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Hereditary Hair Loss: You’re Not the Only One

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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.

The Cause of Hair Loss

Why it Happens
Alopecia is caused by a variety of different reasons. Medication, illness, infection, or chemicals are all products that could impede the growth of hair naturally. During chemotherapy, the drugs necessary to fight cancer damage hair follicles, causing hair to fall out. When your body experiences a physiological change, such as losing an excessive amount of weight quickly, you may also experience hair loss. High fevers, major surgeries, childbirth, are all apparent causes of hair loss.

Sometimes the answer is in your genetic makeup. This may be harder to spot because it happens gradually. While men tend to recede from the forehead or the crown of the head, women more than often experience thinning on the top third to one-half of the scalp. The most common form of female-pattern hair loss usually has a strong genetic component. This condition is referred to as androgenetic alopecia. This type of hair loss can start as early as the late teens and the earliest sign of identification in androgenetic alopecia is the widening of a girl’s hair part.  

What You Can Do
The good news is that there are ways to combat this disease. Alopecia can sometimes be reversed by altering diet, ending chemotherapy, natural or homeopathic remedies, and other medicinal passages. You will be back to combing your fingers through your hair in no time. However, what about the permanent cases of alopecia? What can you do while you’re experiencing temporary alopecia? There are alternatives to natural hair, and the alternatives are beautiful.

Beauty Magic at Wigs and Hair Solutions
Here at Wigs and Hair Solutions, we strive to find the most flattering and natural look tailored specifically towards your needs and desires.  We want to make you feel as beautiful as you are and we understand that a lovely set of locks is contingent with your personality or fashion tastes. Let’s face it, how you look determines how you feel. When we look our best, we feel our best! Check out all of the different services we offer ranging from a head shave to a custom colored wig. Our stylist has worked with women experiencing all different types of hair loss and is here to help you discover your own unique style!


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

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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