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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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The Link Between Diabetes and Hair Loss

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

Many underlying health conditions may cause temporary or permanent hair loss, and diabetes is no exception. Keep reading to find out more about how diabetes and hair loss are connected.

Diabetes and Hair Loss

Diabetes brings with it a range of symptoms — fatigue, itchy skin, and dry mouth, among others symptoms. Complications from diabetes can bring additional symptoms as well, and hair loss is one of those symptoms. Diabetes causes hair loss due to high blood sugar, stress hormones, and the development of alopecia areata.

High Blood Sugar

The high blood sugar associated with diabetes is a leading cause of hair loss in those living with the condition. Blood sugar levels that are extremely high can damage the blood vessels. This damage to the blood vessel can in turn result in a restriction of blood flow, leading to deficiency in the hair follicles. The damage to the hair follicles then leads to hair loss.

Stress Hormones

Those living with diabetes know how stressful it can be. Constantly worrying about your health and well-being is a huge source of both emotional and physical stress. This stress can lead to spikes in hormones that cause hair loss.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition affecting the skin, causes hair loss on the scalp, face, and the rest of the body. If you’ve been diagnosed with Type One diabetes, you are more likely to develop this condition than the rest of the population.

Your Options  If you’re experiencing hair loss as a result of diabetes, you have options! While pills and topical treatments are available, companies such as Team Micro provide scalp micropigmentation services that make it look like your hair was recently shaved, helping you avoid the drop in self-confidence that often comes with hair loss.

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