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Sky News’ Jacquie Beltrao debuts her real hair weeks after cancer-free scan ‘Huge day!’

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.

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One wrote: “You look fabulous and I’m really pleased you’re doing so brilliantly! Good health and joy to you!”

Another penned: “It’s great to see you being so honest. You’ve been through so much, it has its toll, why hide it?

“The fact that you’ve just carried on is something else. You look great.”

“You look amazing @SkyJacquie it is a wonderful feeling when you own hair starts to grow back again #KeepGoing,” replied a third.

Stress May Turn Hair Gray, but Calm May Reverse It

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

Author: Sofia Bening
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Prince William's health: Experts discuss the royal's hereditary hair loss

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.”

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Stacey Dooley flaunts Clairol hair colour after Glow Up 'axe over ad breaching BBC rules'

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!)

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“(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.

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Hair loss treatment: Two thirds of men report regrowth after taking finasteride

“In men with male pattern hair loss, finasteride 1 mg/d slowed the progression of hair loss and increased hair growth in clinical trials over two years,” the researchers concluded.

Adverse effects were minimal in the study but finasteride can cause an array of side effects.

“In rare cases finasteride may cause a skin rash, erectile dysfunction, less desire for sex or tenderness in the nipple area,” explains Lloyds Pharmacy.

The health body continues: “If you do experience these side effects, they may well disappear quickly as your body gets used to finasteride.”

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Two Hair loss treatment proven in clinical trials

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.

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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.

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Charley Webb: Emmerdale star details fears as son gets long hair cut off 'I'm so nervous!'

“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.”

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Kim Kardashian looks unrecognizable with bleached brows

Author: Ekin Karasin
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KIM Kardashian shocked fans by debuting a new look – bold bleached brows and peroxide blonde hair.

The KUWTK star, 40, looked unrecognizable as she showed off her heavy makeup aesthetic before a fashion-forward shoot on Thursday.

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Kim Kardashian looked unrecognizable with bleached brows and blonde hair


Kim Kardashian looked unrecognizable with bleached brows and blonde hairCredit: Instagram

She showed off her coiffed waves for an edgy shoot


She showed off her coiffed waves for an edgy shootCredit: Instagram

Kim shared a glimpse into the preparations, showing her dark hair tied back in plaits while her brows were covered in bleach.

“Can you guess what the set vibes are today?” she asked fans on her Instagram Stories.

“So it’s really cute, guys. Bleached brows. I’m into it. I can’t wait to show you guys the final look.”

The reality star then showed off the finished result, pouting at the camera as she displayed her blonde coiffed waves, almost non-existent brows, smoky eyeshadow and heavy contour.

Kim insisted her bleached brows look 'really cute'


Kim insisted her bleached brows look ‘really cute’Credit: Instagram

She also shared the 'before' look as her brows were smeared in bleach


She also shared the ‘before’ look as her brows were smeared in bleachCredit: Instagram

The 40-year-old reassured fans that she went 'back to dark' soon after the shoot


The 40-year-old reassured fans that she went ‘back to dark’ soon after the shootCredit: Instagram

Kim didn’t stay blonde for long though, sharing a selfie not long after the shoot where her hair and brows were back to dark.

“I’m back to dark already, don’t worry,” the mother-of-four reassured fans.

Kim’s edgy shoot comes just one day after her estranged husband Kanye West was spotted still wearing his wedding ring.

The Yeezy mogul, 43, flashed his wedding band on his left hand while listening to DJ Khaled’s new album at the producer’s home.

It comes just days after Kanye was spotted still wearing his wedding ring


It comes just days after Kanye was spotted still wearing his wedding ringCredit: Getty

Kanye was previously seen wearing the ring in February while out in Los Angeles.

Kim filed for divorce in February after six years of marriage and months of speculation that the relationship had broken down.

The exes have four children together – North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three and Psalm, one.

According to TMZ, Kanye filed for both joint legal and physical custody of their four children.

Kim filed for divorce in February after six years of marriage


Kim filed for divorce in February after six years of marriageCredit: Getty

The pair has decided to co-parent amicably, despite Kanye spending the majority of his time on his Wyoming compound, a thousand miles away from Kim’s LA home.

The celebrity couple has agreed they will split their $ 2billion fortune evenly, which The Sun exclusively reported after the divorce announcement was made.

Due to his music empire and clothing ventures, Kanye is technically the richer of the two, with a staggering $ 1.3billion fortune.

They have requested joint custody of their four kids - North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm


They have requested joint custody of their four kids – North, Saint, Chicago and PsalmCredit: Refer to Caption

Kim has been linked to a number of men since they officially separated, including CNN reporter Van Jones.

The KUWTK star and Van, who is best known in the UK for crying on television when Joe Biden won the US election, have known each other for years.

The friends worked together on criminal justice reform, helping to free Alice Johnson from jail in 2018 after she was jailed for life for a first-time drug offense.

The SKIMS founder has also been linked to Colombian singer Maluma after they were spotted at a Miami party and rapper Drake.

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Hair loss treatment: Laser therapy – is it worth it? Benefits and side effects explained

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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.

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One experiment required laser hair therapy everyday, which the participants expressed as “not favourable”.

There was only one experiment that compared the effectiveness of laser treatment against five percent minoxidil.

Minoxidil is another certified hair loss treatment method that has been shown to be effective.

In this specific 16-week investigation, there were three groups compared:

  1. Patients who applied minoxidil twice a day
  2. Patients who had laser hair treatment every other day
  3. Patients who used minoxidil and hair laser hair treatment

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The study suggested that the laser group and the combined minoxidil and laser group “showed significant increases in the number of hair follicles at the end of treatment”.

In addition, the results revealed that using laser alone yielded better results than minoxidil on its own.

Combination therapy was found to be “superior to either treatments alone”.

Are there any side effects of laser treatment?

Mild side effects were reported in the studies, which included:

  • Pruritus
  • Acne
  • Scalp tenderness

What’s pruritus?

The Mayo Clinic defined pruritus as “itchy skin” that is caused by dryness.

However, the researchers noted that most of the side effects “resolved within two weeks”.

Laser hair therapy is described to be “low cost”, “easy to use”, and “very effective”.

However, the analysis confirmed that some of the studies reviewed “have a clear relation” with sponsors involved.

This could, in theory, “affect the validity of the study designs, results and/or conclusions”.

How to try out laser therapy

This cosmetic treatment is available on the private market, with costs differing depending on the provider.

How does it work?

Healthline explained the low-level laser “irradiates photons into scalp tissues”.

“These photons are absorbed by weak cells to encourage hair growth,” it added.

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Hair loss treatment: Black cumin oil causes ‘significant improvement’ in hair growth

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.

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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.

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The other 10 patients were treated with a placebo daily for three months.

A video analysis and evaluation of three independent dermatologists were performed before treatment, after three months of treatment and at the six months follow-up.

By the end of the study, the results showed a significant improvement in 70 percent of patients treated with black cumin oil.

What’s more, the video analysis showed a significant “increment of hair density and hair thickness” in patients treated with black cumin, the study authors wrote.

Male pattern baldness is a permanent type of hair loss that usually runs in the family.

“Minoxidil can also be used to treat female pattern baldness. Women should not use finasteride,” warns the health body.

Some wigs are available on the NHS, but you may have to pay unless you qualify for financial help.

Other hair loss treatments include:

  • Steroid injections – 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.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed