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Androgenic alopecia is a pretty common occurrence, affecting around 70% of men and 40% of women. Although, you’ve probably heard it called by its more common name “male pattern baldness”. And yes, it can affect women the same way it…

One of the first questions we tell people to ask themselves when purchasing a wig is “What expectations do you have for your wig?”, and oftentimes we hear customers say that they want something that looks very natural. Human hair…

The leaves are changing and it’s getting to be that perfect time of year in New York, so it makes sense that it’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe and stock up on some great fall hair accessories. We…

Hair loss is the most obvious side effect of alopecia areata, but there are other tell-tale signs of alopecia areata that aren’t as noticeable. Today, we’re going to dive into those lesser known side effects and talk about how they’re…

Infections can happen in almost every part of the body, but one place you rarely think about getting an infection is in the hair follicles – but that’s exactly what folliculitis is. Commonly called “hot tub folliculitis” or “barber’s itch” because of the most common activities associated with contracting it, folliculitis is an infection that generally goes away on its on. While it’s not usually a serious condition, however, in extreme cases it can cause hair loss and scarring on the skin if not taken care of.What is Folliculitis?A hair follicle is a small pouch that lays host to a single hair follicle. Occasionally bacteria, yeast, or fungus makes it’s way into these follicles and causes an infection. Folliculitis can happen anywhere, but it generally shows up on the scalp, the face, and any place covered or rubbed by clothing.When this happens, the hair follicle gets red, swollen, itchy and…

Menopause can be a trying time in a woman’s life. A decrease in estrogen, coupled with the physical changes that the body experiences can provide a pretty potent cocktail that can cause all sorts of side effects. One of which…

Fashion Week is always a main attraction in New York, and to celebrate, we’re going to recap some of our favorite hair and accessory trends that we’ve seen strutting down the runway.1. Twisted Tresses – A huge trend on multiple…

September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than by connecting with others who have alopecia, volunteering with your favorite organizations, and helping spread the word and educate the general public about alopecia and how it…

The flash mob isn’t anything new. It’s been done, sometimes well, like the T-Mobile ad using New York’s Grand Central Station, and sometimes not so well. None so far, though, were as hair raising as that performed at a shopping center in Liverpool in the UK this weekend.In order to raise awareness of alopecia and to kick off alopecia awareness month, Jennifer Chambers organized 30 women to meet on church street and cast off their wigs to the sound of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”. The 29 year old trustee of Alopecia UK led the group in baring their heads, and pushing alopecia directly into the public eye in a way few people have done. “It’s time the thousands of people in the UK with alopecia were given the encouragement they need to simply be themselves”, she told the local news site Click Liverpool.What’s amazing about this flash mob is how…

Whenever we think of alopecia awareness, it’s always in the context of organizations and not-for-profits working hard to bring more light to alopecia and the people who live with it. It’s rare, though, to hear about art focused on alopecia,…

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