Millions of people suffer from over a dozen different kinds of hairloss worldwide. As hair is extremely important, it is not uncommon that we would want to seek out methods that could restore what we once had, or never had to begin with. Here are all the common causes of hairloss and the solutions available at your disposal that are non-surgical.
The condition where hair is lost on some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Called spot baldness due to bald patches in the first stages, 1-2% of cases can spread to entire scalp; Alopecia totalis. 50% of patients’ hair will regrow in roughly a year without any treatment. While we cannot provide any medical treatment, we can offer hair replacement until the hair fully grows back or until medical treatment is complete.
Hair Replacement Solutions: Depending on the extent and positioning of hair loss on the scalp clients may opt for either a hairpiece (small, medium or large) and/or hair extension package to add fullness to areas where the hair is thinning. We can work around the patches to attach hair to ensure that patches are not visible. We can also create a piece to cover a patch of any size, whether it be large or small. As we cannot attest for all of our alopecia clients, some do find that their hair has grown underneath the hair piece and/or extensions due to less visibility and stress.
Female Pattern Baldness
This form of hair loss is usually limited to the front, sides, or crown area of the scalp. Unlike male pattern baldness, hair tends to thin rather than fall out completely. At least 40% of North American women will experience hairloss by the time they are 40 years old.
Male Pattern Baldness:
The onset of this condition can begin anywhere between the ages of 20 to 45. Hair loss develops in a series of stages as in the crown area, the front area or a combination of both.
Hair Replacement Solutions: Depending on the extent and positioning of hair loss on the scalp clients may opt for either a hairpiece or hair extension package to add fullness to areas where the hair is thinning. Hairpieces can either be ordered in or be customed created to fit the client’s head shape very comfortably. Traditionally, hairpieces get a bad reputation for looking like a “mop top” or being uncomfortable. Hairpieces have very much advanced over the years as now and are incredibly realistic looking. This is due to the fact that most human hairpieces are monotops or hand-tied, meaning that they look as if they have a scalp line, can be parted any which way and can also be attached semi-permanently or with clips. With semi-permanent attachment the wearer may sleep in the hairpiece, shower and will only have to have it maintained roughly every 2 months. The life of the hairpiece itself (with proper care) can range up to a year and over. Even at that point it’s not that the piece is too damaged to wear, but the wearer will notice some thinning in the part, which can be restored.
“Trich” as it is commonly known, is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, facial hair, nose hair, eyebrows or other body hair, often resulting in noticeable bald patches.
Hair Replacement Solutions: Similar to alopecia and pattern baldness, depending on the extent and positioning of hair loss on the scalp clients may opt for either a hairpiece and/or hair extension package to add fullness to areas where the hair is thinning. We can work around the patches to attach hair to ensure that patches are not visible. We can also create a piece to cover a patch of any size, whether it be large or small. As we cannot guarantee that this replacement will stop the compulsion, we can offer temporary or permanent replacement until treatment is complete.
Is the loss of all head hair. Its causes are unclear, but it is currently believed to be an autoimmune disorder. The hair generally does not grow back.
A condition in which there is no hair growth. Unlike alopecia, which describes hair loss where formerly there was hair growth, hypotrichosis describes a situation where there was no hair growth in the first place.
Cancer Related Hair Loss (Chemotherapy)
For most patients undergoing chemotherapy hair will begin to fall out within 10 to 21 days after treatment begins. As this sudden loss of hair can be quite a shock to many patients, time and care should be taken to select a wig based solution that looks natural, is comfortable, and easy to style. Synthetic wigs are an excellent solution for those who prefer to not have to style their hair daily and/or are looking for a transition into human hair wigs. Human hair wigs can be custom made to fit the size of your head exactly or can be ordered in stock.
Hair technology has graced us with silicone wig caps. These caps are formulate to suction to your head so that you may shower, swim, sleep and play high impact sports with a wig on without fear that it will fall off. Silicone wig caps can be individually hand-tied with human hair and with the wearer’s specified length, colour and style. The caps are extremely lightweight and breathable – perfect to wear all times of the year. Overtime, the base itself stretches a very minimal amount.
We offer free consultations for any type of hairloss and have custom packages that correspond to your lifestyle and needs.