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 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...

Female Hair LossPerson standing on scale measuring weight gain due to spironolactone.

Does Spironolactone Cause Weight Gain?

Spironolactone can be a helpful medication for a variety of conditions ranging from heart failure to female pattern hair loss as a result of PCOS. But can spironolactone cause weight gain? We explo...

Hair HealthVial of rosemary essential oil for hair growth.

Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Essential oils have long played a significant role in alternative medicine and the cosmetic industry, but more recently they've attracted attention for potential use in hair loss. But are they actu...

Female Hair LossMother and daughter sitting next to each other talking about hair loss.

Would You Talk to Your Mom About Hair Loss? An Interview with Dr. Christina Han, MD

Would you ever talk to your mom about something like hair loss? Changing bodies are just one facet of womanhood and this Mother's Day, we want to shine the spotlight on hair loss and why it's impor...

Hair loss treatmentsDoctor showing DHT blockers to patient.

What Are DHT Blockers and How Do They Affect Hair Loss?

DHT blockers are a popular and clinically proven solution for progressively thinning hair. Examples are the drugs finasteride and dutasteride, which work by acting on the enzyme responsible for cha...

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...

Hair HealthYoung man wearing hat to hide hair loss.

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...

Hair HealthImage of woman using conditioner on her hair in the shower.

Can Conditioner Cause Hair Loss?

Many people will use conditioner every time they wash their hair, but can conditioner cause hair loss? Join us in an interview with Dr. Christina Han as she debunks the myths surrounding conditione...

Hair HealthImage of woman holding biotin hair loss supplement pills.

Does Biotin Help Hair Growth?

Biotin has the reputation of a fast and effective solution for hair growth, but to what extent is this true? Join us as we delve into this topic, exploring the properties of biotin that are benefic...

Hair HealthCollagen powder, commonly used to help hair growth.

Does Collagen Help Hair Growth?

Collagen has been shown to play a part in regulating the hair cycle and supporting the normal development of hair and skin cells. But how much should you take and is it really as effective as the b...

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 LossYoung couple looking for signs of hair loss.

3 Ways to Support Your Partner with Hair Loss

For many people, hair loss is a sensitive issue. But what if that person is someone you know and deeply care about? What's the best way to support your partner with hair loss? Read our guide on how...

Hair HealthWoman using hair thickening shampoo.

Hair Thickening Shampoos: Do They Work? Q&A with Dr. Han

Hair thickening shampoos are one of the most popular categories of hair care products. But do they actually work and how do you make sure that you're picking the right one? Join us in this editoria...

Female Hair LossHand holding spironolactone tablet for PCOS treatment.

Spironolactone for PCOS

Spironolactone is often prescribed off-label to help manage symptoms of PCOS. The medication works by modifying the body’s response to male sex steroid hormones, which in some women can cause exces...

Hair loss treatmentsFinasteride and prostate health man with hands over groin.

Finasteride and Prostate Health

Finasteride is known for its ability to lower DHT concentrations, which can offer patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) major relief from symptoms. It accomplishes this by lowe...

Hair HealthMan applying minoxidil for beard growth.

Minoxidil for Beard Growth

When it comes to patchy or sparse beard hair, there is no shortage of treatments that claim to be effective. But do any of these actually work? Minoxidil has been identified as a potential treatmen...

Hair loss treatmentsYoung man demonstrating how to use minoxidil.

How To Use Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a medication available in both topical and oral forms and is an important treatment option for men and women experiencing pattern hair loss. When taking minoxidil, it's important to fo...

Female Hair LossWoman combing hair needing spironolactone for hair loss.

Spironolactone for Hair Loss

Spironolactone is type of medication called an anti-androgen that can help treat thinning hair by blocking the effects and production of androgens such as DHT. A small body of data from clinical an...

Hair loss treatmentsHands holding finasteride and minoxidil for hair loss treatment.

Finasteride and Minoxidil for Hair Loss

Finasteride and minoxidil are individually effective in treating pattern hair loss. While more data is needed, preliminary research suggests that taking these treatments together as a combination t...

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...