Archive for September, 2014

Human Hair Wig Care Tips

Monday, September 29th, 2014

human hair wig care

A human hair wig should be considered an investment rather than just a mere accessory. Human hair wigs are typically more expensive than ready to wear synthetic wigs, so they should be greatly cared for. Some may think that human hair wigs can be treated as if the hair was attached to an actual head, but that is not true. Human hair wig care should be done with patience and care. Here are some tips for human hair wig care:

  • Washing- Before any washing should take place, your wig should be detangled using a wig brush. During the washing and conditioning process, your wig should always remain in your hands. Use cold water to wet your wig and begin to wash. While washing, be sure to start from the top of the wig and work your way down to the ends. After washing, rinse your wig in cold water as well. Repeat these steps as you condition your human hair wig.
  • Drying- After washing your wig, comb it gently to remove any tangles. Comb starting from the bottom of the wig and work your way up, being sure to always comb downwards. To avoid wringing any access water from the wig, use a dry towel to pat the hair. Allow your wig to air dry by placing it on a hairspray can or wig stand. Never place a wet wig on a mannequin; this will lead to your wig cap stretching. If you want to restyle your human hair wig, low heat from a blow dryer or curling iron will be safe to use.
  • Styling- Make an appointment with your friendly stylist at Wigs and Hair Solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we specialize in the styling, maintenance, and fitting of both human hair wigs and synthetic wigs. We help our clients with human hair wig care while being sure your human hair wig remains styled and in great condition. Our stylists ensure that each of our clients leave feeling beautiful and confident in their human hair wig. All of your human hair wig care questions will be answered when you ask one of our trained stylists.

 

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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Source:

http://www.wowwigs.com/hair-care-instruction-human-hair-systhetic-wigs-hairpieces.html

 

Which Wig is Best for You?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Which Wig is Best

Choosing a wig can be difficult for first time users. When it comes to choosing a wig, it is best to know your options and the pros and cons that come with each. There are two types of wigs that women can choose from, synthetic wigs and human hair wigs.

Synthetic Wigs

  • Pros- Synthetic wigs can be purchased ready to wear without any further maintenance. They are typically cheaper than human hair wigs and are easy to maintain. These wigs are also sometimes lighter to wear and come in a variety of solid and blended colors.
  • Cons- Synthetic wigs can appear to be unnatural at times. The fibers used to create the wigs cause the hair to look overly shiny. The fibers also prevent extreme heat to be used on the wigs. The wigs also aren’t able to be colored.

Human Hair Wigs

  • Pros- Human hair wigs look and feel more natural than synthetic wigs. Because of the natural fibers, human hair wigs can be styled and colored like normal hair. This can help the wearer forget about their hair loss, because it will be as if they are caring and styling their own hair.
  • Cons- Human hair wigs are typically more expensive than synthetic wigs. Because it is made from human hair, weather will affect the wig as it would your normal hair. Frequent washes will also cause the color to fade as well.

Wigs and Hair Solutions

When you aren’t sure which wig will work best for you, ask the stylists at Wigs and Hair Solutions. During your first consultation, our stylists will discuss your lifestyle and regular hair with you. From there, we will help you choose a wig that suits your needs and gives you back your confidence. No matter which wig you choose, you will leave Wigs and Hair Solutions feeling beautiful, confident, and ready for anything that may come your way.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Alopecia Areata AwarenessSeptember is an exciting month for many of us. September marks the end of summer, the beginning of fall, the return to school, and the return of all things pumpkin. September is also Alopecia Areata Awareness Month! While awareness should always be given to the autoimmune disease, September is the time to bring full awareness for those suffering with the disease.

According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, this year’s theme for September is “Look at Us!” While this is the common mantra of the alopecia areata community, September is a perfect time to highlight this mantra and push it to the forefront of research and support efforts. The community wants to reach out to friends and family and show them that the disease is nothing to be ashamed of. The theme is to encourage those suffering to accept and flourish in who they are, without being labeled by alopecia. It also allows the community to show how far they have come in battling the disease, and how far they will continue to go. Throughout the month of September, communities throughout the nation will hold a number of events to support the cause and bring attention to alopecia. Minor and major baseballs leagues are once again helping with the cause as well. “Team Up for Alopecia Areata” is running for its third year in a row. Teams dedicate a local game to the cause, where proceeds made from the game are given to the foundation. The Baltimore Orioles dedicated their September 4th game against the Cincinnati Reds to alopecia areata.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we understand what women are going through when suffering from alopecia areata. We offer custom human hair wigs along with ready to wear synthetic wigs. If you hair loss isn’t severe, we also offer toppers and partial pieces. Let us help you regain control of your life and fight the disease. When you walk through our doors for your initial consultation, you will never feel ashamed or embarrassed.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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To learn more about Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation homepage.

 

The Truth about Hair Loss Myths

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Hair Loss MythsThere are a number of myths that surround us in our lives. While some myths have no bearing on our lives, others tend to affect our everyday actions. There are several myths that surround the topic of hair loss. While some hair loss myths have truth to them, others are completely false.

Here are some popular hair loss myths and the truth behind them:

  1. Your mother causes your hair loss.
    1. While your mother’s heredity can influence hair loss, a balding father could mean a balding son.
  2. Hats can cause balding.
    1. Wearing a hat will not cause thinning in hair, but a dirty hat can cause an infection of the scalp. This infection could then cause hair thinning or loss.
  3. Balding occurs when you are “old”.
    1. Balding or thinning can occur as young as twenty years of age.
  4. Treatments can prevent hair loss.
    1. Some hair loss treatments have been proven to prevent or slow hair loss. Discuss potential with your doctor.
  5. Hair products cause balding and hair loss.
    1. Popular hair products like hair spray and styling gel will not cause hair loss. Over processing your hair by coloring or perming the hair, can however cause thinning.
  6. Sun exposure can cause hair loss.
    1. Exposure to the sun will not cause hair loss.

 

If you are beginning to suffer from hair loss, never panic. There are ways to manage hair loss and balding without taking away from your lifestyle. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we specialize in custom human hair wigs along with human hair toppers and partial pieces. We also specialize in ready to wear synthetic wigs and hairpieces.  We will work with you to determine the state of your hair loss and which style of wig would work best for you. We will discuss your lifestyle, past hair styles, and other aspects of your life to customize a wig that will give you back your confidence and well-being. If you have a question about a hair loss myth, never hesitate to ask one of our stylists!

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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Source:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/mens-health/articles/2011/02/22/what-causes-hair-loss-9-myths-about-baldness

Hair Loss and Menopause

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Menopause and Hair Loss

As women grow older or experience different life-changing events, their body normally changes along with them. While some changes can be viewed as positive ones, there are some changes that most women would wish to do without. During and after menopause, a woman’s body goes through several changes as her hormone levels change. At this point of a woman’s life, several things can occur that may be uncomfortable. One of the main changes that women dislike is hair loss. According to article by WebMD, about 40% of women have or will experience hair loss during or after the stage of menopause. While dealing with this difficult time, there are a few important things women should keep in mind:

  1. Hormones- For the most part, hair loss during this time is caused by the decline of female hormones in the body. While these hormones are decreasing, the male hormones within a woman’s body, known as androgens, may begin to work more than normal. This will then cause hair follicles of a woman to fail, causing hair loss or thinning.
  2. Other Factors- Aside from hormones, there can be other factors brought on by this change that cause hair loss. Factors like stress, diet, and deficiencies in nutrition can cause hair loss in women during menopause.
  3. Mistakes- When hair loss begins, most commonly women will fail to acknowledge the hair loss, allowing it to go on longer than necessary. Once the hair loss is recognized, women also tend to neglect their condition and try to continue with life as normal.
  4. Psychological Effects- While most women won’t admit feeling a change, hair loss can have a psychological effect that should not be ignored. Women suffering from hair loss from menopause tend to suffer from anxiety, depression, and withdrawal from social settings. They can also suffer from a decrease in self-esteem and confidence.
  5. Treatable- Hair loss can be treated. Lifestyle changes and prescriptions can help manage and even reverse hair loss. If your hair loss cannot be reversed, or you are in a state of limbo, look to Wigs and Hair Solutions to get you through this difficult time of hair loss.

 

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we specialize in custom human hair wigs along with human hair toppers and partial pieces. We will work with you to determine the state of your hair loss and which style of wig would work best for you. We will discuss your lifestyle, past hair styles, and other aspects of your life to customize a wig that will give you back your confidence and well-being. Menopause doesn’t mean a woman’s life is over, it simply means a new chapter has begun.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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Source:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-j-bauman/hair-loss-during-menopause_b_3873608.html