1. Propecia: The Hair-Growth Breakthrough
Because hair loss is a pervasive problem affecting millions of Americans, the market is flooded with prescription medications, natural remedies, and other products that claim to slow or reverse hair loss. Dr. Othniel Seiden’s book Propecia: The Hair-Growth Breakthrough takes a close look at one of these solutions. In order to explain why Propecia succeeds at reversing hair loss, Dr. Seiden provides an in-depth look at the physiology and anatomy of hair loss. He also reviews case studies and addresses potential side effects of using Propecia. He concludes that Propecia will replace Rogaine as the leading solution to hair loss.
2. Hair Savers for Women: A Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss
Dr. Maggie Greenwood-Robinson’s book is the first and only all-encompassing guide to hair loss in women, examining the most current findings and solutions from prescription drugs to natural remedies. Though the emphasis is on safe, clinically proven treatments that will succeed for most women, Dr. Greenwood-Robinson also includes a section that describes options such as scalp reductions, hair transplants, weaves, and wigs. Practical and useful, the book is a must-read for all women.
3. The Bald Truth: The First Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss
In this book, consumer advocate Spencer David Kobren, host of the radio program The Bald Truth, details his quest to treat his own male pattern baldness. He exposes the hair restoration industry for what it is: a $7-billion-a-year hype machine with few successful products. His knowledge of the industry lends credibility to his explanation of solutions that successfully stop hair loss, including the prescription medication Propecia with its active ingredient finasteride. Complete with information on the importance of nutrition and herbal treatments, the book provides a cutting-edge look at what does and what does not stop hair loss.
4. The Hair Loss Cure: How to Treat Alopecia
Elizabeth Steel, founder of Hairline International: the Alopecia Patients’ Society, is a detailed and sympathetic guide to understanding and treating alopecia areata, or sudden hair loss. As a woman diagnosed with alopecia areata, Steel devoted her life to helping people cope with this disorder. Her book offers practical tips on how to prevent and treat sudden hair loss, including with prescription drugs, attention to nutrition, and relaxation techniques.
5. Alopecia Areata: Understanding and Coping with Hair Loss
This guide by Wendy Thompson and Jerry Shapiro focuses on alopecia areata, sudden hair loss ranging from patches of baldness to complete baldness over the entire body. Even though 2.5 million Americans suffer from this disorder, alopecia areata is medically harmless. As a result, the disorder is often not given full attention by doctors, and its affect on psychological well-being is under-appreciated. The authors address these concerns in their lay-person-oriented guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and psychological concerns of alopecia areata.