that's no more than three shades different than your natural hair color. Always test at-home color before using it on all of your hair, checking for rash or irritation. Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your hair from the sun. If you perm your hair, always follow the instructions. Set a timer to make sure you wash out the perm solution promptly. See a dermatologist if the perm solution causes severe burning or stinging. Read more

Related support groups: Alopecia, Dandruff, Androgenetic Alopecia

Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Scaly red patches of skin on baby's scalp are commonly called cradle cap. It's a form of seborrheic dermatitis, otherwise known as recurring or chronic eczema. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to manage cradle cap: Wash the scalp with a non-medicated, gentle shampoo for babies. Ask the pediatrician for a suggested brand. Apply petroleum jelly, mineral oil or olive oil to the scalp to help scales loosen. Use a soft toothbrush to help loosen scales. Be gentle to avoid breaking the skin, which could lead to infection. Read more

Related support groups: Seborrheic Dermatitis, Dandruff, Minor Skin Conditions, Minor Skin Irritation

Health Tip: Use Dandruff Shampoo Correctly

Posted 7 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

-- If you have a dry, flaky scalp, a dandruff shampoo used correctly can help stem those flakes. The American Academy of Dermatology advises: There are different types of dandruff shampoos with different active ingredients. Make sure you carefully read and follow the label's instructions. People of Asian or Caucasian heritage should limit use of dandruff shampoo to twice weekly. People of African-American ethnicity should limit use of dandruff shampoo to once weekly. People with white, blond or gray hair should be careful when using dandruff shampoo that contains coal tar, which can affect hair's color. Protect your scalp from the sun if you use tar shampoo, which may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Read more

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Health Tip: Losing Your Hair?

Posted 23 May 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Baldness, once thought to be a male-only condition, also affects women. Want to know more? Here's some background information, courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology: Hair care practices can worsen hair loss. Avoid activities that can damage hair, such as blow drying on the highest heat setting. Temporary factors such as childbirth, stress and illness can trigger hair loss, but this type of loss typically stops over time. Talk to your doctor about your medications, and any that may contribute to hair loss. Never stop taking a medication without discussing with your doctor. Read more

Related support groups: Alopecia, Dandruff, Androgenetic Alopecia

Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss

Posted 29 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 – Black women who like to wear their hair pulled back tightly may be increasing their risk of hair loss, new research suggests. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore reviewed 19 studies and found a "strong association" between scalp-pulling hair styles and traction alopecia, which is gradual hair loss from damage to the hair follicle from tension at the hair root. Traction alopecia is the most common type of hair loss among black American women, affecting about one out of three, the researchers said. The study did not prove a definitive cause-and-effect connection. But, styles linked with this type of hair loss include braids, tight ponytails, dreadlocks, weaves and extensions, especially if hair has been chemically straightened, the review said. "Hair is a cornerstone of self-esteem and identity for many people but ironically, ... Read more

Related support groups: Alopecia, Dandruff, Androgenetic Alopecia

Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?

Posted 28 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 – Researchers who pinpointed two cellular signals that control skin and hair color say their findings might lead to new drugs to treat skin and hair conditions, possibly even gray hair. One skin condition where the finding could potentially lead to a treatment is vitiligo. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of skin pigmentation and causes blotchy, white patches on the skin. The findings could also lead to new treatments for gray hair and skin discoloration around scars, said the researchers, led by senior investigator Mayumi Ito. She is an associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. The researchers identified the two cellular signals through experiments with mice and human cells. This is thought to be the first evidence linking the molecular signals to the routine growth of cells that produce pigment (melanocytes) and provide ... Read more

Related support groups: Alopecia, Dandruff, Vitiligo, Minor Skin Irritation, Minor Skin Conditions

Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests

Posted 7 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 7, 2016 – Switching to chemical-free cosmetics and shampoos quickly lowers levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the bodies of teen girls, a new study reports. Chemicals widely used in personal care products – including phthalates, parabens, triclosan and oxybenzone – have been shown to interfere with the hormone system in animals, the researchers explained. These chemicals are found in many fragrances, cosmetics, hair products, soaps and sunscreens. "Because women are the primary consumers of many personal care products, they may be disproportionately exposed to these chemicals," said study lead author Kim Harley. She is associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health at the University of California, Berkeley. "Teen girls may be at particular risk since it's a time of rapid reproductive development, and research has suggested that ... Read more

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Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss

Posted 4 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 – Hair styling practices may be causing black women to experience hair loss, which is a major problem that often goes undiagnosed, a new survey finds. While genetics may play a key role in hair loss among black women, styling practices such as braiding, weaves and chemical relaxing may also increase their risk of hair loss, said dermatologist Dr. Yolanda Lenzy, a clinical associate professor at the University of Connecticut in Farmington. She joined with the Black Women's Health Study at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center to survey nearly 5,600 black women about their experiences with hair loss. Almost 48 percent said they had suffered hair loss on the crown or top of the scalp. "When hair loss is caused by styling practices, the problem is usually chronic use. Women who use these styling practices tend to use them repeatedly, and long-term repeated use ... Read more

Related support groups: Alopecia, Dandruff, Androgenetic Alopecia

Health Tip: Use Less Heat on Your Hair

Posted 2 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Curling irons and blow dryers may be damaging your hair, and experts say you should avoid them as much as possible. Here are some hair-sparing tips, courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology: Skip the blow dryer when possible, allowing your hair to dry naturally. Use the coolest setting on your styling tool. Make sure the styling tool doesn't touch your hair for very long. Use heat-styling tools as infrequently as possible. Read more

Related support groups: Alopecia, Dandruff, Minor Skin Conditions

Is the 'No-Shampoo' Trend a Healthy One?

Posted 30 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 – A new trend in beauty is based on the idea that less is more – at least when it comes to shampooing your hair. Some people – including celebrity Kim Kardashian – have stopped shampooing their hair regularly, or even altogether, based on the belief that the detergents in shampoo strip hair of its healthy natural oils. This form of hair care has even been dubbed "no-poo." Kardashian recently revealed that she washes her hair only every five days. But is this truly healthy for your hair and scalp? That largely depends on the type of head you have, according to skin and hair experts. "It's not a one-size-fits-all situation," said Dr. Angela Lamb, director of Westside Mount Sinai Dermatology in New York City. "It all depends on your hair type. There are some hair types that would tolerate it better than others." "No-poo" proponents clean their hair and scalp with ... Read more

Related support groups: Alopecia, Dry Skin, Dermatitis, Dermatological Disorders, Dandruff

Health Tip: The Mane Event

Posted 13 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

-- If you want healthy, shiny hair, you may need to change a few of your habits. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends: Shampooing only your scalp, rather than the length of your hair, and using conditioner after each shampoo. Avoiding rubbing hair with a towel or using a hair dryer. If possible, allow it to air dry. Don't brush your hair when it is wet. When using a straightening iron or blow dryer, use the lowest heat setting possible and limit how frequently you use it. If you color, perm or relax your hair, stretch the time between visits and only do one service at a time. If you have hair extensions, keep them light to avoid pulling on the scalp. Try not to use them all the time. Comb your hair gently and avoid over-brushing. Read more

Related support groups: Dandruff

Health Tip: Home Remedies to Ease Dandruff

Posted 26 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Dandruff is an embarrassing problem, but there are home remedies available to help ease flakiness and itching. The Mayo Clinic advises: Keep stress under control, as stress can worsen flaking. Shampoo every day, especially if your scalp is oily. Limit use of styling products, such as hair spray, gel and wax. These can build up and make the scalp oilier. Eat a nutrient-rich diet that includes plenty of zinc and B vitamins. Allow your scalp a bit of safe exposure to sunlight, but take care not to burn. Read more

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Health Tip: Common Triggers for Dandruff

Posted 2 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Dandruff is characterized by thin flakes on the scalp. While not a concerning health problem, it can be embarrassing. The Mayo Clinic says possible causes include: Dry skin. Oily, greasy skin (seborrheic dermatitis). Insufficient shampooing of the scalp. Eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions, which may resemble dandruff. A fungus called malassezia. Contact dermatitis, caused by a sensitivity to certain skin and hair products. Read more

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Health Tip: Want Healthier Hair?

Posted 2 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

-- If it's healthier hair you seek, the American Academy of Dermatology offers these suggestions: If your hair is oily or has dandruff flakes, wash it daily. Treated hair should be washed less frequently. So should the hair of an elderly person, whose scalp produces less oil. Use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your type of hair. Shampoo primarily the scalp instead of the length of the hair. The latter can make hair dull and coarse. Condition hair after each shampoo, concentrating conditioner at the ends of the hair. If you swim frequently, protect hair with a snug-fitting swim cap, and use shampoo for swimmers. Read more

Related support groups: Dandruff

Health Tip: Dealing With Dandruff

Posted 25 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

-- Dandruff, medically called seborrheic dermatitis, is characterized by dry, flaky skin on the scalp. Though it can be embarrassing, especially to folks who wear black, there's no evidence that it's harmful. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these treatment suggestions: Look for a dandruff shampoo that includes salicylic acid, selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione. When dandruff is present, use this shampoo daily until symptoms are controlled, then switch to two to three times per week. When shampooing, lather and let sit for five minutes before rinsing out. If a dandruff shampoo doesn't control symptoms, talk to your doctor about adding a prescription steroid lotion. Read more

Related support groups: Seborrheic Dermatitis, Dandruff

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