International Men’s Health Month is a movement toward encouraging men to look after their health. It’s common for men to drag their feet going to the doctor, and only get the health care they need after a problem has reached a crisis point.
For men, seeing a thinning hairline is almost an ubiquitous part of aging. When women look in the mirror and see their scalp instead of a favorite hairstyle, that thinning can be a big shock. Hair loss in women is seldom talked about, and almost seems taboo to address, yet it happens to millions of women all over the world.
Trichotillomania is the irresistible urge to pull out your own hair. Hair can be pulled out from anywhere on the body, but eyelashes, eyebrow hair, and scalp hair are the most common areas for it to occur. When a person has Trichotillomania, the urge to pull out hair can be overwhelming, but the loss of the hair is equally traumatic. Many sufferers go to great lengths to disguise pulled areas, even when they can’t stop from continuing to pull.
Dandruff is an often embarrassing condition where flakes of skin shed heavily from your scalp. This can leave visible white flakes on your clothing and hair, and cause emotional turmoil all on its own. If this weren’t bad enough, if you have a very flaky scalp, you may also be concerned about going bald.
Shea Butter is a rich, creamy substance derived from the nut of the Shea tree. It is widely used for its gentle, moisturizing properties and for its gentle anti-inflammatory properties. Although the benefits of shea butter for your skin are well known, the benefits for hair growth haven't gotten as much attention.