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Why Hair Loss Occurs in Women

hair loss Hair loss is a frustrating and distressing issue that might affect a woman’s mental and physical health on a long term. Knowing the causes of this process, could be a good start for better dealing with it and finding solutions. There are multiple causes of hair loss in women such as hormonal imbalance, stress, cancer therapy, genetic factors, hair products, and various scalp conditions.

Stress
Medical investigations showed that high levels of stress lead to three different types of hair loss: trichotillomania, the telogen phase, and alopecia areata. Trichotillomania represents the compulsive need to pull out your head from the scalp in order to face negative feelings, anxiety, loneliness, and uncomfortable life situations.
Sometimes large amounts of stress (drastic diets, intense training, or the loved one’s death) step in the hair growth cycle by pushing the hair into the telogen stage (the resting phase) so that the hair stops growing and falls out easily during washing or combing. Alopecia areata is another disorder related to stress and hair loss, when by mistake the immune system causes damages to hair follicles. In most of the alopecia areata cases, women recover their hair in a few months although sometimes the new hair might be thinner and whiter.

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Androgenetic alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia affects one of five women with ages ranging from puberty to post-menopausal period. This condition may appear due to genetic inheritance as well as to environmental factors. Recent studies revealed that variations of the AR gene determine an increased level of the hormones called androgens in hair follicles, which shortens the hair growth process leading to thin and easy breakable strands of hair. Differently from men, where androgenetic alopecia is limited to hair thinning on several areas of the head such as crown, sides, and front, many women deal with thin hair all over the scalp.
Scalp conditions
Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that causes bald patches with a reddish ring around the edges and normal skin tone in the middle. The fungus enters into the hair, consumes its keratin and weakens the hair fiber, which becomes brittle and breakable.
Scalp folliculitis is associated with the inflammation and infection of hair follicles. In general, this disorder occurs when the hair follicles are irritated due to friction from clothes, shaving, tight braids made close to the scalp, and insect bites.
Hormonal imbalances
A common cause of hair loss in women is the hormonal imbalance induced by pregnancy, child’s birth, menopause, or stress. The low levels of estrogen, insulin, and thyroid lead to thinning hair, risk of androgenetic alopecia occurrence, and sudden hair loss.
Hair products and styling
Frequent bleaching, coloring, and usage of heat styling tools as well as hairstyles like tight ponytails, braids, and buns put additional stress on the hair roots and disturb the normal hair growth process. You can solve this problem by simply changing your hair styling habits and slowing down the use of harsh hair products.
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy kills the cancer cells but affects the hair follicles too. Although most patients experience a total hair loss, new hair starts to grow 3-4 months later after the treatment stops.

 

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Hair Growth Drugs

Minoxidil is a medicinal ingredient found in most hair growth shampoos. The ingredient is helpful in treating androgenic alopecia in men as well as women.hair loss, hair growth therapy

It is not entirely clear as to how minoxidil works, and its effectiveness in treating hair loss may even be debatable. If used regularly, twice a day, and massaged thoroughly into the scalp, you may recover from hair loss. Minoxidil also encourages new hair growth; however, how much is still a question up till today.

Minoxidil is more effective when you use it during the process of balding or at the start. It is not a drug suitable for people who are already bald.

 

Another drug called Propecia is approved in treating hair loss. However, it is only designed for men. This is because the drug, available in pill form, interrupts the male sex hormone, testosterone from producing DHT. DHT is a byproduct of testosterone which shortens the growth phase of the hair follicles and increases the rest stage.

Propecia can cause side effects like loss of libido due to its effect on testosterone but the effects are usually temporary.

Testosterone therapy is a popular among aging men. However, this may increase hair loss. Some may consider taking Propecia during testosterone therapy but the drug actually prevents the breakdown of testosterone and may alter the effectiveness of testosterone therapy.

Many men may use minoxidil and Propecia to benefit from both drugs and for maximum effect. Both drugs can also be taken with hair replacement surgery. However, it is important to resume treatment on a regular basis. If you cannot take both drugs every day with the required dosage, it is better if you don’t take the drugs at all because hair loss will occur again if you stop treatment.

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Eating Right for Cancer Prevention

healthy foods to fight cancerResearch shows that most cancer-related deaths are directly linked to the lifestyle choices of individuals, such as smoking, drinking, lacking of exercise, and even an unhealthy diet. Avoiding such habits and picking up good ones like exercising regularly and eating the right food can be a good start for an anti-cancer lifestyle. What you eat plays a huge role on its effects on your health, including the risk of cancer. Without knowing it, the food you are consuming right now may even be fueling cancer, while you neglect the powerful foods consisting of nutrients that shield you from the cancer. Changing your eating habits can minimize your risk of various types of diseases and possibly even stop cancer in its tracks. Here are some of the best foods proven to prevent cancer: Fruits (foods rich in Vitamin C) Vitamin C, an antioxidant found in most fruits and vegetables These fruits help prevent the formation of cancer-causing nitrogen compounds. Diets rich in Vitamin C are able to reduce the risks of cancers of the stomach, bladder, breast, and many more. Berries Unlike other fruits and vegetables, these tiny bundles of joy have been ranked among the best power-foods that prevent cancer. This is because of an antioxidant called pterostilbene, which is contained in berries in very high amounts, making them one of the strongest cancer preventing fruits around! Sweet potatoes (foods high in beta-carotene) Beta-carotene is another powerful antioxidant. Beta-carotene the compound that gives orange vegetables, such as carrots and sweet potatoes their characteristic color. It is also richly found in many leafy vegetables. Research shows that taking food high in beta-carotene among premenopausal women can reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 50%. Cod liver oil (foods rich in Vitamin D) Deficiency of Vitamin D has been linked to colon and breast cancer. Scientists say that Vitamin D can stop the formation of blood vessels that lead to growing tumors. Because there are not many foods that provide Vitamin D, it would be wise if you pick up some supplements. Flaxseed (foods rich in Omega-3) Consumption of foods containing omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk of cancer by preventing the rapid multiplication of cancer cells and inhibiting certain processes that result in the growth of tumors. They can also reduce inflammation, which leads to the reduction in cellular mutations. These are just some of the foods that can prevent cancer. There are a myriad of super foods out there such as cruciferous vegetables, foods rich in curcumin, and even drinks like tea or green tea that effectively help in reducing your risk of incurring cancer. Just find and consume the best ones you like for a longer and happier life!

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Understanding Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy drugs are used to attack rapidly growing cancer cells. These are very powerful drugs that not only attack the cancer cells in your body, but also other harmless fast growing cells, such as those in your hair follicles.

Hair loss from chemotherapy can occur all over your body, not just your scalp. Hairs from other parts of your body such as your eyelashes, eyebrows, armpits, pubic regions etc. can also fall off due to chemotherapy medications. Different doses of chemotherapy drugs can cause different levels of hair loss ranging from a mere thinning to complete baldness. Different drugs also have different levels of likeliness to cause hair loss. It would be wise if you consult your doctor about the medication you will be taking.

Fortunately, hair loss from chemotherapy is usually only a temporary side effect. You can expect to see your hair growing again in three to 10 months after your treatment ends. Do not worry if your hair have different shades or textures, they will soon get back to their original condition. It might even be curlier, or it could be gray in color until the cells in your scalp begin functioning again to control the pigments in your hair.

One to three weeks after you have started your treatment, you should expect your hair to fall off from your scalp and other hair-bearing regions. Sometimes hair may fall out quickly or gradually. You may be overwhelmed by the sight of loose hairs on your pillow, in your hairbrush or comb, or shower drain etc., but this is just a normal and temporary side-effect of cancer treatment. Sometimes, the scalp may even feel softer.

Your hair loss will follow you throughout your treatment. In some cases it follows up till a few weeks after the treatment has ended. The extent of your treatment will determine whether you experience hair thinning or whether you become completely bald.

It may take several weeks after treatment for your hair to recover and start growing normally again. Once your hair starts to grow, you may notice some subtle differences in the texture or color of your hair. However, this is usually temporary.

There is no treatment that guarantees your hair won’t fall out during or after chemotherapy treatment. The best thing for you to do is to plan ahead and focus on making yourself more comfortable with your new appearance.

One of the treatments which have been investigated as a possible way to prevent hair loss is scalp cooling, but it is important remember that no treatment has been absolutely effective in preventing hair loss. Scalp cooling is said to reduce the amount of drugs that reach the follicles in the scalp, which may reduce or even prevent hair from falling out. It is done by putting ice packs or similar treatment equipment on your scalp during chemotherapy sessions.

Before your chemotherapy begins it is wise to take at least 2-3 weeks to search for a suitable wig to combat your hair loss. It is also advisable to purchase head wraps and turbans to wear in between treatments for wear at your leisure. If you know someone who is going through chemotherapy, or needs to find a wig before treatment, feel free to browse our online wig store for assistance in finding something suitable.

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The Difference Between Lace Front and Full Lace Wigs

lace front wigs, full lace wigs, wigs canadaLace wigs have been the fashion industry’s best kept secret for over 15 years used on movie set and fashion runways models, well known celebrities, and rock stars. If you want better, longer hair you can have it to when you shop online with us. There are several types of lace wigs available; glueless lace wigs, silk top lace wigs, full lace wigs and front lace wigs. The first step is figuring out which type of lace wig is best for you.

So, what’s the difference between a lace front wig and a full lace wig?

A front lace wig is a wig that has lace only at the front from ear to ear and is only applied around the front hairline. A full lace wig however has lace around the entire perimeter of the head and what is best about full lace wigs is that you can wear your hair in a high pony-tail and it is completely undetectable when applied correctly.

Lace wigs are available in both synthetic and human hair however the human hair are the most popular and most natural. We recommend first time users, try an inexpensive synthetic lace front wig first and then if they like it, go to a more expensive high quality full lace wig.How is a lace front wig different from my other wigs?”Lace front wigs are the most popular non-surgical method of hair replacement in the world. Your lace front wig is made from real human hair and hand tied into a very sheer lace base one single hair at a time. It looks so natural that it is undetectable to anyone, even at a distance of only a few inches away.

You can wear your lace front wig for weeks at a time without removing it. You can comb your hair all the way back, part in anyway and even wear it swimming!

Lace front systems are applied with glue or tape to the natural hairline and if applied properly can be worn up to 4 weeks without removal. The length of time the lace wig will last depends on your skin type (oily vs. dry) and how your skin reacts to the type of adhesive used. For the first while, you may have to go through several types of adhesives until you find the one that is right for you.If you want to buy real hair, and have the most natural look possible… the lace front wig is the way to go. All of our lace front wigs are designed by name brand manufacturers and also made in house by our own factory and constructed with the highest quality materials.

When you purchase a front lace wig from our store, you will receive instructions on how to apply your new wig. We also will provide links to internet videos showing various persons applying lace wigs. We do recommend that if you want your wig to look as natural as can be, that you take your lace wig to a professional for at least the first application until you can attach it confidently on your own.Lace wigs are the most popular wigs in the hair industry because they are “virtually” undetectable, even at close range. Full lace wigs are made with a special undetectable transparent lace material that blends into your hairline! Easy to apply, lace wigs give the appearance of a natural looking hair-line that looks like its your own hair growing right out of your own scalp! It’s amazing and incredible. Once a secret only for the Hollywood Stars now can be yours. Also most important to know full lace wigs are the only wigs in the world that can be worn in a high ponytail.

Anybody can wear a lace wig, with hair or without hair. As a courtesy, we provide all of our valued lace wig customers with a a free self-application booklet with every purchase. All of our full lace wigs are made with the finest quality human hair, and are available in all colors and hair textures.

All full lace wigs designed by Hair & Beauty Canada are available in real soft and silky human hair in a wide variety of colors and lengths. We will design,create and deliver,any custom full lace wig or celebrity hairstyle for you within three weeks guaranteed or you can choose from hundreds of in stock items that ship within 1-2 business days.Imagine just how beautiful you will be and all of the compliments you will get with your new look. Easy to apply, all of our lace wigs come with free self application instructions. Invest in yourself and purchase a lace wig to see just how real your hair can be. Contact us to order yours today.

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Online Shopping for Wigs in Canada

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If you’ve never worn a wig before but need help and information about how to buy the best wig for you online, we can help. Our wigs are amazing and our store carries over 1500 styles and colors so you are guaranteed to find something that you love and that looks great on you. Almost every single wig on our site is an average cap size that fits ninety nine percent of heads out there, and probably yours to. So don’t worry about having to try it on first. If it looks great on our model,it will most likely look just as good on you.

Many of our wigs are returnable if you need to make a change. Choosing your wig color is easy. Feel free to use our online hair and wig color charts or you are more than welcome to borrow a color ring to view at home. That way you can match your own hair to the wig color sample to get the best match.

We carry human hair and synthetic wigs in all colors, hair lengths and styles. Many customers want to know what they would like without short hair before taking the plunge and a wig is a great to see how you would look before you take the plunge.  A wig comes in handy as you can try out a different hair color for a week, and see how you like it before dye your own hair.

Wigs are a super way to grow out damaged hair or a bad hair style and wigs come in handy on those dreaded bad hair days that we all seem to get at one point in our lives or another. We have wigs in our store for all ages, from young to middle aged to the mature senior. We have wigs for men, youth and children also. If you are looking for a particular type of wig and you don’t see it in our store, please email us. Many of our wigs are not show cased online but can be special ordered in for your need is required.

We also assist customers who don’t just want a wig for fashion but require it for medical reasons. Our wig specialists and beauty technicians are happy to walk you through the pros and cons of each wig cap style or type and find you the best wig to meet your personal needs. We are here to help so always ask if you have a question and we will always get back to you with information about wigs and hair as soon as we can.

Take a look around our much loved online wig store, have fun, and shop til you drop. We look forward to serving you with all of your hair and beauty needs. Cheers to better hair with wigs! Everybody is doing it. Why not you? For more information about our wigs or shopping for wigs online in Canada, please contact us.

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Benefits of Human Hair Wigs

human hair wigsMany people have trouble deciding whether a synthetic wig will match the quality of a human hair wig. While synthetic wigs are relatively inexpensive, they do not measure up to the natural look and feel a human hair wig may provide you with. There are not many disadvantages regarding human hair wigs due to their high quality, you just have to expend more on one and take care of it like it’s your own hair i.e. wash it after every use.

The following are the advantages of using a human hair wig in contrast to synthetic wigs:

Human hair wigs are stronger and more durable

Synthetic wigs do not possess the same durability and strength as human hair wigs, making them last for a shorter period of time compared to human hair. Additionally, human hair is heavier and more voluminous, thus giving a more natural look and feel.

A human hair wig can look like real hair and you have more styling options with human hair than synthetic wigs

Apart from the fact that human hair feels heavier than synthetic hair, it looks more real and natural because it is made of real human hair. Additionally, human hair is more durable therefore you can make it go through the same styling options as you would with your real hair such as ironing, heating, blow during, curling etc., without making it look unnatural or fake.

Human hair wigs last longer than synthetic wigs

It is better to invest on a human hair wig than replacing your synthetic wig every time it wears off. Aside from being more real and natural, it will save you from burning holes through your wallet repeatedly. Human hair wigs last just as long as real hair, this can be about a few years on an average, in contrast to synthetic wigs that last for only 4 months maximum, depending on the daily styling, treatment, usage and length of hair.

Human hair wigs are heat resistant

One aspect of synthetic hair which most people worry about is the melting of the fibers of the hair due to heat treatment and styling. Human hair wigs are made of real hair and can withstand heat and friction the same as real hair does, therefore, you will have more styling options such as heat curling, ironing and blow drying without causing serious damage to the hair.

Wig origins

Most of the human hair wigs that are in the market these days are from Asian countries, usually from China. Asian countries like India and Pakistan provide better quality hair compared to other countries of Asia and like most Asian women’s hair, human hair wigs from Asian countries are often dark in color and are made to produce dark, straight wigs. In order to change the color of the hair, the hair has to go through several heating processes and dying, curling and bleaching, to match the style of what a buyer may require. However, such hairs often go through a lot of damage and often do not last longer than a few months. Therefore, for Asian hair, always choose darker colors or the original hair colors.

The best quality human air wigs are originated from European countries, particularly the Eastern European ones such as Russia and Poland. These wigs are more expensive compared to Asian hair due to the quality and longevity. If you would like to order a human hair wig or have a wig custom made in human hair, please contact us for a free quote. We would love to hear from you.