Thursday, January 27, 2011

A new era of civility?

It's shocking that discrimination still permeates society in this day and age. It's even more so when it's directed at people suffering from a physical ailment or disease.

Such was the case when a young woman from Winnipeg shaved her hair off to support her uncle, who was stricken with terminal cancer. The young woman - a waitress at a restaurant in Winnipeg - filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, which was rebuffed! This woman should have been praised for her bravery and compassion. Instead, she was singled out - not once, but twice - by both the restaurant and the Commission.

What if she had been victimized by cancer, and lost her hair due to chemotherapy? What if she had been afflicted with alopecia areata? Would she have been fired then?

Life can be cruel, especially if you are the person affected by a disease or an ailment. If our politicians can promise a new era of civility, then we as humans should pledge to do the same. Here's hoping we can start today.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Baldness - has a cure been found?

A cure for baldness has been sought for years - with little results.  A simple glance at the people around you should be a reminder.  But perhaps we've reached a point where science can over come nature - researchers in Germany recently announced that they successfully grew hair follicles from animal cells, and that within a year, they would be able to do the same with human hair follicles and skin.

The news gets better - the University of Pennsylvania also announced that stem cells may be able to regrow hair for bald people.

Finally, Allergan revealed that it is testing Latisse, a popular eyelash growth solution, for hair growth on the human scalp.

It all sounds encouraging, and those of us that suffer from balding hope it is true.  However, claims such as these should be taken with a "grain of salt" - they've been promoted before with little success.  Case in point - some women that have used Latisse noted a discoloration of the skin.  Skin discoloration might be easier to conceal on your eyelids than on the top of your head.

It's been said that you should set your goals high, but your expectations low.  If you have a solution that works today - whether Rogaine or a concealer - best to continue using it until further validation can be made.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Do "Natural DHT Blockers" Work?

While shopping recently, I came across a "natural" DHT blocker on a store shelf.  This particular product was placed right next to a branded Minoxidil solution, and priced similarly.

That had me thinking - how could a completely unproven solution be priced the same as an FDA-approved solution such as Minoxidil?  Keep in mind, Minoxidil is one of the only solutions proven to regrow hair - a claim the natural DHT blocker might not be able to make.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dealing with Tinea Versicolor

It's been a while since I've last blogged, primarily due to a few reasons. One of those was a recent diagnosis of Tinea Versicolor, or TV.

TV is a yeast infection of the skin, characterized by pink and brown blotches that usually appear on the trunk of the body - notably the chest and shoulders. I didn't notice it at first, since it started around late summer, and I thought it was my skin peeling (something that happens to me often after I get a tan).

Monday, September 27, 2010

BJJ Weekly reviews EMERGE For Men Follicle Cleansing Shampoo

We always said that EMERGE For Men Follicle Cleansing Shampoo is perfect for athletes - especially grapplers, where close contact with a mat or another grappler is a given. With Zinc PCA as a promary ingredient, it can really mitigate your risk of staph, ringworm, or folliculitis.

Don't take our word for it - BJJ Weekly recently reviewed the product - see more here: EMERGE for Men - Follicle Cleansing Shampoo - BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU REVIEWS THAT MATTER - BJJ Weekly

Thanks guys!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Emerging" like a Phoenix

These are exciting times for us at EMERGE For Men - our products are helping people feel more confident and self-assured. And now, we have something new in the works, both from a product and a strategy perspective.

Can't say much at this point, but watch this space for more news in the coming weeks!!

by RJ Dee

Friday, August 6, 2010

Manly, yes - but women like it too!

Did you know that nearly 40% of hair loss sufferers in the US are women?

Hair loss is an unkind foe that doesn't discriminate. Although this blog is geared towards solutions for men living with hair loss, women are every bit as affected by this malady.

A women's hair is a symbol of her beauty and femininity, and unfortunately, society tends to accept bald men over bald women. Worse yet, there aren't many solutions available for women to take advantage of, so they quietly suffer while dealing with the emotional and psychological damage it can cause.

EMERGE For Men is a solution that can be used by men and women alike, and we encourage women to give it a try. Many of our customers are, surprisingly enough, women, so don't let our brand fool you.

You no longer just have to live with it. Now, you can do something about it.

by RJ Dee