Hair Loss Caused by Infectious Agents

January 13th, 2017
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Your hair loss could be a result of infection

There are many different causes of hair loss, including infectious agents. In this week’s blog, we’re discussing three common forms of infection-related conditions that contribute to female hair loss. Read the rest of this entry »

What Can I Expect From Chemotherapy Induced Hair Loss?

January 6th, 2017
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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. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Reasons That You May Be Experiencing Hair Loss

December 16th, 2016
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It’s time to get to the root of your hair loss!

People experience hair loss for many different reasons, and all depending on the unique circumstance of the individual. If you’re experiencing hair loss, the first thing you need to do is figure out why. Once you and a doctor have determined the cause, you can move on to dealing with your hair loss. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Hair Loss Myths & Rumors

December 9th, 2016
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Are you experiencing hair loss? Get the facts, first!

Every case of hair loss is unique to the person experiencing it. That’s why proper diagnosis is necessary when establishing a course of action to take once your hair does begin to shed. About 40-50% of women are affected by hair thinning, and in order to treat the problem, those affected need to seek the opinion of a professional. It’s tough enough to experience hair loss, and certain myths and rumors can sometimes stand in your way. Read the rest of this entry »

Different Types of Common Alopecia

December 2nd, 2016
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Alopecia comes in many forms.

Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where the hair growth begins. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they’re 40 years old. It usually begins when clumps of hair fall out, resulting in smooth, round hairless patches on the scalp or other areas of the body. Alopecia comes in many forms and can occur for a variety of different reasons.   Read the rest of this entry »

4 Helpful Tips For Buying a Wig

November 17th, 2016
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Take back control of your life!

If you’ve finally made the decision to purchase your first wig, then the process can be new and exciting for you. Your journey with hair loss hasn’t been easy, but purchasing a wig is the first step to taking control of your life again. The process can be overwhelming for a first-time wig buyer, so before you set out to purchase your first wig – take a few moments to plan. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Telogen Effluvium?

November 11th, 2016
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Learn more about Telogen Effluvium.

This form of hair loss occurs when sudden or severe stress causes an increase in the shedding of hair. A traumatic event can cause hair follicles to prematurely stop growing and enter into a resting phase. The hairs affected by Telogen Effluvium remain in the resting phase for about three months after which they will begin to shed. This particular hair loss is temporary in most cases however, sometimes the hair loss continues until the underlying cause is resolved. Read the rest of this entry »

Hair Loss: An Emotional Journey

November 4th, 2016
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Are you experiencing hair loss?

In a culture where hair is viewed as a sign of youth and good health, losing it can be a negative time in a person’s life. Friends, colleagues, and even family have a difficult time empathizing with someone experiencing alopecia if they have never experienced themselves. This lack of understanding can cause a woman losing her hair to feel doubly alone in her experience, and may cause her to doubt her own feelings. Experts say, however, that if you are experiencing alopecia, you have every right to experience a wide range of emotions. Read the rest of this entry »

How Can I Maintain My Wig In the Fall?

October 28th, 2016
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Maintaining your wig in the colder months is simple.

The temperature dropped significantly this week, which means that the best of summer is behind us, and it’s officially time to start preparing for winter. While we welcome fall with lattes and comfy sweaters, it’s time for those of us who wear wigs to prepare for the coming months in order to prevent your wig from the harsh weather. Read the rest of this entry »

How Do I Deal with Chemotherapy Hair loss?

October 20th, 2016
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Celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Not all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss, but the ones that do range from mild to severe. The good news is that more than often, the hair loss caused by chemotherapy is temporary, but there are steps you can take to ensure that you feel as beautiful and strong as you really are. Read the rest of this entry »