Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao has shared a huge update with her followers on Twitter. She debuted a new look with her hair as she explained it has been growing back following her latest clear cancer scan.
Jacquie posted a video of her new look while hosting on Sky News this morning as she shared the update on her stage 4 breast cancer.
In view of her 83,000 followers, she can be seen presenting outside Wembley ahead of the Euros final tonight.
She said: “Morning, very happy to be live here at Wembley on the big day.
“Big day for me as well, I’ve got my hair out, my actual own hair.
Gray hair, jokingly referred to as stress highlights, is a visible sign of aging that has long been tied to personal pressure, but the theory is difficult to prove. Now, researchers say they can measure what is happening when hair grays, and provide early evidence that it can sometimes be reversed.
Hair color is lost, and strands turn gray as melanin — a pigment found in the skin, eyes, and hair — declines.
Before hairs emerge from the scalp, they grow under the skin in follicles that receive chemical and electrical signals, including stress hormones, from the body. Once they emerge, hairs harden, and their molecular structure is preserved and reflected in their pigmentation.
Using high-resolution scanners, scientists can now detect small color changes in single strands of human hair.
Researchers measured color loss in single strands of human hair from 14 volunteers who kept diaries to document the weekly levels of stress they experienced. The results were striking: As the volunteers experienced more stress, their hair lost pigment. But as the stress eased, their hair regained color, says Martin Picard, PhD, associate professor of behavioral medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, who led the research.
The method they used to capture images of hair fragments so tiny they represent 1 hour’s growth, which allowed the researchers to assess pigment loss, was developed by Ayelet Rosenberg, a research assistant in Picard’s laboratory, who is first author on the study.
And when hair color changed, the team saw variations in 300 proteins.
They developed a mathematical model to predict what might happen to human hair over time and suggest there is a point in a person’s life when stress can temporarily induce loss of color, but that can be reversed if tensions ease.
These findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that aging is not a linear, fixed biologic process; it can be halted or even temporarily reversed.
With a better understanding of the biologic basis of pigmentation loss, it’s possible that gray hair could one day be reversed with a visit to the doctor’s office instead of the hair salon.
The research was funded by grants from the Wharton Fund and the National Institutes of Health.
eLife: “Quantitative mapping of human hair greying and reversal in relation to life stress.” 2021;10:e67437.
Martin Picard, PhD, associate professor of behavioral medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City
Ayelet Rosenberg, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City
Do you also suffer from what is known as male pattern baldness? Lead pharmacist Sonia Khan is convinced this caused Prince William‘s hair loss. Speaking exclusively to the Express.co.uk, she shares her expertise. “Male pattern baldness is a leading cause of hair loss and is a genetic problem. Prince Charles is also balding, as was Prince Phillip,” said Khan. “William started losing his hair quite young, but this is not something to worry about.”
Khan also advises against using high-heat styling tools, such as straighteners.
“Using a mild shampoo that is suitable for your hair type (such as dry hair) also helps to keep the hair healthy and strong,” said Khan. This makes the hair “less likely to fall out”.
If your current shampoo is the root cause behind the hair loss, changing it could make a difference.
Adding to the discussion is Dr Adam Friedmann, who said “it is clear” that Prince William “suffers from male pattern baldness”.
“This condition is also referred to as androgenetic alopecia,” the doctor elaborated.
Male pattern baldness typically progresses in one of three ways: a receding hairline; thinning of the hair on the crown; and hair thinning all over the top of the head.
“The key is to catch it as early as possible. Ideally, as soon as you notice any thinning or loss of hair,” said De Friedmann.
“The sooner you can begin treatment the greater your chance of achieving a good recovery.”
Dr Friedmann advises people with male pattern hairless to try Finasteride and minoxidil.
“Finasteride is a tablet that can help slow things down or even reverse it a little bit,” said Dr Friedmann.
Meanwhile, minoxidil “tends to improve the blood supply thus improving hair growth”.
Joining the panel of experts is Dr Fiona Worship, who stated that male pattern hair loss “affects around half of all men over the age of 50”.
“Although for many, like Prince William, it begins much earlier in life,” she added in.
Dr Worship mentioned that stress can be a “big contributor” to several forms of hair loss.
“It is sensible to try to look at stressors in your life and reduce these or offset them with something enjoyable and relaxing where possible,” she advised.
“Hair loss can have an extremely negative effect on our psychological wellbeing,” said Dr Worship. “My advice is to seek help early if hair loss is concerning you.”
Stacey Dooley, 34, has appeared to issue a defiant post supporting her collaboration with hair care brand Clairol. The Strictly Come Dancing winner took to Instagram to promote the hair dye kit she created with the beauty brand just minutes after reports emerged that she was “secretly dropped” from hosting Glow Up as her advert breached BBC rules.
Stacey shared a video showing off her signature red locks in view of her 980,000 followers this evening, crediting Clairol for her new look.
The star, who is dating former Strictly pro Kevin Clifton, filmed herself running her fingers through her hair while smiling for the camera at home.
She penned alongside the video: “Box freshhhhhhhhhh.
“My @clairol_uk_ire colour. (YES, I really do use it!)
“(Obvs have a working relationship w/Clairol but no obligation to post this)
“And trim by the ACE @eamonnhughes.”
Stacey created the post just moments after The Sun claimed that BBC bosses said Clairol commercials starring the documentary filmmaker showed a clear disregard for its strict impartiality rules.
The adverts, which featured Stacey wearing leotard while flaunting her freshly dyed hair, reportedly prompted her to be axed from her hosting role on BBC Three’s Glow Up before being replaced by Maya Jama this year.
“It was a tricky situation as she does other things for the BBC, but they decided she would lose her Glow Up contract.
“It’s a hair care brand, it’s glossy and glam. Glow Up is all about beauty.
“So, basically, the BBC said, ‘You’re sacked from Glow Up, but you can keep making documentaries that air on the BBC’.”
Express.co.uk has contacted the BBC and Stacey Dooley’s representative for comment.
Stacey fronted Glow Up for seasons one and two.
She then told fans in October 2020 she would not be presenting the third series due to scheduling conflicts.
Stacey congratulated her replacement, Maya, when she was announced as the new host by posting a sweet picture of the pair.
“Well done superstar…!
“Keep shining @mayajama,” the star wrote alongside the snap.
Doubts about the efficacy of hair loss treatments are understandable – the mechanisms that drive hair loss are intractable and evidence supporting interventions is often patchy at best. However, some trials have been supported by robust evidence. Dr Gigi Taguri, who is affiliated with Lloyds Pharmacy, singled out two treatments that have passed scientific rigour.
The aim of the study published in the Indian Dermatology Journal sought to assess the efficacy of maintaining hair growth with five percent topical minoxidil fortified with 0.1 percent finasteride in patients with AGA after initial treatment with five percent topical minoxidil and oral finasteride for two years.A retrospective assessment was done in 50 male patients aged 20 to 40 years with AGA.
All the patients had been initially treated with topical minoxidil and oral finasteride for a period of two years, after which the oral finasteride was replaced with topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride.
Five of 50 patients had discontinued the treatment for a period of eight to 12 months and were then resumed with only topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride.
The patients’ case sheets and photographs were reviewed by independent observers and the efficacy of minoxidil-finasteride combination was assessed.
What did the researchers find out?
Of the 45 patients who underwent a continuous treatment for AGA, 84.44 percent maintained a good hair density with topical minoxidil-finasteride combination.
Of the five patients who discontinued oral finasteride for eight to 12 months, four demonstrated good improvement in hair density when treatment was resumed with topical minoxidil-finasteride combination.
Oral finasteride is associated with side effects such as decreased libido and sexual dysfunction.
Some wigs are available on the NHS, but you may have to pay unless you qualify for financial help.Other treatments for hair loss include:
Steroid injection – Injections given into bald patches
Steroid creams – Cream applied to bald patches
Immunotherapy – Chemical applied to bald patches
Light treatment – Shining ultraviolet light on bald patches
Tattooing – Tattoo used to look like short hair and eyebrows
Hair transplant – Hair is removed from the back of the head and moved to thinning patches
Scalp reduction surgery – Sections of scalp with hair are stretched and stitched together
Artificial hair transplant – Surgery to implant artificial hairs.
Some of the above treatments may not be available on the NHS.
If your hair loss is causing you distress, your GP may be able to help you get some counselling,” adds the NHS.
Hair loss can caused by chemotherapy, for example, can add to the emotional affects of cancer.
“I can’t ever imagine writing to somebody and being negative saying. ‘I don’t like the way you look’. It’s just not normal.”
The soap star previously shared a photo of her eldest son Buster wearing a T-shirt branded with the words: “Long hair, don’t care.”
She captioned the post: “I get asked so many times on here why my kids have got long hair. ‘Why don’t you cut it?’ Or, ‘they look like girls’.
“The answer is really simple, because we like it and more importantly they like it. I absolutely don’t feel like I need to explain it to anyone who has an opinion but I just think life would be so much easier if we all just focused on our own lives.
“Don’t let my kids hair worry you. I think people think they have a right to have an opinion because of social media. Maybe you do. But try keeping it to yourself, it’s not important to us what you think of how our kids look.”
A research team from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine examined the safety and efficacy of low-level laser therapy for male and female pattern hair loss. Here are the results. An analysis of 10 clinical trials led to the conclusion that laser therapy provides “satisfactory results”. “All of the trials found significant increases in terminal hair counts, hair growth, and hair coverage in treatment groups,” the researchers confirmed.
Each trial consisted of “control” groups that didn’t undergo laser hair therapy to compare how effective the treatment was to non-treated follicles.
In addition, all experiments went on for at least 16 weeks before results were obtained.
How often do you need to have laser hair therapy?
Four of the clinical trials implemented laser treatment three times per week, with each session lasting between 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the study.
Another four trials had participants undergo laser hair therapy every other day for 25 or 30 minutes.
Attempting to reverse hair loss can seem like an ill-fated endeavour because the causes are complex and multi-varied. Telogen effluvium – a common form of hair loss – illustrates the enormity of the task at hand. Telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder characterised by the thinning or shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the telogen phase. As opposed to the active phase of hair growth, the telogen phase is the resting phase.
Why exactly this happens is the subject of ongoing research but it can be triggered by a number of different events, explains Harvard Health.
Treating this type of hair loss is onerous and the evidence to support different interventions is scarce.
However, a lotion containing black cumin oil has yielded results.
Black cumin, also known as nigella or by its scientific name Nigella sativa, belongs to the buttercup family of flowering plants.
The aim of a study published in the Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, was to evaluate the efficacy of black cumin essential oil as a potential treatment for telogen effluvium.
Telogen effluvium is believed to have a “significant inflammatory component” and black cumin exerts anti-inflammatory effects,” they wrote.
To test their hypothesis, they recruited 20 patients affected by telogen effluvium for the study.
Ten of these patients were treated with a scalp lotion containing 0.5 percent black cumin daily for three months.