Not All Hair is Equal

Did you know that not all hair is equal? As professionals, it is our job to educate you on what options are available for the best fit for you and your lifestyle. Today I want to discuss the three different types of hair my Team uses: Premium vs. Premium Plus vs. Virgin.

Our goal is to help our Guests have healthy, beautiful hair once again. But as you read above, not all hair is equal. Education is key to the success and longevity of any hair system! Having an understanding of the types of hair can help you when discussing your options with your hair professional. 

Isaac Bracha, owner and president of the Hair and Compounds in Los Angeles, California, and a featured hair broker and expert in my book operates a research and development laboratory for replacement hair. He states, “…Replacement hair will best mimic its wearer’s hair if it is extremely close in diameter. Diameter affects the weight of the hair, the way it falls, and other important factors that will become obvious if there is a large discrepancy.” A hair restoration specialist can help determine the best solution for you.

Menopause and hair loss: “The Change” that’s often overlooked.

Ah, menopause! That natural biological process and inevitable rite of passage that all women experience at some point in their lives. And while every woman’s menopause experience is different, there are some common menopausal symptoms that cause the greatest disruption to everyday life. While hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain are expected during “the change,” many women are unaware and unprepared for the hair thinning and hair loss that can take place during this time. In fact, nearly 40 percent of women experience hair thinning during and after menopause.

For women going through menopause, the cause of hair loss is almost always related to hormonal changes. The body produces less of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are the main triggers for hair growth. When the levels of progesterone and estrogen drop, hair growth slows and hair tends to become thinner. Lifestyle changes, including diet and sleeping habits, can also take a toll. For women experiencing menopause, the added anxiety of hair loss can have devastating effects on one’s self-confidence and daily outlook.