5 Secrets Your Hair Is Trying To Tell You About Your Health

A bad hair day or a few bad hair days can leave us in an unpleasant mood as we find no solution in taming our manes. Although these lousy hair days are usually the result of haircut regret, or a hair product gone wrong, our hair woes could also signify underlying health problems a hairstylist cannot fix. Our hair acts like an extension of our body and can by tell us the secrets about our overall health.

It is common as we age for our hair and nails to begin to change. Typically, a change in hair color is one of the clearest signs of aging as hair follicles produce less melanin. This means there is less pigmentation and more grays. In addition, hair thickness along with smaller strands are also common signs of aging since many hair follicles stop producing new hairs, according to Medline Plus. However, these changes can be unrelated to age and can actually be symptoms linked to these several health conditions.

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iPhone 6 Is Pulling Hairs (Literally)

Of all the complaints made about the new iPhone 6, this might be the worst one yet … well, at least for vanity’s sake. Many users of the device are complaining about the fact that hair from their heads and beards is getting caught in the seams of the gadget and being ripped out. “I’m concerned about my iPhone 6 Plus, keeps yanking out my hair when I’m making a call,” an anonymous user wrote in a community post on 9to5mac.com. “Initially I thought it was the hair sticking to the screen protector. But upon closer inspection, it was the seam between the glass and aluminum — hair gets stuck and when you try to free it out, it hurts.” This complainer isn’t the only one out there with the painful issue. Many have taken to Twitter to voice their distress.

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New solution for hair loss


Hereditary hair loss is a medical condition that affects about 50 million American men. Now there is a new treatment giving men styling options – and more confidence.

Scalp Micro-Pigmentation, or SMP simulates the natural look of cropped hair. Graig Lauricella, manager of the HIS Hair Clinic in New York City, told FoxNews.com that the procedure replicates real shaven hair follicles on the scalp.

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Woman cuts her hair for anniversary of mom’s death

Heather Kennison, Elko Daily Free Press
Heather Kennison, Elko Daily Free Press

Katherine Bradford holds a picture of her and her mother, whom she will be honoring this month by cutting off about 15-20 inches of her hair at the Treasured Chests 5K/10K. Bradford’s mother died of breast cancer about 10 years ago.

ELKO — About 10 years ago, Patricia Bradford died from breast cancer. On Saturday, her daughter plans to commemorate the anniversary of her death by cutting off 15-20 inches of hair.

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Is Long Natural Hair Still the Ultimate Goal?

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When I first went natural almost a decade ago, I was definitely the odd one out in many of my circles. If you know anything about my story, you’ll remember that my own mother was not really supportive of the “natural thing” I was doing. She once stood in front of the door, while I was on my way to work to question my “provocative” choice of hairstyle. I’m also pretty sure that if you started around that time too, you might have received the same disapproving message from your family, friends, neighbors and others.

It wasn’t before long that going natural became more popular. It was still a “new” thing even 5 years ago, but as a “new” thing it was gaining good traction as women all over began to share their tips with the world via mediums like blogs ands YouTube. Black women were beginning to have more confidence in their hair and would see many others rock looks, styles and lengths that were at a time deemed possible for only a select few, genetically inclined ladies.

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Hair loss makes men more useful

Photo: Cheryl Evans AZR

We all know that as we age, our hair gets thinner and we get balder. Is it just our hair follicles that thin out, creating less hair, or do our hair shafts themselves actually thin out too?

This gets kind of complicated. It has to do with your age and your genes and your testosterone levels. Ethnicity, stress, smoking, lack of sleep and some diseases and medications can make a difference.

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