Your hair loss may have started with a few extra hairs in the sink or in your comb...
Short but good overview of hair loss.
Alopecia (hair loss) is a condition that affects many men and some women....
This site, by NBC and iVillage, has a nice, comprehensive overview of hair loss (if you can ignore the onslaught of advertisements). Start with the 'Hair Loss Basics' article and then check out the other information including the news stories and videos.Note the information on hair transplantation is outdated. It does not include the most advanced technique: Follicular Unit Transplantation.
Hair loss (alopecia) affects men and women of all ages and often significantly affects social and psychologic well-being....
The article offers a good explanation of the different disorders which can cause hair loss. Male-pattern baldness is briefly covered but it is not the main focus.
Dermatologists comment that scalp hair loss seems to provoke more distress than many severe skin conditions....
This article, from the New Zealand Dermatological Society, has photos of the various conditions which cause hair loss.
There are many causes of scalp hair loss....
Another brief but effective hair loss overview.
Men - and some women - lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes or lupus....
MedlinePlus is run by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. There is a lot of information here on hair loss and hair diseases. Unfortunately, the site is not well organized so it can be a challenge to find what you are looking for.
The Practical Management of Hair Loss site is intended to serve as a resource for health care professionals....
This information, provided by the University of British Columbia, is from 1998 which is quite old for a website. However, the clear photos of the various hair loss conditions make this site worthwhile.
People who notice hair falling out, thinning, or appearing in large amounts on their comb or brush should consult a dermatologist....
Brief hair loss overview.
Hair loss seems inevitable with age....
Very brief hair loss overview.
More than half of men and women in the United States experience hair loss....
All articles on this site are written following the same generic template. Very little information is provided despite all of the topics listed.
The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for 2 to 6 years....
Alopecia is the loss of hair on the head or on any other part of the body....
Hair grows everywhere on the human body except on the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet, but many hairs are so fine they're virtually invisible....
Partial or complete loss of hair is called alopecia....
A hodge-podge of information is presented in this poorly organized site. Information is licensed from both reputable sources and an encyclopedia of alternative medicine.
Hair Loss Radio Show, discusses hair transplant, hair restoration and all available hair loss options. There is help for hair loss, and sometimes being bald is a choice.
Spencer Kobren provides some good advice on this unique radio show centered around hair loss.
BaldingBlog.com began in April, 2005 by William Rassman, M.D., Medical Director and Founder of the New Hair Institute, with the goal of educating about hair loss and hair restoration. Posts on the site are written by Dr. Rassman, with assistance from Jae P. Pak, M.D.
Respected hair transplant surgeons answer questions on hair loss. They answer a lot of questions each week. Use the search function, your questions have probably already been answered. Of course, they are promoting their own business in addition to providing medically sound advice.
Hair Loss and hair transplant questions answered by informed users and specialists. News on hair loss treatments and hair transplant surgery, and related issues.
A good effort with frequent updates.
Baldness involves the state of lacking hair where it often grows, especially on the head....
Usually Wikipedia is quite good but this article currently lists all kinds of unproven treatments in the "Preventing and reversing hair loss" section. Since anyone can edit Wikipedia articles, perhaps someone will improve it.
Find out if your hair loss is normal or could be a cause for concern....
About.com claims its health content is reviewed by its Medical Review Board. However, you will find all sorts of quackery here. For example, a "naturopathic doctor" claims "bhringaraj oil or brahmi oil are applied to the scalp regularly to stimulate hair growth." This site should be avoided for medical information.
Reversing Hair Loss? Iron deficiency can sometimes contribute to hair loss....
Foisting a mixture of real science and alternative medicine nonsense on the public, Dr. Weil has a cure for everything including hair loss. Of course, the cure involves buying his supplements. Avoid.
Hair Loss Help Forum
This forum and the Hair Transplant Network forum are essential reading.
Participate in this online discussion forum and share your views, questions and experiences.
This forum and the Hair Loss Help forum are essential reading.
HerAlopecia is the sister site of HairlossTalk.com, a web site that has provided social networking and support to hair loss sufferers for nearly 10 years. HerAlopecia is dedicated exclusively to the education and support of female hair loss sufferers.
The site contains the only active forum exclusively dedicated to women's hair loss. Note treatments which are not shown to be clinically effective, like aromatherapy, are given equal time to medical treatments.
Find out how you can stop your hair loss today. The latest research, hair transplant info, b&a photos, forums, newsletter, info on Propecia and Rogaine and more
The 'Discussion Forum' is the main attraction here. Good but less closely moderated than the other forums.
Dr. Rassman's Balding Forum.
This spin off site from Dr. Rassman's popular Balding Blog is a good idea. It gives readers an additional opportunity to interact with respected hair transplant surgeons. However, the forum is very new and doesn't have much activity yet.
This is not a hair loss forum. It is a forum for men with unresolved side effects from the hair loss and prostate drug Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) which are still present several months or years after quitting.
Finasteride also is used by some balding men to stimulate hair growth. If hair growth is going to occur with the use of finasteride, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for about 3 months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. The new hair will be lost within 1 year after finasteride treatment is stopped.
Finasteride (marketed as Proscar, Propecia, Fincar, Finpecia, Finax, Finast, Finara, Finalo, Prosteride, Gefina, Appecia, Finasterid IVAX, Finasterid Alternova) is a synthetic antiandrogen which acts by inhibiting type II 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Minoxidil applied to the scalp is used to stimulate hair growth in adult men and women with a certain type of baldness. The exact way that this medicine works is not known.
Minoxidil (trade names Rogaine and Regaine) is a vasodilator medication known for its ability to slow or stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth. It is available over the counter for treatment of androgenic alopecia, among other baldness treatments, but measurable changes disappear within months after discontinuation of treatment.
Propecia is the only once-a-day pill approved by the FDA for the treatment of certain types of male pattern hair loss in men. Propecia reduces DHT, a key cause of hair loss.
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that involves moving skin containing hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to bald or balding parts (the recipient site)....
A clear, concise explanation of hair transplantation from Wikipedia.
Our patient hair transplant blogs make it easy to document and share your hair restoration experience....
Patients document their transplants with before and after photos. You can see all patients of a particular surgeon. Recommended.
La chute de cheveux et ses solutions, medicales et chirurgicales.
This comprehensive site is a very good starting point for French readers. These consultants will guide you through the entire hair transplant process.
There was a time, not too long ago, when baldness was something you lived with if you were a man, and covered with a wig if you were a woman....
The hair transplant information is outdated. There are two photos of men with male-patten baldness with captions that indicate they are suffering from alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease). It's a shame that someone put a lot of work into this article without getting their facts straight.
With half the men in the United States suffering from hair loss by age 50, it is no surprise that hair loss treatments using transplants have become the number one cosmetic procedure for men in the United States....
Short and uninformative. Skip it.
The mission of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery is to act for the benefit of the public, to establish specialty standards and to examine surgeons' skill, knowledge and aesthetic judgment in the field of hair restoration surgery.
The American Hair Loss Association.
The Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians is a carefully selected group of skilled and ethical physicians who are united in providing patients with outstanding education and results. Membership in the Coalition requires members to maintain a high degree of patient satisfaction.
The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a non-profit voluntary organization of over 700 hair restoration doctors. It was founded in 1993 as the first International society to promote Continuing Quality Improvement and education for professionals in the field of medical hair restoration surgery.
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF), headquartered in San Rafael, CA, supports research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, supports those with the disease, and educates the public about alopecia areata. NAAF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and a prestigious Scientific Advisory Council.
Millions of women struggle with thinning of their 'crowning glory'
A good overview of the causes, treatments, and psychological impact of female hair loss.
This webcast describes the causes of hair loss in women including genetic causes like androgenetic alopecia, and other causes like alopecia areata and telogen effluvium. Click the 'Watch Video' button to see it.
In this video, doctors discuss the causes of hair loss in women.
The Women's Hair Loss Project is just an idea I thought of whilst feeling horribly sad and depressed about my own hair loss situation. I have been dealing with this for over 8 years and I'm not even 30 yet. I knew if there was a place where I could read about the daily dealings of another woman with hair loss that I would.
In this blog, women share their thoughts on hair loss.
Today more women than ever are experiencing hair loss -- and the causes may be quite different that what causes balding in men.
Brief article on the cause of women's hair loss.
Hair loss article written by Healthwise. Topics covered: Is hair loss normal? What is the cause of hair loss? How is hair loss diagnosed? How is it treated? Will my hair grow back?
This is a decent overview on hair loss. The only problem is that the same article appears on all of the sites in this tab. The article was licensed from a company called Healthwise which provides consumer health information.
This is a decent overview on hair loss. The only problem is that the same article appears on all of the sites in this tab. The article was licensed from a company called Healthwise which provides consumer health information.This version of the article has broken links and is incomplete.