If you're reading this, chances are you've experienced the shitty reality of hair loss. First, I want you to know that we SEE you and that you're not alone. There are solutions to help you regain the confidence that hair loss has robbed from you and help you to feel beautiful and sexy again. As a hair loss focused extension specialist, I'm here to guide you through the journey of understanding female hair loss and show you how extensions could be a fantastic option for you.
So, let’s dive in!
What Causes this Shit Anyway? Let’s Get to the Root Causes of Female Hair Loss:
First, I want you to know the “why” behind this struggle. Hair loss in women can be caused by SO many different things, and understanding these triggers is crucial for finding the right solution. Some of the most common culprits include:
Hormonal Changes: Hormonal imbalances due to pregnancy, menopause, or conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can lead to hair loss. During these kind of health conditions, it’s common for our hormones to fluctuate. In these cases, estrogen (which acts as our hair’s protector) can drop and testosterone / dihydrotestosterone (or DHT, which are hair villains) can skyrocket . DHT is a derivative of testosterone and can be found in both men and women but it is a TROUBLE MAKER. Over time, increased DHT shrinks the hair follicles making them produce finer, shorter hairs. Our hair depends on a delicate balance of our hormones being kept, and when that’s thrown off - our hair follicles tend to take the disruption VERY seriously.
Genetics: Female pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is often hereditary. In some families, there’s a genetic tendency for hair follicles to be more sensitive to our new best friend… you guessed it, DHT! The sensitivity this genetic connection causes contributes to a process called “miniaturization”. Think of this as your follicles gradually becoming smaller and less capable of producing strong, health pay hair.
Stress: Our hair goes through a growth cycle that consists of three phases: Anagen (growth phase), Catagen (transitional phase), and Telogen (resting/shedding phase). During the Telogen phase the hair sheds to make way for the new growth. Unfortunately, high-stress levels can disrupt the hair growth cycle, pushing a significantly larger percentage of your hairs into the Telogen phase prematurely leading to excessive shedding.
Nutritional Deficiencies: Our hair, like the rest of our body, relies on a steady supply of essential nutrients to grow and stay healthy. When we lack these nutrients, it can affect our hair in several ways. Getting enough protein, iron, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Zinc, and Vitamin A in your diet is ESSENTIAL to healthy hair growth.
Medical Conditions: Unfortunately, since our body’s are such connected systems, when we face different medical conditions our hair usually takes the brunt of it. We already talked about how hormonal imbalances can effect your hair growth, but did you know Autoimmune Disorders, skin conditions like Psoriasis and Eczema, and the Medications we take to counteract all of the conditions we’ve previously mentioned ALL can contribute to our hair loss.
Hairstyling Habits: Excessive heat styling, tight hairstyles, and the use of harsh chemicals can damage and weaken hair, as well. It’s important to always use a heat protectant before blow drying AND before using your hot tools — Avoid putting your hair up in tight hairstyles that put excessive tension on your hair to avoid a condition called “Traction Alopecia” — and be sure to always see a skilled cosmetologist when getting chemical services to avoid damage and hair loss.
What the HELL do You Do About it? Solutions for Hair Loss:
Now, let's talk solutions! Getting a customized install of Luxury Extensions or a Customized Crown Topper can be a game-changer for many women experiencing hair loss. Here's why:
Add Instant Volume and Length: These solutions provide an immediate boost in volume and length, giving you the hair you've always dreamed of in just a matter of HOURS, not months or years.
Non-Invasive: Unlike some other hair restoration methods, extensions are non-surgical and non-invasive. We don’t require you to shave your head and our MAIN GOAL is always the health of your natural hair and scalp.
Customization: Your New Install Experience with us is FULLY CUSTOMIZED to blend seamlessly and be virtually invisible once installed! During an experience with us, we include custom color for your natural hair AND your extensions/piece, a customized cut, and everything you need to maintain it!
Confidence Boost: Thicker, fuller hair will make you feel more confident and give you back the power that you have lost during your hair loss struggle. You shouldn’t have to dread looking in the mirror and cuss your hair all the time! Give us a call and let us help you love your reflection again!
Additionally, it's important to remember that while extensions offer a quick fix, they may not address the underlying causes of your hair loss. I firmly believe that for most people experiencing hair loss, its important to combine extensions with other medical strategies for a comprehensive approach to hair restoration:
1. Consultation with a Specialist: Schedule a consultation with a hair loss specialist or Dermatologist to determine the root cause of your hair loss.
2. Lifestyle Adjustments: Make lifestyle changes to reduce stress, improve nutrition, and promote overall hair health.
3. Hair Care: Implement a gentle hair care routine that minimizes damage and promotes hair growth.
4. Medical Treatments: Depending on the cause of your hair loss, your specialist may recommend medical treatments or therapies.
5. Maintenance: Regular maintenance and proper care of your extensions are vital for long-lasting results.
SO, there ya go! I know you may have so many more questions, but don’t worry… I won’t leave you hanging. Keep an eye out for the next post coming out in 2 weeks!
I want you to know, I have been through this journey myself. Hair loss is often scary and unpredictable, but YOU’RE NOT ALONE. There are millions of women out there struggling with hair loss with you.
BUT- If you're done feeling like a prisoner to your hair loss and you’re ready to take the next step, I’d love to see you click the link below and schedule your FREE consultation with me, today. We're here to support you on your path to confidence and can’t WAIT to meet you!
Until the next one!
Bri Morgan, Hair Loss Specialist