Use water-soluble styling products (those with too many synthetic ingredients clog follicles). To shampoo, use your fingertips to gently manipulate the scalp—don’t use too much pressure, and don’t be rough when you towel-dry either. For women, consistently putting your hair in too tight a ponytail kills follicles, so hair will recede more rapidly.
— Allie Red, Stylist, Alley Olsen Salon, Edgewater, New Jersey
An acupuncturist can help develop an herbal formula that is tailored specifically to you, in addition to using the traditional needles to help restore hair growth. Herbs have a synergy with acupuncture, so you may see a greater effect if you use both.
— Melanie Fernandi, LAC, New York City
The Hair Loss Pro
At the first signs, see a dermatologist with experience in treating hair loss (women, see an endocrinologist to rule out hormonal causes). Propecia helps slow or stop balding for most men (it’s not an option for women). Minoxidil may help men and women, but it’s a temporary fix. Hair transplantation is great for some, but it should be a last resort. Find a surgeon at iahrs.org.
— Spencer Kobren, President, American Hair Loss Assn.
Hair is a mirror of your inner health, which is why we desire a full head of hair and want those strands to shine with gusto. Most of us shampoo our hair too frequently; instead try just rinsing with water and massaging your scalp to distribute your naturally healthy lubricating oils into the hair.
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A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
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@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
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A: A mechanic.