If You Have Hair Loss Due to a Thyroid Disorder, You are Not Alone!
She got more than her hair back…she got her life back as well.
After being diagnosed with Grave’s Disease and suffering the side effects of this thyroid disorder and the medications associated with it, Linsey decided to seek help for her thinning hair. Too much of her life had been spent hiding and covering up, and she was ready to live her life again. After spending time with Hair & Scalp Specialists, a plan was put into place to help repair her beauty – both on the inside and out.
From the Consultation to determine the best solution for Linsey to the Design & Mold session, a personal blueprint was created specifically to meet her needs. To determine the best custom design solution, we had to consider her lifestyle, coverage needs, and maintenance requirements. These necessary conversations helped determine the best attachment method for Linsey, allowing her hair system to allow her to live her life without compromise! Watch Linsey’s story…
We are pleased to announce the Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoration Center is adding a brand new feature to this blog on May 15 that is sponsored by Wigs for Kids – the first online TV program addressing hair loss – Hair Loss Solutions TV™!
My team has been working on this project for over a year now, recording interviews with experts, capturing real life stories of people like you who are experiencing hair loss, reviewing products and technologies, and I am so excited to soon be sharing it with you.
For those who have hair thinning or loss, are using hair pieces, or know someone who is experiencing this, the roll out of our videos will be an incredible resource. Watch the following preview…
What is Hair Loss Solutions TV™?
Imagine the most influential, knowledgeable and successful leaders in the Hair Restoration world all gathered on one platform. Imagine others, like you as well as children, who have experienced the trauma of hair loss and the effect it has had on their self-esteem, relationships, and outlook on life. They have all come together to share a message of hope: that you are not alone!
It’s almost go “live” time! If you have hair thinning or loss, if you’re wearing hair, or if you know someone who does, you’re going to love my new Hair Loss Solutions TV™ program. And it’s launching soon.
Watch the brief montage below to see some images from my time at the recording studio with my amazing co-host and Emmy® nominated journalist, Andrea Vecchio. Then continue reading more below to see the All-Star lineup we have ready for you!
So, what is the Hair Loss Solutions TV™ program? I’m glad you asked! Imagine the most influential, knowledgeable, and successful leaders in the Hair Replacement world all gathered on one platform. Imagine women and children who have experienced the trauma of hair loss and the effect it has on their self-esteem, relationships, and outlook on life. Imagine they are all sharing their secrets, their strategies, their fears, their victories, and their ultimate message of hope – that You Are Not Alone!
Ever wonder what those little icons on your shampoo, skin care or makeup bottles mean? If you’ve never taken the time to understand the common beauty product label, you may just be surprised at what’s hiding inside.
While today’s shoppers are smarter and better informed about food packaging labels, many are still unaware of some of the basic symbols used in labeling cosmetics and beauty products. Knowing what these symbols mean is just as important for consumers as understanding similar packaging information on food in the grocery aisle.
All cosmetics and personal care products sold in the United States are required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be labeled with ingredients, including botanicals and chemicals used in manufacturing. There are also universally recognizable symbols used for package labeling that provide more specific product contents and safety information. Symbols indicating a product’s expiration date, organic makeup or even whether a company adheres to strict animal cruelty-free standards appear on every health and beauty product you use.
Making sure you know what’s inside of the product you’re considering, as well as having a basic understanding of label symbols and their meanings will help you make a more informed purchase. Here’s a short list of a few of the most common symbols on the market today; recognize any?
To many, the term “hair loss solution” conjures up images of painful hair restoration techniques or the unnatural looking, one-size-fits-all wigs many of our grandmothers wore back in the day. You know the kind of wig we are talking about here, the kind made primarily of low-grade synthetic materials, that unless you weren’t paying any attention at all, you could tell when a lady was wearing one.
Today’s Hair Solutions
There are many advantages to our hair solutions today, including a more natural look in terms of texture, shine and movement, color dimension, and authentic look and feel. Wigs of your Grandma’s days were often hot, itchy and generally uncomfortable. Today’s hair solutions, on the other hand, lack any of those discomforts. Human hair solutions also offer many more styling options. In contrast to synthetics, human hair solutions are heat resistant, so they won’t melt or curl when applying heat.
We are very excited to introduce Aquage Volumizing Mist. This versatile styling spray can weightlessly create smooth waves and curls, random texture and strand definition. Unlike other styling sprays, Volumizing Mist always leaves hair feeling soft and pliable never sticky or stiff. It contains sea botanicals that nourishes your hair and results in prolonged color vibrancy and brilliant shine
This product features Thermal-V Technology, which means it is designed to withstand the heat of a blow dryer. Styling products that do not contain this technology will still act as a light barrier to heat but cannot fully protect your hair against harmful heat rays.
In last week’s blog post, I talked about how you can start to tackle your hair loss right now. If you have begun to collect the hairs that fall out each day, then I want to discuss the next steps.
We want to evaluate various factors or your lifestyle at different times to see how problems might be progressing. You should note that hair loss is related to what happened yesterday – not today. We will likely have forgotten what might have caused it, because the loss becomes noticeable only after the events that triggered it. I encourage my clients to keep a diary or a journal of their hair loss over a ninety-day period – which represents the cycle of hair. I encourage you to do the same before you begin addressing your hair loss concerns constructively, and continue to alter.
The time is now to tackle your hair loss and find out how you can find a solution! Treating your hair loss starts at home. The products you use at home will change. The way you take care of your hair and even the manner in which you do many standard things in your life will change to accommodate the needs of your hair. I want you to begin to chart your course of treatment and monitor your needs in order to have the most effective outcome.
About a week before clients come in to see us at the Jeffrey Paul Salon, we have them gather and count the hair that falls out during that week. When they come in, we conduct an analysis of their scalp, the follicles, the openings where hair emerges from the scalp, and other factors, in order to measure and put a value on the stage of your loss so that you can understand the steps you will need to take to alter the situation. If you collect hair you’ve lost and put it in a clear plastic baggie, daily for a week, you can see at-a-glance whether you are losing more or less hair as time goes on.
Hair is a fabric. Just like with your favorite outfit or that great pair of leather boots you wear… each fabric has a life expectancy based on the amount of use or overuse you put into it. The same is true for your hair replacement system. There’s no exact timeline as to when someone needs a new system or how long a hair system lasts. It varies on the way you wear and take care of your hair.
For the guest, at Jeffrey Paul Salon, who has selected the extended wear attachment option, the wear and tear that goes into wearing a system everyday is quite extensive. Think about it, even your absolute favorite outfit that you may wear 2 times a week (Don’t worry…I won’t tell!) gets taken on and off. The extended wear attachment method gives the wearer the opportunity to live a more uncompromised life style because the hair system is attached. At the same time, it can also cause a hair system to wear even faster.
Whether you have extensions, an integration system or a full hair replacement system, I highly recommend investing in two hairpieces. Why, you may ask? Here are a few of the great benefits having two hair systems that allow you to alternate each month:
My guests, or women who have never worn hair before, always ask the same question… “Will it come off?” They want to know if the hair is secure. I have worked for years to find and perfect the best of the best in attachment methods to help ensure that women feel secure in knowing that their hair addition will stay secured even with an active lifestyle.
Here is a tip that will not only help add even more security in between your service appointments, but it will also add a little extra peace of mind and confidence…
Your health is something that you really need to think about with a total body approach. One of the areas we tend to forget about when working on our posture is our hip flexors. Because most of us sit in an office chair for many hours a day, this creates a tightening in our hips, as well as our back and chest. In our final installment of this video series, today’s stretches with Mark Roozen will show you a stretch that works on your hip flexors and your back.
Using a stick to help with balance and control, begin swinging your leg back and forth. Be sure to standing tall and straight up. By kicking your leg back and forth, you are opening up your hips and allowing your back to straighten.
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Did you know that our face shape can help us determine the best hairstyle choice for us? Do you know what shape your face is? If not, then it’s time to figure it out!
Watch the video above to help you determine your face shape on your own. I also suggest speaking with your stylist to have him or her help you figure our what your face shape is. Once you determine this, your stylist should be able to match the best hairstyle (cut, length and overall style) to the shape of your face. This will help accentuate your most beautiful features, making you feel even more beautiful on the inside and out!
If you’re interested in learning more about which hairstyles fit best with each face shape, I have listed out and described the goals each hairstyle should have and what styles achieve that goal. Click here to see the samples for each face shape.