If you’re experiencing hair thinning or hair loss and want a long-term solution, consider laser rejuvenation. This FDA-approved method effectively treats hair loss in men and women. With this treatment, you’ll have thicker, fuller, and healthier hair. Here’s what you need to know about laser hair rejuvenation therapy.
With the end of Thanksgiving and beginning of Hanukkah, the holiday season arrives. Whether you are spending time with friends, family, or even co-workers, you want to feel good. Feeling good goes hand in hand with looking good. And you deserve to look good. Here are three easy ways your hair can look great this holiday season.
Years ago, if you wanted a solution to hair thinning or loss, you bought a toupee or wig. Your options were limited, and the systems didn’t always look good (cue bad jokes about hair pieces). Today, hair systems had transformed the industry offerings. Hair systems offer the best comfort with a virtually undetectable design. You’ll get natural-looking hair through a non-surgical solution. Here are the basics you should know about hair systems.
In a lifetime, 85% percent of men and 30% of women experience hair loss and thinning. But at the early stages of hair loss, not everyone is ready for a hair system or hair transplant yet. When your hair loss is at the beginning stages, you may be looking for a way to keep the hair you have, and make it healthier and thicker. Solutions exist and they can help your hair thinning and hair loss. dhtSENSOR is an easy and proven hair loss prevention program that might be the right solution for you. Here is what you should known about dhtSENSOR.
While we often see commercials and advertisements that deal with men’s hair loss, women can lose or have thinning hair too. For women, the stigma around hair loss can cause embarrassment and anxiety. Women are used to being able to have their hair and hair style reflect their mood and personality. Hair loss among women is more common that you might think: about one in three women will suffer hair loss or reduced volume in their lifetime. Here are 4 reasons women lose their hair.
Wigs are a perfect solution for men and women who experience hair loss as a result of medical treatments or disorders. Temporary hair loss from chemotherapy, thyroid medicine, or medical conditions can leave you feeling uncomfortable and not like yourself. Human hair wigs are a great way to regain that confidence. But wigs come with a learning curve, and keeping them looking good and fresh is crucial to feeling confident in your new hair. Here are 4 tips for keeping your human hair wig looking great.
If you are a man, hair loss can be uncomfortable and worrisome, but losing your hair is not unusual. According to the American Hair Loss Council, 40% of young men ages 16 to 28 suffer from hair loss, and by the time men reach 50, about 85% have experienced significant thinning. Here are 4 reasons that men lose their hair.
How is a Handmade Hair System Made?
First you need to attach the hair strands to a base material or foundation of the handmade hair system. This is done with a special knotting tool to sew the hair into the base. That base material can be fine monofilament, welded net, silk monofilament, French lace, German net, or any type of net which is breathable. It could be made of nylon or polyester. The “graft” systems which look like a layer of skin, and don’t breathe like a net based system, are made primarily of polyurethane.
This polyurethane can be clear or even reinforced with a net inside. The base material is cut on a bias so that it contours to many different head shapes. Some systems are top-of head only while others are full head caps like a full wig. Once the base is fabricated the hair or synthetic fiber must be hand tied into the base. It can be done with single knots, double knots or even looped into the thin skin urethane systems. How the hair is tied, the durability of the base material and the quantity (density) of the hair all play a part in the lifespan of the system. Thinner systems look more natural than thicker ones but don’t last as long. Some systems have a binding around the perimeter while some don’t.
Density (quantity) of hair, knotting pattern, base material type, front design, hair color and length are play a part in how natural your hair replacement will look. Remember, a keen eye can pick out the bad ones.
You simply don’t notice the good ones!
Minoxidil is a topical solution some men and women use to treat hair loss. It is available in 2% and 5% concentration and sometimes is available with a higher dosage by prescription only. It can come in liquid or foam form, depending on the fabricator and needs to be applied twice daily. Success is varied though up to 40% of test patients have reported some increase of hair regrowth.
Minoxidil is a vasodilator which means it helps blood flow more freely in your vascular system. As hair is fed by blood the principle is to deliver nutrients to the hair follicle faster to slow down hair loss and increase hair regrowth. Often minoxidil is used with laser therapy and propecia or saw palmetto, thus having multiple regimens concomitantly to slow down hair loss.
It is important that to give any regimen a fair try, the individual must use the product for a minimum of six months to determine its effectiveness. As hair thinning is progressive and takes a long time to become visible, a solution takes time to have any noticeable effect. As each person’s body chemistry is different the efficacy of minoxidil and its results are impossible to predict. All you can do is try!
The importance of conditioner on hair systems cannot be underestimated. Conditioner helps the hair “move” more freely as well as untangles matted hair. It allows a comb or brush to move the hair in the desired direction and coats the hair to help strengthen it. BUT do not over condition the hair system. Usually one to two minutes is sufficient.
Over-conditioning the hair can accelerate hair loss due to the conditioner loosening the hair knot in the foundation. Sometimes over conditioning can cause the hair to mat as well. We are talking about conditioners used in the shower. A good leave in conditioner also helps the hair leaving it with a healthy sheen. Look for one that also has sunscreen to help retard fading.