The Scalp Need-To-Know
Taking care of your scalp is as important as washing your hair. And, I think I have said this before but it is so important I will say it again; your scalp is as important to your hair as your gums are to your teeth.
By Patti Wood
Hair replacement is a very personal service; not only is it damaging being exposed without your hair on while having a service is being done, but the emotional feelings for each individual in general who go through this. With this being said, I personally can't imagine ordering a hair piece online and cutting it so it looks natural on my head.
There are sites out there that give the potential buyer step-by-step instructions on how to make a mold of your head. They then pick out their color and hair piece. The clients send the mold to the company and they will send the client a hair system in about 12 weeks.
Before you buy, you should ask yourself these three questions:
· Will it fit me perfectly?
· Will it be styled to my hair cut?
By Patti Wood
What is trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania (TTM or “trich”) is a disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, or any other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches. Hair pulling varies greatly in its severity. For some people, at some times, trichotillomania is mild and can be quelled with a bit of extra awareness and concentration. For others, the urge may be so strong that it makes thinking of anything else nearly impossible.
Trichotillomania is currently defined as an impulse control disorder, but there are still questions about how it should be classified. It may seem to resemble a habit, an addiction, a tic disorder or an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Most recently, it is being conceptualized as part of a family of “body-focused repetitive behaviors” (BFRBs) along with skin picking and nail biting.
What does trichotillomania look like?
Most people with TTM pull enough hair that they have bald spots on their heads, which they go to great lengths to cover with hairstyles, scarves, wigs, or makeup. Others may be missing eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic or other body hair, which they may camouflage with makeup, clothing, or other means.
The Story Of Hair Systems
By Patti Wood
The fact of the matter is, a wig looks like a wig. A hair system, on the other hand, is something that is a part of you and is much more natural. A hair system can be custom made or they have plenty of good choices that are available within a 24-hour period. Even if a client only has hair at the hairline, it looks just as natural as real hair.
When I see a new client and she or he is wearing a wig by the time they come to me they are sick of wearing it. They are afraid it will come off and embarrass them and they can’t go swimming with a wig. Intimate relationships are stressful especially when it’s new and the other person doesn’t know about their hair loss problem yet.
Patti Wood WTS, Owner of Off 5th Avenue Salon, is a professionally trained hair stylist and a certified Trichologist specializing in Hair Replacement therapy and solutions. Patti has helped many clients solve hair loss problems ranging from cancer treatments, male or female pattern baldness, hair thinning, and Alopecia Areata. She works closely with Dermatologists and Physicians in treatment plans.