Chill Out, Smarty Pants: The Link Between Intellectuals and Hair Loss

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Good God, you are so stressed out. Johnson wants his reports at his desk by morning and this PhD program is just spreading you so thin! Speaking of thin, have you looked at your hair lately? I’m not saying that you’re balding, but I believe your neck is growing a bubble.

It’s high time for you to calm down, because stress – not your intelligence – is the reason that you are prematurely balding. You see, stress has a huge impact on liver health, which in turn affects your hormonal balance and hair loss. Here’s more detail about stress and hair loss, if you’re curious.

Take a breather, smarty pants, because this is reversible. Next time you go to the drugstore, buy yourself some vitamins, like fatty acids, B vitamins, and magnesium, because these all cleanse the liver. While you’re there, make sure to pick up some Biotin and fish oils, as they provide nutrients that may help restore your hair.

Take some time and re-evaluate your stressors and how you can reduce them. Strap on your sneakers, and go for a run around your block – have some fun with it, pretend you’re running away from Johnson (our little secret; don’t worry, I hate him too). Once you get back to your apartment, stretch and meditate, put on some Enya, listen to some NPR, just make sure to breathe in and out, and in…and out.

All done? If you’re not sure what that is you’re feeling, it’s probably because you’re finally relaxed. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Keep it up, chronic stress causes such ailments like headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Lose the Booze: Alcohol and Hair Growth

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You look at yourself in the mirror while getting ready for another night on the town. You still look good, right? I mean, your wrinkles are barely visible and although there are some signs of graying, you write it off as aging gracefully. Yep, you’ve still got it – but wait, what is that? You drop the comb and, upon closer inspection, you find a small patch of your skin, glaring back at you in the mirror where your salt-and-pepper hair should be.

You remember that your grandmother once told you that alcohol stimulates hair growth, so you dab some of that scotch you have on-hand to your scalp in a feeble attempt to stimulate your follicles, knock the rest of your drink back, and you start your night.

I’m not the kind of person to run around dissing your nana, but this time she’s wrong – alcohol does not encourage hair growth at all. In fact, the words “alcohol” and “hair” should never really be in the same sentence. The only thing you succeeded in doing when you applied that expensive whiskey on your head is dry your scalp, cause hair breakage, and make you smell like a drunk.

You see, when you smeared that alcohol on your scalp, it evaporated quickly – taking some of your hair’s own moisture with it. As we know, dry hair is damaged hair, and although damaged hair does not cause baldness, it certainly causes hair breakage, which in turn may lead to some hair falling out.

So take your bottle of scotch back to the liquor cabinet where it belongs, and make sure to steer clear of alcohol-based hair products the next time you are at the drugstore – your hair may even grow back if you do!

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Bald in Bed – Does Baldness Effect Virility?

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Samson, Hercules, Zeus, and Poseidon are all powerful, strong, and oh-so-hairy. Take a look through any artwork of any fictional influential figure and chances are that their manes will be flowing in the wind. The bottom line is, as you grow bald, it is fair to say that you may no longer feel as up-to-it as you did during your high school days.

But it’s important for you to know that women do find bald sexy – Bruce Willis anyone? So it’s also imperative that you understand the connection between hair loss and your, well, your mojo.

The connection between baldness and virility is not direct – but it is both related to the same hormone. Baldness is caused by levels of sensitivity to a testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to be exact, which limits blood flow to the hair follicles. The body naturally converts testosterone to DHT, but not all testosterone is converted to DHT. Levels of free testosterone are strongly linked to libido, but unless the levels of free testosterone are virtually non-existent, levels have not been shown to affect virility.

Basically, the increased levels of DHT in your system as you grow older is a blessing in a (bald) disguise. As levels go up, your hair falls out – but so does your increased desire.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Know Your Roots: Quick and Simple Trick for a Flawless Hairstyle

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Oops, you did it again – you got caught up in a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” marathon and now you are getting picked up for your date in just a few minutes, but you are still soaking wet from your shower. How do you expect to have your hair looking, well, non-ape-like and still look fabulous just in time for Prince Charming to sweep you off your feet?

If you want to build a better hair style, it’s best to think about it like a construction site – you gotta build from the ground, up – that is to say, from the roots throughout the length of your hair. You see, when you blow dry your roots first, you set a foundation for the rest of your hair, giving you more control for the shape of your style.  As an added bonus, this technique also sets you up for fuller and more voluminous hair.

Once your roots are done, you can go ahead and style your hair in whichever way you prefer – now that your foundation has been set, the rest of your locks should follow. When using hot tools to style your hair, make sure that your hair is completely dry before even thinking about touching that hot iron to your mane – this can potentially fry your hair by damaging the cuticle,  and you have spent way too much time looking that good to have hair that smells like burnt toast.

But hurry! He’ll be there in 15 minutes, just enough time to apply some makeup and choose an outfit — now that your roots are dry, there is no need for you to stress your hair!

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Braids, Ponytails, and the Pursuit of Mermaid Hair

It’s time for a confession: I only cut my hair about once a year. Why? Well, back in 2009, I fell hard for the Beckham-bob, going as far as cutting my curly and thin hair to look more “posh” – and I still regret it. As you may know, growing your hair long is not an easy task, and I definitely have had bumps on the road to mermaid hair – like, for instance, putting my hair in a braid or ponytail while still wet.

You’ve been there too, I’m sure. You don’t have time to blow-dry, spray, and damage your hair into straight submission, so you just put it in a bun and go on with your day. Well, ladies, if you’re trying to grow your hair out, this is not the way to go about it.

Instead, when you get out of the shower, you should comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb while it’s still wet – you can even go as far as doing this while you are still rub-a-dub-dubbing in the tub. Now here comes the hard part: while getting ready, avoid putting your hair up at all costs.

Why? Well, wet hair is extremely prone to breakage, so if you put your hair up tight, it will more than likely cause some damage to your delicate strands by causing breakage or worse – pulling out your hair. Blow drying and ironing also stunts growth by causing even more follicle follies on your precious mane.

Your best bet? Go au natural, baby! Splash some leave-in conditioner in and air dry your locks. Although it’s best to avoid using too many products, go ahead and dab some on to keep the frizz away.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.

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Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Lost and Found: Is Losing Hair Daily a Sign of Male-Patterned Baldness?

Even if you seem to be cleaning out loose strands of hair from your shower drain more than usual, there is still a silver lining: it may be too early to diagnose yourself with male-patterned baldness just yet.

Male-patterned baldness (or androgenetic alopecia if you want to impress your dinner date with a fancy new word) is the most common form of hair loss in men – in fact, about 95% of all hair loss in men is attributed to this pesky little disease.

If you find that you are shedding your mane at a rapid rate — well, there is good news and bad news:

The Good:
Depending on your age, lifestyle, and your hair’s growth cycle, we all lose between 40 to 120 strands per day. With male-patterned baldness, the issue is not losing the hair – the problem lies in the inability to grow it back.

The Bad:
The only way to know for sure if you are indeed suffering from male-patterned baldness is time, so before you go mourning the loss of your locks to the teeth of your hairbrush, it’s best to face the facts.  According to the North American Hair Research Society, as many as 50% of men are affected by male-patterned hair loss by the time they reach 50, with hair loss beginning as early as puberty – and you thought all you had to worry about your awkward existence at that age.

If your patience is wearing thin (much like your hair), there are treatments that can help defy the cruel prank that Mother Nature has played on you.

For some OTC help, studies show that there is a 45% increase in hair thickness when using Rogaine’s 5% solution, with re-growth occurring as early as two months after starting treatment. For some big-time follicle stimulation, prescription-strength Propecia is the only medication available for male-patterned baldness. If instant gratification is more your speed, you can always shell out the bigger bucks for a hair transplant.

Then again, there are always hats…

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.

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Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Does Growing Old Mean Growing Bald?

You’re blowing out (yet another) set of candles signifying that (yet another) year has passed, and although your kids are great and your wife is still hot, you can’t help but worry about what the future may bring. Yep, you’re 50 now, and how long is this full head of lustrous hair going to last?

Rest assured, because growing old is not a death sentence for your dense tresses. In fact, according to the Balding Blog, most men that may show aggressive hair loss patterns later on in life begin to lose their hair at age 20 – proof that despite the grandeur of Mother Nature, she’s still kind of a cruel bitch.

Balding can occur at any time in a person’s life.  Don’t believe that? Here are some stone cold facts from the Modern Medical Library:

  • 25% of men begin balding by 30
  • 50% of men are affected by male-patterned balding by age 60
  • 66% of men at age 60 are showing signs of balding

Hair loss affects many men worldwide, but just because your forehead may be growing, by no means are you getting old. Whatever your age may be, if you find that your hair no longer is resilient, there are still various measures you can take to keep you looking as young as you feel.

Over-the-counter topical applications, like Rogaine’s 5% solution, show an average of 45% re-growth two months after starting treatment. If you are in the market for something more potent, prescription-strength Propecia is the only medication available to male-patterned baldness. For more drastic measures, go for a hair transplant for near-instant results.

If you’re still bumming about growing bald, just remember that you are in good company – can you get think of a more interesting bunch of people than Ron Howard, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson, or James Carville? That’s a group that even the most full-headed of us would want to join.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.

*Image courtesy of Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Mommy Issues: Does Hair Loss Come from Your Mother’s Side of the Family?

Whether you are at risk for heart disease, suffer from crippling anxiety, or even if you just can’t seem to navigate your way through a healthy relationship, you can blame your mother for a lot — but when it comes to baldness, don’t start pointing your finger at her just yet.

We have all heard that myth about hair loss coming from your mother’s side of the family, but while baldness is genetic, there’s a good chance that you didn’t get it from your mama.  According to the Balding Blog, which is curated by Dr. William Rassman of the New Hair Institute, the pesky hair loss gene favors the mother’s pool only slightly — by about 52%.

Can LeBron blame Gloria for his follicle follies?
Photo via the Personal Instagram of LeBron James
But even if you carry that gene, you shouldn’t go rushing to clear the Rogaine shelves at Costco. There’s still hope: carrying the gene alone does not cause baldness, if the gene is not “expressed” – or to put it in layman’s terms, if the gene does not wake up – then the gene will remain dormant. To put it simply, being a carrier alone doesn’t mean you will eventually have to give up half a paycheck to hang on to your locks.
If your grandfather on your mother’s side rocked a comb over but your coif is still complete, you’re not in the clear just yet. Other potential factors, like sickness, age, and grooming habits, may contribute to your receding hairline; so to avoid a lifetime of hats and hairbands, make sure to keep your stress levels low, maintain a healthy diet, and stock up on iron.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site:www.tojilife.com.

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Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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