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Male Pattern Baldness - What It Is, What Causes It, And How To Treat It

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What is baldness?
 
Baldness refers to a lack of hair, either partially or completely, which is the result of hair loss and hair thinning. Generally, the intensity and pattern of baldness will vary depending on the cause of baldness. Some types of baldness cause a complete, or nearly complete, loss of hair over the entire body-including the head, arms, legs, and so on. The more common types of baldness cause hair thinning and hair loss on the scalp or head-though, like any other type of baldness; the degree of hair loss may vary from individual case to individual case.
 
Total hair loss on the head generally occurs more in males than it does females; however, females also experience baldness, more commonly in the form of female pattern baldness which tends to cause hair loss on the top of the head, but not on the sides or back of the head. Male pattern hair loss is the most common type of hair loss in men and, like female pattern hair problems, tends to cause hair problems on the top of the scalp. Both types of "pattern" hair problems tend to begin with thinning in the center of the scalp which gradually increases cause total or near-total hair problems in the entire diameter of the top of the head.

New York Times article: "Liquid Gold in Morocco"

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The road from Marrakesh to Essaouira is craggy and bleak, an arid moonscape dotted only by a few roadside towns and the occasional Berber village. In the ’60s and ’70s, Essaouira was a stop on the hash-filled hippie trek — land in Marrakesh, load up your magic bus and head west for the windswept beaches and clear blue waters of this former Portuguese fishing village. Back then, Jimi Hendrix made the pilgrimage, as did Bob Marley and Cat Stevens. Essaouira still has remnants of its boho past: crocheted Rasta beanies are sold alongside fezzes in the souk; surfers come to lap up the waves in what is now one of the world’s top windsurfing and kiteboarding spots; and a dilapidated fort, which legend has it was the inspiration for Hendrix’s “Castles Made of Sand” (he actually recorded the song nearly two years before touching down here), is just south of town.

3 Ways to Detox Your Skin After the Holidays

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Holidays have come and gone. The sequined dress is at the dry cleaners. The poofy slippers are on the feet. And, if you’re not passed out on the sofa clicking through reruns of Madmen, wondering how they party so hard and still look so chic, chances are you’re looking in the mirror thinking, sheesh! What in the heck just happened to my skin?
 
Fun times, unfortunately, can have their price. But with a little effort, you can look as cute as Megan Draper does after a bender. Or at least, almost. Here’s how to get back your pre-holiday glow.

Avoid These 6 Beauty Product Ingredients

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Get in the habit of investigating cosmetics labels, just as you do for food labels.

Just like you would consult the back of a box of cookies to check the calorie content before eating, you should get in the habit of investigating the ingredient lists on your beauty products. Finding truly natural, nontoxic makeup and personal care products can be difficult!

It's impossible (not to mention unrealistic) to avoid every single suspect ingredient — but by steering clear of products with ingredients that can harm both the health of your body and the health of the environment; you're taking solid preventative measures. It's a big step in the right direction.

Natural Ways to Make Eyelashes Grow

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Like the hair on your head, eyelashes follow a growth rate pattern. If your eyelashes fall out or are damaged by mascara, plucking or dyeing, you have to wait for them to regrow. While the length and health of your eyelashes is determined by genetics, there are certain natural ways to make your eyelashes grow.