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Define Medical HairLoss

Anything medical related, for example:

  • Involutional alopecia is a natural condition in which the hair gradually thins with age.
  • Androgenic alopecia is a genetic condition called female pattern baldness. This is general thinning over the entire scalp, with the most extensive hair loss at the crown.
  • Alopecia areata often starts suddenly and causes patchy hair loss in children and young adults.
  • Alopecia universalis causes all body hair to fall out, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, and pubic hair.
  • Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder in which a person pulls out their own hair.
  • Telogen effluvium is temporary hair thinning over the scalp that occurs because of changes in the growth cycle of hair.
  • Illnesses like lupus, diabetes
  • Any surgeries in the past six months like Gastric bypass

Define Non-Medical Hairloss

Any self-induce behaviors or environment factors. For example:

  1. Poor nutritious diet and lack of vitamins.
  2. Eating disorders
  3. Unbalanced diet or a diet which is incomplete in terms of nutrition.
  4. Tension and stress.
  5. Sleep deprivation, disorders
  6. Imbalanced levels of iron, a person is suffering from anemia.
  7. Following a drug regime.
  8. The high rate of vitamin A or selenium as food should be varied.
  9. Zinc and biotin deficiency
  10. Smoking
  11. Tight Weaves or Braids
  12. Excessive use of heated styling tools
  13. Excessive bleaching, chemical straightening and perms can lead to damaged hair and breakage
  14. Fungal scalp infections
  15. High fevers
  16. Your home air conditioner, water, heater
  17. Shampoos, conditioners and even hair oils today are loaded with chemicals that mess up with your scalp and hair in more ways than one.

What are hairloss causing medications?

  • Acne medications containing Vitamin A (retinoids)
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti clotting/anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners)
  • Anticonvulsants (seizure medications)
  • Antidepressants
  • Antifungals
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (including non-steroidal types)
  • Beta-blockers (like those used to treat glaucoma)
  • Chemotherapy drugs (often leading to the anagen effluvium type of hair loss)
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Diet/weight loss pills (and other amphetamine based pills)
  • Heart medications (including those for high blood pressure)
  • Medication used to treat breast cancer
  • Medication used to treat gout
  • Medication containing hormones (i.e. birth control, hormone-replacements, and steroids)
  • Medication used to treat thyroid problems
  • Parkinson’s Disease treatment medications

What is causing hairloss in men?

Any hairloss is called alopecia, and androgens (male hormones) account for more than 95 per cent of common male pattern baldness or hair loss after the age of 20 years. By the age of 35, two-thirds of men will begin experiencing some degree of hair loss, and by age 50, approximately 85 per cent of men will have significant thinning or balding. Male-pattern baldness sufferers have actually inherited hair roots that are sensitive to a specific male hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone) that is formed when testosterone breaks down. So guys, your heredity is to blame. The affected hair roots shorten, get smaller, and eventually stop producing hairs.

My hair is falling out

For this, I would recommend something that attaches to, both, the hair and scalp, or just to your scalp.  Also read My Simple Rules for Growing Healthy, Strong Hair and Avoiding Breakage

Why won’t my hair grow faster?

Long flowing locks are on everyone’s wish list, but ironically many women have hair habits which encourage dryness, breakage and inhibit hair growth.

I like to compare growing your hair to growing a garden, and just as a thriving garden begins with healthy soil, strong hair begins with a healthy scalp. A healthy scalp is a clean scalp, free of debris. “Raking” out the debris using a massage brush will gently lift away dead skin. With the scalp facials I offer in my salon I massage, clean and stimulate the scalp, which in turn stimulates hair growth from the root. Growth from the root is half of the battle. Watering your garden is also important, and when it comes to the scalp this means specially formulated hair strengthening products Read more

What separates TheSecretMane from the competition?

I respect my clients. I listen to their individual goals and their wish is my command. I offer suggestions rather than hard selling them into something they don't need, and may not even fit into their lifestyle.  Other competitors will make you feel that so bald and then everything seems hopeless.  I will never make you feel that way.  I believe that if hair loss is treated properly, it can be reversed.  My goal for many of my clients is 1-2 years in treatment and grow the best hair possible so they won't have to wear a hairpiece anymore.
I offer more than the competition with a wide variety of options to choose from. Upon you telling me your goals, your lifestyle and how you like to style your hair, we then take it from there. My policy is for you to be completely satisfied.  I am also there for my clients any time they need me. I am a specialist in ALL types of Hair Augmentation and Restoration, a Licensed Cosmetologist and a former Nursing student.

What can I use to help grow and strengthen my own hair?

Try the complete Hair Support Kit and vitamins. It gives your scalp a “facial.” It releases dormant hairs and creates a more healthy scalp environment.
Think of these patented hair care products as cultivators to prepare your "soil" which is necessary to cultivate healthy "flowers." For a more aggressive approach rent or buy a Low Level Laser device. Think of this device as "photosynthesis." Yes, it uses light energy to stimulate deep down and regenerate the cells. Low Level Laser is safe, no drugs, no surgery and no side-effects. As a footnote, Laser is widely used today and they come in many wavelengths and colors; for example laser hair removal, laser teeth whitening and my pup recently got laser surgery. The laser we use is cold to the touch. We also use it for facials to remove rosacea, acne and wrinkles.

I'm allergic to glues and bonds.

First we can try a patch test and see if it does prove positive. If it does, you can choose from my many other attachments such as: invisible threads, micro-beads for extended wear up to 8 weeks, or clips for daily wear. For a sample of our DIY glue, click here

Will hair growth pills or vitamins work?

Everything I do is cosmetic and I do sell vitamins. I am not a magician. My best advice is that you won't know unless you try. Here's a client testimony: "Dear Charlene, I am so excited! I just had my annual check up with my doctor. He is a well-known Atlanta OB-GYN that specifically treat women with pre-menopausal symptoms. A lot of his work includes extensive blood work so he can assess hormone, vitamin, mineral and other levels. Anyway, he was very impressed with my vitamin B / Folic Acid levels. He stated that most pre-menopausal women are extremely deficient in these vitamins. His exact statement was, "keep taking what you're taking because your levels are excellent and that is what would be helping you get your hair back! " As you know, I've been taking the Hair Support vitamins for over 1 year and have been using the Hair Support treatment as well. We both know that my hair is thicker in the crown, but it was so great to have my doctor validate that these treatments are making a real difference." -Ann from Atlanta, Georgia

How does my hair grow?

Each hair on your head has a root and a shaft. When you brush or comb your hair, it is the shaft you are styling. The root of your hair is a soft, light-colored bulb below the surface of your scalp. It lies in a casing called the follicle. At the bottom of the follicle is the papilla, which nourishes the root. Your hair grows when new cells form around the papilla. These new cells push up on the old cells, gradually forcing them up out of the follicle. The old cells are now part of the shaft. As long as the papilla provides nourishment for new cells, your hair continues to grow. The papilla can nourish new cells for years.

Will hair transplant make my hair grow back?

Everything I do is non-surgical, safe alternatives to surgery. I cannot speak for hair implants or any hair surgery because my license is only cosmetic. But I can tell you that I have post-surgery hair transplant clients who are still in need of more hair. This comprises 90% of my clients! As a matter of fact, they underwent more than 1-5 hair transplant surgeries.

What is your opinion on buying hair systems from the Internet?

Anything online is cheaper than personalized services. It's like shopping for ready-to-wear clothes, versus going to a tailor. The best candidates are those who already know what kind of hair and materials they need, and were professionally measured. They even know of a great hairdresser who can blend their haircut. Internet hair shopping is not for rookies. Any systems I sell online include my personal professional guidance. They are bought by my clients who cannot come to me, or who plan to come to me soon.

I've worn hairpiece/toupee attachments before, but I could see the attachments on my hair.

Anything that uses your hair as an anchor can be seen and felt. If you are not artistic with your hair then you would not know how to camouflage it to really appreciate the aesthetic. Any fake attachments can, and will, be seen and can, and will, be felt regardless of size as long as they are attached to your own growing hair. If however, they are attached to your growing hair and scalp, it can and will be seen and felt when it is time for the hair to grow out.

Hi there. I have thinning hair to parting and crown. I've tried integrated systems, sprays and fibres. All looked unnatural. I've seen single wefts and taped in extensions.. I was wondering would they help? I need volume as close as the parting possible. I'm so down with this. Please help x

Hi! This is what you need- http://charleneblacer.com/non-surgical-hair-transplants/

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