If you’re experiencing hair loss and don’t want to go down the surgical route, or you simply want to change your style, hair weaves are the perfect solution.
Many African women you see with amazing hair, well they’ve been keeping this hair treatment a secret and looking absolutely fabulous but now their secret is out!
How does it work?
Basically, as the name suggests, the hairdresser weaves artificial (or in some cases human) hair into your existing hair.
They start by creating cornrows (plaits) across the head to keep the weave as flat as possible, then they take a length of hair attached to a strip of fabric (a weft) and sew it into the plaits. A weave can be used for either a few rows (for example if you wanted hair extensions) or for a complete head (great for thinning hair) giving the impression of a full, thick head of hair.
Weaves are difficult to identify unless you know what to look for (don’t be surprised if your Caucasian friends compliment your new hair style but black ladies compliment your gorgeous weave!).
Weaves are easy to care for, you treat them much the same as your regular hair, washing them, styling them and using the same products. Continue reading “Hair Weaves and Extensions”
Hairdressers: Top Tips
Many people have problems when visiting the hairdressers, especially when they want a particular style or colour. Whether you’re going for hair extensions or a simple trim, keep these tips in mind when you visit the salon.
Explain Any Alterations to Your Hair
If the stylist doesn’t know the specifics of what you’re hoping to achieve, he or she won’t be able to give you the best advice. Be sure to let the stylist know if your hair is dyed, of course if roots are showing, then this will be fairly obvious but its best to mention it anyway. You should also tell the stylist if you have hair extensions, a weave, or any conditions that cause thinning or shedding.
Bring in Pictures
When you go to the hairdressers, you may be getting a simple cut and colour. However, if you also want a specific cut or style, bringing in pictures of similar haircuts is the best idea. Even the most experienced stylist can struggle to give you that perfect look if you are not clearly articulating what it is that you want. Continue reading “Hair Tips”
If you knew how many individuals were experiencing problems with hair loss, you’d probably be comforted to know that you are not alone. It can occur for a variety of reasons, sometimes, it will begin to fall out due to old age. In other cases, individuals lose their hair because of chemotherapy or because of a condition or disease itself. Whatever the case may be, knowing that replacement treatments are available can open your world to opportunities. Before you engage in any type of hair replacement treatments, whether they be surgical or non-surgical, speaking with your doctor is best.
Your doctor will be able to perform a variety of tests to make sure that the hair loss isn’t being caused by a medical problem that can easily be addressed such as a vitamin deficiency, scalp irritation or a medical condition such as under-active thyroid.
If the problem is deficiency or irritation related, there are over the counter treatments available such as Vitamin D supplements, trichologic hair vitamins and hair growth shampoos. Continue reading “Hair Loss & Replacement”