Hair extensions are becoming an increasingly popular way of instantly getting that long beautiful hair some of us can only dream of! Growing your hair long takes 5-6 years at an average of 1 cm per month! Hair extensions can give you around 21 inches of thick hair in just a few hours!
There are two main types of hair extensions. Hair extensions can be made out of synthetic fibers and are referred to as synthetic hair extensions or out of human hair and referred to as human hair extensions. Human hair extensions tend to be the preferred kind of hair extensions because they look and feel a lot more natural then the synthetic kind. Also, heat cannot be applied to most synthetic fibers causing some inconvenience if a person needs to use some hair appliances. The downside of human hair extensions is that are usually much more expensive then the synthetic ones! Notwithstanding, there is no fixed price for human hair extensions because this differs according to the quality, style and length of extensions required. Hair extensions that are untreated and uncolored usually cost more because they are more durable!
Hair extensions require considerable maintenance. The hair need to be treated with gentle respect and cleaned and moisturized daily with a good conditioner. Remember, that while natural hair gets the necessary oils and moisture from your scalp, hair extensions and hair weaves don’t! Also, depending on the style and procedure for your hair extensions/hair weaves, you might also have to visit the hairdresser every 6 weeks to fix your hair extensions due to your natural hair re growth.
Whichever kind of hair extension you choose, always consult a hair specialist for advice, and pick the safest procedure. Finally, enjoy your beautiful hair!
Hair loss presents problems not only in terms of looks but the effect on an individual’s self-esteem. Hair loss is not a new problem, but where baldness in the past was considered a natural part of the aging process, today men and women associate baldness with “growing old.”
Despite being a fact of life for many, hair loss still makes people self-conscious about their appearance. For centuries, men and women suffering from baldness have opted to wear toupees and wigs. Hair plays a vital part of a person’s overall appearance and self confidence.
Hairpieces and wigs can look very natural, however they need to be of high quality and done by professionals. Those who wear wigs and toupees without having the proper advice can have issues. Over time, hair replacement and hairpieces have developed to look more like the real thing – but there are also other hair replacement systems that have been developed, providing bald individuals with the chance of living a normal life free from ridicule.
Facts on hair replacement systems
As mentioned above, the most popular and least invasive forms of hair replacement are wigs, toupees and hairpieces, used to cover bald areas of the head.
Some products, such as Nioxin, can slow down hair loss and encourage the growth of new hair. However, different people react differently to various medications. If a topical ointment is enough to encourage the growth of new hair, great! But, sadly, that’s not the case for everyone.
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Working with hair extensions and wigs we got used to hearing all sorts of different statements from men and women both:
“I like short hair but my husband likes long”
“I will go with long to find a man”
“I want to look like Beyonce”
“My wife wants me to look younger”
“I don’t want anyone to notice”
Ok so first of all, I believe that hair is personal. Working in the field, we realize just how false it is to change your hair solely on what your spouse, your girl/boyfriend, etc… wants. Why do I say this? Well simply because when someone does a change to their hair to solely please someone else, they end up not liking it. They feel a visual shock to their body image. Solution get a wig that can be used to please the other person. It becomes a costume wig that doesn’t alter the person’s self confidence or body image.
“I want to look like Beyonce”
Ok Really? Beyonce is Beyonce, and it is very difficult to take Beyonce’s “hair” and put it on a woman and pretend she looks like Beyonce. Basically it takes more then hair to make someone LOOK like Beyonce…. This is a major let down for women thinking by changing their hair they will change their face. Ok to a certain extent hair does change a face but we understand each other that we aren’t doing plastic surgery here! What to do? We need to look at the person’s facial features, her face shape and then choose a wig or hairstyle that corresponds to it.
Men! You can look younger with hair, but please be realistic. If you come in with white hair and not one hair on the top of your head, then leave with brown hair and a Justin Bieber hair cut I promise people will notice, and honestly who cares? If you do something to make you feel good, then own it! It is the same for us women. There is no shame in wearing hair extensions, wigs or volumizers. As long as you own it and love it. Yes we know how to make it look natural, but if the change is extreme, people who know you and see you often may notice the change. It is up to you to prepare mentally and feel comfortable. You would be surprised to know how many thousands of people around you are wearing some sort of hair replacement!
Again do it for yourself!
The term “trichotillomania” comes from the Greek words “thrix,” meaning “hair” and “tillein” meaning “to pull” and “mania,” the Greek word for “madness” or “frenzy”. As the name suggests trichotillomania is a psychiatric condition in which an individual has an uncontrollable urge to pull out his or her own body hair. For people suffering from trichotillomania, hair pulling is more than a habit. It is rather a compulsive behavior, which the person finds very hard to stop. The cause of tricholomania is supposed to be the imbalance of chemicals in the human brain.
People with trichotillomania pull their hair out of the root from places like the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or even the pubic area. Some people even pull handfuls of hair, which can leave bald patches on the scalp or eyebrows. Other people pull out their hair one strand at a time. Some inspect the strands after pulling them out or play with the hair after it’s been pulled. About half of people with this condition also have the habit of putting the plucked hair in mouth.
Trichotillomania has been mentioned as a disorder in very early historical records. But clinically the condition trichotillomania was first described in 1889 by the French physician Francois Hallopeau. The condition is rare – statistics show it affects only 1% to 3% of the population, although new research suggests that the rate of hair pulling may be around 10% or higher.
Trichotillomania affects about twice as many girls as boys. Most people who have trichotillomania develop the condition during adolescence. However, it can start when a person is as young as 1 year old.
Trichotillomania is often the cause for embarrassment, frustration, shame, or depression for those people affected with the disorder. Those people also suffer from low self-esteem. They usually try to hide their behavior from others. Because of this fact, social alienation is common in trichotillomania patients. Moreover, the patients also try to cover patches of balding scalp by wearing wigs, hats, scarves or hair clips, or by applying make-up or even by tattooing.
<b>Cause of tricholomania</b>
Doctors don’t know much about the cause of trichotillomania. It is believed that genetics plays a major role. The compulsive behavior like trichotillomania can sometimes run in families. Some psychiatrists think it might be related to OCD since OCD and trichotillomania are both anxiety disorders. This is one reason why the impulses that lead to hair pulling can be stronger when a person is stressed out or worried.
Experts think that the actual cause of tricholomania is the imbalance of chemicals in the brain. These chemicals, called neurotransmitters are part of the brain’s communication center. When something interferes with how neurotransmitters work it can cause problems like compulsive behaviors.
Since trichotillomania is a medical condition, it’s not something most people can just stop doing when they feel like it. People with trichotillomania usually need help from medical experts before they can stop. With the right help, though, most people overcome their hair-pulling urges. This help may involve therapy, medication, or a combination of both.
There are therapies in which special behavior techniques are used to help people recognize the urge to pull hair before the urge becomes too strong to resist. The patient learns ways to resist the urge so that the urge becomes weaker and then goes away.
Many people find it helpful to keep their hands busy with a different activity (like squeezing a stress ball or drawing) during times when the urge of pulling hair is strong. Even activities like knitting while watching TV seems to help.
The CanDonate Hair Program gives free wigs to children under the age of 16, who have a diagnosis of cancer and reside in Quebec. In collaboration with RL Moda Wigs our main sponsor, we receive hair donations of 8 inches and more and put the hair together to make a wig. This program has started in 2005 to help reduce the financial burden on parents. Every parent wants to give their child the best, so with our program they will get the most comfortable natural wig for free.
The CanDonate Hair Program wants to expand their help. They would like for women and men of all ages to be able to benefit from the wig program. The major physical change to a person during chemotherapy is the loss of their hair. So many women who undergo chemotherapy do not have the funds or have to stop working and cannot afford a natural, comfortable wig for over 1500$. That is why we are organizing the event called “A Part of Me”.
Stay tuned for the details of this event!