Love Your Hair: A Valentine’s Day Tribute to Self-Love with Strut Hair Solutions

February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate than by embracing and cherishing every strand of your hair? Whether you’re rocking your natural locks, experimenting with colors, or exploring the world of wigs, self-love is the ultimate beauty secret. In this blog, we’ll dive into the importance of loving your hair and how Strut Hair Solutions plays a role in making every day a great hair day.

 

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love; it’s also an opportunity to celebrate self-love. Your hair is a unique expression of your personality and style. Whether you have flowing natural curls, sleek straight locks, or you love to switch it up with wigs, each style reflects a different facet of your beautiful self.

 

Strut Hair Solutions understands the power of confidence that comes with a fabulous hair day. Specializing in a range of solutions from wigs to hairpieces, we empower individuals to express their individuality. Strut’s commitment to quality and personalized service makes them a go-to destination for those looking to enhance their natural beauty or experiment with different looks.

 

Wigs are not just accessories; they are extensions of your personality. Strut Hair Solutions offers a personalized experience, ensuring that your wig complements your style and enhances your unique features. The variety of styles, colors, and textures available make it easy to find the perfect match for your Valentine’s Day look.

 

As you prepare for Valentine’s Day, remember that the most important love story is the one you have with yourself. Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner or having a cozy night in, let your hair be a reflection of the love and care you have for yourself.

 

Give yourself or a loved one the gift of choice and beauty. A Strut Gift Card is not just a card; it’s an invitation to explore and celebrate individuality. Whether it’s for a new wig, a stylish hairpiece, or a consultation for a personalized hair experience, this gift card is a token of self-love.

 

Strut into February with love for your hair, love for yourself, and the confidence to shine bright on Valentine’s Day and beyond. 

 

Give The Gift of Hair This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for giving, sharing joy, and expressing gratitude. While choosing the perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge, this year, consider a present that goes beyond the ordinary—a gift that lets your loved ones select their own path to confidence and beauty. Choose the Strut Hair Solutions Gift Card—a unique and thoughtful way to gift the transformative power of hair.

 

Strut Hair Solutions understands that everyone’s hair needs are diverse and deeply personal. Our gift cards empower recipients to explore our wide array of hair solutions, ensuring they find the perfect fit for their unique style and preferences. Whether it’s a gorgeous wig, a natural-looking hairpiece, or quality hair care products, the gift card allows them to choose exactly what they need to feel their best.

 

The journey to finding the ideal hair solution is deeply personal. Our salon offers a personalized and supportive environment, guiding individuals through their options, ensuring comfort, style, and confidence every step of the way. The gift card extends this personalized experience, allowing recipients to receive expert guidance and find the perfect match tailored to their desires.

 

Beyond the physical item, the Strut Hair Solutions Gift Card gives the gift of confidence, self-expression, and empowerment. It’s an invitation to embrace beauty in a way that resonates with the individual’s unique style, allowing them to feel radiant and self-assured every day.

 

Our gift cards are designed for convenience, making gift-giving effortless. Available in various denominations, they’re easy to purchase and can be delivered electronically, ensuring a stress-free gifting experience even at the last minute.

 

This holiday season, spread joy by gifting the Strut Hair Solutions Gift Card. Whether it’s for a loved one seeking a new look, someone undergoing hair changes, or simply for someone who values self-care and confidence, this gift card embodies thoughtfulness and care.

 

Let your gift be an invitation to rediscover confidence and beauty. Give the gift of choice, empowerment, and transformation with the Strut Hair Solutions Gift Card. This holiday season, let’s make it one of self-assurance, beauty, and joyous discoveries.

 

At Strut Hair Solutions, we’re committed to helping individuals look and feel their best. Choose the gift that ignites confidence and allows your loved ones to unwrap the beauty within. Let’s make this season extraordinary with the gift of hair that truly keeps on giving.

 

Strut Hair Solutions Holiday Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones who are passionate about hair care and self-confidence? We have curated a selection of our FAVORITE non-toxic, plant stem cell brand Unveil Restorative Hair Care products, along with a Strut Hair Solutions gift card, to create a memorable gift guide that pampers and empowers you, your family, and friends. Here’s our exclusive gift guide for those who appreciate the feeling of healthy, fabulous hair!

  1. Unveil No.3 Thicker Hair Serum

Unveil No.3 Thicker Hair Serum is the ultimate secret to achieving thicker, fuller, and healthier hair. This luxurious serum is a perfect gift for those who long for healthier hair. Infused with apple stem cell cultures, it provides your hair with the vitality and strength it deserves, making it a must-have for a hair transformation that exudes confidence and beauty.

  1. Unveil No.5 Hair Nutrition Vitamins

Give the gift of self-care with Unveil No.5 Hair Nutrition Vitamins. These vitamins are not just about hair; they’re about nourishing your hair from the inside out. Perfect for anyone seeking healthier, stronger hair for those seeking personalized, confidence-boosting hair care, they reflect a commitment to well-being and beauty. Your loved ones will appreciate the thoughtfulness and the chance to embark on a journey toward self-care.

  1. Unveil No.4 Everyday Wet Brush

Say goodbye to tangles and hello to smoother, shinier hair with Unveil No.4 Everyday Wet Brush. This brush is the ideal gift for effortless hair maintenance, making detangling wet hair a breeze. The gift of hassle-free, feel-good hair is a present that will be cherished every day.

  1. Unveil No.0 Scalp-Stimulating Brush

Imagine the luxury of a revitalizing scalp massage, right in your own home. Unveil No.0 Scalp-Stimulating Brush is the gift that provides just that. It promotes healthy hair growth while offering an invigorating experience. Show your loved ones that you care not only about their hair but also about their overall well-being.

  1. Unveil No.12 Unwind Candle

Light up their space with the soothing aroma of Unveil No.12 Unwind Candle. It’s the perfect way to create a serene ambiance and unwind after a long day. Stress is a number one cause of hair loss that, and this you can control. Use “Unwind” to relax after a long day and let the sent melt away your stress. . 

  1. Strut Hair Solutions Gift Card

Let them choose their ideal hair solutions with a Strut Hair Solutions gift card. It’s the ultimate gift for those seeking personalized, confidence-boosting hair care.

Incorporate these Unveil products into your gift guide to pamper your loved ones with the gift of self-care and gorgeous hair. With a Strut Hair Solutions gift card, you’re giving the power of choice and confidence, making it a gift guide that’s all about empowerment and beauty.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Shedding Light on the Impact of Hair Health

As many of us have come to know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.You may be thinking ‘who still hasn’t heard about breast cancer?’ Well while most of us have heard of or know someone that has been affected by this horrible disease yet there are still many facts that a lot of people don’t know of such as; breast cancer is the most common cancer among women globally, with approximately 2.3 million new cases diagnosed each year according to the World Cancer Research Fund. 

While the focus during this month is primarily on early detection and treatment, it’s also essential to shed light on the often-overlooked aspect of breast cancer: its impact on hair health.

One of the biggest reasons we focus on hair is, because for a lot of people their hair is  a fundamental aspect of their identity and self-esteem. For many individuals, and especially women hair loss can be emotionally distressing, affecting their self-confidence and body image. Breast cancer and its treatments can have a significant effect on a person’s hair. The most well-known side effect is hair loss, medically referred to as alopecia. There can be many factors as to why someone would lose their hair during their treatment, such as;

  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a common treatment for breast cancer, but it affects not only cancer cells but also rapidly dividing healthy cells, including those responsible for hair growth. This can result in significant hair thinning or complete hair loss.
  • Hormone Therapy: Some breast cancer treatments, like hormone therapy, can lead to changes in hair texture and even hair thinning.
  • Stress: A breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment journey can be incredibly stressful. Stress is a known factor in hair loss, and it can exacerbate hair-thinning issues.

While the journey can be exhausting and strenuous there can be some glimmers of something fun. That’s where we hope to help you get there with hair!  Whether it’s helping someone choose a wig that makes you feel like the you of yesteryear or a brand new you. We love seeing a smile brought back to a client’s (new friend’s) face when they get to try on a wig and be whoever they choose to be. They’re no longer a ‘cancer patient’ ; they’re now ‘Mary with the fun bob cut’, or ‘Shannon with perfectly framed bangs!’ The feeling of restoring someone’s confidence is the reason we do what we do. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an important time to educate, support, and honor those impacted by breast cancer. By understanding the effects of breast cancer treatments on hair health and the journey that individuals go through, we can empower them to face this challenge with greater confidence and resilience.

This October we’ll be showing our support, through education on our social platforms and by wearing our pink hair! As you show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, remember that the journey for individuals affected by breast cancer extends beyond October. Let’s continue to raise awareness, provide support, and advocate for better solutions for those facing this diagnosis. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors and fighters, one strand at a time. Wear pink hair and show you care. 

 

Rock Your Wig This Fall: Strut Hair Solutions’ Essential Guide

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, fall is the perfect season to embrace new styles, looks, and at the same time get ready for the holidays. . If you’re a wig wearer, you have the advantage of effortlessly transitioning into a variety of fabulous hairstyles. This fall, Strut Hair Solutions is here to help you elevate your wig game and rock your hair with confidence. In this guide, we’ll share valuable tips and tricks to help you make a statement and showcase your unique style all season long.

Choose the Perfect Fall Colors: Fall is known for its warm and rich color palette, and your wig can reflect that. Strut Hair Solutions offers a range of wigs in various shades that capture the essence of the season. From deep browns and auburns to golden blondes and rich reds, you’re sure to find the perfect hue to match your fall wardrobe.

Layer It Up: Just like you layer your clothing for the cooler weather, consider layering your wig with different hair pieces or extensions. Strut Hair Solutions offers versatile options that allow you to add volume and length, giving your wig a fresh and dynamic look.

Experiment with Textures: Fall is all about textures, and your wig can follow suit. Whether you want sleek and straight or bouncy and voluminous curls, Strut Hair Solutions’ wigs can be customized to achieve your desired texture. Don’t hesitate to try something new and daring!

Accessorize with Hats and Scarves: Fall is the season for stylish accessories, and your wig can pair perfectly with hats, beanies, and scarves. Experiment with different headwear styles to enhance your overall look and stay cozy while looking fabulous.

Transition to Autumn Hairstyles: Embrace hairstyles that are perfect for fall. Low buns, loose waves, and elegant updos can effortlessly complement the season’s aesthetic. Strut Hair Solutions’ wigs are designed for easy styling, ensuring you can achieve these looks with ease.

Care and Maintenance: With the changing weather, it’s important to adjust your wig care routine. Keep your wig clean, hydrated, and tangle-free with Strut Hair Solutions’ recommended care products. Our experts can guide you on maintaining your wig’s luster throughout the season.

Embrace the Fall Vibes at Strut Hair Solutions: As you dive into fall fashion and the coziness of the season, don’t forget to give your wig a seasonal update. Strut Hair Solutions provides a wide range of high-quality wigs, hairpieces, and extensions to help you achieve the perfect fall look. Our  team of experts is here to offer personalized guidance, ensuring your wig complements your style and enhances your confidence.

This fall, let your wig be an extension of your style and personality. 

At  Strut Hair Solutions, you have the tools and resources to create stunning looks that embrace the essence of the season. From choosing the perfect colors to experimenting with textures, your wig can be your ultimate accessory for a confident and stylish fall. Get ready to ”Strut”  your  hair as you step into the autumn breeze!

Strut Hair Solutions wins Best of North County San Diego!

We are thrilled to share some exciting news! Strut Hair Solutions has recently been recognized for its outstanding contributions to the hair industry. We are proud to announce that we have won not just one, but two prestigious awards: Best Specialty Retailer and Best Salon in North County San Diego. This remarkable achievement is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional hair solutions and delivering an unparalleled salon like experience. We would like to express our gratitude to our loyal clients, dedicated team, and the vibrant community of North County San Diego for their continuous support.

The first award we have received is the highly coveted Best Specialty Retailer award. This recognition affirms our commitment to offering a diverse range of top-notch hair solutions. Whether you are seeking hair extensions, wigs, hair toppers, hair pieces, or specialized hair growth products, our expert team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect solution to meet your unique needs. We take immense pride in our our ability to provide personalized guidance to every customer wherever they are in their hair journey.

The second award we are honored to receive is the Best Salon in North County San Diego. This recognition highlights our salon’s exceptional standards of service, expertise, and customer satisfaction. From the moment you step into our alternative hair salon, you will be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our talented stylists are passionate about their craft in hair replacement and are committed to creating stunning hair transformations. Whether you’re looking for a custom wig fitting or extensions, our salon offers a wide range of services tailored to your individual preferences and needs.

At Strut Hair Solutions, our mission is to empower clients to look and feel their absolute best. Our founder believes when we feel confident with our appearance, we show up as our best selves. Our wig salons are meant for women to visit when they want to feel young, sexy, and free from the negative self-image that hair loss can cause.

These awards are a testament to our dedication to excellence and the exceptional skills of our team. We are immensely grateful for the trust our clients place in us and for the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives. Our commitment to providing outstanding service, using high-quality products, and staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends will remain unwavering.

We invite you to experience the award-winning excellence of Strut Hair Solutions. We are here to serve you. Our team is ready to provide personalized consultations and create customized solutions that will enhance your natural beauty and boost your confidence.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported us on this incredible journey. Join us at Strut Hair Solutions and let us help you strut with confidence and style!

What is alopecia? Here’s what you can do to help!

What is Alopecia? Alopecia refers to a medical condition characterized by hair loss, typically on the scalp but can also affect other areas of the body. It is a relatively common condition that can affect both men and women of any age. The severity and pattern of hair loss can vary widely, ranging from small patches to complete loss of hair on the scalp or body.

There are several types of alopecia, including:

  1. Alopecia areata: This is an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, resulting in patchy hair loss.
  2. Androgenetic alopecia: Also known as male or female pattern baldness, this type of alopecia is usually hereditary and is more common as people age. It typically leads to gradual hair thinning and receding hairlines in men and overall hair thinning in women.
  3. Alopecia totalis and universalis: These are more severe forms of alopecia areata where there is complete hair loss on the scalp (totalis) or on the entire body (universalis).

The exact cause of alopecia is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors. There is currently no cure for alopecia, but there are several treatment options available to manage the condition and promote hair regrowth. Let’s learn about some common treatments that include:

  1. Medications: Topical or oral medications such as minoxidil and finasteride may help slow down hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
  2. Corticosteroids: Injections of corticosteroids into the affected areas can help suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation, allowing hair to regrow.
  3. Immunotherapy: This involves applying a chemical irritant, such as diphencyprone (DPCP), to the scalp to provoke an allergic reaction. This reaction can stimulate hair regrowth in some cases.
  4. Hair transplantation: In cases of permanent hair loss, hair transplantation surgery can be performed to transplant hair follicles from unaffected areas to the balding areas.

Living with alopecia can be challenging, both emotionally and socially. Here are some thoughts for individuals dealing with alopecia:

  1. Consult a healthcare professional: If you notice hair loss or changes in your hair, it is important to seek medical advice to determine the cause and explore available treatment options.
  2. Reach out for support: Joining support groups or connecting with others who have alopecia can provide valuable emotional support and help you cope with the challenges of the condition.
  3. Experiment with hairstyles and accessories: Many individuals with alopecia find creative ways to style their remaining hair or use wigs, scarves, or hats to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence.
  4. Consider wearing wigs: Wigs are a popular option for individuals with alopecia as they provide a natural-looking and customizable solution to hair loss. There are various types of wigs available, including synthetic wigs and human hair wigs. It’s important to find a wig that matches your desired style, comfort, and budget. Consult with a wig specialist or visit a wig salon to find the right wig for you.
  5. Practice self-care: Taking care of your overall well-being, both physically and mentally, can have a positive impact on your hair and overall health. Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, manage stress, and get enough sleep.
  6. Consider counseling or therapy: Dealing with hair loss can have a significant impact on self-esteem and body image. Seeking professional help can assist you in managing these feelings and building self-confidence.

At Strut Hair Solutions, we understand that hair loss is a personal matter. We offer a warm, safe environment with private fitting rooms. Strut is dedicated to helping our clients with alopecia find solutions with wigs or hair pieces, so they can look and feel like themselves again. Strut has volunteered, donated, and been a great supporter of local alopecia groups. If this is something you would like help with, please let us know.

One of our favorite things to do is help with getting the right wigs for women with hair loss. We have the best wigs in San Diego and the best wigs in Fresno. Browse our high quality wigs first. Or, just give us a call and set up an appointment to get help from experts who are passionate about helping you feel and look your best.

Please know that you are not alone in the fight for self confidence over this disease. Please contact us today and start your road to recovery now!

Hair Loss and Hair Thinning during Pregnancy

I often hear clients in the studio talking about how thick their was during pregnancy and how after they stopped breast feeding they noticed it thinning out.  This usually levels back out after a bit of time but while you’re experiencing it this can be quite scary. You may be asking yourself will my hair ever come back the way it was? In this blog we will go over some of the changes you may experience and give you a heads up of what to expect and 

 

During pregnancy your body experiences many hormonal changes. Some of these hormonal changes can affect your hair. Some women experience their hair becoming thicker and some women unfortunately experience their hair becoming thinner. 

 

Hair thickening during pregnancy is due to high levels of hormone estrogen. This is typically experienced around 15 weeks of pregnancy. Each individual hair grows and resets for 2 to 3 months which then pushes out a new hair growing in that follicle. During pregnancy the hair stays longer in the follicle which slows hair shedding.

 

Hair thinning during pregnancy is due to the decrease in oestrogen. The decrease in oestrogen occurs when there is a hormonal imbalance, an abortion, misscarriage or stillbirth is experienced, or when the oral contraceptive pill is no longer taken. Hair loss during pregnancy is not uncommon and is experienced between 40 to 50% of women. Hair loss of course can be a difficult symptom during pregnancy but fortunately like most symptoms during pregnancy it is temporary. In the meantime there are a few options to help your hair from thinning and this is where we can help.

Here are some tips and suggestions to try: 

  • Visiting with an expert at STRUT Hair Solutions about the types of products such as wigs, hair toppers, hair pieces and extensions that are available can help you recover with confidence overnight. STRUT is dedicated to helping women who are experiencing hair loss. We are committed to doing our small part to help you regain your confidence! 

 

  • Topical solutions such as thickening serums can help improve hair appearance. Such as our hero product Unveil No. 3 Hair thickening serum to help produce a fuller, thicker head of hair. Unveil’s Thicker Hair Serum is easy to use and is only to be applied to your scalp once a day and you’ll see results in as little as 4 weeks. Benefits with Unveil products is that they are restorative. Meaning the ingredients we use are non-toxic, have no known carcinogens, gluten free, and vegan (no-animal products)! The active ingredients are plant based and use apple stem cell cultures which make it safe to use during pregnancy. Visit unveilhaircare.com

 

  • Avoiding tight and restrictive hair styles such as ponytails, braids, pigtails, hair rollers and other styles that can pull and stress your hair should all be avoided in order to keep hair from thinning.

 

  • Reducing the use of heat damaging tools such as hair curlers, straighteners and blow dryers. Hot tools can cause breakage and dryness which can damage hair appearance. Not using them is a great solution to help keep your hair from experiencing more unnecessary damage.

 

  • Make sure to keep up a healthy diet which contains the essential nutrients. A healthy diet means a healthy body.

 

Summary:

Many people believe that when a woman is pregnant she is the most beautiful. It can be hard to feel this way when pregnant because of all of the changes and emotions your body is experiencing. Remember that some of these changes, such as hair loss during pregnancy, are not always permanent. Also remember that there are solutions to help boost your confidence such as visiting Strut Hair Solutions

Most importantly, remember to be kind to your body during pregnancy and the changes you undergo are all part of becoming a mother.

 

Hair Loss and Menopause-How does menopause affect my hair?

 

Hair Loss and Menopause-How does menopause affect my hair?

We have clients tell us often that once they were in menopause, they started losing hair. This can be very hard for a woman as our hair is part of our identity. Here we are going to give you some information about menopause and how it may affect your hair. 

Menopause typically happens to women between the age of 45 and 55, about 12 months after a woman’s last period. Menopause is a normal part of aging for women, as it can typically last about 7 years but can be as long as 14 years. The duration of menopause is different for every woman depending on the woman’s lifestyle factors, such as smoking, age, race and ethnicity. Many women have trouble with menopausal symptoms, such as loss and thinning of hair, hot flashes, weight gain, trouble sleeping and more.

Menopausal hair loss vs hair shedding:

Humans typically lose on average about 50 to 100 strands of hair a day.  This is known as hair shedding. Hair shedding is a natural process of hairs falling out and new hairs growing in. When menopausal hair loss begins to occur, it is when hair shedding starts to become more evident. 

Some signs of menopausal hair loss:

– Your hairbrush filling with hair more frequently

– More hairs collect in the shower drain

– Finding your hair around the sink or on your pillow or clothes 

– Hair breakage becomes more common

When symptoms like these continue you may notice your part widening, your ponytail looking thinner, and thinning patches on your scalp.

How we really feel: 

For many women, having control over our hair, such as how we choose to style, cut and wear it, is a big factor in our self-expression and personality. Losing hair can mean that we may feel less ourselves, as having control over our hair can be a lot harder with less of it.

It is important to remember that when losing hair during menopause there is nothing medically wrong, unless accompanied by other symptoms. Experiencing hair loss and thinning during menopause is completely normal to most women. Fortunately, there are solutions to being able to have a full head of hair during menopause and to decreasing the amount of hair you lose and keeping your hair from thinning and this is where we can help.

Solutions:

  • Visiting with an expert at STRUT Hair Solutions about the types of products such as wigs, hair toppers, hair pieces and extensions that are available can help you recover with confidence overnight. STRUT is dedicated to helping women who are experiencing hair loss. We are committed to doing our small part to help you regain your confidence! 
  • Topical solutions such as thickening serums can help improve hair appearance. Products such as Unveil No. 3 Hair thickening serum helps to produce a fuller, thicker head of hair. Unveil’s Thicker Hair Serum is easy to use and is only to be applied to your scalp once a day and you’ll see results in as little as 4 weeks. 
  •  Reducing the use of heat damaging tools such as straighteners and hair dryers can also improve hair appearance. Less heat = less damage.
  •  A healthy diet means a healthy body. Having a healthy diet can also help to improve hair appearance. It is important that you take care of your body during menopause as your body is undergoing a lot of changes. The best way to do so is maintaining a healthy diet.
  •  Many medications have an abundance of side effects. Checking any medications that you use can help reduce hair loss and thinning. Medications that can cause hair loss include:
    •  Antidepressants
    •  Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases
    •  Epilepsy medications
    •  Heart medications (blood thinners and beta-blockers)
    •  Medications used to treat hyperthyroidism 

In Summary:

Hair loss during menopause is a difficult symptom for many women. Having the creative freedom to style, cut and wear our hair makes us a part of who we are. When hair loss is experienced from menopause this can take a toll on our mental health and confidence. Fortunately, there are solutions to helping improve hair appearance, such as visiting with an expert at STRUT Hair Solutions and choosing a hair product that is perfect for you, Unveil’s Thicker Hair Serum, reducing the use of heat damaging tools, a healthy diet, and the use of medications. Remember to be kind to your body during menopause and encourage healthy practices that can reduce hair loss and thinning.

Women’s Hair Shedding Versus Women’s Hair Loss

Women’s Hair Shedding Versus Women’s Hair Loss

 

When a woman suddenly loses a lot of hair, as opposed to the average loss of 50-100 hairs per day, it is referred to as hair loss. The medical term would be Alopecia (and, it’s important to note that there are 3 types of alopecia). Most women typically lose between 50 and 100 individual hairs each day.

Hair shedding is a natural process in which some hairs fall out and new hairs grow in, depending on which hair cycle that hair is currently in.

Hair loss occurs when the balance between growth and fallout is interrupted—when less hair grows in, and more hair falls out.

Hair shedding is not the same as hair loss. As mentioned above, shedding your hair is completely normal. It is when the balance of losing approximately 50-100 hairs per day becomes excessive, that we know it’s classified as hair loss.

 

The three cycles of hair growth are as follows:

ANAGEN: The anagen phase (AKA the growing phase) can span from two to eight years. Approximately 85% to 90% of the hair on your head falls into this phase.

CATAGEN: Hair follicles shrink during the catagen phase (AKA the transition phase), which lasts for about two to three weeks.

TELOGEN: It takes two to four months for the telogen phase (AKA the resting phase) to complete. At the end of this stage, the hair starts to fall out.

What types of hair loss are there?

  1. Anagen effluvium
  2. Telogen effluvium
  3. FPHL – Female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)

Anagen effluvium is caused by drugs, medication, or medical treatments that poison a hair follicle during the growth phase (like chemotherapy). This is why people can lose their hair during chemo, get what’s colloquially called “chemo hair,” or have a mixture of both.

Telogen effluvium: This condition develops when more hair follicles reach the telogen phase, which is when hair begins to fall out.

The most prevalent variety is androgenetic alopecia, often known as female pattern hair loss (FPHL) or baldness. The hair becomes thinner on the sides and at the top of the head.

 

Which kinds of women are most likely to experience hair loss?

Anyone can experience hair loss no matter their age, lifestyle, or hair-styling habits. However, these are the women who are most prone to hair loss: 

  • Women over the age of 40.
  • Women who have thyroid problems.
  • Women who are malnourished/not getting enough nutrition in their daily food.
  • Women who are pregnan.
  • Women who have recently given birth.
  • Women who are in menopause.
  • Women who have undergone chemotherapy and those who have been affected by other medications, drugs, or medical treatments.
  • Women who often wear hairstyles that pull on the hair (like tight ponytails always in the same spot, tight braids that pull on the hair, weaves which pull on the hair, or other tight styles) or who use harsh chemicals on their hair.

 

How do you treat hair loss? 

There are a number of treatments for women’s hair loss, as there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. 

  • Some women find that changing their diet and taking supplements (such as biotin, B12, or high-quality multivitamins) can help restore their hair. Supplementation is huge, as we don’t get enough vitamins and nutrients from the foods we eat nowadays. Unveil has a supplement with all the vital nutrients your hair and skin need for overall wellness, from the inside out.
  • In cases of pregnancy or recent pregnancy, the hair usually comes back on its own with time. You can speed this process up again with supplementation or with a topical solution such as our Unveil No.3 Hair Thickening Serum.
  • For hair loss caused by tight hairstyles, braids, ponytails, or weaves, hair loss can often be stopped or reversed by stopping wearing those hairstyles or using harsh chemical treatments on the hair.
  • Minoxidil (Rogaine®) is also approved for treating FPHL. The only drawback is that you must take it exactly according to directions or it may not work, and you must use it indefinitely. Meaning, if you stop taking it, your hair loss will continue. 
  • Certain shampoos, conditioners, hair serums, and sprays can also help prevent hair loss or restore the lost hair. They often have specialized ingredients which target hair loss and help strengthen the hair that is already there. 

Many women who undergo medical hair loss, who are doing chemotherapy for example, wear wigs or turbans during their treatment. Since their natural hair is usually unable to grow during treatment, they generally choose to wear a wig that matches the way their hair looked before treatment, to not draw attention to any change in hairstyle. Others go for colors they’ve never dared to dye their hair before, or switch between short and long styles for fun.

Long story short, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach here! 

The founder of Strut, Helena Gibson, created Unveil Restorative Hair Care. This is a line of restorative hair loss treatments/products with proprietary blends of active ingredients, such plant stem cell cultures and tetrapeptides to strengthen existing hairs and promote hair growth. We are so sure you’ll love our products that we stand behind them with a money-back, satisfaction guarantee! Our products are also free of toxins, known carcinogens, and hormone disruptors, and they also support your overall restorative wellness.