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What are the reasons for hair loss?
Hair loss can come from internal diseases, scalp disorders, certain medicine, birth control and stress. Another factor from hair loss can come from the mishandling of your natural hair from various hair techiniques, braids with synthentic fibers or allergic reaction to products and hair glue. Over processing your hair with chemicals such as relaxers, perm rods, and color will also cause your natural hair to break.
What are the beginning stages of hair loss?
Usually, the first sign of hair loss is thinning and abnormal shedding in most cases. Thin hair is normal for certain textures but it's abnormal if your fine hair texture have extreme shedding and become limp when you put heat to it. As for normal to coarse hair, the beginning stages will be brittleness and extreme breakage.
If you see these signs and ignore it, than it'll start to effect the root of your hair and next you'll experience a few thin patches of hair throughout your scalp.
In most extreme cases to permanent hair loss, instantly large patches of hair will be missing from the scalp. This can be triggered from diseases and disorders that may be hereditary. It's highly recommened to see your dermatologist to have blood work done and any other exams required to understand the reason of your hair loss.
When you start to see these problems develope, please slow down on your hair services. In normal cases, give your natural hair and scalp at least 3 weeks to heal by focusing on the care of your natural hair with treatments and protective hairstyles. Always keep your hair care regimen to a minimun so you can know exactly what helps your hair to grow back! As for extreme to permanent hair loss, I have protective hairstyles that are provided at the salon to keep you happy.
What protective styles would be best for my hair loss?
Anything with the less amount of tension possible!!! Little to no tension! No braiding with braiding hair!
It also depends on where the hair loss is trigged and the severity of your problem:
Normal or a few thinning spots throughout the scalp, try wearing your natural hair out for a while and deal with those areas in between salon visits. Castor oil is great for restoring natural hair so you'll just need a dab to rub on your scalp once a day. Another method you can do is shampoo and condition your hair, massage a pea size of castor oil on those areas of your scalp (not on the hair) and sit under the dryer for 30 minutes with a plastic cap. The heat and the oil will help stimulate the scalp. Rinse and repeat every 2 weeks.
If you're suffering from extreme hair loss or damaged hair, than a customized wig unit or full sewin will be best until your natural hair is restored. The wig unit is a little more expensive but its more about longevity. You'll have the wig unit for over a year and you can take care of your natural hair in the process. I know for sure that it works because I have tried it myself! I wore a customized wig unit to grow my hair back from a damaged and over processed short cut for a period of time. Full sewins will help prevent heat and products from further damage. Your natural hair will start to grow at a normal and healthy speed with these protective styles.
But if you have permanent hair loss, a customized wig unit will be perfect for you and look just as a good as a traditional sewin. Or just as natural depending on the length of the hair installed on the wig unit. I always require shoulder length for more of a natural look such as 12-14' of hair. Also, some units require a closure or frontal installed so that you can wear your hair in various hairstyles. These products can be purchased at our online store.
Again seek professional help to prevent symptoms from getting worst. If you're internally healthy than you should see some results in hair growth slowly but surely!💪🏾
All of these services are provided at the salon. You can contact us 215-744-5809 for more information about our customized wig units! We will be happy to assist you in any way possible!😊
Please comment if you have any questions or concerns.