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The Best Hair Moments from Celebrities at the 2018 Oscars

Many people may watch the Oscars to see if their favorite film will win prestigious awards. Others watch it for the stunning looks that come across the red carpet, from gorgeous gowns to sleek suits. However, we watch the Oscars for the incredible hairstyles!

The ‘dos that recently hit the Los Angeles red carpet set the trend for what we’re likely to see for the rest of the year. Stylists and celebrities brought their A-game to show that no matter how little or how much hair you have, you can always look glamorous.

From hair color to creative uses of hair extensions, here are our favorites from this year.

1. Naomi Campbell

Leave it to the world’s most famed and fabulous supermodel to leave us breathless with her look. That long, sleek hair is a great look not just for her, but for any woman who wants to show the world that she’s a force to be reckoned with.

Even if you have short hair, you can still achieve this look. Use hair extensions and a straightening iron with some heat protectant serum and voila! You’ve achieved this beautiful style. Since you’ll be applying heat to your hair, we also suggest you get real hair extensions, instead of a synthetic hairpiece, if you are going to add length.

2. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

One of Hollywood’s power couples took to the red carpet with effortless glamour. The mirrored parting of their hair adds great symmetry to this photo, adding to their overall look! They are giving us classic Hollywood style that’s been modernized, with Liam’s tousled but controlled hairstyle and Miley’s elegant two-toned dress.

Going out with your loved one for the night? Don’t be afraid to match your looks! Guys, you don’t need a black tux to make a statement – your hair is where you can express your style and creativity. If you don’t already have the hair for this look, we encourage you to get a hairpiece with some length so that you can change it to match looks for the night!

3. Allison Janney

This elegant and talented actress gave us a wonderfully creative yet simple hairstyle on the red carpet: a “fishbone braid” looped into a bun! This updo is both subdued and sophisticated, and we love how versatile this look is.

It’s true that you may need some length to achieve this style, but you may consider getting a bun or extension that can attach to you like a hairpiece. Some hairpieces can be long and thick – like a ponytail extension – which many people can use to achieve a look like this one.

4. Timothée Chalamet

Hollywood newcomer Timothée Chalamet shows that men can rock long hair and look effortlessly cool. This hairstyle gives off a vibe that’s slightly rebellious, yet charming and approachable.

Guys, if you’re ready to try a longer hairstyle, remember that hair extensions and longer hairpieces can be for you too. Play with the style to see what works for your personality and look! Another benefit to getting long hairpieces is that you can always cut go shorter if you find that it isn’t for you.

Need help getting the hairpieces, wigs, or extensions you need to achieve these looks? Book an appointment with one of our stylists today at 800-966-9505!

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Men’s Hair Trends for Spring 2018

Gentlemen, spring is around the corner and it’s the perfect time to change your look. Don’t get stuck playing it safe! Discover a new style that makes you excited to look in the mirror and show off that brimming confidence to your friends and family. We have some ideas for you that promise to be huge this spring...

Blowouts take long hair on the top of the head to a new level. Designed to look devil-may-care and effortlessly cool, this style has a ton of possibilities. You can combine it with a high fade, short side, or with an undercut. However you choose to style it, we love it.

High Fades
Fades are one of the most popular styles to rock this spring. Let’s start with this high fade and long textured or curly fringe on top. This style is great for those of you who love a shorter haircut that’s low-maintenance and easy to style. It doesn’t require as much product or time to own this look, so you can go about your day with easy confidence.

Medium Fades
For a more polished look, try a medium drop fade with a side part. This look is a classic, and it’s definitely on trend this spring. You can leave it longer on top to keep your styling options open. This allows you to rock a messy effortless look, or you can throw a little product in it and smooth it over for a night out.

Low Fades
The last fade we have for you is a low skin fade with a comb over. I know you’re thinking a comb over is a bad idea, but this is not your grandfather’s comb over! This low skin fade is will give you a clean look, and you can make it your own by adding a few lines or designs in the buzzed sections.

Updated Comb Over
For those of you out there who aren’t into the fades, a medium-length comb over with short sides is a sexy way to handle those locks. Its natural flow gives you an effortless vibe as if you just woke up looking absolute best. It also requires very little work to maintain and style.

You deserve to rock the hair you want this spring and we can help! Contact us today at 800-966-9505 to schedule an appointment, and our team of hair professionals will take care of you.

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Women’s Spring Hair Trends in 2018

A new year is here, and with that comes lovely new hair trends to fawn! Luckily for us, New York Fashion Week has given us lots of inspiration to work with. As you can imagine, this spring will be filled with some familiar styles like twists, big buns, and luscious waves, but it also has some wonderfully new styles to add to the mix.

Bobs are back and are looking edgier this season. Center part or classic side part, these textured short looks are sexier than ever!

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, these short pixie cuts are just what you need. This season will be sporting some super short and layered pixie cuts. Nothing is off limits – designs, fades, or even a touch of color!

Braids & Florals
Keeping your hair long and luscious? We’ve got styles for you too. Fashion week was full of fabulous braids and floral accessories. These natural and messy looks are going to be everywhere this spring. Multiple braids mixed into your curly waves will create a relaxed boho-chic look with a dash of elegance. You can also twist this ‘do into a cute bun or add a few flowers for a colorful accent!

Painted Hair
That’s right, we said painted hair, and the possibilities are endless. This exciting and truly unique style was seen at fashion week, and it’s sure to be huge this season. We have already seen hair dye in every color imaginable, but with paint you can make as many changes as you want!

People have been bedazzling things for years, but your scalp? Yes, we saw rhinestones applied along the part during New York’s Fashion Week and we loved it! They sparkled and shined as the model took to the runway, leaving us all spellbound.

Let us help you achieve your spring style. Call our team of hair professionals today for an appointment at 800-966-9505!

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Is My Hair Loss Normal?

Everyone goes through the natural process of shedding hair, but it can still be rather scary. No one is particularly thrilled to find a clump of hair sticking out of the drain after a shower. So the question is, what amount of hair loss is normal? At what point should you seek treatment and make an appointment with a hair restoration clinic like HRC?

Most healthy people have approximately 100,000 hairs on top of their heads, and we naturally lose about 125 hairs a day in shedding. Because of the cycles of our hair, it goes through periods of growing and resting and shedding. Once the hair falls out, the follicle goes back to a growth stage, then it rests during a period where growth stops, and then the hair is shed again. Rinse and repeat!

This means that at any given time, anywhere between 80-90% of your hair follicles are growing while the rest is either in the resting stage or shedding. If you're losing more than 125 hairs a day, then your hair loss is no longer considered just shedding – but rather, it could be an issue with deeper roots that needs to be examined and treated accordingly.

One common explanation is stress. Both emotional and physical stress can often lead to hair loss. Other possibilities you are experiencing hair loss include a change in diet or a change in any medications you use (including some antidepressants, birth control, and acne prescriptions).

Sometimes, hair loss can be perfectly normal. However, if you're concerned that your hair loss is due to something more serious, we offer a free hair and scalp consultation to determine the cause of your hair loss! To schedule your consultation today, please call 800-966-9505.

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Can Lack of Sleep Cause Hair Loss?

Sleep is the body's period of natural restoration. It's a time when our bodies rejuvenate and repair themselves, so when our sleep suffers, our hair does too! Lack of sleep can stunt the growth of hair and decrease its volume, bounce, and shine – and in some cases, it can even lead to hair loss.

When we don't get enough sleep, it affects the body's immune functions, hormone production, and both mental and physical stamina. Hair, meanwhile, is incredibly sensitive to changes that occur within the body and internal disturbances are nearly always the cause of hair loss.

This leads to stress on the body, and we all know that stress goes hand in hand with lack of sleep. Essentially, sleep deprivation can stress the body to the point of hair loss!

However, there are measures that you can take to help prevent this issue. In addition to getting the proper amount of sleep that your body needs, we also recommend sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase. Not only will these feel wonderful and luxurious, it will also help you avoid damaging your hair while you sleep by creating less friction.

You can also pamper your hair with a nighttime hair mask or leave-in conditioner to get that extra boost.

If you think you may be experiencing sleep-related hair loss or want to discuss treatment options, call our team of hair professionals today for an appointment at 800-966-9505!

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Men's Hair Trends to Look Out for in 2018

New year, new you, right? Whether you’re updating your look for a new career move or just looking for something different, there are many reasons to update your look for the new year.

Take a look through these trending hairstyles and use these as inspiration for your next look:

Loose Sweep
This classic hairstyle is perfect for men who are looking for something stylish but also manageable. Great style like this doesn’t have to take your entire morning – just a simple blow dry to add some volume to the top of your head, and some light product (think small amounts of either wax or fiber) to achieve that effortless look.

Comb-Back Undercut
If you have a little bit more time, then this hairstyle may be for you. Frame your face with a tapered side cut so it gives your head a more flattering shape. Then grow out the top of your head and slick back your hair using a comb and some pomade for the optimum hold.

High-Part Comb-Over
Men are starting to give the comb-over a much needed update by placing their part higher on the head, and also thickening the part itself. The disconnect is more defined and adds an interesting element to a guy’s hairstyle. Use a comb and pomade to hold the style.

Classic Long and Straight
What used to be cool a few years ago is now making a comeback – or maybe it never actually fell out of style. Whatever the reason, it’s always great to see a man rock a longer cut, since it gives you many options for styling for different occasions and moods. Pair the long hair with some clean and short facial hair and you’ll have a dapper Hollywood-style look.

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Hair Trends for 2018

2018 is right around the corner, so what hairstyles can we expect to be the hottest and most popular in the coming year?


Hair stylists agree that bangs will be big in 2018. There are lots of variations to choose from but the most popular will be curtain fringe. This long, tapered style works for every hair texture and length and can be worn long, soft, side-swept, or even separated in the middle. This chic and classic look is multi-functional, low maintenance, and you can personalize it by wearing it your own way.


2018 might just be called the year of the bob, with so many celebrities getting rid of their long hair and embracing the effortlessly cool look of short hair. Whether it’s worn slicked back and modern or soft and casual, the consensus is that jaw-length hair is in.

Natural Curls

Embrace your natural wave because curly, textured hair will be in! We’re seeing soft and center-parted hair, as well as a more relaxed, less-structured style as this year’s trend. Try this look with a heavy fringed bang to incorporate two popular styles for a gorgeous new look that wows all of your friends and family!


With a beautiful shape that emphasizes your hair’s natural texture, this style is making a comeback in 2018. Think a textured “lived-in” look for this modern shag with lots of layers. A little messy and a little rock n’ roll, sport this ‘do and you’ll be right on trend for 2018.


Accessories will be everywhere in 2018. They are a perfect low-maintenance way to dress up a look quickly. A simple ponytail can be stylizes with fashionable accessories or even a long bow in a high-end material like velvet.

If you want help trying out a new hairstyle for 2018, call our team of hair professionals today for an appointment at 800-966-9505!

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I Got My Hair Back Thanks to HRC

At 30 years old, Mike got his hair and confidence back with the help of HRC! After struggling with hair loss for over 10 years, nothing Mike tried seemed to work until he sat down in our chair and got the perfect hair restoration treatment tailored to his unique needs and style.

Watch this video now for what Mike has to say about his new look:

If you want to regain your confidence and enjoy a fresh new appearance, HRC is here to help. To schedule a free hair and scalp evaluation ($195 value!), call us today at 800-966-9505 or click here.

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Holiday Hairstyles

It’s holiday party time, so we’ve put together some of the hottest hairstyles of the season:


This updo is way easier than it looks! To get the textured bun, spritz texturing spray all over your clean, dry hair, and tease the crown with a comb. This particular hairstyle is ideal for those with naturally curly hair; however, if you have straight hair like our model does, you'll need to spend some time curling small pieces of hair with a small-barrel curling iron.

  1. Pull hair into a high ponytail and brush the hair up.
  2. Then over the ponytail wrap a mesh donut around the base.
  3. Then split the ponytail into 4 or 5 equal sections.
  4. Wrap each section, 1 by 1, around the mesh donut and use bobby pins to secure to the bun. Leave ends poking out.
  5. Now with a firm hold hairspray, spray the style and you’re all set.  


  1. Start with clean, dry hair.
  2. Apply a texturing balm through hair.
  3. Wrap small sections of your hair around a curling iron, but don't use the clamper. Not using the clamper will result in looser, natural-looking curls!
  4. Finish off with your favorite hairspray.


  1. Gather the top quarter section of hair into a ponytail and secure with a hair elastic.
  2. Take a 2 inch section from each side of your head and pull toward the back.
  3. Twist both sections and then put them together with a hair elastic to create a 2nd small ponytail.
  4. Continue with 2 inch sections until all hair in secured.
  5. Take the top section of hair and the ends of the 2 inch ponytail sections, twist and secure with bobby pins.


Your barber probably knows it by name, but there are variations. Usually it goes from the lowest setting on the electric clippers and fades up, leaving the top long enough to work in pomade and style.


Trim the sides with a pair of scissors and leave the top long. Style with a little coconut oil and by tightly twisting individual pieces with your fingers or a comb.


Let your scruffy beard grow full and wear your whiskers! Trim beard and apply beard lotion/oil to avoid looking too bushy. Dab a bit of pomade into your hair and mold it up and to the center from both sides with your fingers.

Happy holidays and to a new year of healthy hair! If you have thinning hair and would like help resolving your hair loss or looking at hair replacement options, our skilled stylists will give you the look you want! To schedule an appointment or consultation, please call 800-966-9505.

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How Stress Can Affect Hair Loss

High stress levels and hair loss can be related. In general, there’s 3 types of hair loss that are usually associated with high stress:

Telogen effluvium: With telogen effluvium, major stress can push high numbers of your hair follicles into a resting phase. After a few months of this, affected hairs may fall out suddenly when washing or combing your hair.

Alopecia areata: Multiple factors are thought to cause alopecia areata, including severe stress. The body’s immune system attacks your hair follicles, causing hair to fall out and resulting in bald patches.

Trichotillomania: If you have an overwhelming urge to pull your hair out from your scalp, you may be suffering from trichotillomania. Hair pulling can be an outlet for dealing with uncomfortable or negative feelings like tension, boredom, frustration, stress or loneliness.

If you’re experiencing mild hair loss, it’s most likely due to telogen effluvium or even stress-weakened hair. But a small percentage of hair loss sufferers can experience alopecia or trichotillomania.

If you think you may be experiencing hair loss, call our team of hair professionals today for an appointment at 800-966-9505!

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2017 Fall Hair Trends

Are you looking for a change for fall? Get ready for these new hair fashions for fall 2017!

The Low Ponytail

We’re seeing many types of low ponytails for this upcoming fall: messy, sleek, side. Achieve a sophisticated look with a ponytail that starts at the base of your head or move it down to your shoulders or lower!

Updated French Twist

The French twist is getting a fresh update for a looser, cooler, and more youthful look. Don’t be afraid to make it a little messy. Add some statement accessories like a pin or ribbon to give it a chic boost.

Knot Buns

This fall is all about embracing an easygoing, laissez-fair style. Say goodbye to well-kept buns and say hello to messy, thrown-together knots.


Partial updos are in! From simple styles like a loose half or quarter ponytail to more detailed looks like crimped hair, little braids, and sophisticated twists – the sky’s the limit with this trend.

Top Style

A sharp contrast to the fall trends above, this one requires a tip-top bun, knot, or ponytail. Think 1960’s classic and you’ve got it down. This style tends to be sleek, tight, and professional.

If you have thinning hair and would like help resolving your hair loss or looking at hair replacement options, our skilled stylists will give you the look you want! To schedule an appointment or consultation, please call 800-966-9505.

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Menopause and Hair Loss

Hair loss is often one of those symptoms of menopause that catch women off guard, bot more than 40% of menopausal women experience it. Why don’t we talk more about it? Essentially, hair loss looks and works differently for women than for men. It doesn’t usually look like full baldness, but rather consist of subtler changes such as thinner hair, a wider part line, and more hair shedding. The impact can be rough on self-esteem, especially when combined with the other hormonal changes that are happening. So what causes menopausal hair loss, and what are your treatment options?

Hormones and Other Key Factors

The primary reason behind menopausal hair loss is the change of hormones – mainly in the levels of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones decrease, while hormones like testosterone increase. These dramatic shifts in hormones can cause hair follicles to stop working properly, stunting hair growth and resulting in thinning hair.

However, hormones aren’t the cause of menopausal hair loss. There are other key factors that could be playing a part in the thinning hair and hair loss of women experiencing menopause. These factors include nutritional deficiencies, thyroid health, and other medical complications that may be affecting you. Always discuss your symptoms with a doctor to get a professional medical opinion and help you understand your options better.

Identifying & Treating Hair Loss

Hair loss is often difficult to see before it becomes significant. If hair loss isn’t recognized soon enough, there may not be sufficient time for the treatments to have their full effect. That’s why we recommend that women who are going through menopause come to HRC for a complimentary evaluation. We’ll help determine if there are any warning signs of hair loss, and we can recommend a treatment from there.

The good news is that women’s hair loss is a treatable condition, and at HRC we can help determine the best course of action for your hair loss treatment. Depending on your needs, these treatments can range from simple lifestyle changes to topical solutions, laser hair therapy, hair replacement, and beyond.

For more information about menopausal hair loss treatment options, or to book your complimentary hair and scalp evaluation, call our hair loss practitioners today at 800-966-9505.

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5 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Hurting Your Hair

Could you be accidentally harming your hair? You may be making these common hair care mistakes, but don’t worry! Being aware is the first step in regaining your hair health, and we also provide many treatment options for varying levels of damaged and thinning hair.

So let’s take a look at what hair care mistakes to avoid!

1. Overusing Heat Appliances

While you aren’t going to start going bald just because you’ve used a flat iron every now and then, it’s important to be cautious with your use of heat appliances. Daily use will dry out your hair and leave it brittle, damaged, and broken. If you can’t stay away from heat appliances, try to use the lowest heating settings as often as possible and limit use as much as you can. Look into alternative ways to dry and style your hair to keep it healthy and undamaged.

2. Styling it with Tight Updos

Again, the occasional tight braid or ponytail will not damage your hair irreparably. However, regularly pulling back your hair into tight styles can wear on your hair and also affect your hairline. The strain can eventually do permanent damage! Make sure that your updos don’t pull on your scalp. Looser braids, ponytails, and buns will allow your hair the room to breathe. Also, avoid styling wet hair in an updo, and let your hair down as often as you can.

3. Over-Brushing Your Hair

Brushing your hair too much can pull it out of your scalp, and can cause an increase in shedding. Try to be as gentle as possible when you brush your hair, and don’t use too many strokes to get the job done. If you have a habit of brushing your hair with a hundred strokes every day, it can result in damaged and even thinning hair! Additionally, be sure to replace old brushes as needed, since worn-out ones can do a lot of damage.

4. Over-Shampooing Your Hair

Shampoo is designed to get rid of all the grease and dirt that’s accumulated on your scalp, but too much shampooing can cause damage to the hair cuticle and sometimes even result in hair loss. Try decreasing the amount of times you shampoo your hair to every other day, or even to just a couple times a week.

5. Bleaching Your Hair

If you bleach your hair regularly, you will ultimately cause lasting damage. Powerful chemicals are stripping your hair of essential nutrients, making it weaker and less healthy. Eventually, bleach will cause your hair to become so brittle that it breaks. Try giving your hair a break from the bleaching, and if possible, ditch the bleach completely and find a different style that doesn’t require it for healthiest results!

Keep Your Hair Healthy with HRC

If you aren’t sure what the best way is to keep your hair nice and healthy, visit HRC for a free hair and scalp evaluation! Our hair loss practitioners are here to help you achieve beautiful, healthy hair and we offer tailored solutions to meet your every hair care need! To schedule your free evaluation, call us today at 800-966-9505.

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Why Chemotherapy Causes Hair Loss

Cancer is characterized by an uncontrollable division of abnormal cells in the body, so chemotherapy aims to target and destroy those cells. Unfortunately, this results in the death of many healthy cells and tissues as well, since some types of cells naturally divide rapidly. This includes the cells of your scalp and hair, and patients of chemotherapy often experience hair loss because of this.

Thankfully as research progresses, side effects like hair loss are becoming more and more manageable. For example, new treatments are now able to be more precise in targeting specific cancer cells instead of attacking all cells that divide rapidly. This helps reduce hair loss that’s experienced by chemo patients. Many still use older drugs, so we’ve compiled a list of drugs and their effects on your hair:

  • Adriamycin: Causes all hair on the head to be lost, sometimes including eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Methotrexate: Thins hair in some patients but not in others. Complete hair loss is rare.
  • Cytoxan & 5-fluorouracil: Results in minimal hair loss in most patients, but can cause significant hair loss in some.
  • Taxol: Often causes total hair loss over the entire body including head, eyebrows, eyelashes, legs, arms, and pubic area.

By understanding the effects of chemo treatments and drugs, you can be better equipped to discuss your best options with your doctor. We understand the emotional and physical difficulties cancer patients face, and we work with many patients who are experiencing minimal to severe hair loss. Our team will help you regain your confidence with comfortable and high-quality wigs and other options. Simply call us today at (800) 966-9505 to schedule your free consultation.

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Five Nutrients Your Hair Needs to Stay Healthy

Did you know that there are five essential nutrients needed to maintain great healthy hair? Simply using products to take external care of your hair won’t get the job done alone. You also need a healthy and well-balanced diet to keep your locks full and shiny! These five nutrients are found in everyday foods that you can easily add to your daily diet, resulting in a healthier head of hair.

1. Iron
is a vital nutrient that helps your hair from becoming dull, thin, and dry. Delicious iron-rich foods that you can add to your diet include spinach, dried fruit, beans, fish, red meat, and poultry.

2. Fatty Acids
Healthy Omega-3 fatty acids
are a very effective means of increasing the shine of your hair. We recommend consuming them twice a week to prevent dry brittle hair, and they’ll also help you avoid a flaky scalp. Try eating foods like fish, walnuts, flax seeds, and leafy greens. You can also start cooking with vegetable oils and flaxseed oils for that extra boost.

3. Vitamin C
If you want to improve your hair growth and decrease hair loss, Vitamin C is the perfect addition to your diet. It will also help reduce split ends, and increase the amount of iron your body absorbs! Start eating more citrus fruits, papayas, berries, bell peppers, dark leafy greens, and broccoli to get more Vitamin C in your body.

4. Vitamin E
Another aid to hair growth is Vitamin E. This vitamin can be found in foods such as avocados, dark leafy greens, almonds, broccoli, seafood, and squash. It’s also rich in olive oil and kiwi fruit.

5. Biotin
Lastly, the fifth key nutrient to healthy hair is called Biotin, which is a B vitamin. It’s been found to help reduce hair loss and improve overall scalp health, and a deficiency results in dry brittle hair. Biotin-rich foods include eggs, salmon, almonds and peanuts, avocados, and low-fat cheese.

Taking care of your body with these five key nutrients will not only help you stay healthy, it’ll help your hair stay healthy too. But when changing your diet isn’t enough to keep your hair thick and full and on your head, HRC and our expert hair technicians can save the day. We’ll help you overcome hair loss through a variety of methods and cutting-edge technology. Book a free consultation today at (800) 966-9505.

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Women’s Hair Loss & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

b2ap3_thumbnail_polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-1.jpgHair loss is one of the unfortunate symptoms of an endocrine disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which affects the function of a woman’s ovaries. Other common symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, and increased facial hair. The excessive hair shedding and thinning that PCOS causes is primarily due to a genetic predisposition, coupled with sensitivity of the hair follicle.

But exactly what is it about PCOS that makes women to lose their hair? In reality, it is because of something called hyperandrogenism. This basically means that your body is producing an excess of male hormones called androgens. These hormones are found naturally in all women, but PCOS causes a dramatic increase that throws your hormonal system off balance.

b2ap3_thumbnail_polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-2.jpgAndrogens affect the frequency and degree of bleeding when you menstruate, and they can also cause oily skin and acne. Typically that’s about it, but when you also have androgen-sensitive hair follicles, the hormones can actually decrease hair growth on your scalp and increase hair growth on the rest of your body!

Follicle sensitivity is genetically inherited, so it isn’t something that you just catch or randomly acquire during your lifetime. It’s been with you since birth. If you don’t have significant follicle sensitivity, PCOS may not really affect your hair. However if you do carry this sensitivity, an imbalance of androgens may cause hair loss.

b2ap3_thumbnail_polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-3.jpgThe treatment for PCOS can be complex depending on your various symptoms. Fortunately, if you only struggle with hair loss or if it is simply your predominant symptom, treatment is quite straightforward! We recommend consulting your doctor about an oral or topical anti-androgen solution. If you would also like help styling and cutting your hair to make it look the best it can be while undergoing treatment for PCOS, make an appointment with one of our skilled hair technicians today! Call our office at (800) 966-9505 for a free consultation.

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Blame Hormones in the Food Supply for ED and Cougars?

blame-hormones-in-the-food-supply-for-ed-and-cougars-1.jpgThe rise of cougars is an interesting phenomenon – and we aren’t talking about the big cat. Older women are partnering up with younger men, and the reason isn’t just about their more desirable youthful appearance. It’s about the oldest motive in the book: sex. Older women tend to have full, active sex drives, but what about older men? Unfortunately, men are experiencing a decrease in sex drive after their twenties and an increase in impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED), and it could be in part due to what they’re eating!

Sex drive, erections, and orgasms require hormones to be finely balanced in men. This means normal testosterone levels, estrogen levels, and thyroid levels. Yes, you read right – estrogen is present in both women and men, and like all hormones, it works in perfect tandem and balance with your body. Think of your body as a delicate ecosystem all unto itself, and when one of the working parts is disrupted or changed, it can spell disaster for the whole. This is what happens when hormones in our food throw off the balance of our body’s natural hormones.

Foods that are high in the hormones prolactin, estrogen, and progesterone are known to cause not only a disruption in a man’s normal sex drive, but also ED and breast enlargement. These hormones are present in all dairy products, as well as in legumes such as soy. Also, while it may seem to make sense to increase your consumption of foods with testosterone, this may also throw off the balance of your hormonal environment and cause sexual complications.


We advise you eat no more than 2 servings of red meat per week, because it’s high in fat and has been genetically engineered with high levels of testosterone. This could cause your body to gain weight and put stress on your heart, which also increases your risk of ED and low sex drive. In fact, the extra fat cells in your belly will convert testosterone into estrogen, which interferes with your normal balance of testosterone/estrogen.

Furthermore, if you’re eating foods packaged in cans or plastic, watch out! This packaging is lined with a chemical called BPA, which has been found to decrease sexual desire and increase your risk of developing ED, infertility, and other hormonal disorders. If you’re purchasing food contained in plastic or canned packaging, make sure its label says “BPA-free” to lower your risk of developing these health issues.

The hormones in our food supply are meant to help us enjoy inexpensive high quality animal proteins, but on the whole it seems they present an uncomfortable amount of health risks. For men, this includes lowered sex drives, impotence, and other sex-related health problems. The trend of older women partnering up with younger, more virile, sexier men who can match their own sexual needs will continue long into the future unless older men make some changes to their diet.

If you’re interested in learning how HRC can help you feel and look more attractive and are experiencing hair loss, schedule an appointment today. Call our office at (800) 966-9505 and we’ll help give you the confidence you need to show cougars that young men aren’t the only hot ones in the jungle!

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Hormones Present in our Food Affect Hair Loss


Our health is at risk, but the source of worry is well hidden and under-challenged: it’s the hormones present in our food, and the effects are felt by men, women, and children alike. From self-esteem debilitating issues like hair loss and early puberty to potentially fatal health problems like breast cancer and prostate cancer, hormones in our food could be posing a huge crisis for the future of our health and wellness.

Unfortunately, there’s very little research going on to dig into the heart of this problem. The research done by the FDA is conveniently inconclusive at best, and at worst the FDA has even concluded that the hormone amounts present in our food is considered negligible. In other words, “Don’t worry about it.” However, some hormones used in our food are referred to as probably carcinogens by the National Institutes of Health. Estrogen (present in dairy) has been linked with breast cancer, testosterone (present in red meats) has been linked with prostate cancer, and the hormone progesterone increases the growth of breast, ovarian, and uterine tumors.

food-effect-2.jpgThe genetically engineered growth hormone called rBGH (used on cattle) was even banned in Europe and Canada due to the concerns that arose for animal welfare and human health. Yet in the United States, the FDA approves the hormone and claims it presents no risk to human health. Interestingly, there is also very little we can know about the illegal use of hormones, because the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test animals for natural hormones, and only does sporadic testing for synthetic hormones. It clearly isn’t enough, because in 1999 an organization of more rigorous testers in Europe detected a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES) in two shipments of US beef. DES was banned by the FDA in 1959 as a growth promoter in chicken and lambs, and again in 1979 for use in all animal feed.

The European Union has completely banned the use of growth hormones, while the EU’s Scientific Committee for Veterinary Measures has clearly stated that all growth hormones used in the US could pose the risk of cancer.

Meanwhile, the hormones present in our food also affect hair loss. Diets rich in animal fats are shown to cause excessive testosterone, which directly impacts hair loss. This is because oil glands in the hair follicle begin to grow, and the production of DHT is increased. DHT is a hormone that results from the breakdown of testosterone, and it’s widely accepted as the principal cause of hair loss.

Ultimately, if you’re worried about the health concerns of hormones in your food, it may be best to change your diet. For example, you can purchase organic meats that state no hormones were used on the animal, and you can even increase your consumption of foods that help lower DHT levels. If hair loss is a primary concern, a diet change alone will probably not reverse your hair loss, so other measures such as hair growth therapy and hair replacement would be beneficial to work in tandem with your altered diet. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (800) 966-9505.

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Your Beauty Routine May Be Thinning Your Hair


We are constantly striving for a gorgeous head of locks and the perfect good hair day. We’re always chasing after the latest products or the best gadgets to get THE look – you know the one! But the question is, at what cost do we continue our favorite beauty routines? The truth is, it could be contributing to thinning hair.

Flat irons, harsh hairbrush bristles, and product chemicals can be seriously damaging to your hair. The chemicals and intense heat can even affect your roots and cause male pattern baldness! Other stressful things for your hair include tight hair styles that pull on your scalp such as braids, buns, cornrows, and weaves can also cause thinning hair and hair loss.

But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your beloved beauty routines! Here are some helpful tips that will help you avoid damaging your hair:


  • Use brushes that have soft bristles.
  • Make sure your shampoo has a proper pH balance.
  • Condition often.
  • Avoid products with sulfates and parabens.
  • Be careful with how often you dye or color-treat your hair. Try not to overexpose it.
  • Reduce your weekly use of curling or flat irons.
  • Get your hair trimmed regularly to lose the split ends.

If you’re suffering from thinning hair or hair loss and you’re concerned about your luscious locks and beauty routine, come meet privately with one of our skilled hair loss specialists at HRC. Contact our office at (800) 966-9505 to schedule a free consultation today!

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Sex, Hair Loss, and Propecia


When the hair loss treatment Propecia hit the market, it quickly became known as a miracle drug for men who suffered from male pattern baldness. Suddenly, it was a blockbuster treatment that was touted for being less messy and more effective than Rogaine. Propecia’s sales are now at over 400 million dollars annually, making it one of the top sellers of the pharmaceutical company Merck. Unfortunately for hundreds of thousands of patients taking Propecia, Merck failed to disclose just how serious and long-lasting certain side effects of Propecia can be: namely, erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, and inability to orgasm.

This has resulted in hundreds of lawsuits in the US and Canada. Patients have reported that Propecia’s side effects could even last an average of 40 months after discontinued use of the drug. What’s more, serious sexual dysfunction wasn’t the only serious risk of taking Propecia – other side effects include difficulty breathing, depression, anxiety attacks, loss of concentration, insomnia, memory loss, and an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer.

These lawsuits allege that the medication – also marketed as “Proscar” – has devastating sexual, emotional, and mental side effects that last for years after the men stop taking it. They claim that Merck failed to adequately warn users about the risks, even after European regulators demanded for a stronger warning label. Merck has made a statement that some users of Propecia experience erectile dysfunction, but the company still won’t say how long the side effects last and if those issues worsen over time.

If you or a loved one is taking Propecia, don’t risk your health another day. The Hair Restoration of California has several safe, effective treatment options for hair loss. Call our office at 800-966-9505 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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