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Jan 17

How To Stop Telogen Effluvium Tingling

If you’ve had hair shedding, you might have felt the scalp tingling that is common with this condition.  It drove a friend of mine crazy.  She said that it felt as if little bugs were crawling over her scalp.  And … Read More

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Jan 11

How Can I Tell If I Have AGA Or TE?

By: Ava Alderman:  I sometimes hear from people who are really anxious to know if they have telogen effluvium (TE) or androgenic alopecia (AGA.)  One reason that this is important is that sometimes, TE resolves on its own, while AGA … Read More

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Jan 09

Dry Hair With Androgenetic Alopecia.  Isn’t Your Hair Supposed To Be Oily with AGA?

I sometimes hear from people who have been told or suspect that they have AGA or androgenetic alopecia, but they do not have the exact presentation that they’d expect.  They may have read that the hair and scalp can become … Read More

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Jan 09

Acute Telogen Effluvium. What Is It? How Is It Different From Chronic ?

I’ve recently had some people ask me what it means to have an acute telogen effluvium diagnosis. When I was experiencing hair loss years ago, I’d never heard that term. Basically back then, it was considered telogen effluvium if the … Read More

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Jan 08

Do Miniaturized Hairs Grow Back? Are They Eventually Normal Again? How Long Does It Take?

By: Ava Alderman:  I sometimes hear from folks who are noticing an alarming number of miniaturized hairs on their scalp.  Most people are aware of these types of hairs.  The individual strands begin to thin over time and eventually over … Read More

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Dec 13

I Thought Henna Was Supposed To Help With Hair Shedding, But Now I’m Shedding More After Using It.

The coloring of hair can be a very common concern when you are shedding or have telogen effluvium. On the positive side, coloring your hair can make it look thicker and better. On the negative side, it can sometimes cause … Read More

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Dec 13

Why Does It Take So Long For Hair To Regrow After Telogen Effluvium?

By: Ava Alderman:  I often hear from people who are becoming extremely impatient while they are waiting for their hair to recover and regrow after they’ve suffered from telogen effluvium.  Often, they aren’t seeing progress nearly as quickly as they … Read More

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Dec 12

Can Hair Follicles Produce Healthy Hair After Chronic Telogen Effluvium?

By: Ava Alderman:  I sometimes hear from people who have been suffering from telogen effluvium hair loss for so long that it has reached the level where it’s said to be chronic, which is typically defined as longer than six … Read More

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Dec 06

Can An IUD Cause Telogen Effluvium?

I sometimes hear from people who purposely avoided using prescription oral contraceptives as a form of birth control because they did not want to potential side effects.  Instead, they used an IUD, but some still suffered from side effects like … Read More

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Nov 22

Does Hair Miniaturization Always Mean Androgenic Alopecia (AGA)?

By: Ava Alderman: I sometimes hear from people who can no longer deny that they are seeing miniaturized hairs when they look in the mirror or when they inspect their brush or shower grain. What I mean by this is … Read More

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