Hair Care

Some Schools Use Hair Samples to Test for Drugs

Last year when a slew of private schools in different states announced they’d be doing drug testing of students, some scratched their heads in concern. That head scratching seemed appropriate, especially since the method schools use to perform this exam is by testing a student’s tresses, according to online reports from a variety of media outlets, such as WOWT.com, an ...

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Going to Great Lengths – Real Health

Click here to read a digital edition of this article. All hair types go through three stages of growth and shedding. The first stage is called the anagen, or active, phase and lasts from two to six years. The longer the hair is in this phase, the faster and longer it grows. The length of this phase varies from person ...

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More Promising News for Hair Loss Sufferers

As scientists continue to hunt for better ways to treat baldness, researchers offer another reason for hope. A transplant technique researchers used managed to spark hair growth on human skin grafted onto lab mice, according to findings presented in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences reported the New York Times. For the study, scientists placed about 3,000 dermal ...

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Hmmm, A Cream to Grow Hair and Also Stimulate Fat Loss?

For the millions of people yearning to replace shed hair and pare off pounds, a treatment that does both would probably be like a dream come true. Well, recent study findings may lead to the development of a product that might do just that, reported ScienceDaily.com. According to researchers, the findings confirmed the protein that triggers hair follicle growth also ...

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A Stylist’s Advice On Extensions: Do Them Right or Not At All

Although extensions are used by many women to get longer, or more fuller manes, these hair enhancements often do just the opposite. Extension users have complained that this added-on hair can cause their tresses to break off resulting in shorter, thinner, more damaged hair, reported a recent foxla.com article. The woman said the extensions she bought caused bald spots, and ...

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3 Popular Ways to Conceal Hair Loss

If you want to fill in the strands you’ve lost in certain areas of your scalp from an otherwise full head of hair, here are a few of the more popular ways to do just that, according to several of many hair loss sites RH visited. Keratin fibers. These strands are similar in their chemical makeup to human hair. These ...

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Study: Men With Beards Rated More Attractive

Does having facial hair make men more handsome and appealing? Well, according to findings published in the journal Biology Letters, men and women who looked at pictures of men sporting light stubble, heavy stubble and a full beard saw these men as being more good-looking compared with those who were clean shaven, CBS News reports. For the online study, straight ...

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Hair Follicles: How to Tell If They’re Dead or Alive

When we look at our hair and see the scalp showing through, many of us panic. We want to know what’s happened to our hair, and, even more importantly, is our hair going to grow back. Hair grows from the follicles on our head, so it makes sense to know if those follicles are still alive and capable of producing ...

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Oh Snap! – Real Health

Now that lots of YouTube videos have proved that black tresses can grow waist-length and inches beyond, why hasn’t your crowning glory become just like one of those success stories you’ve been watching online? The answer may be breakage. Still, here’s a scientific fact that says hope springs eternal: Hair grows. But because tresses can also suffer from damage, split ...

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New Hair Grown From Human Stem Cells

As the quest to end baldness continues in laboratories all over the world, U.S. researchers say the breakthrough may be rooted in using human stem cells, according to findings published in the journal PLOS ONE, reports the U.K. paper The Telegraph. Scientists at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in San Diego, California developed a method that caused human stem cells ...

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