No, this is false.
The University of Arkansas Medical Services debunks this myth:
Hair and fingernails may appear longer after death, but not because
they are still growing. Instead, a persons fingernails and hair may
appear longer because the skin around them has retracted, according to
the Dermatology Clinic at UAMS.
After death, ...
The claim is false. For at least 171 years (93%) of Michigan's 184 year existence, married women in Michigan have NOT needed their husband's permission to do anything to their hair. Since 1850, the Michigan constitution has stated a woman's property, whether acquired before or after marriage, remains her property. (Michigan became a state in 1837.) While it'...
There is a video of a Michigan attorney debunking that claim. While he points out correctly that it is comparatively hard to prove a negative, he has tried to do just that. See the first of the points he raises, below.
In decreasing order of importance:
He has personally used the searchable database of Michigan law to get a list of all laws containing the ...
A 2013 study found that hormones produced in response to stress can reduce melanocyte stem cells that determine hair color.
A 2013 New York University study published in Nature Magazine claimed a link between long-term ongoing stress and hair color. In that study, the researchers found that hormones produced in response to stress can deplete ...
There are a great many quirky cures spread all over the internet and most of them have no evidence besides a series of bloggers boasting their benefits.
In this case however, it seems we might have a slight exception. In 2002, Sharquie K1, Al-Obaidi HK published a piece of research in the Journal of Dermatology called 'Onion juice (Allium cepa L.), a new ...
The Death Penalty Information Centre describes the process (which is no longer used in the United States):
For execution by the electric chair, the person is usually shaved and strapped to a chair with belts that cross his chest, groin, legs, and arms. A metal skullcap-shaped electrode is attached to the scalp and forehead over a sponge moistened with ...
In its essence this is true.
Therapeutic doses of coal tar – or Liquor carbonis detergens – are used and effective against overproducing sebum, dandruff and a range of other problems with hair. Its use is of very ancient origin, as the drug of choice it was superseded in many areas but still remains in the first line for treating some disorders.
Olansky S: &...
I was totally ready to say this is a complete and utter sham, however I have found two papers that seem to indicate that there is some positive effect from using the Hairmax device.
A Rutgers team (sponsored by Lexington International) concludes (PDF):
This randomized, doubleblind, sham device-controlled, multicentre efficacy
trial indicates that the ...
As per my comment, this was actually asked in the NY Times Science section.
Q. If I tweeze out the single hair that grows from a facial mole, will it cause cancer, as my friend insists?
A. “No,” said Dr. Mark D. Kaufmann, a dermatologist in Manhattan. “Even by cutting, you don’t change the behavior of a mole.”
Netdoctor (a UK site), also agrees with this (...
The hair doesn't know, that it's been cut. Means that the hair grows as long as the anagen period allows. It grows continuously before it eventually stops, no matter how often you cut it.
The maximum terminal hair length depends on the length of the anagen
(period of hair growth) for the individual. Waist-length hair or
longer is only possible to ...
Emily Gibson does have a point. According to this website, the consequences are as follows:
Folliculitis: an infection in the hair follicle usually caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph) or a fungus. A common cause of
folliculitis is ...
tl;dr- Yes, wearing hair such that it's pulled tight can cause hair loss. Wearing loose-fitting hair styles or head wear shouldn't cause as much hair loss; whether or not it causes none at all or just a little is unknown.
A good overview of related conditions is provided in "Hair Disorders and Alopecia" (2012) from the Textbook of Clinical ...
No. There is no evidence to support that garlic has an effect on androgenetic alopecia.
The first paper you cite, shows that garlic is effective in synergism with betamethasone valerate in alopecia areata.
The present study showed that the use of garlic gel significantly added to the therapeutic efficacy of topical betamethasone valerate in alopecia areata ...
There is some evidence that caffeine may stimulate hair growth in general, which could mean that white hair would also grow faster.
Androgen-dependent growth inhibition of ex vivo hair follicles from patients suffering from AGA was present in the human hair organ culture model, a constellation which may serve for future studies to screen new substances ...
The haircut itself is called the 'Dear leader haircut' and is one of a small number of styles men can choose from.
Male university students in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, it is reported.
The state-sanctioned guideline was introduced in the capital Pyongyang about two weeks ago, Radio ...
"Repeated wash and rinse is required for most people?" – No – no need!
Earliest usage or origin?
Rumour has it that David Ogilvy invented this "trick" for Proctor & Gamble". But it is unlikely that he invented this strategy, as should be obvious from Edna Kent Forbes' "Beauty Chat" (The Border Cities Star - Aug 8, 1927):
Wet the head all over, drip ...
This claim has changed over time. It may have originated as a Wisconsin story.
I found some key details in the March 29, 1954 edition of the The Holland Evening Sentinel:
There is a famous case of a husband who sued a barber for cutting his wife's hair . . . and collected.
I further traced this back to June 7, 1946 edition of Asbury Park Press:
Women Not ...
Hair falls from the top of head first because the follicles there are more androgen-sensitive.
Within the distribution of hair over the scalp, androgen-sensitive hair follicles are on top and androgen-insensitive follicles are on the sides and back...the androgen-sensitive follicles are transformed into vellus follicles
Quoting from Understanding ...
A 510(k) premarket notification must be submitted by device manufacturers to the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to show a device is just as safe and effective as an existing device (referred to as a "predicate"].
Theradome's 510(k) for their laser helmet used the RF Midwest LLC MEP-90 Hair Growth Stimulation System as a predicate.
In Section 5, ...
I did a quick google search on this one and the first result I got back was this link which explains the history of knox gelatin and when it started being used as a supplement to allegedly increase nail strength which was around the 1950s. Here is the main section that explains why this myth is false and why gelatin doesn't help nails.
Nails and Food
There are many types of hair loss (alopecia) with different symptoms and causes and alopecia may lead to permanent hair loss. "Numerous factors may be related to hair loss and range from naturally occurring processes (for example, seasonality, aging) to various biologic dysfunctions, including vitamin and mineral imbalances, endocrine disorders, immunologic ...
I know about hair, not fingernails. But what Ian Gallant writes about nails is true of hair, too. Any diet with enough protein to keep you in good health doesn't need supplementation with protein. It's interesting that the maximum length for one's hair is genetic trait, as is thickness, although the latter varies widely in adult men.
The degree of curl ...
Separate studies are conducted on men and woman.
Long-term treatment with finasteride 1 mg decreases the likelihood of developing further visible hair loss in men with androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) European Journal of Dermatology, vol. 18, pages 400-20 reports:
Finasteride 1 mg treatment led to a 93% decrease relative to placebo in the ...
This is not a very authoritative answer but skimming through this book on The Biology of Hair Growth leads me to doubt it. It talks a lot about the limited factors which can stimulate hair growth but there is no indication that any of this could be related to common illness. To the contrary, it mentions that severe fevers can cause hair loss.
Some phenotypes caused by recessive genes occur in sub-populations that tend to reproduce with other members of the sub-population.
For example, Tay-Sachs disease is a recessive genetic disease caused by having two bad alleles of a gene, and mainly occurs in specific sub-populations who reproduce with each other:
Tay–Sachs disease (also known as GM2 ...
Dogs have some kind of facial recognition according to studies, for example
Faces play an important role in communication and identity recognition in social animals. Domestic dogs often respond to human facial cues, but their face processing is weakly understood. In this study, ...