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Welcome to Our July Newsletter!

Welcome to our July Newsletter!

I’m so glad to be back and working my magic on some lovely guests. It’s been beyond busy, but I’ve been so glad to see you all.

A gentle reminder of our new salon rules…

Salon La Reine

As you know, hair and beauty businesses have had to jump through hoops to re-open and we’ve had to introduce some new salon rules to comply with the Government’s Covid-safe guidance.

I just want to remind you about what to expect when you come to the salon:

  • You must bring a mask to the salon and wear it for your whole appointment.
  • No walk-in appointments are allowed at this time as we have to control how many people are in the salon at any one time. Please book appointments through our online booking system
  • You must attend your appointment alone.
  • Please turn up on time for your appointment. You must wait in your car or outside until you are invited in.
  • Children and pets are not allowed in the salon.
  • Please only bring what you need to your appointment. You’ll be given a bag for your personal belongings.
  • No beverages will be served and eating is not permitted in the salon.
  • We won’t be able to provide you with a magazine.
  • No rituals will be taking place at this time.
  • No testing of makeup is allowed.

I know all of this will seem strange at first, but the priority is keeping us all safe and I’m sure it won’t take us long to adjust. If you have any more questions about attending your appointment, please get in touch via the website or DM on social media.

Bookings

Sorting out appointments has almost been a full-time job but we’re getting there. We just want to remind you that we are now only accepting bookings via our online booking system and a deposit or booking fee is required. Bookings are no longer being taken via social media.

You can now Payl8r at Salon La Reine!

I’m so excited to let you all know that I now have an FCA licence so my payment plan option is now live and ready for applications. You can apply WITHOUT a consultation too! Drop me a message if there’s anything you want to know and I’ll send the information over. I can’t wait to help you spread the cost of gorgeous hair!

Our new Facebook shop

Salon La Reine Facebook shop

Have you visited our Facebook shop yet?

Head over to our Facebook page and you’ll find some gorgeous Aveda hair products and products specifically designed for hair loss. Looking after your hair outside of the salon is just as important as treating it to regular appointments.

NHS giveaway!

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We want to thank our NHS workers for their selflessness and tireless work during the last few months (and of course, the amazing work they do all year round!), so we’re giving away a FREE colour and cut to 5 NHS heroes.

Head over to our Facebook page and:

  1. Like and share our post so it reaches as many of our health heroes as possible.
  2. Make sure you’re following our page.
  3. Tag any NHS heroes you know.

We’ll pick 5 lucky winners from those who’ve been tagged on 30th August.

Wait, there’s more!

We’re offering 10% off for all NHS workers until the end of the year. Just send us a picture of your NHS ID when booking an appointment.

Until next time, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Lorraine

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Why are Wigs So Popular All of a Sudden?

woman wearing wig

Hair is, for most of us, our crowning glory. It defines femininity and a good hair day really boosts our self-esteem. But sadly, this is why wearing a wig has often had a stigma attached to it.

People suffering from hair loss can feel self-conscious about wearing a wig, but the good news is, wigs are becoming increasingly popular. They are no longer just an option for people who have hair loss or who are recovering from an illness. Lots of people are jumping on the bandwagon.

So why are wigs so popular all of a sudden?

The rise of the influencer

Head over to Instagram and you’ll see some gorgeous wigs on influencers and celebs right, left, and centre. They rave about their wigs and where they got them, and this makes them more attractive to a wider audience. They are no longer just a fancy dress option at Halloween, they’re an everyday accessory and fashion statement.

There are so many choices available

As wigs become more of a fashion accessory, there’s no reason why you can’t have a wig to match your favourite outfit and your personal style. There are so many different types and styles of wig available now and you can try new hairstyles and hair textures without the hassle or commitment.

It’s easy to find your perfect wig

Depending on what you want, it’s really easy to find your perfect wig, from cheaper synthetic options via wholesalers or online retailers to 100% custom-fit wigs that will make you look amazing.

Not only that, wigs are perfect for busy lives. No more wrestling with hair that won’t behave every day, just put on your wig and go. When you get one, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

You can disguise hair thinning or loss

Many women who are suffering from hair thinning or loss opt to wear a wig to disguise it until their natural hair grows back. Wigs are a great option, but you must remember that wearing a wig is not an excuse to forget about looking after your natural hair.

Wigs protect your natural hair

Wearing a wig can give your natural hair a much-needed break from heat styling or chemicals, especially if you are trying to regrow it. Sometimes your hair just needs a break and a wig is a great solution.

Check out our last blog on how to wear a wig as a protective style for more on how a wig can protect your natural hair.

 

At Salon La Reine, we specialise in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise any hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back.

We know that hair loss can be very distressing and we want to help you feel confident and beautiful again.

Get in touch to book a consultation and let us help you get started on your happy healthy hair journey.

 

 

 

 

Protective Styling: Why Wearing a Wig Can Protect Your Natural Hair

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Frequent washing, styling, and detangling your hair puts a lot of stress on it, especially if you are suffering from hair loss.

If you are dealing with hair loss, you’ll want to protect your natural hair as much as you can, and this is where protective styling comes in. Here’s why wearing a wig can protect your natural hair.

What is protective styling?

Protective styling is when you wear your hair so that the ends are tucked away. The ends of your hair are usually the most damaged and fragile part.

There are plenty of ways to protect your natural hair like wearing it in styles like gentle braids or a loose bun, but sometimes your hair just needs a complete break, which is where wigs can help.

Wearing a wig as a protective style: Things to remember

Remember that wearing a wig is not an excuse to neglect your natural hair

When you’re suffering from hair loss, the goal should always be to encourage healthy, strong natural hair regrowth. Don’t neglect your natural hair and put a wig on to disguise it. Maintain a good hair care regime (including regular conditioning treatments) and use gentle hair and scalp nourishing products.

Don’t opt for glue

If you really want to protect your natural hair, glue might not be the best option for securing your wig. Glue can block the pores of the scalp and damage the hair follicles which can result in further hair thinning and can even stop it growing.

Tape, wig combs or clips, and elastic are all gentler options that will keep your wig just as secure. For more tips on how to wear your wigs without glue, check out our blog.

The benefits of wearing a wig as a protective style

They’re convenient

No more waking up every day worrying about how you’re going to style your natural hair to disguise hair loss, just put on your favourite wig and go.

They’re versatile

With wigs, you can change your hairstyle and colour depending on your mood. You can be a little more neat and casual at the office, but go super glam on a night out with the girls.

You don’t have to use damaging heat on your hair

Wigs are a great alternative to trying to wrestle your natural hair into some sort of style with straighteners or curling wands. Wigs allow you to have a straight or curly style without the damage.

They are economical

A good quality wig is an investment, and they don’t come cheap. If you buy a good quality human hair wig, look after it, and store it properly, it will last you a long time and is considerably cheaper per wear than all of the hair loss products and disguises that might not work for you.

 

Would you like to find out more about wearing a wig with confidence to protect your natural hair?

At Salon La Reine, we specialise in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise any hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back.

We know that hair loss can be very distressing and we want to help you feel confident and beautiful again.

Get in touch to book a consultation and let us help you get started on your happy healthy hair journey.

 

 

 

 

Ways to Store Your Wig

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If you wear wigs, you’ll usually have your favourite and several others that you wear when you fancy a change. They make you feel beautiful and confident and you’ve spent your hard-earned cash on them so it’s important to look after them.

As well as washing and styling them correctly, you also need to store them properly when you aren’t wearing them. Nope, you can’t just shove them in a bag or drawer, they have to be looked after if you want them to look great for as long as possible. Here are the best ways to store your wig.

Before you store your wig away

Clean and brush your wig. If it’s in good shape before you store it away, there’s more chance that it will be in good shape when you want to wear it again. Make sure you never store your wig when it’s damp though as it can attract dust and mould.

Day to day storage

If you wear your wig every day, it’s best to store it on a wig stand or mannequin head. This will help keep it in good shape and preserve the style.

If you want to store a wig away for longer

Maybe you’ve found a new favourite wig and you want to store what is now your second favourite away for a while. Fold the wig in half from ear to ear, parted in the centre. If the wig doesn’t have a centre parting, put a small bit of tissue paper at the crown to help retain the shape during storage. Place a hairnet over the wig to preserve the style, and put it in its original packaging if possible.

Store your wig away from direct sunlight

Heat and sunlight can cause colour fade and it can also damage the hair fibres and make them fall apart. Store your wig in a cool, dry place.

Plenty of room in your closet? Store your wigs there!

Now if your closet is fit to bursting, you might need to clear some space first, but your bedroom closet is a great storage choice for your wigs. You can keep them neat, cool, and dry, and away from children and pets. You don’t want your cat getting its paws on your precious wig!

Storing your wig when you’re travelling

If you’re going away anytime soon and you’re going to be wearing your wig and taking a spare one along for the ride, cover the wig in tissue and put it inside of a strong box, ideally a wig box so that it won’t get flattened in transit. If you go away often or travel for work, it’s also a good idea to invest in a foldable wig stand.

 

Want to find out more about wigs and how you can wear one with confidence?

At Salon La Reine, we specialise in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back.

We want you to feel confident and beautiful, so get in touch to book a consultation and let us help you get started on your happy healthy hair journey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Swim With Your Wig On

woman in swimming pool

The world is slowly reopening after coronavirus and that means that we can start doing some of our normal activities again. If you’re a water baby and you love a dip in the pool whether it’s at the local leisure centre or on your holidays, the good news is that pretty soon, you’ll be able to do both!

But what about swimming when you wear a wig? You might think that some activities are a no go when you wear a wig, but luckily, you can wear one when you hit the pool. Here’s how to swim with your wig on.

Test it first

To feel confident when you’re swimming with your wig on, you need to test it in water first to see how secure it is and whether you feel comfortable. If you have a large enough bath, go in wearing your wig and submerge your head in the water. Move your head to replicate the kind of movements you’d be doing if you were swimming and see what happens. This is a good chance to see which adhesives do the job and stop your wig from slipping off. You can buy waterproof tape and glue so test a couple of different ones until you find one you’re happy with.

Don’t wear your best wig to go swimming

You can expect your wig to get some wear and tear from your usual activities, but activities like swimming can be harsh on them. Public pools are full of chlorine and fresh water pools are packed with salt, so they can really dry wigs out. My advice; if you want to wear a wig when you go swimming, choose a synthetic one rather than your beautiful human hair wig.

Style long wigs for swimming

Braids and ponytails are perfect styles for swimming if you have a long hair wig. Styling your wig like this can stop the hair from becoming tangled or matted.

For peace of mind, wear a swimming cap

If you still want to wear your wig when you swim, but you don’t want to expose it fully to the water or the elements if you’re outdoors, you can wear a swimming cap for that extra bit of security. Getting in the water is all about relaxing, having fun, and staying active, but you won’t enjoy it if you’re constantly worried about your wig coming off.

Wash and condition your wig as soon as you get out of the water

If your wig has been exposed to chlorine, salty air, or sand, it’s really important that you wash and condition it with the right products to prevent damage. If your wig has a cap, be sure to wash that thoroughly too, so no leftover residue irritates your scalp. To prevent your wig from drying out after swimming, you also need to use a hydrating conditioner on it. After rinsing, hang your wig on a wig stand and let it air dry before storing it safely.

Yes, you can swim in a wig, and you can do a lot of other things as well!

If you suffer from hair loss, whatever the cause, you want to feel confident and beautiful. Wearing a wig or other hair system will help you do just that, and the good news is, you won’t have to stop living your life to the full just because you wear a wig!

Get in touch to find out how we can help you on your journey to happy healthy hair!

How Can You Wear a Frontal Wig Without Glue?

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Frontal wigs are a popular choice when it comes to hair systems because they are versatile when it comes to styling and mimic a real hairline. The only thing with frontals is that they do take a bit more maintenance. It’s not just a case of throwing them on, they need to be fitted and secured with care so they look their best.

The problem with glue

Relying on glue to secure a frontal wig brings a few problems. If you keep applying glue whenever it lifts, the glue can build up and look crusty; not a good look!

Glue can also block the pores of the scalp and damage the hair follicles which can cause hair thinning and even stop it from growing. This the last thing you want if you want healthy natural hair regrowth.

Another common problem is that people who wear hair systems and use glue can suffer from allergic reactions to the glue, because it often contains latex.

What are the alternatives to glue?

The good news is that there are several great alternatives to glue that won’t cause damage to your natural hair and they’ll give you just as much security.

Tape

Using tape to secure your frontal wig is a popular choice because it’s strong, it allows for some natural-looking movement, and it’s not as damaging as glue.

Tape is also a great choice if you don’t have any hair and you have a sensitive scalp (for example, if you’ve had cancer treatment.) Wig glues can cause irritation to the sensitive skin of the scalp in some people.

Some tapes come in pre-cut strips or you can cut it to your preferred size, and they also come in varying strengths, so you don’t need to worry about keeping your wig in place, even if you’re having a busy or active day. So tape gives you peace of mind and it’s an economical option too; a roll of tape will last you a good while.

Be warned though, if you don’t want to wear your wig for hours on end, tape might not be the best option. It is strong, which is great, but if you remove your wig regularly, you’ll find that constantly removing the tape can feel a little uncomfortable.

Wig combs or clips

Some wigs have clips already attached, but if you want your frontal wig to feel a bit more secure, you can easily add some. All you have to do is sew them in. Wig clips will only work if you have some natural hair and you don’t wear a wig cap. They come in different colours and sizes to complement the style and colour of your wig.

Elastic band

Buy an elastic band then attach it to the back of the wig so it from ear to ear. This will give you a natural looking, comfortable snug fit.

 

Would you like to find out more about our hair systems and how to wear yours with confidence?

At Salon La Reine, we specialise in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise any hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back.

We know that hair loss can be very distressing and we want to help you feel confident and beautiful again.

Get in touch to book a consultation and let us help you get started on your happy healthy hair journey.

 

 

Hair Loss Help: Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Loss and Treatment

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If you’re suffering from hair loss, you’ve probably spent hours on Google trying to diagnose the cause and find a treatment. Maybe you’ve spent a fortune on pills and potions that promised to help your hair grow back and they haven’t worked. It can be hard to separate the fact from fiction when it comes to hair loss help and advice, so I wanted to cover the most frequently-asked questions that I come across in the salon.

What causes hair loss?

There are a lot of possible causes of hair loss in women including:

  • Physical stress to the body: Like illness childbirth, or surgery.
  • Emotional stress: Like a bereavement, big life event, stress, anxiety, or depression.
  • Thyroid problems
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Medications and treatments: Some medications have hair loss listed as a side effect. If you feel that your medication is causing hair loss, speak to your GP. If you have cancer and are getting chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment, this can attack the hair follicles and cause hair loss.
  • Hormonal changes: Pregnancy, menopause, and taking the pill can all cause hair thinning and loss.

What is the most common type of hair loss in women?

The most common cause of hair loss in women is a hereditary type of hair loss known as female pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia. There is no cure for this, though there are treatments that can slow down/prevent further hair loss and help new hair regrow.

How much hair loss is ‘normal?’

It’s completely normal to lose around 100 hairs per day. That might seem like a lot, but there are around 100,000 hair follicles on your head!

But if you start to notice clumps of hair in the shower drain, in your hair brush, and on your pillow, it might be time to get it checked out.

Can a poor diet cause hair loss?

Yes it can! Even though your hair is not technically ‘alive’ its building blocks are protein, so you need plenty of lean protein in your diet as well as vitamins (especially B12 and D), minerals (iron is crucial for healthy hair growth), and healthy fats. Quit the fad diets now!

Can normal hair styling cause hair loss?

Aggressive styling is unlikely to cause permanent hair loss, but it can cause hair thinning, dryness, and weakness, which makes it more likely to break. Over-processing the hair, using too much heat on it, wearing tight ponytails, and backcombing all put a lot of stress on the hair.

Should I go to my GP about my hair loss?

Any sudden dramatic hair loss or thinning should be investigated as it could be a sign of a thyroid problem, iron deficiency, or skin disease.

What should I expect from my GP?

They will ask questions about your hair loss like when it started, what you’ve noticed, whether it’s happened before, and if there’s any family history of hair loss.

Your GP will most likely send you for a blood test to check for and rule out any underlying health conditions that might be causing hair loss. If it’s suspected that a medication you’re taking is causing hair loss, they might recommend an alternative or if it’s safe to do so, stop the medication for a while.

They might also prescribe a topical treatment like Minoxidil which comes in a liquid, foam, or shampoo. This can help to slow down hair loss and encourage regrowth. It can take several months to work though and it doesn’t work for everyone.

A steroid injection in the scalp may be suggested if you have patchy hair loss.

Will my GP refer me to a specialist?

Most GPs will refer you to a dermatologist if they feel it’s needed and your hair hasn’t started to regrow after you’ve tried other treatment options and lifestyle changes.

You could also see a trichologist privately (their services are not available on the NHS).

What is the difference between a dermatologist and trichologist?

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the skin all over the body and not just the scalp. They can prescribe medication, carry out biopsies, and other procedures if your hair loss is caused by a medical condition.

Trichologists are not medically qualified, but they are specialists in the scalp and hair, and will look at everything from your blood tests to your lifestyle before suggesting treatment options for your hair loss.

What services does a dermatologist provide?

Diagnosis and Treatment of Common and Rare Skin Conditions- including biopsies and skin scrapings.

Skin Checks- biopsies, monitoring of suspect moles or skin lesions.

Mole Removal-whether it’s suspect or for cosmetic or comfort reasons.

Phototherapy-light treatment that is used for some skin conditions like severe eczema.

Cosmetic Procedures-laser removal of birthmarks etc.

Patch Testing-diagnosis and treatment of conditions like contact dermatitis.

What services does a trichologist provide?

A thorough consultation in which they’ll ask questions about your health, lifestyle, allergies, medications you’re on, and your family history.

Hair and scalp examination.

Blood tests.

Diagnosis and treatment of certain types of hair thinning and loss with creams, ointment, and cleansing products.

Bespoke hair loss treatment regime.

How much does it cost to see a trichologist?

Prices tend to vary depending on where you live. You will usually have to attend a consultation first, which can cost anything from £50 and above, depending on where you are. Treatment costs vary because your hair loss treatment regime will be bespoke.

What can I do about hair loss?

First of all, get a proper assessment to determine the cause then we can look at solutions that will suit your type of hair loss and your lifestyle. Knowing why you are losing your hair is the first step on your journey back to healthy hair.

If cost is a concern, don’t forget that if you have a doctor’s letter and a diagnosis, you can get a discount on your hair loss treatment/solutions.

At Salon La Reine, we specialise in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise any hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back. We also offer an amazing scalp treatment, Nioxin Scalp Renew which can restore the health of your scalp and encourage healthy hair growth.

If it’s your child or teenager that is coping with hair loss, whether it’s because of an illness or medical treatment, The Little Princess Trust donate free real hair wigs to help them feel confident again.

We know how distressing hair loss can be, and that you want to feel confident, feminine, and beautiful, and we can help.

If you’re suffering from hair loss, get in touch to book a consultation and we’ll help you find your perfect hair loss solution.

 

 

Female Pattern Hair Loss: The Cause and The Cure

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When you catch sight of your hair in the mirror, have you noticed that your parting is wider, or that your once thick and lustrous ponytail is looking noticeably thinner?

You could have Female Pattern Hair Loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, the most common cause of hair loss in women. In most cases, this type of hair loss can occur in your 40s, 50s, or 60s, though for some women, it can begin much earlier.

How will I know if it’s Female Pattern Hair Loss?

It’s a progressive condition so you’ll keep losing hair, but you won’t lose all of your hair, like some men do if they are susceptible to Male Pattern Baldness. What you’ll notice is that your parting seems wider, or you may notice your hairline near your temples receding. Eventually this can become a more widespread thinning of the hair.

If you notice this happening, see your doctor, who may refer you to a specialist. There are other causes of hair loss which can affect the hair in a very similar way, so get a definite diagnosis, because getting that is your first step to getting the proper treatment for your particular type of hair loss.

What causes Female Pattern Hair Loss?

Female Pattern Hair Loss is hereditary, so it can’t be prevented, and it can come from either parent if they carry the gene.

Treatments for Female Pattern Hair Loss

Treatments can stop your hair loss from getting worse and help your hair start to grow again. Generally, the earlier you seek hair loss treatment, the better the results.

Hair loss can be very distressing, but the good news is, there are plenty of solutions that you can try.

Minoxidil

This is a commonly used treatment for male and female hair loss that is available as a lotion, liquid, or foam, and it has been proven to reduce hair loss and promote the growth of new hair. It takes around two months on average to take effect.

Other treatments which you may or may not be able to get on the NHS include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Steroid creams
  • Immunotherapy
  • Light treatment
  • Tattooing
  • Hair transplant

Hair loss solutions at Salon La Reine

Hair loss can be very distressing and it can seriously affect how you feel about yourself. At Salon La Reine, we know that you want to feel confident, feminine, and beautiful, and we can help.

We specialise in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise any hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back.

We also have one more trick up our sleeve; our Nioxin Scalp Renew treatment.

Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, and Scalp Renew is like an exfoliating facial for the scalp. It gets rid of any build-up of dead skin and other debris, which means that newer and healthier cells are brought to the surface from which stronger and healthier hair can grow.

If you’re suffering from hair loss, get in touch and we’ll help you find your perfect hair loss solution.

 

 

Thinning Hair? It Could Be Telogen Effluvium

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You wash your hair and see a clump of hair in the plughole. You wake up and there are a bunch of strands on your pillow. You look in the mirror and you swear your hair is getting thinner by the day; so what’s happening?

It’s normal to shed anywhere up to 150 hairs every day, as your hair is in a constant growth and shedding cycle, but if the shedding is excessive, you might have a condition called telogen effluvium. In this blog, I want to talk about what telogen effluvium is, what causes it, and how you can disguise hair thinning until your hair grows back.

What is telogen effluvium?

So while it’s normal to shed around 10% of the hairs on your head, when you have telogen effluvium, you shed around 30%. You’ll notice that you are shedding more hair than usual, especially when you wash it. Unlike other types of hair loss, telogen effluvium does not cause bald patches, instead there is a general thinning of the hair and hair is lost from all over the head.

What causes telogen effluvium?

Cast your mind back 3 months. Did you go through something stressful or traumatic? Telogen effluvium usually happens anywhere from 1-3 months after there is major stress to the body, which includes:

Childbirth

A major operation

An accident

A serious illness

A stressful life event

Extreme dieting

Side effects of medication

Underlying health problem like iron deficiency

All of these can interrupt and even stop the normal growth cycle of hair, then more hair falls out than normal.

How is telogen effluvium treated?

The good news is that the hair usually grows back within a few months in most cases. However, in some cases, where the underlying cause is not treated, it can take much longer.

What are the options for disguising  the thinning until your hair grows back?

Of course, nobody wants to walk around feeling self-conscious and feeling like everyone notices your thinning hair. Hair is closely tied up with self-esteem, femininity, and beauty and I know you want to feel confident and beautiful.

I can help.

I specialise in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, hair systems, and hair extensions that can help you cover any thinner areas while your natural hair grows back.

Are you struggling with thinning hair?

Get in touch and book a consultation and I’ll help you find your perfect hair loss solution. Get ready to feel confident and beautiful again!

 

Trichotillomania: What is Hair Pulling and What Can You Do About It?

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Trichotillomania is a condition where the sufferer has an intense urge to pull their hair out. It can be the hair on their head, eyebrows, eyelashes, or elsewhere on the body.

Around 1 in 20 people have this condition and because of a lack of awareness about it, many people suffer in silence and feel deeply ashamed.

In this blog, I want to talk about what hair pulling is, what you can do about it, and how I can help you find the perfect hair loss solution to help you grow your hair back healthier than ever.

Why do sufferers pull their hair out?

People who have this condition feel an irresistible urge to pull their hair out:

  • When they feel tense, bored, or stressed
  • When they are experiencing intrusive thoughts

It becomes such a habit that some people don’t even realise they are doing it.

What are the effects of trichotillomania?

Sufferers are often left with bald patches, sparse eyebrows, and barely-there eyelashes. This usually results in attempts to cover up their hair-pulling with hats, wigs, semi-permanent make up, or false eyelashes. But if the hair loss is at the point where it can’t be hidden from view, it can really affect someone’s self-esteem. Sufferers can avoid going out or interacting with others because of the fear of being stared at or judged.

How is trichotillomania treated?

Treating trichotillomania is not just about finding a wig or hairpiece to cover up the external problem. Sufferers need help to get to the bottom of what is causing them to want to pull their hair out. This can be talking therapy, like CBT, which looks at unhelpful behaviours and tries to change your thought patterns, or if the person has another condition like anxiety or depression, they might be offered medication to help.

What I can do for you in salon

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First, I want you to know that you are not alone. I want you to know that you can come into the salon and get some support and understanding, as well as some practical help to get your hair back to health.

The hair loss solutions I offer like wigs, toppers, hair systems, and hair extensions can help cover any thinner areas while removing the urge to pull the hair. This will give your hair the chance to grow healthy and strong while giving you your confidence back with a hair loss solution while it grows out.

Do you suffer from trichotillomania?

Maybe you can’t imagine feeling confident in yourself and having beautiful healthy hair, but believe me, with a supportive and understanding stylist and proper treatment, you’ll get there.

Get in touch and book a consultation to find out how I can help you.

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