Archive for the ‘Hair Loss Causes’ Category

What is Trichotillomania?

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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Trichotillomania is a serious condition that can be treated.

Trichotillomania is a body-focused repetitive behavior classified as an impulse control disorder. Women who suffer from trichotillomania have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, typically from the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes. It’s estimated that 1%-2% of adults and adolescents suffer from trichotillomania. Generally, this is a chronic condition that will come and go throughout one’s life if left untreated. (more…)

Hereditary Hair Loss: You’re Not the Only One

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Each hair loss case is different and unique to the individual.

Your hair is not as thick as it once was. When you brush your locks in the morning, you notice that more and more begins to be caught by the brush each time. You’re finding blonde strands in the middle of your fingers when you pull it behind your ears and you have to wrap that hair-tie just a little tighter around your ponytail when you go to the gym. I have news for you: You’re not alone.

Hair loss, or alopecia, was thought to have affected primarily males. However, females make up about forty percent of American hair loss sufferers, according to the American Hair Loss Association. (more…)

Dermatology and Hair Loss: Does Hair Grow Back After Serious Burns?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Learn more about why hair doesn’t grow on scar tissue.

If you’ve recently suffered from serious burns caused by a house fire, car accident etc. that caused damage to the scalp, hair loss is inevitable. About 450,000 Americans are treated for burn injuries each year. Not only are they excruciating, they can also disfigure the affected area, and render hair growth virtually impossible. Women suffering from hair loss require a different approach for treatment than men, especially when patches of hair are missing from the scalp. Dermatology and hair loss are currently being studied closely, and many wonder if regrowth is possible after follicular trauma. Often times, scarring alopecia refers to a collection of hair loss symptoms that cause the permanent and irreversible destruction of hair follicles. Hair regrowth does not occur on thick scar tissue.


Don’t Let Chemotherapy and Hair Loss Shake Your Confidence!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Keep your self-esteem up with a wig consultation before treatment!

You are not alone in your struggle. A cancer diagnosis is devastating. Many men and women dread chemotherapy-induced hair loss more than the painful treatment itself. According to Medscape, 47% of female patients consider hair loss to be the most traumatic aspect of chemotherapy. 8% have stated they would decline treatment because of extreme apprehension associated with hair loss. Many others battle with you in such a trying time in your life. There are ways to combat feelings of sadness associated with medically induced hair loss. You’re already fighting so much, why not fight for you happiness, confidence, and esteem as well. You are still a beautiful ball of living, breathing energy! Taking the time to understand chemotherapy and hair loss makes it less foreign and terrifying. There are wonderful, stylish, custom wig solutions for you. We’re here for you during this difficult period. This too shall pass.


Female Baldness: Don’t Let Genetic Hair Loss Get You Down!

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Genetic Hair Loss affects women differently, sometimes resulting in baldness.

Mom and Dad don’t always pass down the best genes. While you may love that cute button-nose you inherited from your mother, your balding father gave something a little less charming. Being genetically predisposed to hair loss is, unfortunately, unavoidable. Female alopecia most commonly presents itself over the entire scalp, resulting in  baldness. This can be especially disastrous for older women who have grown accustomed to having a full head of hair. In some cases, alopecia occurs on the front and top of the scalp while thinning sparingly toward the sides. Learning more about the mechanisms behind genetic hair loss, the signs you may have inherited alopecia, and understanding possible solutions will give you a clear head while going through this emotionally draining time. Let’s get started.


Radiation and Hair Loss: How Can I Feel Like Myself Again?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Rebuilding self-esteem while undergoing radiation treatment is extremely therapeutic while going through this devastating time. 

Losing hair can be an emotional experience for anyone, especially those who are going through radiation treatment. It is very common for patients of radiation treatment to experience hair loss. You may feel like you’ve lost who you used to be and feel your confidence dwindling. Being diagnosed with cancer and going through radiation treatment is difficult enough, without having to worry you appearence, as well. Wigs and Hair Solutions is here to help you look and feel as beautiful as ever, even while dealing with radiation and hair loss.


The Complicated Relationship Between Menopause and Hair Loss

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Drastic hormonal changes can cause hair loss in women going through menopause.

Every woman has an idea of what will happen to their body during menopause. They prepare themselves to experience hot flashes, irritability, and moodiness. What many women don’t expect or realize, however, is that hair loss is very common during menopause. As this comes as a shock, it is common for women to feel self-conscious about their hair loss. If you can relate to menopause and hair loss, you should consider buying a beautiful wig.


Do You Have Thinning Hair? Learn More About Possible Causes and Methods Of Prevention

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Thinning hair can lead to major hair loss if precautions aren’t taken against it.

Have you been noticing more hair in your hairbrush lately? Does light tampering, styling, and blow drying result in loose strands littering your bathroom sink? If your hair appears dull, doesn’t hold as much volume, or cannot withstand the same amount of toying with, it might be thinning. Hair, for many women, is their most important feature, and hair loss or thinning could negatively affect your self-esteem. To reverse the effect of thinning hair, we’ll take at look at what causes it, how to prevent it, and we’ll provide you with solutions once it’s too late.


How Does Gastric Bypass Cause Hair Loss?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Gastric Bypass surgery can cause hair loss due to hormonal and nutritional changed in the body.

Hair loss is devastating. This is especially true for women. We strive, by writing these weekly blogs, to educate you on all types of hair loss, preventative methods, and reasonable solutions that will keep your prized locks atop your head. Making sure you wake up each day, look yourself in the mirror and love the skin you’re in is our goal. Hair loss awareness could be what prevents it. This week, we’ll take a look at gastric bypass surgery and the unfortunate risk of hair loss associated with the procedure.


Chemical Damage to Hair and Hair Loss

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Hair loss can occur from chemical damage. If it’s too late, Wigs and Hair Solutions can help!

The continued, consistent use of hair straighteners, blow dryers, curling irons, and other hot styling tools combined with perming, bleaching, and dyeing may cause you to physically start losing hair. By far the most common cause of hair loss, over processing will significantly affect the integrity of hair fiber. The weaker your hair fiber gets, the less and less it will grow. Often times, it gets so weak that hair will actually start to fall off. While frequently changing your hairstyle and color can be extremely fun and exciting, preventative measures should be taken to do so in moderation. Chemical Damage to hair and hair loss can be tough to accept. Luckily, there are solutions for you if your crown is already thinning out a bit too much.