This is not for everyone but I would like to know if I could speak candidly to people about an issue that is prevalent world wide and growing at an enormous rate. If you are not affected you know someone who is effected…………….. with Hair loss.

It's the pink elephant in the room no one wants to discuss. We live in a society where women are taught that their hair is their crown and glory, and where little girls are given the belief the longer their hair is the better.

So, does hair defines who a person is? Does hair determine what someone's status will be socially? Does it make a difference how long or short ? For some people having no hair is just a trend or a fad and they have made a conscience decision to take a fashionable leap of faith to cut-off their tresses. I'm sure you've seen some of the young trendy stars that live in the limelight who have shaved one side of their head. So one's perception of how important hair is for argument sake is a matter of ersonal opinion.

But what happens when you lose your hair? It is a fact that 30 million women in the United States suffer and experience some form of hair loss, and everyday that number is increasing. Silently women are going through turmoil with this disorder not knowing how to talk to anyone not even their doctor or hairstylist, hoping it's just a phase and if only they found the right hair potion or tonic it will grow back.

Unfortunately hair loss doesn't give you the right to choose .The source of hair loss can result from a number of things such as an illness, like cancer, iron deficiency, thyroids, age, medication, and can even be hereditary. No matter what the reason is hair loss is difficult.

The vast majority of women with hair loss feel anxious, helpless, and unattractive. Some are so embarrassed they've stopped socializing and stayed at home. The psychologically and sociologically devastating effects that hair loss can have on the individual can be paralyzing. There was a time when this was an issue that seem to only plague men once they reached a certain age. In some cases hair loss can be temporary and in others the results are permanent. Alopecia which is the name for the disorder can be broken down in many types such as:

Alopecia Areata - hair loss which occurs in patchy areas on the scalp.
Alopecia Totalis - hair loss present over the entire scalp.
Alopecia Universalis - hair loss which occurs over the entire body including the scalp, eyebrows etc.
Adrogenetic Alopecia - normal genetic loss caused by DHT in men and hereditary factor in women. DHT hair loss is a problem that affects both men and women. DHT is an abbreviation for Dihydrotestosterone and is actually a direct product of testosterone when it comes in contact with the enzyme alpha-reductase that's found abundantly in the scalp and the skin. The cause of DHT hair loss is the DHT binding to the receptor sites on the scalp and hair follicles. This disrupts the normal hair development in the follicle by blocking the blood flow and nutrients that are delivered to the hair in the blood. This leads to the hair follicle growing weaker and producing thinner hair until finally there is no more hair at all.
Traction Alopecia - is caused by damage done to the hair follicle by continual pulling and tight tension for very long periods to the hair.
This type of hair loss has been on the rise as people continue to damage there hair. It occurs in people who wear tight braids, especially dreadlocks that lead to pulling, tension and breaking of hair. Alopecia is not prejudice no matter what their race, creed, age or gender this disorder is UN bias to who it attacks. One of the biggest misconceptions pertaining to hair loss is that it is caused by a failure to take good care of your hair. Which is untrue, for those who have to endure this disorder please DO NOT hold yourself responsible for something you have no control over.

Here at Jeannie Cherry Hair Artistry the goal is to provide the highest quality of services for all who want beauty enhancement no matter if the client has to face some challenges and limitations. Here at JCHA I work with the client as a team to find what works for you with the caring and understanding that you deserve.

There is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of….take your power back by seeking the advice of a professional and consult with a doctor. Just a phone call away, I'm here for you waiting with some alternatives and solutions.

So give me a call !
Peace and Blessings
Jeannie Cherry

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