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Hair Loss and Lupus: How Women Can Cope With the Change

Hair Loss and Lupus: How Women Can Cope With the Change

Do you know anyone living with lupus-related hair loss?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system attacks their tissues and organs. There is currently no cure for lupus, and the disease often leads to a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, and hair loss. Losing one’s hair as a result of lupus can be distressing, but there are ways that women can cope with this trying time. Learn more about lupus-related hair loss and visit Wigs and Hair Solutions for a consultation. 

Lupus-Related Hair Loss 

Lupus often brings many physical changes, including hair loss or hair thinning. In some cases, lupus treatments, such as chemotherapy, can also cause hair loss. Many women living with lupus-related hair loss notice gradual thinning along the hairline. Depending on the level of scarring that occurs, the hair loss may or may not be permanent. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s normal to shed up to 100 hairs a day. Women with lupus can lose more, depending on the severity of their condition. 

What Can I Do?

There are several steps that women can take to reduce the chance of scarring and subsequent permanent hair loss. First, avoid sun exposure. Harmful UV rays can trigger lupus flares and discoid lesions, which can cause permanent scarring. Consider wearing a hat, scarf, or wig to cover your scalp from the sun. Second, limit your daily stressors. Stress is a lupus trigger and can worsen the symptoms you experience.  Practice meditation and exercise daily to reduce stress in your life. Third, enjoy a healthy, well-balanced diet. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and iron can help decelerate hair loss. Lastly, make an appointment at Wigs and Hair Solutions. Wigs and hair toppers are great solutions for women experiencing hair loss or hair thinning. Whether your lupus-related hair loss is permanent or temporary, Wigs and Hair Solutions can help! 

Call Wigs and Hair Solutions

Whether your hair loss is minor or severe, talking to a local wig and hair replacement specialist can help. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, you can choose the wig, hair topper, or hairpiece that fits you best. If you’re not ready to wear a wig just yet, schedule a consultation regardless. There are always options for women with hair loss.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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