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Alopecia Areata: Hair Loss Causes & Treatment Options

2019-09-20T15:28:30-05:00August 19th, 2019|

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that causes spot baldness in men, women and children. Hair loss is often the result of genetics, but other conditions can also play a role. Watch the video below for information about the autoimmune disease alopecia areata, another cause of hair loss. In the bodies of people with alopecia areata, the immune system views hair follicles as invaders and attacks them, causing the follicles to shrink and stop hair production. Alopecia areata sufferers experience hair loss in small round patches on the head. Presently, there are few treatments for this disease, but researchers are learning more about it every day by tracking genetic markers. But there is hope, and there are solutions to help people affected by alopecia areata to minimize the effects of the disease and lead full, active lives without being self-conscious or embarrassed about their baldness. Hair loss treatments depend greatly on the cause and degree of your hair loss. We encourage you to speak with a hair loss treatment specialist near you who will work personally with you to help you find the perfect hair loss replacement or hair restoration solution to meet your needs.

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How to Improve Hair Growth

2020-10-20T09:34:53-05:00July 17th, 2019|

If your hair has been looking a little thin lately, you might be looking for a way to help it grow. Hair thinning and hair loss are more common than you might think, with most people failing to notice their hair loss until half of their hair is gone! Fortunately, if you want to grow your hair back, you have options. Here are some of the ways you can encourage your hair to grow! Avoid Damage Many people stop their hair from growing because they damage it. In order to avoid damage, there are a few different changes you can make to your routine. Avoid heat styling whenever possible, and use heat protectant whenever you do style with heat. Don’t shampoo your hair too often, and always condition your hair when you shampoo. Additionally, don’t brush or tie your hair when wet, as these actions can lead to breakage. Many people find that avoiding damaging behaviors helps hair growth. Proper Nutrition If your hair is not growing as quickly and as full as you would like, it might be because of your diet. Make sure you are eating enough protein and nutrients. Many vegetarians and vegans suffer from hair loss because they lack the proper protein needed to encourage hair growth. Drink enough water, as hydration can contribute to hair growth as well. To encourage extra hair growth, eat nutrient-rich foods that will kick-start your hair growth. Natural Remedies To encourage hair growth, there are a few different natural remedies that you can apply to [...]

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Women’s Hair Loss: 6 Causes That Might Be To Blame

2019-10-24T11:07:49-05:00June 2nd, 2019|

Women's Hair Loss: 6 Causes That Might Be To Blame Female pattern baldness and thinning hair can be painful, devastating, and hard to handle for most women. One in four women have it. Millions more women suffer female hair loss as a result of alopecia, chemotherapy and other medical treatments. However, women can also experience hair loss from unexpected causes such as excessive styling, birth control, stress and more. Continue reading this blog to learn more about these 6 causes of women's hair loss that may be to blame. Excessive Hairstyling Excessive hair styling and coloring can lead to women's hair loss. Firstly, applying heat on a regular basis such as blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons can severely damage the hair. Therefore, intense heat used on a daily basis can lead to significant hair damage that can ultimately cause hair loss. Additionally, when the hair is over chemically saturated from constant coloring or bleaching, the hair is weakened and easily breaks off at the shaft or root leading to temporary hair loss. The good news is that once the chemical reaction stops, the roots can begin growing again. However, if you were to continue coloring your hair or not seek hair restoration treatment, the damage will continue to worsen. Lastly, hair styling such as tight braids or having your hair tightly pulled back can lead to hair loss. If this happens, you’ll notice gradual hair loss, mostly at the hairline, from chronic pulling of the hair. This is also medically known as traction alopecia. Birth Control According to Healthline, Birth control pills can cause hair loss in women [...]

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Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic Hair Wigs

2019-04-27T16:47:05-05:00April 26th, 2019|

What are the Differences between Human Hair and Synthetic Hair? When you enter a store or hair salon that sells wigs, you may not be able to tell the difference between the human hair wigs and hairpieces and the synthetic ones on display. The reason is at first they look very similar. It isn’t until you take a closer inspection and get information from a hair loss expert that the differences become more evident. Human hair and synthetic both have their advantages. Of course the particular needs of the client are also an important factor when selecting a wig. Human Hair There are 4 types of Human Hair: • Chinese • Indonesian • Indian • European/Caucasian Human hair is usually more expensive because it gives you the natural look of softness, shine, and natural movement that you would expect from real hair. It also has the ability to be cut, styled, and colored. Human hair wigs and hair pieces don’t have the natural oils that the hair growing from our scalp does, so it is important to use the proper products to keep the hair hydrated and conditioned. This should be done daily to extend the life of your human hair wigs or hair piece. Synthetic Hair The fibers built into the synthetic hair can preserve the curls, waves, and hair volume of a wig or hair piece. You cannot color the hair and it can’t be restyled easily. With synthetic hair, it is imperative that you follow the instructions to care for it [...]

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Can Diabetes Be a Cause of Hair Loss?

2019-10-09T01:23:56-05:00March 12th, 2019|

There is a wide range of emotions that can take place when a person realizes they are beginning to lose their hair. Often their first reaction is to search for a reason why this is happening to them. More and more individuals are looking at their diabetes as the blame for their hair loss. While there is no direct connection when it comes to being overweight and losing hair, it is believed that hair loss can be tied to the same reasons that we struggle to lose weight. If you are unable to keep your weight under control, pre-diabetes can start to take place which in some cases has been associated with the loss of hair. When our bodies can not regulate our body’s blood sugar properly, this can cause an individual to begin to lose their hair. Many often look at their obesity as the cause of their hair loss and this stops them from taking a closer looking into the underlying factors. Outside of genetics, poor nutrition can be a contributing factor for diabetes and it is something that we need to monitor closely if we want to stay clear of suffering from hair loss in the future. If you are someone that eats regularly at fast food restaurants, then you may be more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes later in life. Each of us needs certain vitamins if we want to keep hair loss from ever having a chance to happen. You may not know but there are vitamin deficiencies that [...]

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When to Start Hair Loss Treatments

2019-01-02T15:16:50-06:00January 2nd, 2019|

In the U.S. alone there are over 35 million men and 21 million women suffering from hair loss. It is not always easy to know when it’s time for a hair replacement solution. For some just taking that first step can be difficult, and this is especially true if you are just in the early stages of losing your hair and don’t know how to go about it. If you want to stop your hair loss or even slow it way down, then the sooner you act on it, the better. It doesn’t matter what stage of hair loss you are in, it’s never to late to look your best. The Impact On Your Self-Image & Self-Confidence One of the main reasons that a man or woman wants to do something about their thinning hair is the fact that it has severely impacted their self-confidence  and they are very much embarrassed by it. While this may seem superficial to some, all of us yearn to feel of being self-assured and desirable. Time and again, clients have told us that having a full head of hair not only improved their physical appearance but it also reduced their anxiety. There have been many studies done that show that a person’s confidence does play a large role in their ability to be successful, whether it’s related to one’s career, dating, friendships or just ordinary social life. Many clients have also mentioned to us that their prolonged hair loss affected their self-esteem. It had played a role in them [...]

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Five Reasons to Consider Hair Extensions

2018-08-28T12:43:39-05:00July 13th, 2018|

Five Reasons to Consider Getting Hair Extensions There are many reasons why women might want to give hair extensions a try. If getting hair extensions is something you have been on the fence about, then here are some reasons you that might just help you make the decision to finally try them. Getting in a Vacation or Party Mood One of the best reasons to get hair extensions is to give your hair a glamorous look for a party or for when you’re going on vacation. If your hair is thin or flat, then hair extensions can instantly add extra body and volume that will give your hair that extra glamor factor. Fixing a Bad Hair Day Let’s face it, just about everyone at one time or another has had a bad haircut. One simple and quick way to fix that problem is hair extensions. Hair extensions can make your hair look simply great. Who knows? Maybe it’s a look you might want to keep on a more permanent basis rather than simply a way to get through to your next salon appointment. After all, hair extensions can give you great length, body, fullness and beautiful style. Wo why not? Giving Yourself a Mood Booster Every woman from time to time enjoys a little pampering. Whether that includes a day at the spa or a makeover, there is nothing quite like a beauty treatment to brighten your day. One of the greatest and most long lasting ways to enhance your mood is with hair [...]

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Female Hair Loss and Self Esteem

2020-10-20T10:09:03-05:00June 27th, 2018|

Female Hair Loss and Self-Esteem: Transform Yourself One Day at a Time Cultivate & Meet Friends Our identity is constructed by and large, on how we see ourselves, and even greater impact on your identity is how we think others perceive us. The irony of course, on how others perceive us is totally influenced by the way we see ourselves. This is why making friends that bring out our best side and are supportive and understanding is so important to us. Start Exercising We all know that getting in better health means we need to get off the couch and exercise more to feel strong and confident. When you start on an exercise routine and stick to it, what you’re telling yourself is that you consider yourself to be important. Remember, start slow. Start with an exercise routine you can handle fairly well. Perhaps start with just 30 minutes a day, once a week and increase from there. If health issues develop and hamper your efforts, adopt a meditation or yoga practice. The mere act of committing yourself to following through will raise your self-esteem. Taking Control of Your Hair Loss Women’s hair restoration has come a very long way in just a short amount of time. Talking to a hair specialist can help you make important decisions if you are considering whether to get a hair system or wig. Women, more than men look to their hair as a big part of their beauty. If their hair begins to thin, it can have a [...]

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Will Hair Transplants Work for Me?

2020-06-19T19:00:55-05:00May 4th, 2018|

Will Hair Transplants Work for Me? The other day I was reading a forum on hair loss and the question was posed, “when is the ideal time to get a hair transplant?” It occurred to me that if one person is asking this question, there are probably thousands who are wondering the same thing. But the answer isn’t a simple one. If you are considering hair restoration, there are a host of factors that make this a particularly personal and unique question that is different for every individual. Most people don’t just wake up one morning and decide that today is the day to get a hair transplant. Each of us have a different point that we reach when we come to that decision. It all depends on several factors: your existing state of hair loss your age the robustness of the harvest site your expectations Measuring Your Degree of Baldness For measuring the amount of baldness one has, there is a scale that is used called the Hamilton-Norwood scale. This gives a visual depiction of the many stages of hair loss. Each visual depiction has a level associated with it and the higher the level, the greater the amount of hair loss. Existing State of Hair Loss Your existing stage of hair loss can be related to many factors in your family history. If there are a number of individuals that have extensive hair loss, then there is a likelihood that you could suffer the same hair loss. If your hair loss has [...]

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Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss

2020-10-20T10:07:04-05:00March 26th, 2018|

Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicle. Folliculitis can occur anywhere on the body that has hair. When it occurs on your scalp though, it can put the long-term health of your hair in jeopardy. The inflammation that occurs can cause permanent hair loss, but most cases of folliculitis only cause temporary hair loss. The hair quickly grows back with proper treatment that works to prevent hair follicle scarring. How to Identify Folliculitis When folliculitis appears on your scalp, it often looks like raised, small, red bumps. These bumps can be itchy and even though they can appear anywhere on your scalp, they often can be concentrated along your hairline. When folliculitis beings, you can expect to see a red ring around the base of your hair follicles. As the condition worsens your hair will begin to fall out. Like rashes, you never want to scratch these bumps. Doing so can cause them the become more sore and that can cause them to form a crust over the bumps. Because this condition can cause hair loss it is not uncommon that you develop areas of patchy hair loss. If you develop scalp folliculitis at the base of your scalp, you many have a type of folliculitis known as keloidalis. This uncommon condition is a combination of cicatricial alopecia and folliculitis. If left untreated this can develop into hairless keloids to develop on the scalp. There are a few known cases that a condition called acne necrotica has developed. [...]