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Hairstyles for Balding Women

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Hair loss is typically associated with men. Most style guides only focus on hairstyles for men, and while that’s appreciated, this can leave women in the dark when they begin to experience hair loss. If you’re going through a period of hair loss, whether it’s due to a medical treatment or another cause, you still deserve to look your best. Here are a few styles that will keep you looking like a million bucks even when you’re experiencing hair loss.

  1. Wear a scarf or headwrap. Okay, I know. This technically isn’t a hairstyle, but it’s still a wonderful way to style a balding head. A variety of scarves can vamp up any look, and they’re great accessories that tie together any look. Bonus: they’ll help protect your sensitive scalp from sunburn and any other potential irritants!
  2. Go for a close shave. Take the plunge and get a buzz cut! These are quickly becoming more popular, and it’s an exhilarating feeling, getting rid of any patchy areas. Buzz cuts are also easy to keep up with and can save you valuable time in and out of the shower.
  3. Buzz and bleach. Similar to the last style, but with an added twist. Bleach can add a bold statement to a cropped hairstyle. Bleach also doesn’t fade, so you only have to get it redone if your hair grows out, or if you want to go even lighter. If you’ve already got pretty light hair, you can go with a bold color and stand out. The possibilities are endless.
  4. The gentle mohawk. If the sides of your hair are thinning but the middle is still lush, consider a softer mohawk style. It’s a fun style that allows you to keep the thicker parts of your hair while concealing any other problem areas.
  5. A fill-in. This is an option for any hairstyle that you want. Advanced SMP recommends scalp micropigmentation for anyone looking for a long-lasting solution that will help them to even out their scalp. If you’re going for a buzzed style, or any hairstyle, really, SMP can provide the help you need to achieve a look that’s both natural and fabulous!
  6. Bobs. Long hair that is also thinning can look lifeless after a while. The weight of the remaining hair can drag any volume down and cause the hair to look stringy. A shorter style helps get rid of excess weight to add volume and movement. Adding in a few layers can also create the illusion of thicker hair. This is a great option for anyone looking to cope with thinning hair, without getting rid off all of the length.

Switch up your part. Often, bald spots appear first near someone’s part. This is because this hair is the most exposed to external elements, and bears the brunt of the damage. A fresh part on the opposite side of where you normally part your hair can hide any unwanted patches. This also lifts the hair up at the root for added volume.

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Dealing With Thin Hair In Your 20s

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in Hair Loss, Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

It is safe to say that thinning hair is not welcome at any age, but it can be particularly devastating in one’s 20s. Our younger years are supposed to be the highlight of our life, and no one should be worrying about thinning hair. Even though it may seem so superficial to worry about your mane, thinning hair can lead to a significant drop in self-confidence that can have a longstanding impact on the rest of your life.

If you’re looking for potential solutions for your hair troubles, you’ve come to the right place. There are a ton of different hair solutions on the market right now, but picking which one is right for you can be rather overwhelming. Learn how to deal with thin hair in your 20s down below.

A Quick Note

Remember to speak to your doctor before starting any new treatment for your hair loss. Speaking to your doctor is crucial because they will be able to identify any underlying health issues that are contributing to your thinning hair. Additionally, they will be able to let you know if a treatment you are looking to pursue is right for your based on your personal health history. 

Medication

A suggestion that may come from your doctor is the use of medications to treat your baldness. The most popular brand of medication for those experiencing hair thinning is Rogaine. This medication works largely due to its main ingredient — minoxidil. Minoxidil is a compound that not only stimulates hair follicles, but increases their size to encourage growth. Additionally, it extends the length of your hair’s natural growth cycle. Rogaine is offered in medications suited for both men and women.

Of course, as with any medication, hair growth with Rogaine is not guaranteed, and you should speak to your doctor about any potential side effects.

Shampoos

One of the best things about using a shampoo to fight hair loss is that it is easy to incorporate into your routine. After all, you should be showering on a regular basis. Prescription hair loss shampoos work by blocking the two hormones most commonly associated with hair thinning — testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Make sure to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist if you are interested in going down the prescription route.

However, there are also hair loss shampoos offered over-the-counter. These work by providing your hair with the amino acids and antioxidants that it needs to grow.

Scalp Micropigmentation

The last solution on this list is a bit unconventional. Scalp micropigmentation, offered by companies like Rejuvenate SMP, is a revolutionary technique that mimics tattooing in that it applies permanent pigment to your scalp to mirror hair. The pigment is versatile — it can fill in your hair line, or if you’ve gone completely bald, it can make it look like you recently shaved your head. 

The biggest benefit of scalp micropigmentation is that it is a guaranteed result — even after your first treatment, you’ll leave with a more complete hair line and more self-confidence.

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When is it Normal to Lose Hair?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in HLI - Chicago | 0 comments

When it comes to our health, many of us are concerned about what is considered “normal.” We’re always worried about whether the way our body is acting or responding something is considered abnormal or not.

We especially see worry about being “normal” when it comes to hair loss. For many people, especially men, losing hair is a natural part of life and the aging process. However, many people want to know when it is normal to expect hair loss. If you’ve ever wondered about that same question, you’re in luck! Keep reading more to see when exactly it is normal to notice hair thinning.

Well, What’s the Answer?

The fact of the matter is that there is no normal when it comes to our bodies. Each and every one of our bodies is completely different than one another due to a range of different genetic and environmental factors. Some individuals may begin losing their hair into their early 20’s, while some may have a full head of hair until the later stages of their lives.

Explanation of Early Hair Loss

Because we are so used to the idea of hair loss happening later in life, losing hair early may seem concerning. Here are some reasons why you may lose your hair early in life.
● Alopecia areata
● Chemotherapy
● Traction alopecia
● Thyroid diseases
● Stress
● Genetics

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. Tons of other explanations are possible!

Treating Hair Loss

No matter what stage in life you’re beginning to lose your hair, there is a wide range of treatment options available. You may want to try out medications, which can stimulate hair growth in the hair follicles.

Many specialized shampoos work the same way. There are more creative solutions out there too, like Hairline Ink in Chicago, that uses pigmentation to create the illusion of a shaved head or a denser hairline.

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Tips to Help with Hair Loss

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Hair loss is something that affects a lot of people out there. Some people shed a bit more hair than average, while others end up completely bald. Whichever end of the spectrum you’re on, here are three tips to minimize the appearance of bald spots!

  1. Switch up your part. If your hair has been parted on one side for a long period of time, it can begin to look dull and flat. It also highlights bald spots and sparse areas. One way to combat this is to switch up the part.

Taking a rattail comb and moving the majority of your hair from one side of your scalp to another will take that hair and lift it from the roots, making it look more voluminous. It can also hide patches that were a little bit more noticeable, especially if you saw a lot of loss around the original part.

  • Opt for a shorter haircut. Longer hairstyles draw attention to bald spots and make them more prominent. It seems a bit strange to combat hair loss by removing more hair, but going shorter can help your hair look a little bit more even. You’ll also grow more confident with having less hair!
  • Look at scalp micropigmentation. If you decide to shave your head completely, try and even out the stubble as best you can. The team over at Scalp Artist International can attest to the importance of an even-looking scalp. Scalp micropigmentation can be a wonderful, long-lasting way to even out the patchiness in your scalp and create an even hairstyle.

Another tip to maintaining a shaved head is to create a regular shaving schedule. It may take a while to find a good pattern, but regular upkeep will keep your new hairstyle looking brand new.

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Embracing Hair Loss

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Losing your hair at a young age can be a tough thing to accept. As such, many people who suffer from hair loss desperately try to cover it up by any means possible. Hair growth products, toupees, and hair plugs all help people cover up their receding hairlines.

But, what if you don’t want to hide your hair loss? Many men are embracing their hair loss, opting for the shaved hairstyle. A shaved head has been in style forever, but it’s definitely seeing a rapid growth in popularity over the last few years.

If you think this might be for you, here are some tips on making your shaved hairstyle look as great as possible!

  1. Shave it all off. This includes any sparse areas or areas that still have a decent amount of hair. If you’re going for a shaved head hairstyle, fully commit and shave it completely smooth. If you’re not completely bald yet, make sure to do this regularly to combat any regrowth and to cut back on stubble
  2. Keep your head moisturized. When we shave our heads, it’s pretty easy to forget about scalp care. After all, it can be tricky to not know what to do after years of shampooing and conditioning a scalp. Keep a moisturizing lotion on your scalp to keep it soft and smooth! A dry and flaky scalp is not a happy scalp.

Consider getting it filled in. My Hair Loss Solutions recommends getting micropigmentation on your scalp, especially if you’re trying to rock a shaved hairdo. Micropigmentation can help even out the bald spots on your scalp, and this will pull the whole look together! This technique also lasts a long time, which is perfect for someone who’s looking for a more low-maintenance hairstyle.

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