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Women’s History Month: Understanding Hair Loss

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Girl Whispering In Grandmother's Ear

Here’s to strong women!

Historically, the road for women has not been paved in silver or gold. Willful women have challenged the status quo, defied gender roles, and shattered glass ceilings.  Every March we honor the accomplishments of amazing women throughout history and remind the world that there is still much work left to be done for the rights of women everywhere. (more…)

What Can I Expect From Chemotherapy Induced Hair Loss?

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Cancer won't beat me!

Know what to expect from chemotherapy treatments!

Oftentimes, the people that love us withhold information as a way to protect us from harm. This is the case in too many cancer patients whose doctors and friends kept them in the dark about their chemotherapy-induced hair loss. While it’s true that some chemotherapy treatments have no effect on the patient’s hair, others can cause severe and seemingly immediate effects. The best way to combat hair loss caused by chemotherapy is to know the facts and to enter your journey prepared. (more…)

Traveling with Your Wig

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Freedom of the open road.

Take care of your wig as you head out for the weekend!

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, but summer isn’t over yet. There’s still time to take those last minute summer vacations you had trouble fitting in earlier in the year. Spend a weekend at the beach — unpack those hiking boots! Soak up these last few weeks of warm weather to their full potential and take some time to relax and enjoy the sun. When you’re packing that weekend bag, don’t forget to save room for your wig, and to do so carefully! (more…)

Hereditary Hair Loss: You’re Not the Only One

Friday, August 19th, 2016
hair styles

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…)

Win The Fight Against Cancer And Build That Self Esteem

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Don’t let chemotherapy induced hair loss defeat you!

With such a grievous diagnosis it’s easy to get tangled up in negative self-dialogue, especially once chemotherapy treatment begins. Your cancer diagnosis is much more evident with unfortunate chemo and hair loss. Don’t give in to that nagging internal voice which tells you you’re unworthy! It’s extremely important to stay positive and build your esteem when faced with adversity. Treat this like all the other difficult challenges you’ve faced and overcome. Remind yourself that you, alone, are responsible for your happiness. Don’t give in. Here at Wigs And Hair Solutions we’ll help you stand up taller, raise that chin higher, and professionally customize a new hairstyle that will make you smirk confidently at yourself every time you walk past a mirror. In this week’s blog, we’ll discuss self-care methods that will have you believing you’re the most beautiful, successful, and worthy woman on the planet! Let your internal light shine through when the ones that were once present go out.


How Do I Avoid Chemical Damage From Hair Dye?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Frequent bleaching and drastic color changes will leave hair dull, brittle, and frayed.

Hair coloring products are extremely corrosive, especially if you’re lightening your hair with bleach.  Chemical damage from the wrong hair coloring products cause severe hair loss. With too much processing, the internal fibers and cuticle cells become damaged and start to flake. With harsh dyeing, your hair will start to feel course, appear dull, and easily fall from the root. Eventually, if the necessary precautions aren’t taken, entire sections of hair will fall out. Following these steps to avoid hair loss and chemical damage from harmful dyes will keep your shining strands safely atop your head.


Are Human Hair Wigs Better Than Synthetic Wigs?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Donated human hair is used to make long-lasting, natural wigs.

When deciding on what type of wig is right for you, there are many factors to consider. Its crucial that you find the right wig for you, that will lead to bountiful self-confidence. You’ll need to determine the color, texture, length, and most importantly, the material. The two options for the material are real human hair or synthetic wigs. Each type of wig has its advantages and disadvantages. But, if you are looking for the best quality wig that will keep you feeling as beautiful as possible, a human hair wig is the right choice for you.
It can be hard to cope with the fact that your hair is not what it used to be. If you want your hair to look as real as it did when you still had a full head of it, you’ll need real human hair! In comparison to a synthetic wig, there is no competition for the human hair wig when discussing which has a more natural feel. A human hair wig is soft to the touch, shiney, and has a flowing movement that cannot be duplicated with a synthetic wig. With this human hair wig, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest styles that will keep you looking fabulous. Although a human hair wig is more expensive than a synthetic wig, the benefits greatly outweigh the price tag.


Wigs and Hair Solutions: Custom Wigs for Women

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Custom wigs for Cancer PatientsAt Wigs and Hair Solutions, we specialize in helping women through hair loss during difficult medical times with custom wigs for women. Our specialists understand how important it is for women to keep their identity during such a harsh time. One of the ways women show their identity is through their hair, so once that begins to thin and disappear; a woman can feel lost and hopeless. Bonnie Grauer, Wig and Hair Solutions owner, is a 6 year survivor of breast cancer as well as a salon owner of 24 years. She has experienced the loss first hand and uses her experiences to help and relate to women who visit us. Bonnie is so committed to helping women during their fight that she sold her salon, Symmetry Hair Studio, in November of 2011 to devote all of her time to Wig and Hair Solutions.

We strive to achieve a look that is not only flattering but looks natural. Women will feel self-conscious when wearing a wig, so we want it to look as if you’re not wearing one at all. To most people, hair isn’t a big deal and that’s because it can be taken for granted. Once your hair is taken from you, a woman can feel naked and vulnerable, especially during a medical hardship. That’s where we come in.

Some of the medically related hair loss that we see includes:

  1. Chemotherapy
  2. Radiation treatments
  3. Alopecia
  4. Chemical damage
  5. Genetic pattern baldness

We offer custom synthetic wigs and custom human hair wigs to help our clients achieve the look they want. We customize your wig by shaping, coloring, and styling it to best fit you and the style you want to embody. We can also help you with wig maintenance if needed. When women leave Wig and Hair Solutions in Ellicott City, they leave feeling empowered and confident despite their medical situation. Our hope and goal is to allow each and every woman that comes to see us leave knowing they can overcome anything.

To schedule an appointment for a consultation for a custom wig , partial enhancement or ready to wear wig call us at 410.720.8588.

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