Saturday, August 23, 2014

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month-tips from Dr. Marnie Nussbaum to fight it

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy, happy Saturday to you. It's still monsoon'ing here in Arizona. Which means delicious cool weather and wonderful, but destructive rain storms.

Below I have some amazing tips on how to fight hair loss in men and women from Dr. Nussbaum.
Hair loss among men and women has become an epidemic. In fact, 80% of Americans will face hair loss at some point in their lives. 
In support of August being National Hair Loss Awareness Month,  board certified dermatologist, Dr. Marnie Nussbaum sheds light on what we can do to combat hair loss, promote hair growth and other hair revitalizing tips.
Dr. Nussbaum has offered the below tips to help fight hair loss, but would be more than happy to share more with your readers:
  • Revitalize from the inside out. Eating foods like kale, walnuts, almonds, tuna and salmon that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, iron and protein can lead to a healthier, happier scalp. Since about 3% of your hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids, they're vital to keeping you scalp nourished.

  • Maintain proper scalp care. Incorporating a pH balanced wash into your daily regimen like Sebamed Scalp Activating Shampoo  will naturally support scalp circulation - which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair. ($14.99, Also, massaging your scalp for 10 minutes 2-3 times a week in the shower can loosen skin flakes, product residue and natural oils, as well as increase blood flow to the scalp to help promote new hair growth.

  • Promote healthy hair growth. Try trimming your hair every 6 weeks and incorporating an all-natural supplement into your routine to stimulate new growth.  The new Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition is a blend of handpicked 18 botanical and nutraceutical ingredients (including Biotin, Vitamin B5, Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc, and Selenium, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Ashwagandha and Silica) that provide the nutrients your hair needs to boost strength, build length, and restore balance. ($59.99 for a 30 day supply,

  • Additional tips: Avoid harsh hair dyes, switch up your natural part and air-dry hair whenever possible. Dramatic changes in hair color and heat damage can further dry out hair follicles, causing breakage and hair thinning. Hair also tends to lie flatter when brushed repeatedly in the same direction - For a more voluminous look, try changing the direction of your part.

Marnie Nussbaum, MD, FAAD - Cosmetic Dermatologist
Dr. Nussbaum specializes in general and cosmetic dermatology. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Nussbaum completed her internship training in Internal Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and her residency in Dermatology at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Among her numerous awards are the Outstanding House Staff Award, and the Women in Science Award. 

Dr. Nussbaum is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women's Dermatologic Society. A native New Yorker, Dr. Nussbaum graduated with honors and distinction from Cornell University and attended Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, where she was the recipient of the James Metcalf Polk Award for achieving highest academic honors in her graduating class. She also served as President of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. Dr. Nussbaum is currently in private practice on the upper east side of New York.

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