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Four Common Misconceptions About Hair Loss

Wearing a hat can cause hair loss. This is not exactly correct as its not as much the wearing of a hat that can cause hair loss as it is the person wearing the hat. Hair loss can happen in two ways, the first being, if the hat being worn is too tight that it constricts blood flow to the hair follicles. This could cause some hair shedding sooner that without what have. Second, wearing a hat for an extended amount of time in hot, humid weather can lead to sebum plugs. Heat and humidity can bring sebum, our own body’s built-in lubricant, out of our scalp. If the sebum has time to react with cholesterol, it forms a plug that can asphyxiate our hair follicles. Cutting hair makes it grow thicker. Our hair is thicker at the base than it is at the tip. When you get your hair cut it can appear that your hair is thicker because the tapered ends have been cut off. It is simply an optical illusion and a good hairstylist can create this illusion my making the most of your hair type. It is possible to increase the amount of hair I have. [...]

By | 2018-03-13T20:16:14+00:00 March 21st, 2018|hair loss|Comments Off on Four Common Misconceptions About Hair Loss

Five Ways to Make Your Hair Appear Thicker

Most everyone would love to have hair that is full and thick but for some people they just weren’t blessed with those good hair genes. While the issue for some might be more than just styling, it is always good to have a few tricks you can count on. We have made a list of a few things you can easily do to help give your hair the illusion of your hair being thicker and more full. Curl Your Hairs Ends Inward: If you do this while straightening your hair, you will increase the look of more volume, which will make your hair appear to be thicker and fuller. It is always best to not to just iron your hair straight, as this gives your hair the appearance of being thin, plus ironing ends that are damaged will only increase the effect. Get a Multi-Dimensional Color: One single hair color can make your hair look flat. Natural hair has multiple colors throughout, and it is these colors that catch and throw light in different ways. This gives your hair an appearance of being more full. The next time you are looking to color your hair, get some highlights (or low [...]

By | 2018-03-07T15:30:02+00:00 March 7th, 2018|hair loss|Comments Off on Five Ways to Make Your Hair Appear Thicker

Looking for a Better Hair System?

We have people come into our studio that have tried other hair loss solutions in the past and they are now looking for a better hair system. Each person that comes in wants the best system available. However, each person and each hair loss issue is different, every hair loss solutions is custom made specifically to that individual. What they really want to know is, ‘What is the best hair system for me?’ The answer to the question is usually, ‘What do you want from your hair system?’ Everyone has different concerns or expectations. Some of which include: Having the most natural looking front hair line Durability and longevity How ‘thin’ the base is. Creating an invisible transition from grown hair and reconstructed hair Weight of the hair system How cool the hair system will be Density or thickness of the hair Natural scalp appearance Type of hair Grade of hair You can see from the list that there are a variety of different expectations, as well as concerns that people have. It’s important to work through what you mean by ‘best hair system’ available when you talk to a hair loss consultant. It is also very important that the [...]

By | 2018-02-16T20:13:20+00:00 February 16th, 2018|hair replacement orange county, hair replacement san diego|Comments Off on Looking for a Better Hair System?

Emotional Hair Loss Stages

When a person goes through a major loss, grief is a perfectly normal process that accompanies the hair loss. The whole grief process is complex. The grieving process is psychological, emotional, and physical and has an impact on individuals, friends and family. We have listed below the more common phases that people move through as they grieve.  Denial: "I'm fine. This can't be happening, not to me." One of the first stages is denial. It is an initial temporary defense we go through. When you first notice your hair is beginning to thin or that you notice hair loss, you may not what to believe it is happening. You may even convince others that you aren’t losing your hair. Anger: "Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; "Who is to blame?" Anger often follows denial for many. Once you acknowledge that your hair is thinning, some individuals become angry. It happens because individuals feel it isn’t fair that this is happening to them and it isn’t happening to others. Bargaining: "I'll do anything."; "I would give my life savings if only..." In this stage, a person goes into almost a negotiation stage. The negotiation is actually [...]

By | 2018-01-30T14:20:47+00:00 January 30th, 2018|hair loss|Comments Off on Emotional Hair Loss Stages

Why Millennials Seem To Be Experiencing More Hair Loss

Hair loss and balding are something we associate with aging not a younger population, yet more and more millennials say they're experiencing hair loss. When Diana Damian was just 32, she started noticing her hair falling out. At first, she figured it was due to post-pregnancy changes, but then she realized it was something more. "Every time my hair would fall out, every time I'd look in the mirror, every time I'd brush my hair, especially in the shower, globs of hair would just fall down," said Damian. Initially she tried drug store treatments and even looked up do-it-yourself remedies on YouTube. When nothing worked, she turned to a dermatologist Candace Thornton-Spann. "Millennial hair loss is something that I'm seeing quite a bit of in my practice," she said. Dr. Spann said there is no evidence hair loss happens more to millennials than to earlier generations, but she thinks previous generations hid under wigs or just didn't question it. "In this generation, there is no taboo, there is only the drive to seek answers and I think that's probably what's driving the increase in numbers that we're seeing," said Thornton-Spann. There are many known causes of hair loss in young [...]

By | 2017-11-20T17:07:48+00:00 December 10th, 2017|female hair loss, men's hair loss|Comments Off on Why Millennials Seem To Be Experiencing More Hair Loss

What Every Man Should Know About DHT and Hair Loss

Many men think that thinning hair problems is as a result of high testosterone. But this is not always the case. DHT or Dihydrotestosterone does not mean high testosterone—it is only a byproduct of the hormone that all males have. It gets a bit complicated, but here are the basics you need to know, so that you can better understand your body and cope with experiencing hair loss. Baldness does not mean you have high testosterone Both men who have full heads of hair and men whose hair is thinning can have the exact same levels of testosterone. Studies have proven this. We know that males tend to lose hair as they age, and it cannot be all attributed to loss of testosterone. There are two categories of DHT The first one is called Serum DHT (in the blood). This is usually not related at all to pattern hair loss. There are some examples of serum DHT being higher in young men without hair loss. The second type of DHT is called Tissue DHT, which is normally higher in the scalp of men whose hair is thinning. The role of DHT in Hair Loss is Still Up for Debate Ultimately, [...]

By | 2017-11-20T16:50:34+00:00 December 1st, 2017|men's hair loss|Comments Off on What Every Man Should Know About DHT and Hair Loss

The Difference Between Hair Replacement and Wigs

If you are just beginning to look into hair systems and wigs I am sure you are probably asking yourself what the difference is between the two. We hear this question a lot, with people that are not sure if there is a difference between a hair replacement system and wigs. A basic explanation that is given by many hair replacement providers on how thinning hair is concealed is: For over twenty years or more, the term hair replacement has been used to separate itself from wigs. Hair replacement is considered to be a progressive solution to thinning hair and hair loss. Hair Replacement has a few stages. It starts with scalp preparation, a hair system fitting, and a styling session that will involve showing you steps on how to maintain your hair. The whole system is designed to duplicate your hair before you started having hair loss. What Is A Hair Replacement System? Hair replacement since the marketing and commercials since the 1990’s is still makes it sound very complex. Hair systems are most often created from hand woven 100% human hair or synthetic hair. The base that hair is attached to, is often made from different materials but [...]

By | 2017-11-20T16:12:00+00:00 November 20th, 2017|female hair loss, hair replacement san diego, men's hair loss|Comments Off on The Difference Between Hair Replacement and Wigs

What causes male pattern baldness?

There is no mistaking the image you get when you think of a young person. One image that comes to mind is someone with full, thick hair. When it is comes to male hair loss, the scientific community has been at a loss in how to deal with it. Anyone who is losing their hair always seem to ask, is there anything that can be done to give me back my hair? As scientists continue to ponder how to help re-grow hair, there are things you should understand about what has caused your hair loss in the first place. The Causes of Male Pattern Baldness Male pattern baldness is the phrase that is often used to describe baldness. Women can suffer from this as well, only women usually shed hair all over their scalp. For men the cause of hair loss is linked to sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Some individuals have hair follicles are very sensitive to this hormone. The degree of sensitivity levels are generally genetic. This is why male pattern baldness runs in families. If you have ever gone through your family photos you may have noticed a pattern of family members with different degrees of [...]

By | 2017-11-15T14:22:02+00:00 November 15th, 2017|mens hair loss|Comments Off on What causes male pattern baldness?

Hair Loss in Women Over 50

For many women, just turning 50 can be a hard enough reality. Add to that any thinning hair issues and the emotional stress can go off the charts. Before we go into the role that menopause and aging itself has on hair loss, let’s take a look at alopecia. It’s something that can happen to anyone, at anytime after puberty. It is also a common form of hair loss for those over the age of 50. Two Types of Alopecia Over 5 million people are affected by Alopecia areata in the United States. This disease is considered an autoimmune disease. What this means is the human body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles, stopping them from growing new hair. The onset of alopecia can include a person’s genetic makeup, pregnancy and stress, or other illnesses. The first sign of alopecia areata is typically a small, round, and/or smooth patches of baldness on the scalp. There are some that experience complete baldness, also known as alopecia totalis. Some may lose hair over their entire body, this is called alopecia universalis. The course of Alopecia is an unpredictable one. Hair may grow back, only to fall out again. Androgenic alopecia refers [...]

By | 2017-10-31T16:41:09+00:00 November 1st, 2017|alopecia areata, female hair loss, hair replacement san diego, hair restoration orange county|Comments Off on Hair Loss in Women Over 50

Female Celebrities Overcame Hair Loss

No matter where you go in the world, people suffer from hair loss. Some of these individuals are the celebrities we see in movies and TV. There are a number of female celebrities that suffer from a variety of female hair loss issues and are able to overcome it. While they may be some of the most beautiful actresses, they all share challenges they had to overcome. Dealing with any amount of hair loss can be overwhelming, and damaging to a person’s self-image. If we take a look at some of these well-known celebrities that not only have to deal with hair loss, but still remained positive and continued to pursue their work, not letting hair loss get the best of them. Naomi Campbell Many may not realize that supermodel Naomi Campbell has suffered from a condition known as traction alopecia for several years now. In 2014, her condition began to be seen in paparazzi photos taken of the model. Her visible hairline was receding. Needless to say the press wasn’t very forgiving of her condition. It has been long speculated that her hair loss is due to the fact that her hair undergoes a lot of stress as she [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:53:52+00:00 October 18th, 2017|female hair loss|Comments Off on Female Celebrities Overcame Hair Loss