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August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month.
August 09 2017

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month.

Welcome to National Hair Loss Awareness Month! 

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. Hair loss can happen to anyone for a surprisingly long list of possible reasons. Thousands of Americans hide their hair loss, pretend it isn't happening, and risk going untreated for a curable cause because they're embarrassed. Let's start with the basics:

Temporary Forms of Hair Loss Include

  • Stress 
  • Hormone Imbalance 
  • Vitamin or Protein Deficiency 
  • Changing Medications 

Permanent / Long-Term Causes of Hair Loss Include

  • Genetics for Men and Women 
  • Lupus and Other Auto-Immune Disorders 
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Alopecia in Many Forms 

Hair Loss in Women - You're Not Alone!

Did you know that 1 in 4 women suffer from some form of hair loss, making a total of 40% of all Americans with hair loss today? Because a flowing head of hair is so closely associated with our ideas of beauty, most women facing hair loss are afraid to say anything or even seek help due to fear of being perceived as less feminine or unattractive. If you're in that 25% of women looking at too much loose hair in your comb in the morning, it's time to talk to us at New Look to find temporary or permanent solutions.

Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women Include

  • Genetics and Aging 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Anemia 
  • Drastic Weight Loss 
  • Starting or Stopping Birth Control 

Hair Loss in Children

Kids suffer from hair loss too for a number of reasons. While we're all aware of the brave kids dealing with cancer and chemo, there are also forms of childhood alopecia, ringworms, hormone and vitamin deficiencies, and other illnesses that can cause hair loss. Nervous habits are another source like rubbing, tugging or over-styling. If your child is experiencing hair loss, start the conversation with them about treating their hair. For permanent causes, there's a charity called Wigs for Kids to help children with hair loss live happy normal lives without drawing undue attention from their peers.

Loving Your Scalp No Matter What

Sometimes an illness or physical condition can't be easily fixed and hair loss is inevitable, but don't fret. You are simply in a crowd of the thousands of other Americans who face the same problem. From hormone treatments to hair implants to beautiful flowing wigs, you have dozens of options for treating or replacing your fading hair. Instead of feeling self-conscious about your physical condition, take firm control of your life and proactively decide how you're going to handle it. National hair loss awareness month is the perfect time to face down your hair loss and decide to love your scalp no matter what it does or doesn't do. 

Here at New Look Institute, we've helped hundreds of men, women, and even children handle their hair loss with style and flair. Our team specializes in working with clients to find the perfect solution for every look and price range and we'd love to help you as well. Whether you need to prevent further hair loss, replace missing or thin patches, or are seeking a beautiful new wig, we're happy to be here for every client that walks through our doors. Contact us today to tell us your story and get a consultation from one of our hair loss experts. You deserve to feel good about how you look from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.