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Bradley Cooper & Non-Surgical Approaches to Hair Loss

Bradley Cooper’s star has shined incandescently since his Hollywood breakthrough in the 2009 explosive comedy The Hangover. Since then, Cooper has scooped leading roles in American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook and The Place Beyond The Pines. So there’s certainly no doubting Cooper’s credentials in front of the camera; but is there any reason to doubt the surety of his follicles? Well, the Hollywood rumour mill has been churning, and despite those beautifully tight curls in American Hustle, rumour has it that Cooper’s follicles’ days are numbered. Of course not all rumours can be believed, and certainly not those emanating from Hollywood, but if the veracity of the reports are proved, this will surely bring a little solace to all those...

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Hair Follicles Explained

 Hair follicles hey, the bane of many of our existences; if only hair would grow, and simply continue to grow until we shuffle off this mortal coil, but that, I’m sorry to say, is not how it works. Let’s not get downbeat, it’s not all bad, hair loss treatments have come a long way in the past decade or so, with hair thickening fiber, prescription tablets and surgical treatments on hand to combat thinning hair and increase our self esteem. In terms of the hair follicles themselves, there’s very little we can do to reverse hair loss once it has begun. Hair follicles explained     Hair follicles can be found all over the body, with the exception of the...

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Massaging your Head is Great for your Hair

If you’ve never had a head massage, now’s the time to start. One of the primary perks of having a significant other in your life is undoubtedly the head massages. Etiquette should prevail of course: he who receives a head massage must repay the favour in kind, whether that’s cooking dinner or allowing the other half to dominate the TV remote for the evening. It’s certainly worth it though, even if you end up in front of a Holby City double bill. The benefits of a head massage The potential benefits of a head massage are plentiful. Firstly, it feels great. I know that’s not particularly scientific, or scientific at all in fact, but if you ever want to see...

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Does Stress Really Cause Hair Loss?

There has long been a link between stress and hair loss. We often say a task or event is enough “to make us tear our hair out”, but perhaps we don’t have to; perhaps if we’re stressed enough, our hair will fall out of its own accord. It’s a scary thought. In fact, that alone is enough to induce stress. The trouble with stress is its completely unavoidable, and the more conscious you are of avoiding it, the more stressed you are likely to be. Thankfully however, the stress we experience on a day-to-day basis, such as arriving at work late or missing a train, is not enough to induce hair loss. So that’s one worry out of the way,...

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Cultural Traditions: Do some cause Hair Loss?

Stress, age, hormones, diet, health problems – there are a huge number of factors out there which can trigger hair loss. Yet there are a few hair loss causes which you may not have considered...  Some hairstyles, usually associated with different cultural and geographical communities, can put a lot of stress on the hair, causing it to thin and shed. From dreadlocks to weaves, tight, heavy hairstyles favoured by communities from West Africa to the Caribbean can have a really detrimental effect on hair follicles. Meanwhile, in places like North America and Europe, hair straightening and glue-in hair extensions take their toll on hair growth. Today we'll be taking a closer look at the negative impact cultural traditions can have...

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