October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which got us thinking about clients who experience hair loss from chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. If you or someone you care about has been recently diagnosed with any form of cancer, hair loss due to treatments can cause anxiety and worry about one's appearance.
Since October 1 - October 7 is Trichotillomania Awareness week, let us take the opportunity to understand this common, yet frequently misunderstood condition.
What does hair-loss signify that makes people so afraid to continue living their normal social life? An article in the Huffington Post described the emotional reaction of a man, himself a hair dresser, who began losing his hair in his early 20s:
In times past, there have been many illnesses and medical conditions that were overlooked, ignored, and belittled by much of society. Because knowledge was so limited, those with unknown conditions were not able to access help regarding their illnesses; support was particularly hard to find.
When we opened our doors in 1997, we couldn't have imagined our business would grow into one of the leading names in the hair replacement field. As we celebrate our 20 year anniversary, we look forward to continuing to grow as one of the most innovative hair replacement salons serving Silicon Valley and the bay area.
Nutrients are an essential part of hair health, and as such an individual's diet plays a central role in contributing to baldness. Getting a sufficient amount of protein, vitamins A, B5, C, D, and E, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, zinc, iron, potassium, folic acid, biotin, among other vitamins, is vital in maintaining a full mane. Considering this research, it's clear that deficiencies in nutrients, vitamins, and essential oils can cause hair loss.
Yes, kids are resilient, but they're also sensitive to comments from their peers, so a natural-looking wig will be welcomed and appreciated by your child. Whatever the reason -- whether chemo, radiation, alopecia, burn recovery, etc. -- your child's outlook on their situation will be bolstered by a chance to look and feel like they did before losing their hair.
For the entire month of August, salons, wig manufacturers, and hair loss specialists everywhere are doing their best to raise national awareness of hair loss. We want to talk about causes, cures, and ways to deal with hair loss for absolutely everyone.
Women going through menopause know to expect certain symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings. Often, hair loss can be part of menopause, as well—catching some women off guard. Hair loss during menopause is surprisingly common, with more than 40 percent of women experiencing it. In this post, we’ll discuss not just the causes of menopausal hair loss, but also some good treatment options.
It is well known that many medications come with potential side effects—and for many medications, the side effects can include hair loss. You are doubtless aware that many cancer treatments can contribute to baldness, just as one example—but the full list of hair loss inducing medications might take you by surprise.