What a young teen kept secret for over a year.

Hair CutNot everyone likes to lose a client but sometimes we are excited to say goodbye but only for a particular service. Last week was one of those days when we said goodbye to a client’s old hair and welcome to the new.

Last year, we had a young 12 year old visit with her mum, in tears, as her hair was just dropping out. It was Alopecia and there was nothing she could do about it. She used clip on pieces and a wig to conceal the hair loss during the different stages. She didn’t lose all her hair and what was left she couldn’t bear to cut off until last week. Only her closest friends and immediate family knew about her condition.

She has written a story for us about her experience dealing with alopecia and we hope to share this with you soon. We hope this will help someone going through hair loss or give people an insight about Alopecia.

When she goes back to school, her friends will notice she has shorter hair but many will not have known about her hair loss and her journey to conceal the bald patches.

For further information about Alopecia visit Alopecia New Zealand or  National Alopecia Areata Foundation. You may also be eligible for a Government subsidy for wigs and hair pieces. Visit Hairplus Auckland to find out more.

 

Photo credit: KKfromBB / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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Hair Loss is More Common Than You Think

HAIRLOSS IMAGE HAIRPLUSHave you noticed your hair thinning or strands falling out recently? Don’t worry you are not alone. Hair loss is an extremely common problem for men, women and children of all ages and there are many causes.  Hair loss can cause stress, lack of confidence, depression, and reluctance to go out and be seen. Thankfully there are different solutions on offer even in New Zealand.

Below are some common hair loss triggers.

Hereditary

If you’re losing your hair early or more than others your age, it’s likely that your mother/father or grandparents suffered from hair loss too.

Diet

If you are a crash dieter you are more likely to lose hair. Lack of nutrients such as protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C starve the hair follicles causing hair loss.

Medical conditions

  •  Thyroid problems

The thyroid gland regulates hormone levels so if the gland isn’t working, hair loss can be a result.

This disease is when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles which causes patches of hair loss. Alopecia can occur at any age and without warning.

  •  Scalp infections

Certain infections such as ringworm, can infect the hair, skin and scalp, leading to hair loss.

  • Medications

Certain medications for cancer, arthritis, lupus, depression and high blood pressure can cause hair loss.

Government Subsidies are available in New Zealand to help children and adults with hair loss. Hair loss can be quite stressful especially if you are young, female or in contact with people through education or work.

Professional treatments

They are an expensive but sometimes effective option for hair loss. Hair loss clinics offer treatments that reactivate tired and suffering hair roots to naturally regrow more hair. The hair and scalp is also cleansed to improve the overall condition and appearance of hair.

At home treatments

Activance from Hairplus

There are many hair loss treatments on the market that you can do yourself at home such as shampoos, stimulants and revitalisers. The Activance range is the scientific solution to thinning, damaged and lifeless hair suitable for both men and women. It delivers nature’s vital nutrient, Rhodanide, which strengthens, nurtures, and protects your hair.

Wigs and integration

Need a little more thickness? Try a wig! Simple and easy to apply, a wig or hair piece is an inexpensive way to disguise hair loss. Or for a more permanent solution, try integration which is a technique that adds fullness, length and body to your existing hair. It blends seamlessly into your natural hair and can be applied yourself or semi-permanently in Hairplus studios.

Volumisers

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New to Hairplus are 2 affordable options which can be used together or separately. The easiVolume is a one piece clip-in piece that is easy to use and adds thickness and body in minutes. The easiPart one piece clip-in piece attaches quickly and gently over the part.

Don’t suffer in silence. Make it your New Year resolution to walk round with your head held high. Contact Hairplus to come in for a free, private, no-obligation consultation and we guarantee you’ll walk out smiling!