What Does Telogen Effluvium (TE) Hair Loss Look Like? I’ll Tell You

Over the weekend, I received an email from a woman who asked me “what, exactly, does TE or telogen effluvium look like?”  I wrote back and asked her for a bit of clarification, but she meant what I thought and assumed that she had meant.  Basically, she wanted to know what the hair of a person with TE will look like and if there is any pattern or appearance to the hair or scalp that would indicate that the shedding or hair loss is due to TE rather than something else.  I will discuss these things in the following article.

How Does Hair That Is Shedding Due To Telogen Effluvium Look?: Sometimes, there are changes in hair texture before the shedding actually starts.  That’s because the effected hair moves into the resting stage and these strands are no longer deeply embedded in the scalp or being properly nourished.  So, the result is flyaway or unruly hair that doesn’t quite lay down flat.

Once the shedding actually starts, you may not notice any changes of volume or any thinning spots at first.  Most people begin with much more hair than they think, so it takes a certain period of shedding before the changes are noticeable to others.  You may see spent or falling hair sort of hanging down at the ends and friends, coworkers, or complete strangers will pluck hair from your clothing (which can be quite embarrassing.) You may also see that your scalp is pink or red because so many follicles are being affected at once. 

After a while, you might start to see some thinning in areas that aren’t quite as thick to begin with like the bangs, temples, or crown.  Now, some people will panic and think that they have AGA or androgenic alopecia, but this isn’t always the case.  Often those areas have less hair to begin with so they are going to thin out more quickly than other areas.  However, generally speaking (although there are very commonly exceptions,) people will TE will generally have overall or diffuse shedding and loss, while people with genetic loss will have patterned loss that is mostly limited to the top, temples, and crown.

Over time, it can be harder and harder to tell the difference between TE and AGA just by looking at the hair and scalp.  Because prolonged shedding is going to thin out your hair even if you’re regrowing quite steadily.  Now, with telogen effluvium, the quality and quantity of your regrowth should not be adversely affected, unless you have some inflammation issues.  So, the regrowth that you do have should be relatively healthy and thick.  However, because something is making your hair continue to cycle through the resting phase, your regrowth may not have the impact that you might have hoped because the growth just can not keep up with the loss.

What’s The Deal With The White Bulb? Does The White Bulb Mean That I Definitely Have Telogen Effluvium?: I’m asked the question so often. People really want the reassurance …

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How To Pick Up Girls During The Cold, Grey, Stay-At-Home Winter Season

If you live in a cold city you’ve probably noticed that people tend to socially hibernate during the winter season. I knew it all too well as I lived most of my adult life in Chicago. In my opinion, there is no better city in the world to pick up girls during summer in Chicago, it’s like a Mecca for hotties. Yet as the months wear on into the fall, then later into the winter, the nightlife slowly dwindles down. Bars that were shoulder-to-shoulder packed in July become ghost towns by January. I don’t blame anyone either. Walking to the bar when it’s 3 degrees out, with the piercingly cold wind hitting your face, trying not to slip on your ass from all the slush on the ground… IT AIN’T FUN! When you’re cuddled in a warm bed watching Family Guy, it feels like such a better option.

Consequently, most guys drop off when the winter hits. It’s just too easy to be lazy. This is a huge mistake that can really take a hit on your development. Progress that was being made during the summer and fall go out the window once you take a 4 month leave of absence. Once you go out to pick up girls in the Spring, it feels like you’ve starting all over again. So treat the winter just as you would the summer. Continue getting your butt out of the house and meet as many women as you can.

Since the nightlife does take a hit during the winter months, your game plan needs to change with the season. In this article, I’ve outlined some killer strategies on how to pick up girls during the cold, grey, stay-at-home winter season.

Find a Rotation During The The Fall

To many guys, winter season = girlfriend season. It’s just so damn convenient to be in a relationship when it’s sub-zero weather out. Again, dealing with the bar scene during the winter isn’t the most fun in the world. When you’re sitting at home in your boxers watching the snow pour like it’s no tomorrow, calling up a girl and chilling at home is just too convenient. In fact, this is something I would recommend if you’re in a position to do so. It’s okay to sit back and reap the rewards of your labor during this time.

During the fall, start transitioning a woman you’re seeing into girlfriend status. If you don’t want a girlfriend, then start building up a solid rotation of girls to “hang” with – preferably at least 3.

Online Dating Is Key

If you’re not in a position to have a “winter girlfriend” and are looking to meet new women, online dating is one of the best routes you can take. You’ll be able to pick up a plethora of new girls during the cold winter months in the convenience of your warm home. There are millions of women who are just as lazy as you in dealing with the cold …

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