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What Does Your DNA Say About Your Hair

by Fran Dubsky

DNA Hair Sampling & Hair Loss

While we always think of hair in terms of beauty, did you know that hair samples can be used to detect many other things from genealogy to forensics by evaluating hair structure and DNA from cells attached to the root of the hair?  Hair analysis can also be used to check for poisoning caused by metals such as lead, arsenic, or mercury.

Normally, in the hair cycle, a hair grows in the hair follicle for many months, stops growing, and is shed. A new hair then grows in the follicle, but since hair grows slowly it takes weeks for a hair sample to show changes in the body, because hair grows slowly.

While hair samples do not show recent changes in the body, such as drug use within the past few days, a hair analysis may show drug use or exposure to chemicals and environmental exposure that occurred over the last few months.

As for hair loss, there are now DNA analysis programs that can help predict if you will suffer hair loss.  However, rather than having DNA testing done for about $150.00, when you first to start to seeing hair loss, begin treatment, as it will not simply go away.

The best choice for treatment is the HairMax laser devices as they are an ideal first line defense against hair loss.  They provide a safe and proven effective treatment that you can begin to notice it, to help prevent further hair loss.

by Fran Dubsky

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