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Hair Loss

STAGES OF HAIR GROWTH & HAIR LOSS

Stages of Hair Growth

Hair grows in different stages and at the different rates all over the body. The four stages of the hair growth cycles are;

Stages of Hair Growth
About
Anagen
Anagen:
Known as the "growth" phase; can last 2-6 years, depending on genetics. Each hair is attached by its "bulb" or root to the blood supply in the follicle and continues to grow. About 85% of the hair on your head is in this phase at one time.
 
Catagen
Catagen:
The transitional stage the hair detaches itself from its blood supply and starts to shrink and the hair completely stops growing. This stage lasts about 2 weeks. Hair is pushed up to the epidermis (top layer of skin).
 
Telogen
Telogen:
The resting stage. The hair and follicle remain dormant anywhere from1-4 months. The new hair that is forming underneath the previous hair starts to grow and push the hair out of the skin completely.
 
Early Anagen
Early Anagen:
The hair follicle starts to form a new hair as the old hair expelled from the skin. The phase continues and the cycle will start again.
 

Hair Loss

Hair loss can start with a few extra hairs in the skin or in your comb. Later, it can progress to a bare scalp. Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp and can be the result of heredity, certain medications or an underlying medical condition. Anyone -men, women and children can experience hair loss. Approximately 42 million women in the U.S. suffer from hair loss. Some people prefer to let their baldness run its course untreated. Others may cover one of the medications and surgical procedures that are available to treat hair loss.

Most people normally shed about100 hairs a day. But without 100,000 hairs in the scalp, this amount of hair loss shouldn't cause noticeable thinning. Gradual thinning is a normal part of aging.

However, hair loss may lead to baldness when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth, when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches. The client's stage of hair loss should be determined by the hair specialist during the initial consultation. This is a time when we determine the client's options. During the beginning stages of hair loss, the client may not require a full hair system, "wig" and an addition piece or "topper" can successfully cover the less dense areas.(Hair loss is not always the reason for women to need/want more hair).

 

HAIR LOSS TYPES

TYPE
PERM/TEMP
CAUSES
ABOUT
Male/female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)
Permanent
Hereditary, genetics
The time of growth shortens, and the hairs are not as thick or sturdy. With each growth cycle, the hairs fall out more easily.
 
Cicatricial alopecia (scarring)
Permanent
Inflammation caused by certain skin conditions
Occurs when inflammation damages and scars the hair follicle; this prevents new hair from growing.
 
Anagen Effluvium
Temporary
Chemotherapeutic drugs and/or radiation
Treatments can help fight cancer and lymphoma cause the hair follicle to stop producing. This can revert within weeks of completing treatments; the hair may not grow back with the same density.
 
Telogen effluvium
Permanent
Major life-stresses or significant illness
Handfuls of hair may come out when coming or washing your hair or any fall out after gentle tugging. This type of hair loss usually causes overall hair thinning and not bald patches.
 
Alopecia (areata totalis, universalis)
Permanent or temporary
Cause is unknown
Classified as an autoimmune condition. Can affect people in good health; can be predisposed genetically.
 
Traction alopecia
Permanent or temporary
Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull the hair to tightly
If the pulling is stopped before there's scarring of your scalp and permanent damage to the root, hair usually grows back normally.
 
Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder)
Permanent or temporary
No specific cause found; this is a compulsive mental disorder
An irresistible urge to pull out ones hair, whether it's from the scalp, the eyebrows or other areas of the body most common in young females.
 
Fine thin hair
Permanent or temporary
Poor nutrition, medications, disease hormonal changes, hair treatment
Many different causes can result in fine, thin hair, including hereditary and thyroid issues.
 

SHOP WIGS

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  • Match your level of hair loss to the appropriate product

    THIN OR FINE HAIR

    - CLIP-IN EXTENSIONS: Hair extensions provide the ability to go from short to long, and/or create volume to your natural hair.

    - HAIRPIECES: If your hair is long enough to make a little ponytail then you can wear these hair pieces. Hair pieces are the easiest way to add length and fullness

    HAIR LOSS AT THE PART OR CROWN

    - HAIR WIGLETS: If you're dealing with thinning hair these hair integrations and wiglets can add volume and fullness.

    - HAIR INTEGRATIONS: Add any amount of fullness, length and body to your existing hair. Hair integration is designed for your own hair to be pulled through a honeycomb cap to create a full natural look!

    SUBSTANTIAL TO COMPLETE HAIR LOSS

    - WIGS: Wigs are worn for medical purposes, fashion, or fun. Wigs are commonly worn to reach your desired hair length, color, and/or style instantly!