Similarities and Differences Between Baldness Patterns in Men and Women

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Most women experience hair loss to some degree as they age, due to hair strands becoming thinner and finer in addition to the loss of follicles. However, because the loss is usually less pronounced or noticeable in women than it is in men, there is a social stigma attached to it that is absent for men because baldness is so common among them as to be expected in many cases.

A dramatic hair loss in a woman should be evaluated by a physician as it may be a sign of medical condition, such as a hormone-producing tumor or an endocrine disorder. If no medical cause is discovered, however, the culprit may be female pattern baldness.

Different Patterns, Similar Origins

The two types of male or female pattern baldness actually have more in common with one another than you might expect: causes and treatments are similar, as is the typical time of onset: around midlife for men and after menopause for women. The main difference, apart from the greater prevalence of baldness in men, is the pattern that the hair loss follows. While men tend to experience a receding hairline, women tend to lose hair all over their heads at once, but especially near their temples and their part lines.


The causes of female pattern baldness are similar to the causes of male pattern baldness: heredity and hormones. Women with a family history of baldness are more likely to experience hair loss, especially if baldness occurred in female family members.

Male sex hormones called androgens are present in both men and women, though in different quantities. Androgens serve important functions in both sexes, including sex drive and hair growth regulation, which is why they can contribute to baldness. Androgens are essential for normal male sexual development so, needless to say, they are present in larger quantities within men’s bodies, which may be part of the reason why men are more likely than women to go completely bald. Pronounced hair loss in a woman may be a sign of abnormal androgen production.


Treatment options for male or female pattern baldness are similar for both. They typically include medications to stop production of androgens and/or regrow hair, or transplantation of hair follicles.

NOVUHAIR Turns Favor With Holiday Bash Promo

So you’ve got your festive outfit set and the fancy gift wrapped for your “monito” or “monita”. All that’s left undone is a party season-perfect hairstyle.


The fresh out of the shower look can be seductive yet temporary. Blame it to tropical climate, it can spoil your appearance, besides making you feel sweaty and stale. The heat and humidity brought about by extreme weather condition, likewise, dries out the locks easily and make it more fragile.

Adding damage to your delicate strands are the chemical contents of various products on hand. From shampoo to conditioner and hair treatment, down to styling goods to groom it to your liking, their harsh synthetic materials jeopardize the natural oil and luster of your mane.

Because you are what you eat, the fate of your crowning glory is in the plate. Your diet must have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become shiny and strong. So don’t overindulge, especially this time of the year when gastronomic feasts are spread almost everywhere you go. Be careful on what you take in, thinking that it’s also what you feed your ‘do.

Even stress can wear off the beauty and health of the tress. And that’s exactly what you should avoid this Yuletide season. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Just take it easy, let your hair down and party all night long.

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Tips on How to Deal with Unexpected Hair Loss

Hair loss is not something anyone wants to think about but, unfortunately, it is a common problem for both men and women. Illness, genetics, and age can all play a role in hair loss, and they are all things that are completely out of your control. It is a huge physical and emotional change for the body to go through, and it can affect different people in different ways. Below are some great tips on how you can deal with unexpected hair loss.

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In with the New

In this day and age, hair loss doesn’t have to control your life and it isn’t completely irreversible. There are a variety of companies around now, like Transitions Hair, that offer a number of solutions for hair loss such as hair replacement. Replacement therapies around today include hair thickening products, laser therapy, transplants, and crown extensions, just to name a few.

Talk it Out

An important point to remember when dealing with unexpected hair loss is that you don’t have to go through it alone. For some people, it won’t bother them at all, but it can be quite a daunting process for others, particularly if it’s happening due to an illness. Talk to someone about it. Go through what you’re feeling with someone you trust so you don’t have to cope with this burden on your own.

Create a New Style

Hairstyles can have an enormous effect on how apparent your hair loss is. If you’ve had the same hairstyle for years, now could be the time to change for a much needed confidence boost. Try a longer style that can be curled for added volume or, if hair loss makes it too difficult to maintain the length, chop it off into a pixie cut that you can style with gel. And if you’re feeling brave, go for the buzz-cut.

Wig It

Wigs are no longer just synthetic playthings for parties and dress-ups; they are now a full-blown industry offering the next best thing to your own hair. Real human hair wigs come in just about any length and colour you like or can be custom-made if you can’t find exactly what you’re after. The bonus with having them made from real hair is that they look and feel like your own. They can also be more easily styled, giving you back your confidence.


Head scarves can be elegant, hipster, casual or smart, and they come in a range of colours, patterns and styles. They don’t have to cover all you hair either, but can be strategically placed to cover the bits you want to hide and highlight the rest. Hats are also very on-trend for men and women, from the fedora and the cap to the floppy and the beanie.

Change is difficult to deal with no matter what it is, but there are always ways to work through it. Hair loss is no different, and the above tips can help you get started when moving through this particular unexpected stage in your life.

Have you experienced unexpected hair loss? What were some of your best coping mechanisms? Write any advice you can give in the comments below.

Pros And Cons of Using Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoos have become very popular during the last few years because they are time consuming solution for the nice look of your hair. The traditional dry shampoo is a powder-like substance that needs to be sprinkled into your hair, without washing it with any water. You are probably acquainted with the fact that washing your hair on a daily basis is not good for its condition, because the natural oils that protect it are easily destroyed. The dry shampoo has become preferred option for many people who want to have their hair washed for less than a minute. If you simply want to avoid all the time spent in the bathroom, when you are late for work, the dry shampoo is an easy way to make your hair look in an appropriate condition.

There have been many discussions around the pros and cos of the dry shampoo and that is why, in this article, cleaners Notting Hill will outline the main advantages and disadvantages of using a dry shampoo for the washing of your hair.


• The first major benefit is that dry shampoos are easy to use. You only need to sprinkle the powder on to the hair and to wait for a minute. After that you can brush down the hair and you are ready with its perfect. Easy, isn’t it ?
• Convenient – that is another word that describes in the best way the use of the dry shampoos. You do not need to wash your hair every day and it is sure that you can save up a lot of time
• The dry shampoos remove the grease – this is one great advantage of this type of shampoos. They are the perfect solution for the fight against grease.
• The dry shampoos create the desired volume of the hair and that is great for women who have fine hair
• No need of excessive heat – that is indisputably a great benefit for your hair because when you use dry shampoo, you do not need to dry your hair.


• If your hair is dry or if you suffer from any dandruff problem, the use of a dry shampoo can deteriorate the condition of your scalp and hair
• Another drawback is that some types of dry shampoos leave a dusty residue on the hair, which is particularly visible with people who have dark hair
• Some dry shampoos will really make your hair look so dry that it could lose its shining
• Some of the brands contain aluminium – so pay attention if you prefer other natural alternative

No matter of the advantages and disadvantages of the dry shampoos, it is still up to your choice whether you will turn to this alternative. It is true that dry shampoo will save you up a lot of time but you still need to be careful and to search for the right brand. You can maintain the clean and shiny look of your hair in many ways and if you have turned to this option make sure that you use the dry shampoo only when you need it, because the truth is that wet shampoos can still clean your hair in the best possible way.

We hope that we have given enough information about the use of the dry shampoos. Depending on the type and needs of your hair you can decide whether dry shampoos are a suitable option for you. Search for the best brands and read all the instructions before applying on to the hair.

Novuhair: The Answer to My Hair Loss

Based on research, although hair loss seem to be a prominent problem to men, forty percent (40%) of people who suffer from hair loss are women. It mostly happens after giving birth and menopausal, but it can happen at any age for different reasons. Most common causes of hair loss are stress, illness, medications, chemicals and things that interfere with the cycle…puberty, pregnancy and menopausal.

My hair loss is due to chemical applied when I had my hair rebond. I was born with wavy hair and curly bangs (yes curly bangs!) Can you imagine that?! And just like other women, I am dreaming to have bouncy, long, shiny, luxurious hair that can catch everyone’s attention just like those in shampoo advertisements. So whenever I see my bangs curl again, I had my hair rebonded and that was for 3 consecutive years. And now I have a receding hairline due to hair fall. My forehead becomes wider and I can see more of my forehead when I pull my hair back. It scares me that if I don’t treat it now, I would have a 6-inch wide forehead after three more years. So it’s good to know that there’s a way to fix this excessive hair loss…NOVUHAIR 3-in-1, nature’s answer to hair loss.

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I was afraid to use NOVUHAIR at first because it might trigger my asthma just like other products that I have tried. But when I learned that NOVUHAIR is made of ingredients that are mostly found in our kitchen, I realized that it’s safe to use.

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NOVUHAIR was discovered, tried and tested by beauty icon and hair care expert Fanny Serrano himself. Unlike other shampoo or medications that are used to treat hair loss and baldness, NOVUHAIR contains herbal components, as pure as only nature could provide, which are widely known to benefit hair and scalp such as ginger, malunggay (Moringa oleifera), ginseng, Gofu Kola, Indian gooseberry, aloe vera, virgin coconut oil, peppermint oil, lemongrass oil, rosemary oil, sweet almond oil, safflower, biotin and vitamin B5. These ingredients are known (one way or another) to strengthen and reactivate hair follicles, reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

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NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 contains a bottle of 200ml each Herbal Shampoo, Herbal Conditioner and Topical Scalp Lotion. Though the bottles have screw caps, the package comes with a sprayer for the topical scalp lotion and two flip top caps for the shampoo and conditioner for easier application.

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NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo is thick and brown in color. I used it just like the ordinary shampoo. It can be used twice a day for optimal results.

NOVUHAIR herbal conditioner
NOVUHAIR Herbal conditioner is thick and somewhat like beige in color. It complements the NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo very well.

NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion

NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion is liquid (quite sticky on hand) that is color brown. I use it after the shampoo and conditioner. I don’t spray it on my scalp directly. Instead, I spray it on my hand then massage it on the scalp for 5-10 minutes then rinse my hair again.

All three, shampoo, conditioner and scalp lotion, have the same smell. The smell is somewhat like that of chamomile. They are made from herbs so don’t expect them to be as fragrant as the shampoo and conditioners that you usually use.

After more than a week of use, I noticed lesser hair fall. Well it’s normal to lose strands of hair everyday but I am no longer losing more hair than I should. My hair is not thicker yet (what would I expect in just a week of use?) but I am hoping that it will after few months of using NOVUHAIR 3-in-1. It adds volume to my hair though. I am glad that I was given the chance to try this product.

I am in no way related to NoVUHAIR. I received this product for evaluation purposes and was given enough time to use it and give my honest opinion. Remember that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I have used or tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on this blog. For additional information about this product, please contact the manufacturer.