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Hair Loss For Women

One woman’s struggle to find a solution to hair loss

Female hair loss has reached almost epidemic proportions. The coveted sign of femininity and sex appeal, at any age, loss of a womans hair instigates loss of self-esteem. Frightened and embarrassed, women suffering from hair loss undergo expensive, mostly ineffective and potentially toxic treatments, can make matters worse.

Hair loss, particularily in women, may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. A visit to the doctor is vital, as they can rule out health issues and refer you to a dermatologist for further evaluation. The medically researched reasons for female hair loss are: Excessive Styling, Skin Conditions of the Scalp, Telogen Effluvium, Hereditary Hair Loss, Hypothyroidism, Lupus, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Alopecia Areata. Aging, menopause, and allergies to hair dyes also are factors. Certainly emotional stress can exacerbate the problem.

Samantha’s Story

Samantha Skow was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata as a child. She first noticed her hair loss at 13. “I actually remember the moment. I was showering and a lot more hair then normal came into my hands when I was shampooing my hair, I realized that something was wrong,” Skow says. She had all of the standard blood tests done, but nothing came back definitive. “Everyone just said that I had Alopecia Areata, which basically just means that I have an autoimmune disease where my hair falls out. I was on Spironolactone for a while to try to help my hair grow, I used Rogaine…I had cortisone injections. Nothing ever helped.”

Samantha explored standard options. She had tried wigs in the past, but nothing looked realistic and she felt humiliated. While Samantha never lost 100% of her hair, more like 70%, it was still difficult to conceal. Her mother had heard about Elena Golescu, a hair specialist in New York, and owner of Ludis Charming Instinct Hair Extensions. Elena offered her the surprising solution of utilizing hair extensions to help Samantha’s existing natural hair to grow.

Now Samantha steps out into the world with a newly found confidence and a beautiful head of hair, while her real hair continues to grow underneath. If you are in the market for hair extensions due to similar hair loss issues, it is imperative that you educate yourself on hair extension quality, which is the key to getting a good head of hair that won’t damage your already existing locks.

Hair Loss For Women

Quality is the key to a successful outcome

Fine virgin Remy hair is the choice for human hair extensions and will give you the best quality possible. The cuticles of this type of extension are all aligned in the same manner, which ensures that they won’t tangle. Human hair is processed without acids and with natural food grade ingredients. These natural hair extensions aren’t heated in high-heat ovens, which means they aren’t dried out like other types of extensions.

Application methods

Strand-by-strand application is done in small sections. Heated adhesive sticks and glue help to adhere the extension to the hair. With the weaving method, a track is created around the head, as close to the scalp as possible. The extensions are sewn onto the tracks. Bonding is one of the most common applications for hair extensions. Glue for bonding is applied to the end of the extension as well as to the root of your own hair.

Clip-in extensions have the clip-in portion already sewn into the end of the extension. The newest application method and one of the easiest methods to do yourself is tape-on bonding. A thin, flat strip of polyurethane works as double-sided tape. You simply remove the back of the strip and apply the extension to your hair. For Samantha Skow, Ludis Goop Hair Extensions were used.

Tamela D’Amico
Contributing author Tamela D’Amicois a multi-hyphenate: Recording artist/actress/filmmaker and face of Alison Raffaele Cosmetics. She owns La Strega Entertainment, a production company in Los Angeles, which handles many different projects in all facets of the entertainment, beauty, and fashion worlds. She enjoys writing about subjects that empower and inspire women to be their best self. For more information on her visit www.TamelaDAmico.com and find out more info on Ludis Charming Instinct Hair Extensions.




2 Comments »

  1. Hi Rebecca,

    Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us. We love to hear feedback from our readers.

    Want to learn more about androgenic alopecia? Don’t miss the blog Hair Loss in Women: Five Common Causes by Visual-Makeover.com. It contains lots of great information!

    Good luck. :)

    Comment by Michelle Skye — December 25, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

  2. I am 35, and I have half as much hair on my head, as I used to have when I was 25. I have come through dozens of doctors and treatments, have taken gallons and pounds of different medications, but the overall result was unstable. My diagnosis is “androgenic alopecia”. Those who are familiar with it know that it makes a woman desperate. One of the doctors I have consulted recommended me Hair Gain Formula. It nurtures hair, but most importantly, it lowers the level of hormone, which causes hair loss when elevated. I’ve been taking it for 6 months, and it looks like my hair loss has decreased. The doctor said I should take it for at least 3 years in order to achieve sustainable results but the basic thing for me is to keep positive results.

    Comment by Rebecca — November 28, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

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