The first day of summer is Thursday, June 21, 2018. When summer rolls around, we always get many of the same questions, so let’s take a moment and address them here:
1. Will chlorinated pool water make my hair fall out?
No, it will not. There is no relationship between swimming in a chlorinated pool and hair loss. However, swimming in chlorinated pool water can dry out your skin and your scalp and make hair more brittle. So, be sure to use a good conditioner regularly. Here’s one that we recommend.
Please note that swimming in a pool can cause your hair to turn green, but it’s not from any chlorination. Hair turns green from the presence of certain metals in the water, namely, copper, manganese, and iron.
2. Will using a sunscreen on my scalp make my hair fall out?
Goodness, no! A sunscreen is a great way to protect your scalp and any other exposed skin areas. Definitely, use lots of sunscreen.
Occasionally we hear from patients asking whether dutasteride is better than finasteride for treatment of hair loss. So, let’s take a look at this discussion.
Currently, there are only two drugs that are approved by the FDA for treatment of hair loss: finasteride (Proscar and Propecia), an oral drug requiring a prescription, and minoxidil (Rogaine), a topical drug that can be purchased in the US over-the-counter (OTC).
Dutasteride (Avodart) is a drug approved by the FDA for treatment of an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride, however, is often prescribed off-label for the treatment of hair loss.
Is Dutasteride More Effective Than Finasteride for Hair Regrowth?
Maybe. Maybe not. The study most often referenced in this discussion showed that it is more effective. But that’s not the end of it. You see, it was a small study with only 416 men over a short time (only 24 weeks), and there are not scads of other studies showing the same result. So, it would be a mistake to draw too many conclusions from one lonely study.
Q: Can I travel with the Capill
A few months ago, we talked about Keratin hair fibers, but we get a lot of questions about them, so, we thought it was time to talk about them some more.
What is keratin?
Keratin is a fibrous protein that makes up our hair and skin and is also the dominant constituent of feathers, hooves, claws, and horns.
What are keratin hair fibers?
Keratin hair fibers are just little tiny bits of fiber made of keratin. They look like little pieces of hair.
How do I use them?
You sprinkle them on your head where your hair is thinning. Because of static electricity, they will cling to your own hair and give the appearance of fullness. They are an excellent easy way to cover hair loss cosmetically. They are a temporary fix that is non-invasive with no side effects.
Select a color that closely matches your own color. We have nine different colors available now. Please note, however, that they won’t work if you’re completely bald. In order for them to work, you need some hair on your head, so the fibers have something to adhere to.