HOW HOLLYWOOD PORTRAYS HAIR LOSS IN MOVIES AND TELEVISION REFLECTS THE OVERALL ATTITUDE OF THE LARGER CULTURE. It’s a familiar movie scene: The shadowy master villain who has been causing dire events to befall the handsome hero is finally seen full face. There he is, sporting an evil grin, his eyes narrowed to slits, his […]
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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN … WHAT COULD HAPPEN … IF WE PUT TOGETHER AN ALL-STAR TEAM HOOPSTERS WHO SUFFER FROM HAIR LOSS? Here’s a team to get any basketball fan’s pulse racing: Gary Payton as Point Guard. Michael Jordan as Shooting Guard. Glen Rice as Small Forward. Kevin Garnett as Power Forward. Shaquille O’Neal as Center. […]
AANG, THE “LAST AIRBENDER” IS AN AIR NOMAD WHOSE TRADITION INVOLVES HEAD SHAVING, JUST LIKE THE BUDDHIST MONKS. In July of 2010, director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) will unleash his cinematic vision of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” upon the world. It will be a new property for many people – but not for […]
IF NATURAL LAWS TELL US ANYTHING, IT IS THAT FOR EVERY REASON TO BE UNHAPPY WITH HAIR LOSS, THERE IS AN EQUAL AND COMPELLING REASON TO BE HAPPY ABOUT IT, TOO! Ever have days when you think, “Why me? Why did I get picked to be bald?” and then start feeling sorry for yourself? If […]
SEGRAVE HAS PRODUCED A THOROUGH AND IN-DEPTH TREATMENT OF ALL ASPECTS OF MALE PATTERN BALDNESS. Ever feel like doing something really nasty to someone who makes a crack about your shining pate? According to Kerry Segrave, author of Baldness: A Social History (1996, McFarland), you’re not alone. In the opening paragraph of the first chapter, […]
FROM POETS AND POLITICIANS TO PROVERBS, WE FIND MANY QUOTES ABOUT HAIR LOSS THAT ARE FUNNY, INSIGHTFUL AND ALMOST ALWAYS TRUE. Where would the world be without quotes – especially politicians and after-dinner speakers? It’s always handy to have a quote to support your point of view or back up your statements and arguments. The […]
MORE THAN ON TV, MORE THAN IN MOVIES, BALD CHARACTERS IN VIDEO GAMES ARE MAKING THEIR PRESENCE KNOWN. There’s a lot of debate over what kind of lessons kids (and adults, for that matter) may be taking away from the hours they spend plugged into their Xboxes or PlayStations, but here’s one thing they’re apt […]
DOES A GLEAMING DOME IMPROVE ONE’S PROSE? ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST, IT JUST MIGHT. A tip for male novelists looking to write a bestseller: Try sporting the bald look. A review of the top 10 fiction bestsellers on the “New York Times” hardcover list for January 16, 2009 revealed five books […]
IF YOU FAIL TO DEVELOP THE SMALLER MUSCLES WHEN TRAINING, YOU’LL EVENTUALLY RUN INTO PROBLEMS AND INJURIES. This should be something that anyone with hair loss can relate to. You are not solely defined by any one part of your physical appearance. It’s the whole you, your complete package – not just elements of your […]
THERE ARE LEGITIMATE, EFFECTIVE THERAPIES — LASER HAIR THERAPY, PLUS MEDICATIONS SUCH AS ROGAINE AND PROPECIA — THAT ENABLE MEN TO STOP SOME HAIR LOSS. Yes, it’s true. In the case of androgenic alopecia, also known as androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness (MPB), many of us begin to look like our fathers and grandfathers […]
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