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Why Americans are experiencing increased hair loss right now

Posted at 12:02 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 15:02:36-04

It’s a fact: Americans are losing their hair. Why? Stress, anxiety, and feelings of uncertainty are at an all-time high. We’re navigating a pandemic and fighting for social justice on top of everyday life; Americans are adjusting in order to shape our new reality. And hair loss isn’t just hair loss. It’s a loss of identity, of self-expression, of confidence that causes people to develop negative self-image and remain trapped in the cycle of stress and hair loss. August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month and with over 52 million Americans living with this issue, there is an urgent need for education and awareness.

One of the nation’s leading dermatologists and medical media contributors, Dr. Michelle Henry, is passionate about raising awareness around hair loss and holistic self-care from the inside out. You’ve seen her on TODAY, Good Morning America, The Doctors, and have read her features in InStyle, Cosmopolitan, and Essence Magazine. Dr. Michelle Henry is Harvard trained and board-certified, and based in New York City.

Busting Hair Loss Myths: Getting to the root of the problem - Dr. Henry will separate fact from fiction when it comes to the causes of hair loss. From race and gender, styling and accessories, to genes and baldness.

Haircare from the Inside Out: Caring for your mental and physical health – healthy hair starts from the inside out. Learn about tips for stress management and which nutrient-rich foods can help promote hair growth

Show Yourself and Scalp Some Love: Self-care and scalp care go hand in hand. Treating your scalp with the same level of care as your skin is important for maintaining healthy-growing hair. Dr. Henry will walk viewers through the 1,2,3’s of scalp and hair care, and share a few of her personal favorite tips and tricks.

About Dr. Michelle Henry:
Dr. Michelle Henry is a Harvard trained Mohs surgeon. She is a board-certified dermatologist. She is currently a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She practices Mohs micrographic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Henry attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed her residency in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she served as Chief Resident. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in cutaneous oncology, Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery with the Harvard Medical School Department of Dermatology at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts. She specializes in high risk skin cancer treatments, Aesthetic Surgery, and Skin of Color.