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The Root of Trichotillomania: Hair Loss Disease

Some of the most common bodily reactions to stress are teeth grinding or a sleepless night, but the most fascinating reaction is a hair loss disease called trichotillomania. People suffering from this disorder will literally pull their own hair out as a way to temporarily relieve stress. It sounds painful to others but to them it’s comforting. What causes trichotillomania and can someone be cured of it? A person suffering from Trichotillomania (TTM) will not be able to control the desire to pull their hair out. How do you know if you have this disorder? First, your hair loss will become noticeable. Secondly, you will feel intense anxiety before the act or when you try not to pull it out. [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|Categories: Trichotillomania|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Root of Trichotillomania: Hair Loss Disease

Sean Connery Wore a Hairpiece in Every Bond Film

Sean Connery Hairpiece Sean Connery is one of the silver screen's great movie icons, having played secret agent James Bond in seven successful films. He is also credited with having a significant movie career besides the Bond franchise, having appeared in 62 other features over five decades. In 1988, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for "The Untouchables," overshadowing Kevin Costner in the lead role, according to many viewers of the film. Today he is known as "Scotland's National Treasure" and "The Greatest Living Scot." He was knighted by the Queen of England in 2000. Although Connery started losing his hair at age 21, movie audiences didn't really see him in a role without it until 1975's "The Man Who Would Be King." In fact, out of [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Men's Hair Replacement|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sean Connery Wore a Hairpiece in Every Bond Film

Natural-Looking Hairpieces with New Tech

Hairpieces Become Advanced Due to the new technology involving wigs and hairpieces, wearing one has become much easier and these hair pieces have become very hard to spot.  We no longer use the heavy, itchy “rugs” that just covered your whole head in a cloth base.  Lighter, more natural looking hairpieces are produced, that are easy to style, and even look and move just like real hair. Monofilament Monofilament is that main difference in the look and feel of today’s hair pieces.  It is a cool, gauzy nylon that’s transparent and soft, letting your natural scalp show through.  Regardless of style, monofilament wigs are virtually undetectable.  There are many cap constructions to choose from, allowing the widest styling options.  Comfortable [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: Hairstyle, Medical Wigs, Women's Hair Replacement|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Natural-Looking Hairpieces with New Tech

Do You Rock Red Locks? Thank Your Parents

Rocking Red Locks? Thank Your Parents There are many pet names for this the red hair hue, do you rock red locks? Regardless of your preferred pet name, you'll find there's one adjective that describes it best: rare. While it's not entirely uncommon to encounter redheads, many people sport this head-turning look courtesy of a box or bottle. Natural redheads account for only 1 to 2 percent of the population! The Pigment Part of the Puzzle One's hair color is determined by the concentration of eumelanin and pheomelanin pigments in hair strands. Eumelanin is responsible for the darkness or lightness of hair, and people with very low eumelanin concentrations have blonde hair, while those with very high concentrations have black hair. Pheomelanin contributes the red shading, and blondes and brunettes often have [...]

By | February 27th, 2016|Categories: Hairstyle|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Do You Rock Red Locks? Thank Your Parents

How to Get a Stylish Wig Following Chemotherapy

Stylish Wigs After Chemotherapy When your world changes following a cancer diagnosis, there is so much to think about. One of the big worries for patients having chemotherapy is hair loss, a major side effect of having some of the powerful drugs. But if you thought you were destined to wear a shapeless rug on your head, then think again. Times have changed, and there are now some really stylish options for people faced with hair loss. Plan Ahead Once you know you are having chemotherapy, start planning for the day when you lose your hair. This means you can try wigs and think about the style and shape you want, so you are prepared. You'll also have time to find a good wig supplier, and consider options like a [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: Chemotherapy, Hairstyle, Medical Wigs|Tags: , |Comments Off on How to Get a Stylish Wig Following Chemotherapy
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