Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Facts about normal hair growth:

About 90 percent of hair on the scalp grows continually. The other 10 percent of scalp hair is in a resting phase that lasts two to three months. At the end of the resting stage, this hair is shed.
Shedding 50 to 100 hairs a day is normal. When a hair is shed, it is replaced by a new hair from the same follicle and the growing cycle starts again. Scalp hair grows about one-half inch a month.

As people age, the rate of hair growth slows.

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss is believed to be primarily caused by a combination of the following:
* aging
* change in hormones
* illness
* family history of baldness
* burns
* trauma

However, hair loss is not caused by the following:
* poor circulation to the scalp
* vitamin deficiencies
* dandruff
* excessive hat-wearing
* a gene passed on from an individual's maternal grandfather
Generally, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become.
What is male hair loss (male pattern baldness/androgenic alopecia)?

Male hair loss is the most common type of hair loss. It is caused by increased sensitivity to male sex hormones (androgens) in certain parts of the scalp, and is passed on from generation to generation. In the past, baldness was often seen as something unfortunate or undesirable.

However, this attitude has changed over the years and nowadays a clean-shaven head is usually considered both fashionable and attractive.
What are the main symptoms?

Male pattern baldness (also known as genetic hair loss or alopecia androgenetica) is the most common form of hair loss in men. It usually develops very gradually, typically involving the appearance of a bald spot on the crown of the scalp accompanied by thinning at the temples. Although this problem can strike any man at any time, many first become aware of it as they approach their thirties.
What causes male hair loss?

Some men have areas on the scalp that are very sensitive to the male sex hormones that circulate in men's blood. The hormones make the hair follicles - from which hair grows - shrink. Eventually, they become so small that they cannot replace lost hairs. The follicles are still alive, but are no longer able to perform their task.

The condition usually starts in men aged 20 to 30 and follows a typical pattern. First, a receding hairline develops, and gradually the hair on top of the head also begins to thin. Eventually, the two balding areas meet to form a typical U-shape around the back and sides of the head. The hair that remains is often finer, and does not grow as quickly as it used to.

Can male hair loss be prevented?

Male hair loss is genetically determined (passed on from parents). Although a doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the condition, this may have side effects.

What can be done at home?

You need to decide how you feel about hair loss. Male hair loss affects a large part of the male population and people react very differently to it. It is important to try to accept hair loss for what it is - something natural. Rather than trying to camouflage bald spots with remaining hair or a wig, it is probably a better idea to leave your hair as it is, or shave it off completely. If, however, you decide to try to regain your hair, possible medical treatments are discussed below.

How is male hair loss treated?

Baldness is generally regarded as natural, and not a disease. So if a person decides they wish to try to get their hair back, they will probably have to pay for the lengthy, expensive procedure themselves.

Quote from Jane Fonda:

"I'd like to make a movie that shows people over 70 having a hot erotic relationship."

Nobody's 70 yet among us, isn't it? That's about 15 years from now, for most of us.

Do you think this is true?


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Obituary of the late Mr.Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 -year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Calpol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on.

If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Jun 3

Hi Toti,

In one of your pictures with Bert P. posted in the blogsite, both of you were sporting long hair and there was a question to me whether I also have a long hair when I was an activist. It took me a long time to look for one. I even used the NBI, the CIS,NISA and all the Intellegence community to search for my picture with long hair, and lo and behold - here it is!


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Hi again Toti,

In my excitement to send you my picture with long hair, I forgot to attach it, opps... and also my spelling of intelligence is wrong.


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...


it's supposed to be a link, but it leads to nowhere. I didn't see the long-haired-danny at all. Di bale, kanta ka na lang - may jeproks na kanta noon - ".... anong pake mo, sa long hair ko!"


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

My God, I'm being forgetful now, again I forgot to attach the picture...


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...


Still waiting for the picture of that long haired good looking guy.


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Hi Toti ,

I hope this time I did it right.


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Hi Dan,

Wow...Dan..Laking pinagbago. Did you lose your hair or your hair lost you... he, he, he...biro lang. It is so nice to look back...same feeling as one gets through our Blogsite....Down the memory of lost lane! Hugggssssss

Ed Canela

Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

wow, danny, you did it right. I'll add this to the photo gallery, to make sure it's part of our archive! dami pa nila dito ano? kaya lang iniwan ka na nila. he he!


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Hi Toti,

So naipakita ko na saiyo ha! Hindi lang kayo ang mukhang hippie noon. Ako din. That picture was taken in my First Year of Law. In fact, I cropped it from my school ID. Kahit papano, we are starting to account for our whereabouts and how we look, during those times of no contact with one another. If you did not post your picture with your long hair, my thinking, is you were sporting a crew cut style all the time. Tulad ng picture nating mga class officers.

'till next time. My golf buddies are about to pick me up. It's 6:00 am here (Sunday). Mamayang hapon ang simba. Filipino mass . Take care.


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...




Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Hi Tess,

Nice to hear from you again. Last time I heard from you was during our brief chat. Medyo hindi pa malinaw ang boses natin. Halos hindi magkarinigan. But anyway, so long as the line of communication among us is open, it is ok right? Alam mo Tess, kahit noong high school tayo, medyo alanganin ang mga boys na makipagmalapitan saiyo dahil ang buong akala namin, hinihigpitan ka ng mga madre dahil gusto ka nilang magmadre. Gusto nga naming itanong saiyo kung ano ang buhay ng mga madre sa "klawsura" (cloister ata ang inglis doon.) curious ba? he,he. See, that is just to prove to you that sometimes I still have good memory. I was taking Gingkoba before. I think that is one reason I lost my hair. No, I think it is the water in California that causes my loss of hair. I know in 1997 when I saw Marybeth and Fetchie there,I still have a lot of hair. Proof is the picture I sent Fetchie . Malago pa ang buhok ko doon ah.

Keep on posting Tess! Regards to you and your loved ones. Take care.


Daet Parochial School Class 67 said...

Hi Guys,

Thought of something about hair loss - this has not been proven or tried. How about growing eyebrows and when its grown, comb it backwards, that way, you won't have to worry about receding hairline. (joke only!)


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