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What's the difference between dry scalp and dandruff? A dry scalp can cause dandruff, but the two conditions are distinct. Dandruff causes the scalp to flake and may cause visible flakes on clothing or in the hair. In some cases, it is due to a fungal or other scalp infection. Dry scalp, by contrast, occurs when the scalp does not produce or hold enough moisture. Understanding the difference between dandruff and a dry scalp can help with choosing the right treatment.  Dry Scalp A dry scalp occurs when the scalp does not have enough oil for the skin to feel...

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We know that any form of hair thinning or loss can be extremely worrying and stressful. That is why we are here to help. At Golden Skin, our trichologist treat patients every day who are experiencing different forms of hair loss. It is always best to see a trichologist (or your doctor) if you think you are experiencing hair loss. Identifying hair loss conditions can be difficult, even to the trained eye. It takes careful questioning and examination to unravel the problems and causes. In our salon, we always aim to get to the root of the problem and provide a care plan...

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Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. It can take a variety of forms, but the two most common are androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata. Both are characterized by baldness, but the pattern of loss varies. Here, we focus on some of the most commonly asked questions about alopecia areata.   1. What is the cause of alopecia areata? Alopecia areata is a type of autoimmune condition whereby the body’s own immune system becomes activated and causes inflammation under the skin around hair follicles. In the presence of inflammation, hair follicles don’t grow properly and many end up falling...

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Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern balding and female pattern hair loss is the most common hair loss disorder, affecting both men and women. Initial signs of androgenetic alopecia usually develop during teenage years leading to progressive hair loss with a pattern distribution. Moreover, its frequency increases with age and affects up to 80% Caucasian men and 42% of women.   Androgenetic Alopecia Causes; Genetics & Androgen Hormone The main cause of androgenetic alopecia is genetics. Another major factor is the male sex hormone called androgen. The androgen hormone has many functions and one of them is the generation of hair growth....

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