Medical Library

Welcome to our medical library. Here you’ll find easy-to-read articles that cover everything you need to know about male and female hair loss, as well as overall hair health and wellness. They’re all reviewed by our doctors, so you can trust that they’re scientifically accurate. 

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Hair Loss CausesBowl of rice water used for hair growth.

Will Rice Water Grow Your Hair?

You might have heard about the trend of using rice water on your hair to enhance hair growth. But have you ever wondered where this originates from and if it's actually beneficial for hair growth? ...

Hair Loss CausesMan examining his hairline for signs of receding.

Is My Hairline Mature or Receding?

If you've noticed a change in your hairline and taken to google for answers, you might have discounted it as a 'mature hairline'. But this could be endangering you hair further by delaying you from...

Hair HealthCloseup of man holding Ozempic treatment in his hands.

Does Ozempic Cause Hair Loss?

Ozempic is primarily prescribed as a treatment for diabetes, but it is becoming more and more popular for weight loss and management. With the increasing popularity, multiple reports of hair loss a...

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Do Hats Cause Hair Loss?

Hats are an ideal fashion option for those with thinning hair, to hide hair loss and even for protection from the sun and the cold. But could they also be responsible for hair loss? We explore this...

Female Hair LossOlder women with grey hair experiencing menopause hair loss.

Menopause and Hair Loss

For many women, menopause is a significant stage in one's life. In this article, we're shedding light on hair loss, a less-talked about "symptom" of menopause. As the body's production of estrogen ...

Female Hair LossYoung woman examining hair in mirror for signs of whether female hair loss is reversible.

Is Female Pattern Hair Loss Reversible?

Male and female pattern baldness are often grouped together into one hair loss condition. But there are some important differences between these conditions, that could have implications for clinica...

Female Hair LossMiddle aged woman showing causes of hair loss in women.

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Female hair loss can be triggered by many different factors and it's a complex issue that should be carefully investigated. Hair loss can affect women at any age, but there are some causes of hair ...

Hair HealthWoman taking vitamins for hair loss.

Vitamins and Hair Loss

Vitamins and specially formulated hair supplements are popular and readily accessible ways to maintain the health of hair and skin. But do they actually work for hair loss? It's established that mi...

Female Hair LossWoman contemplating pregnancy and hair loss.

Pregnancy and Hair Loss

Postpartum hair loss is a common issue faced by new mothers and it's caused in part by hormonal changes that occur shortly after delivery of the baby. In many cases, post pregnancy hair loss resolv...

Female Hair LossPCOS hair loss is a potential side effect.

PCOS Hair Loss

It's believed that PCOS affects approximately ten percent of women in their reproductive years. The signs and symptoms of this hormonal disorder can include dermatological issues like acne, excessi...

Hair Loss CausesYoung woman holding handful of minoxidil shedding hair.

Minoxidil Shedding

Shedding when you begin any hair loss treatment is more common than you think. It's often reported with finasteride, but it can also occur with minoxidil. At the heart of minoxidil shedding is a si...

Hair HealthExercising man using steroids and hair loss.

Steroids and Hair Loss

Anabolic steroids are performance enhancing substances that mimic the effects of male sex steroid hormones. There has been speculation that anabolic steroid use can cause hair loss in some men. The...

Hair Loss CausesMan with hair loss showing finasteride regrowing hairline.

Can Finasteride Regrow My Hairline?

Many people wonder if finasteride will work on specific areas of hair loss, including the frontal hairline. The good news is that this treatment will work on the entire scalp and for most people, a...

Hair Loss CausesFather who may carry male pattern baldness gene with his son.

Male Pattern Baldness Gene

Whether hair loss comes from the father’s or mother’s side of the family is a hotly debated topic. It’s a common misconception that balding comes from the mother’s side of the family. Baldness is m...

Hair Loss CausesYoung man looking in mirror touching hair wondering about causes of hair loss.

Causes of Hair Loss

Sex steroid hormones drive the development of androgenetic alopecia (also known as male pattern hair loss). But there are many other reasons and causes for hair loss. Let this be your starting poin...

Hair Loss CausesMan caressing hair experiencing the early signs of androgenetic alopecia.

What Is Androgenetic Alopecia?

Having great hair is an instant confidence boost. But for some, androgenetic alopecia (also known as male pattern baldness) can put a damper on things. The cause of this type of hair loss is mainly...

Hair HealthYoung man lifting weights exploring relationship between working out and hair loss

Does Working Out Cause Hair Loss?

Exercise temporarily increases levels of testosterone and the stress hormone cortisol. Reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are metabolic byproducts, also increase in concentration. Do these change...

Hair HealthMan touching thyroid gland for signs of hypothyroidism leading to hair loss.

Hormones and Hair Loss: Hypothyroidism

Thyroid hormones and thyroid dysfunction can have dramatic effects on hair health. It's important to be aware of the differences between hair loss due to the thyroid and other causes, as treatment ...

Hair HealthYoung man in mirror worried about link between testosterone and hair loss.

Does testosterone cause hair loss?

It's no secret that androgens contribute to the development of pattern hair loss in people with a family history of hair loss. But does testosterone cause hair loss? Or is the hormone story a bit m...

Hair Loss CausesDoctor discussing options for best medication for hair loss with his patient.

What Is The Best Medication For Hair Loss?

Minoxidil, finasteride and dutasteride are popular medications used to treat male pattern hair loss. When it comes to deciding which agent is right for you, there are a few key things to consider, ...

Hair Loss CausesDHT and Hair Loss

DHT and Hair Loss

DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is the male sex steroid hormone responsible for male pattern hair loss. DHT levels are dictated by DHT production and metabolism, which are processes dictated by genetics.