Our Editorial Policy
We know trust is earned, so we’d like to share some insights into our editorial process to assure you that the content you read on Hairguard is accurate, scientifically-based, and actionable.
The internet has made all kinds of information widely available, but this information can sometimes be nothing more than just “noise.” It’s our goal to silence the noise and, instead, provide accurate and accessible information on hair loss for all.
We know your hair loss journey is just that, yours. It’s never our intention to judge anyone for how they feel about their hair loss, or how they choose to treat it.
Instead, we hope to create an open dialogue within the hair loss community.
While some hair loss sufferers choose to embrace their balding, others are looking for a treatment option that fits their needs. We welcome men and women from all walks of life who are seeking understanding, compassion, and most importantly, hope.
Our mission is to be your most-trusted ally in all things hair loss and to provide the most insightful, accurate, unbiased and up-to-date information on hair loss available anywhere.
Our Content Creation Process
Our team of writers and subject matter experts at Hairguard are committed to providing unbiased, quality content to our readers. We strive to provide content that includes accurate, up-to-date information and actionable guidance.
Our Review Process
To ensure our content is accurate and based in scientific fact, the articles posted to Hairguard undergo an extensive review process by our team of medical subject matter experts.
Our review process ensures the content is accurate, properly referenced and sourced, and beneficial to our readers.
It is only when a reviewer approves a piece of content that it is officially stamped as such in the byline.
Our Team of Subject Matter Experts
Our content is reviewed and fact-checked by our team of qualified clinicians. Our subject matter experts have a range of experience in clinical practice, research, and patient advocacy. Learn more about our medical review team here.
Dr. Debra Rose Wilson
PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT: Dr. Wilson is a health psychologist and a nurse. Seeking to view health from outside the western model, Debra completed a Master of Science in Holistic Nursing, then with a focus on Psycho-neuro-immunology completed a PhD in Health Psychology.
Dr. Anil Simhadri
Dr. Anil Simhadri completed his MBBS from the University of Cambridge. He followed it with MRCP (London) and currently works as a specialty registrar in hospital medicine in the UK. Dr. Simhadri helps fact check articles and improve the science-based completeness of our blog.
Our writers undergo an extensive vetting process. We look for accurracy, completeness, real-life experience, and subject matter expertise when selecting writers for our blog.
Once selected to join our team at Hairguard, our writers are trained in research and sourcing best practices. They receive regular feedback from our medical reviewers and content editors. Our primary writer, and Managing Director has a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham and has been researching hair loss since 2012.
References, Sources and Citations
When considering sources for our content, we rely on the likes of:
- Peer-reviewed studies
- Academic research institutions
- Government agencies
- Medical associations
When determining the relevancy of a source, we consider recency, authoritativeness, and objectivity.
The integrity of our content is very important to us.
As part of our editorial process, we ensure the information shared on Hairguard is factually correct. Our team of subject matter experts take special care to review medical statements, claims, and recommendations prior to publishing.
Sources are listed inline.
We are committed to including the most up-to-date information in our blog articles.
While the references and links on our blog are checked as part of our regular maintenance schedule, there may be updates prompted by events such as:
- Updated clinical guidelines
- Groundbreaking research
- Drug approvals or recalls
- Reader feedback or concerns
It is our goal to eliminate any inaccurate, outdated, or contradictory information from our content as soon as we become aware of it. Our editorial staff and team of medical experts review all feedback in a timely manner. We are always willing to address concerns and, if supported by our research and review process, make updates to our content.
Our Style and Voice
Our voice is congenial and genuine. We aim to speak authentically to as many hair loss sufferers — men and women alike — as possible. We take a positive and inclusive approach so as to inspire hope and action in our readers.
Our guide of choice is the Associated Press style guide which promotes accuracy and simplicity. This, combined with our internally-developed editorial style guide, ensures our content is approachable, inclusive, and valuable.
Affiliate Links and Ads
To maintain our standards of quality, we do not accept or display affiliate links or third-party advertisements on Hairguard.
Your Feedback is Welcome
To create the best experience for our readers, we welcome any and all feedback.
If you have any questions or comments about the accuracy our content or feel an article is out of date, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.