Are PCOS and Hair Loss Related?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance of the reproductive system which creates an issue with the ovaries and how the egg is developed or released each month. For women, one of the common symptoms is an increase of hair on the face or other parts of the body that men usually grow hair. Oddly enough, another symptom is thinning hair on the scalp like male pattern baldness.

What Is The Cause For PCOS and Hair Thinning?

Although there isn’t an exact science on why the hair growth or thinning occurs with PCOS, some think it has to do with high levels of androgens. Many people assume that androgens are “male hormones” because of the steroid hormone or testosterone. However, androgen levels are in women and men. The difference is the level of androgens a male or female produces. When a female produces more than normal levels of androgen, some of the signs of PCOS come into play.  The main job of androgens in a female is to convert into estrogen whereas the androgen in males play an important role for reproduction and male traits. Androgenetic Alopecia is a common term for hair loss in men and women. The way a male or female loses their hair is a little different. The male might have receding hair line or thinning at the crown of the hear. Women will have overall thinning of the hair across the entire scalp. About 10% of people with alopecia areata may never regrow hair.

What Are Some Of The PCOS Hair Loss Affects?

Hair loss and thinning can be extremely devastating and affects about 80 million men and women in the United States. It can affect self-esteem, social activity and overall mental health. Many times, the medical side pays little to no attention to the side effect of hair loss in women. However, it can be a big emotional distress that is legitimate and should be addressed immediately.  Some people are able to overcome hair loss or thinning; however others may develop serious conditions such as depression and anxiety.

If you are feeling this way or just want to improve your overall hair image, there are options available! Options such as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Topical products and/or Synthetic or Human Hair Wigs.  

Options For Individuals With PCOS Hair Loss or Thinning

Laser Hair Therapy is a non-surgical, scientific approach in the cosmetic treatment of hair loss, thinning hair, and scalp problems.  Low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been tested for effectiveness and safety for over 30 years all around the world, and several medical devices have now been cleared by the FDA. Unlike many other treatments, LLLT works on all areas of the scalp and has been clinically proven to work.

  • Functions on the same scientific principle as that of photo-bio-stimulation. Laser light stimulates cell metabolism and helps damaged cells to repair themselves.
  • Increases the size of the capillaries under hair follicles and stimulates nutrients and energy to the hair follicles.
  • Increases protein growth and 54% increase in blood flow

Topical products such as shampoos, topical treatments, vitamins mixed with cold laser therapy are typically combined for a multi-therapeutic approach to support a healthy scalp for thicker, fuller hair. 

For those that want a quick and easy solution, beautifully made synthetic or human hair wigs are a great option. There are two options available: synthetic hair wigs and human hair wigs. Although human hair is costlier, it looks natural, is durable, can be styled with various tools and dyed or highlighted professionally as you would your normal hair. Synthetic hair costs less and also has many advantages, such as holding style regardless of weather or wash, low maintenance and various style options. Another option could potentially be hair pieces. Hair pieces are customized to your hair, filling in thinning and/or balding areas providing a fuller look. The various types depend on the area that need focus: hair toppers, hair extensions, hair pieces and volumizers.

Get Help With Options for PCOS and Hair Loss!

Hair thinning and loss is never a fun topic, but the great news is we have options. Not sure which option is best? We are more than happy to offer a private one-on-one free consultation. We will evaluate and provide the costs, length of time involved if LLLT is chosen and or various styling options with our wigs. When hair loss starts affecting a healthy lifestyle daily, it is time to make a change. Small changes can make a positive impact in ways never imagined.

Top 5 Wig Storage Solutions

Now that you have a wig to enhance your everyday look, it’s important to protect your beauty investment. Depending on your storage capabilities, number of wigs and usage there are a few options that will fit your needs. Let’s look at Strut’s top 5 wig storage solutions.

Wig FAQs – Top Questions About Wigs

Wigs are trending by the minute not only for celebrities or medical reasons but for everyday use in any household. Bad hair day? Hair thinning? Want to preserve your hair? You are not alone! New or experienced to wigs, our hair experts curated an extensive Wig FAQ to guide you on your beauty investment.

Choosing the Right Type of Wig

Let’s start with the different types of wigs on the market. One of the most common topics you’ll find is the debate between Human hair vs Synthetic Hair. Although human hair is costlier, it looks natural, is durable, can be styled with various tools and dyed or highlighted professionally as you would your normal hair. Synthetic hair costs less and also has many advantages, such as holding style regardless of weather or wash, low maintenance and various style options.

The types of human hair wigs, are either chemically treated or not:  Processed vs. Unprocessed. Processed hair basically means the hair has been chemically treated by dipping in an acrylic acid to strip the natural effects, giving the styling abilities the manufacturer would like. Typically, processed wigs have an added silicone coat to give a shine that looks great but will not last as long as an unprocessed wig.

Unprocessed wigs, aka remy hair, Remy vs. Non Remy, are not chemically treated, typically come from one donor and look dull. Although your eyes will automatically veer towards the processed look, we highly recommend unprocessed hair. Don’t worry though, our award-winning salon and wig services can add the colors and depth you want to your wig.

What’s the Difference Between Wigs and Hairpieces?

The main difference between wigs and hair pieces is the amount of coverage. Wigs cover the entire scalp. You can put it on as needed, tuck in your hair and go! Style your wig in various ways and add different depth or color as needed. A lace front wig sew-in provides an extremely natural look matching your current hairline making it very hard to detect.

Hair pieces are customized to your hair, filling in thinning and/or balding areas providing a fuller look. The various types depend on the area that you need focus on: hair toppers, hair extensions, hair pieces and volumizers. Hair pieces can be styled with your current hair, come in different thickness and can also be perfectly color matched. In order to obtain a seamless integration, it is important that you select the correct length, and type of hair (curly, straight, wavy) to match yours.

Still not sure which is best for you? We understand everyone’s needs are different and sometimes you need to try on dozens of wigs before you really know. We are here to help and are more than happy to offer a private one-on-one free consultation. Contact us if you need our experts to visit your current salon, hospital, or home when necessary.

How to Care for Your Wigs

Our guide to wig care will give you all the do’s and don’ts so you can do your best protecting your investment. Most of the tips we share could be done at home yourself. However, we offer all of these services in studio if you’re unsure or just would like us to do it.

To clean your wig you must first detangle using a wide tooth comb. You can brush through gently but try not to pull. Prepare a bowl of cold water and mix a cap full of shampoo in. Soak for about three to five minutes. Remove your wig and refill the bowl with fresh cold water removing any soapy suds. Immerse your wig in the cold water once again. While your wig is wet, place it on a wig stand and spray conditioner. Allow your wig to dry, keeping in mind that you should never blow dry synthetic hair. If you have a synthetic wig the style will appear once again. With human hair, you will need to style your hair to your desire every time you wash. Our recommendation is to wash your wigs about every 7 to 10th time that you wear it.

How Do I Find a Wig to Buy?

As you begin to search for your wig of preference, we highly suggest you stick to a style you are comfortable with for your first investment. The wig to buy is a style that compliments the shape of your face and fits your lifestyle whether you are considering exercise, every day attire, etc. You can search our various lengths, colors and styles  for both synthetic and human hair on our site: Shop for Wigs Online!  

We are here to help you and are more than happy to offer a private one-on-one free consultation.

Wigs with Bangs Style Guide

Bangs are simply the best. It is a timeless addition that any woman can create to instantly make a statement. The choices of bang variation are endless as well. Many people view bangs as an accessory-level piece, but in some cases, they can steal the show.  Some wigs already incorporate bangs, or they can simply be cut in or, added on as an extra hairpiece or hair topper. Bangs are very youthful, I like to say they can be an instant facelift.

The Best Face-Type for Bangs

Square faces take the cake when looking at bang additions. The key is to highlight your solid jawline as the superstar, using the magic of bangs. Styles that are most complimenting are generally medium to short in length with some sort of texture. This could include tendrils, loose curls, or wispy bangs. It’s a smart thought to stay away from pin-straight styles, as these will make your features look sharper, instead of complementing them. Consider trying Cat by Ellen Willie, as it accentuates both the wispy bangs, and loose curls. It features a monofilament crown, natural-feeling synthetic hair, and is offered in a vast array of colors.

You don’t have a square-shaped head? Don’t fret. Bangs can improve any hairstyle, no matter your shape. Let’s explore more reasons why you should consider a wig with bangs.

Why You Should Choose Wigs with Bangs

Ever hear of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?” The iconic show’s stars are known for their eye-catching hair. Lisa Rinna spices boasts a pixie-shag with all sorts of adjustments for each episode. However, the television diva is always rocking one thing: Stellar bangs.

You can still have great bangs without being a total diva. There are many softer options as well. Long side bangs that gently kiss the forehead are a popular option for women seeking subtle bang additions. They can be short enough to act as the focus point of your style, but they can boast enough length to tuck behind your ear. Now how’s that for flexibility?

Need more reasons to get bangs? They are an ideal way to “shake things up.” New job? Traveling somewhere for an extended time period? Ending a relationship? Whatever it is, bangs can act as a subtle “changing of the seasons” for your personal appearance and self-perception.

Does the question, “are bangs in style?” sound familiar? News flash: Bangs have been involved in fashion through the past 100 years, and they’re still extremely fashionable to this day. Plus, it’s easier than ever to add bangs to your look without the commitment or risk of a bad haircut. Bangs today and gone tomorrow.

How to take Bangs on a “Test-Drive”

A set of clip-on bangs is a safe way to find out if bangs are for you. They can easily be clipped onto your hairline and will easily change your style without the sheers. Clip-in bangs typically come in a variety of colors, which makes finding your favorite shade a piece of cake. Some are made of human hair, and some are made synthetic hair; regardless, it will surely feel just like your own hair once installed. The great thing is that you can trim and change the style of your clip-on bangs, just as if it were your actual hair. Except there are no consequences in this case!

Another option at your disposal is to purchase a full wig with bangs already cut in. This is a smart move if your hair is short and you don’t want to wait for it to grow out to add clip-on bangs. Even better, it gives you the ease of going between short to long in an instant. For this kind of look, check out Avery by Noriko which features a full bang and long layers with tousled curls.

Wigs with Bangs

This feminine look will have your friends adding bangs to their style in days!

Where to Shop for Wigs with Bangs and Other Bang Accessories?

Strut Hair Solutions offers a wide variety of wigs with bangs, hairpieces, and clip-ons. It is in your hair’s best interest to seek the guidance of a trained professional in alternative hair to find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. For additional information on wigs and hair pieces, contact us today. We look forward to serving you and creating the hair you’ve always wanted!

What’s the difference between Remy Hair and Non Remy Hair?

Remy hair is often used in marketing and selling purposes that generally misleads the client into thinking they are getting the best grade of hair.

Customer Appreciation Day with Ellen Wille USA coming to STRUT Hair Solutions – Solana Beach

Rene of Paris Launches New Spring 2018 Wig Collection

Rene of Paris Launches New Spring 2018 Wig Collection

Hello Strut Tribe…We have exciting news for you! Rene of Paris just launched the new spring wig collection and we have to say this is one of the best collections we’ve see from them with in a while. We received our stock and the same day we put the wigs out in the Solana Beach location we sold out and had to reorder, that’s a new first! We’ve got a new saying in the studio “wig envy” and when you strut in one of these sexy styles you’ll get so many compliments on your hair. 

Let us tell you a bit about these new wigs, there are 3 new synthetic wigs. One sleek short bob Kai, medium length with soft face framing layers Dakota and finally a long sexy beach wave wig Raylee.

All 3 wigs are lace front with lace part construction, offering the most natural looking hair line.  Another bonus 2 new amazing colors: Melted Marshmallow & Melted Sunset. (If you want to know more about lace front and cap construction check out our  https://struthairsolutions.com/wigs/wig-gallery/  which will give you more information)

So, I (Helena) was chatting with Kayla our store manager in Solana Beach last week about her shoes, some how I mentioned the amount of shoes she had, it was so great, she turned and looked at me and said I don’t invest in shoes, I have WIGS! That was the best! HAHA.  Let’s add to your collection, as you know there is nothing like fresh hair! Come see us and try these fabulous styles on, you’ll be glad you did.

Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages to see us and clients STRUTTING our stuff!

An Insider’s Guide to Wig Care & Styling

You have a lot of options when it comes to wig care & styling…

Lace Front Wigs Can Help Beat the Heat!

Lace Front WigsLace Front Wigs & 100% Hand Tied Wigs Can Help You Beat the Heat

For most of us, we want our natural hair wigs year round. But, it has been really hot lately! To beat the heat, Strut Hair Solutions has increased our stock of two modern styles, 100% Hand Tied Wigs (or Full Lace Wigs) and Lace Front Wigs. It’s important to understand the main differences between the two and when each one should be worn!

Hand tied wigs, or full lace wigs, sound exactly like what they are; a lace fabric base in which synthetic or human hair is tied to and worn over the scalp. These can be 100% hand tied with human hair wigs or can be a combination of processed and hand tied wigs. Full lace wigs cover the whole scalp and can be worn with different hair styles underneath. They are usually worn with a wig cap because they cover the whole head. They are better suited for more temperate climates because they do not offer much breathability and can get very hot in the summer.

Lace Front Wigs, sometimes called Front Lace Wigs, are a popular alternative to 100% hand tied wigs and full lace wings because usually command a lower price, offer more comfort and wearability. Many celebrities have used lace front wigs to get the perfect hairline or for a quick hairstyle change. Lace front wigs can be used as a quick fix or to try out different styles.

When installed professionally, these breathtaking wigs can give the appearance of a truly natural hairline. The lace front wig is strictly attached by the front edges and are usually cut to fit when attached to your head. The base of the wig is usually comprised of a thicker material to keep a natural looking shape with improved comfort.

Benefits of Lace Front Wigs

An additional benefit is breathability; since the front of the hairline is covered with lace and hair only, a lace front wig allows for comfortable, wearable hair in hot weather. Allowing exposed natural hair to remain uncovered and cool is another great reason to use a front lace wig instead of a full scalp wig. A lace front wig is definitely ideal in hot and humid climates and is a great, natural looking alternative to other options. A 100% hand-tied, full lace wig allows even more breathing when it gets hot.

With the temperatures in Fresno hitting 110 degrees this summer, a lace front wig can prevent overheating. Make sure your wig is high quality and installed properly. A cheap lace front wig that is not put on properly could do damage to the skin, hair follicles and may lead to hair loss, or even skin discoloration due to harsh adhesives.

We recommend you speak to one of our professionals for assistance with getting the right wig and getting it in place properly. Prices for front lace wigs vary quite a bit based on quality, texture, length and style. Front laced wigs offer another option for a stylish and comfortable wig in summer heat.

At STRUT, we have a vast selection of 100% hand tied front lace wigs to choose from in-store. So, you can try them on, have them fitted properly, and then tailored to your scalp, face and body through cut and color. Visit our Fresno and Solana Beach locations for a free consultation on human hair front lace wigs. We look forward to helping you get the look you deserve!

Kims Wigs | Why Does Kim Zolciak Wear Wigs?

If you have ever watched the Real Housewives of Atlanta, you probably know Kim Zolciak. She is known for being an outspoken proponent of beauty-enhancing products like wigs. Kims wigs are clearly an important aspect to who she is. We watched her in a previous interview on Bravo where she explained Kim’s wig obsession. Not all women that walk into our wig shop in Fresno or San Diego, are there for medical hair loss reasons. Some just want to get a new, fresh look to liven things up a bit. She is definitely one of these people. In fact, she says that, “wigs are just easier!”

Kim has a full head of hair but doesn’t shy away from the nearest hair store to improve her look. Kim’s hair always looks good and it is usually quite difficult to determine when she is wearing one or not. For Kim hair store stops are a regular occurrence to keep her look fresh. In the interview mentioned above, she says, “My hairdresser Nikki can curl it on a mannequin or braid it or do whatever and just put it on my head and I’m out the door,” she explained. “It’s like having a chef. I want to spend more time with my kids than cook and I hate cooking so I hire a chef.”

Strut Hair Solutions has the greatest selection of wigs Fresno ca offers, so join us for hair pieces similar to Kims wigs Fresno and our San Diego wig store both have something you will enjoy. As the interviewer mentions, “the fascinating thing is that Kim has a full head of thick, blonde hair that looks like hers, but she wears a big heavy wig over it.” We understand her desire for simple, healthy results without suffering from medical problems as well. This is another reason why we carry the highest quality wigs and are certain that even if we aren’t your nearest hair store, if you set up an appointment today we can get you a glimpse of how you would look with different styles like Kim’s hair. 

Come see us today and we will help you grab that look you want and will have you strutting out of our salon!

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