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Why using Sunscreen on your Scalp is Crucial for Thinning Hair

Everyone knows sunscreen is an essential part of a healthy skincare regimen. You’re probably diligent about applying sunscreen on your arms and face, probably even the tops of your ears! As awesome as you are at applying sunscreen, you might be missing one crucial area – your scalp. Sun Protection for Your Scalp There are …

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Hair Therapy Podcast Featuring Hair Loss Specialist Dr. Ben Behnam

Dr. Ben Behnam, Los Angeles-based board-certified dermatologist, hair loss specialist, and co-founder of Happy Head prescription grade hair loss solutions, was recently a guest on The Hair Therapy Podcast with Kate Holohan.  The podcast was loaded with information about the causes of hair loss and treatment options.  It’s amazing how many options both men and …

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Side Effects of Topical Finasteride: Review of Current Medical Literature

Oral finasteride, also known as Propecia, is an oral medication that has been prescribed by physicians for decades for hair loss. It works in the majority of patients by reducing hair loss and stimulating hair growth however there are side effects. One of the most concerning side effects are the sexual side effects, which occur …

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Efficacy of Topical Finasteride: Review of Current Medical Literature

In one of the first single-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials of topical finasteride, Mazarella et al.1 (1997) published a study of 52 subjects ranging from 19 to 28 years of age. The patients were treated with topical finasteride 0.005% vs placebo for 16 months. Here were the results. There was a significant reduction in the rate …

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