8 Tips and Tricks on How to Thicken Hair For Men

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While it may not be as serious or obvious as male pattern hair loss, hair thinning is still a worrisome problem that many men have to face everyday. It’s a problem that makes you feel self-conscious and somehow less confident, even if it is not immediately noticeable.

Related: Why Choose a Hair Loss Solution for Men from Transitions Hair?

Thankfully there are plenty of ways on how to thicken hair for men. Here are 8 tips and tricks to help make your remaining locks last longer and appear fuller daily:

1. Choose the right hair care products. It’s important to keep your hair and scalp healthy and clean at this time as dirty, greasy hair lie flat and emphasise thinning; and dirt buildup can inhibit new hair growth. Make sure you wash your hair with a good thickening or volumising shampoo and conditioner, applying the conditioner mainly to the ends of your hair and not on the scalp. For added security, you could also try an intensive follicle serum like the ones from BioTHIK to control oil and keep your scalp healthy. When styling, avoid heavy waxes and gels that can weigh your hair down. Look for volumising products like mousses and sprays so you can get an even fuller look.

2. Dry carefully. Hair is three times weaker when it’s wet, and applying heat to it can make it more brittle and prone to breakage. As such, you need to be extra careful when drying your hair. As much as possible, let your hair dry naturally or simply pat it dry. Don’t over-comb it or towel-dry vigorously. If you must, blow dry but use only the cool air setting.

3. Stay away from the comb. Combing can make your hair look limp and flat. Use your fingers to style your hair instead and add a little more volume.

4. Stop smoking. If you need another good reason to stop smoking, this is it: research has shown that smoking increases the level of hormones that trigger hair loss. It also constricts the tiny blood vessels that bring blood to the scalp, depriving it of much needed nutrients. If you want to keep the hair on your head, better quit that bad habit now.

5. Protect your head from the sun. Apart from the fact that heat can make you hair brittle, sunburn actually causes your scalp to produce a compound called superoxide, which causes your hair follicles to switch from its growth phase to a shedding one.

6. Get a better haircut. Sometimes all it takes to get a thicker and better-looking mane is a good haircut. Some men think that growing their hair longer can make up for the thinning, when in fact longer hair can actually emphasise thinning by weighing your hair down. In these cases, a shorter cut is always more flattering. With the right cut your hair could look so much better and might even look thicker.

7. Consider colouring. If you’ve ever thought about changing your hair colour, now might be a good time to do it. Changing your hair colour can not only change your look, it can also give the appearance of thicker hair. Hair dyes can thicken hair strands and with the right shade can make the contrast between your hair and scalp less obvious, consequently making the thinning less obvious. Just be sure to have a professional stylist colour your hair for you and consult you on the right shade to use.

8. Make hair fuller with fibre. For hair that looks instantly thicker, try using a fibre hair thickener like BioTHIK hair fibres. These are made from natural keratin particles, the same type of protein that your hair is made of. These fibres statically cling to your existing hair and stay there, adding dramatic density and natural-looking coverage. It’s so easy to apply and won’t fall out even through wind, rain and exercise.

Related: BioTHIK Hair Fibres – Secret to the Stars

Not sure if hair fibres are for you? Get in touch with Transitions Hair today and we’ll give you a free demonstration of the fibres in action! Call us on 1300 427 778.

What’s the Best Shampoo for Hair Extensions?

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For most women and especially those experiencing hair loss and thinning hair, hair extensions are a godsend. They not only give you the look of long, luscious, voluminous locks anytime, they also give you the ability to style your hair any way you want and feel absolutely amazing.

Hair extensions however are not exactly like your own hair and therefore need to be given extra care in order to last long. This means keeping them tangle-free, damage-free and of course, keeping them clean with the right shampoo.

The Difference between Your Hair and Hair Extensions

While hair extensions may look and feel just like your regular hair, they are of course very different. Hair extensions are not really attached to your scalp, which is typically the source of hair’s nutrients and natural oils that keep it healthy and moisturised. Without proper care and maintenance, hair extensions will degrade, and will look and feel vastly different to your natural hair.

Related: Hair Extensions - How do they work?

For this reason, it’s important to pick the right products that will keep your hair extensions clean and at the same time adequately moisturised.

The Best Shampoo for Hair Extensions

There are many different shampoos and other products in the market today claiming to be the best for hair extensions. What’s really important when choosing a shampoo for hair extensions however is that it is sulfate- and paraben-free. These chemicals can be quite harsh and tend to make hair extensions fall out a lot easier. It’s best to opt for organic or more natural shampoos like Transitions’ Natural Shampoo as these are gentler on hair extensions.

Since hair extensions are no longer nourished and moisturised naturally, you’ll also need a shampoo that’s nourishing. A shampoo like the Nutrifuse Nourishing Shampoo for instance, is a good choice since it contains Keratin, Collagen and Argan Oil, which effectively nourish and moisturise hair extensions. For curly hair extensions you could try shampoos with coconut milk and coconut oils as these help keep frizz at bay and give your hair more smoothness and shine. Shampoos with shea butter are also good for keeping extensions moisturised and smooth.

Tips When Washing Hair Extensions

Of course, even the best shampoo will have little to no effect if you don’t wash and care for your hair extensions properly. Apart from choosing the right shampoo, take these tips to ensure that your lovely new locks are not only clean and moisturised but will also last a long time:

  • Gently comb out tangles before washing hair extensions, and always be careful when washing them so as not to pull any of the hairs out.
  • Don’t use hot water when washing hair extensions, or expose them too often to heat or hot tools as these can damage the hairs.
  • Condition extensions at least once a month from the mid-shaft to the tips to keep them looking healthy and shiny.
  • Avoid using alcohol-laden hair products as alcohol can cause dryness and frizz.
  • After washing, dry extensions carefully by blotting them with a towel and letting them air dry.
  • Never sleep with wet extensions on. If you must wear them while sleeping, make sure they are completely dry and braid them into pigtails to prevent tangles.

Looking for a good shampoo for your hair extensions? Look no further than Transitions Hair. Visit our shop now to view our available shampoos and other hair care products specifically made for hair extensions.

Why Choose a Hair Loss Solution for Men from Transitions Hair?

You’ve probably heard it all, seen it all and maybe even tried it all.

When looking for a hair loss solution, a lot of men will try just about anything and everything; and from anyone who sounds remotely like they know what they’re talking about. Perhaps you’re one of those men, who’s basically tried it all and found nothing has worked out well for you. We’re here to tell you that if this has happened, then you probably haven’t tried Transitions Hair.

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Transitions Hair is a hair restoration company that’s unlike many you’ve probably already approached. We know how difficult it can be to experience untimely, unwanted hair loss, and that’s why we’ve created the most effective, natural-looking solutions with the best, personalised service. It’s a winning combination that may sound simple, but has allowed us the privilege of giving numerous men as well as women their confidence and vitality back from having a full, natural-looking head of hair.

Proven and Customised Solutions

The solutions that we offer are nothing like your grandpa’s old toupee. Through years of in-depth research and development we’ve created a wide array of solutions, each designed to be the ideal hair loss solution for various stages and types of hair loss. For those experiencing thinning hair we offer BioTHIK, an incredible hair loss concealer that applies like a powder and works instantly to cover thinning and receding areas and give you noticeably more volume and density. For more evident hair loss, we offer Sensigraft, a revolutionary hair restoration technique that looks and feels just like your own hair. And for those who prefer to have their own, natural hair growing again we have proven laser hair retention therapy and hair transplants. All these methods have been tried and tested for years by our team of experts and clientele, and we continuously try to develop these solutions further to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

Friendly, Personalised Service

Treating hair loss is not just a matter of replacing lost hair on your head; it’s about making sure that you feel good, secure and confident with the solution you choose and that it also reflects your style and personality. We know that what we offer is not just a physiological treatment for hair loss-- it serves as a psychological and emotional one as well. That’s why we have personalised consultations that get to the bottom of what you really want out of your hair loss solution. You don’t have to sit through an uncomfortable session of picking hairpieces that don’t really suit you perfectly, or getting persuaded to try hair loss solutions you’re not totally comfortable with. At Transitions Hair, we listen to your needs first in order to craft the perfect hair loss solution just for you.

Experience and Exceptional Results

The results that our clients have achieved with our hair loss solutions are undeniable. But don’t just take our word for it-- take it from our clients themselves. Numerous men have taken advantage of our selection of hair loss solutions for men and have testified to the effectiveness of our solutions in not only restoring their hair but also their confidence and self-assurance.

We’ve been serving Australians since the early 1970s, providing quality, custom hair loss solutions and winning numerous awards in the process. We have over 500 affiliated studios worldwide and are a member of the world’s most prestigious professional hair restoration groups. No matter what your hair loss issue may be, you can rest assured that Transitions Hair will provide the solution you need with the highest level of customer service. Take the path towards better hair treatment solutions today. Get your free first consultation with Transitions Hair now, call 1300 427 778.

Scientific Study Shows BioTHIK is the Better Solution for Hair Loss

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In recent years hair-building fibres have become one of the most popular solutions for those suffering from hair loss and thinning hair. This isn’t at all surprising, as hair fibres are quick, easy-to-use and effective in giving you the look of thicker and fuller hair within 30 seconds.

As the popularity of hair fibres has grown, several different hair fibre brands have appeared, each with their own distinct properties and components. While this variety is generally a good thing, this has made it difficult for consumers to know the various benefits or disadvantages of each product.

A recent study published in the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal set out to discover which hair fibre brand truly excels among the most popular. The study, entitled Electrostatic and Dielectric Measurements for Hair Building Fibers from DC to Microwave Frequencies, was conducted by Dr. Kok Yeow You, a senior lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Dr. Yi Lung Then of the Swinburne University of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Science (Sarawak). The study looked at five different brands of hair fibres including BioTHIK, SMH, Nanogen, Toppik and XFussion and conducted a series of experiments that would reveal the qualities of each brand.

The importance of structure in hair fibre distribution

In addition to examining the electrostatic and dielectric properties of hair fibre, You and Then also used a Scanning Electronic Microscope at a 100 and 1000-fold magnification to examine hair fibre density and distribution.

The study found that out of the five types of fibres:

  • XFusion showed the highest broken rates
  • Fibre distribution of SMH was the most compact
  • The fibre structure of BioTHIK was very similar to SMH, giving it the second highest density fibre distribution among the five brands
  • The Nanogen fibre was the most similar in structure to actual human hair

Simply put, BioTHIK had one of the most compact fibre distributions among the five brands, and one of the lowest broken fibre rates.

The electrostatic and dielectric properties of hair fibre

The effectiveness of hair fibres depends on its electrostatic and dielectric properties. Simply put, this means that hair fibres with the ability to store higher charges allow greater coverage on each individual strand of hair. Therefore, the study used macroscopic testing using DC and high frequency microwave techniques to reveal the electrostatic and dielectric properties of the fibres.

Charge density varies on the specific fibre and environmental conditions, and can be increased through friction. In fact, even a simple act like shaking the bottle of hair fibres can change the charge as the amount of friction between the fibre and container will generate an additional charge.

Researchers You and Then conducted a series of tests which measured the charges in hair fibre at the DC stage based on the measured voltage (V) and measured capacitance (C). As can be seen below in the column marked C, they discovered that BioTHIK hair fibres were able to store charges at significantly higher rates than other hair fibres, and almost 10 times more than its nearest competitor.

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Source: Electrostatic and Dielectric Measurements for Hair Building Fibers from DC to Microwave Frequencies by K. Y. You, Y. L. Then.

This ability to store higher charges means that BioTHIK hair fibres can attach to real hair much better than other brands and therefore last longer. In addition the ability to store charge better than other fibre brands, BioTHIK hair fibres also demonstrated the highest conductivity. This is what causes the fibre bundles to appear perpendicular to the existing hair and cause hair to look thicker with just a small volume of the fibre powder.

The results speak for themselves

At the conclusion of their study, You and Then found that when compared to its competitors, BioTHIK hair fibres performed exceptionally well in that:

  • BioTHIK hair fibre has a higher ability to store charges, meaning fibres attach to each individual strand, giving a more luscious look
  • BioTHIK hair fibre has the highest conductivity value, causing the fibre bundle to appear perpendicular to existing hair strands, helping hair look thicker with less powder
  • BioTHIK hair fibre has the second-highest density fibre distribution and one of the lowest fracture rates, resulting in a more natural and seamless appearance for the hair

All this goes to show that BioTHIK is a product that not only delivers exceptional results, but also gives you better value for your money. It’s scientifically-proven to last longer and give you the appearance of naturally fuller, thicker hair with just a small amount. Furthermore, the fibres have been proven to adhere to your natural hair even in rain, wind, or while sweating, meaning you can live your life without worrying about your luscious locks.

So if you ever wonder which brand of hair-building fibre to choose, you can now rest easy knowing that BioTHIK has been scientifically-proven to be among the best. BioTHIK has been carefully engineered to be effective yet economical, giving you long-lasting, naturally thicker looking hair with just a little bit of product.

Are you looking for a way to cosmetically thicken your hair’s appearance? Give us a call today on 1300 427 778 or email us for a free demonstration, and watch the BioTHIK hair fibres in action on your own hair. We’ll also help you choose the right colour and offer suggestions for other hair loss solutions that may be right for you.

Get to Know the Different Hair Loss Solutions Available for Women

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Losing your hair as a woman can be distressing enough; trying to find the best hair loss solution should not have to add to that stress.

For some women however, finding the best hair loss solution can be a challenge. This can be because many women don’t immediately know where to look or think that their only option is a wig, which is not always the best solution and can end up looking and feeling unnatural.

Unlike in previous decades, women today have plenty of options when it comes to female hair loss solutions. And thanks to modern technology and refined techniques, these solutions have been perfected to cater to different types and levels of female hair loss, and look and feel absolutely natural and beautiful.

Customised Hair Loss Solutions

The first thing you need to know when looking for your ideal hair loss solution is that you don’t have to settle for the typical ‘shopping’ experience, where you come into a wig shop, try on some wigs and just pick the one you think suits you best. This experience can often be too blunt and confrontational for women, who may still be emotionally and psychologically grappling with their situation.

With Transitions Hair, your hair loss solution can be customised specifically for you, with your concerns and needs being the top priority. We take a very personalised, consultative approach, so you get the solution that you’re absolutely comfortable with, and the process is easy, considerate yet thorough.

Transitions Hair offers a complete array of innovative hair loss solutions for women, each made for specific types and levels of hair loss:

  • Hair Loss Concealers and Hair Thickeners – This solution is best suited for early stage hair loss; or those with fine hair who want a little more volume; or have minimal thinning particularly at the top. It comes in a powder form made up of microscopic natural keratin protein, the same material your hair is made of. These keratin fibres cling to your existing hair and create the look of thicker, fuller hair within seconds! It is simple, safe and secure enough to use every day.
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  • Laser Hair Retention and Regrowth Therapy – This solution uses state-of-the-art laser technology that’s been scientifically proven to stimulate hair regrowth. It’s recommended for those with early stage hair loss, or have fine, lifeless, thinning hair. Laser treatments are often done in conjunction with other treatments to ensure the best results.
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  • Crown Extensions - This solution includes topette crown extensions and hair integration systems. These are popular choices for women experiencing thinning particularly on the crown, and have fine hair unsuitable for other techniques. Topettes, also known as hair toppers or top pieces, are neither wigs nor extensions, but are made of gorgeous European hair that’s woven into a fine matrix that simulates hair growing from the top. It seamlessly integrates with your own hair, creating a natural, fuller look right from the top of your head. Hair integration systems also achieve a similar effect by evenly integrating additional hair through a ‘hair web’ that evenly distributes hair throughout the scalp. The result is a totally natural and undetectable look. This is a great option for those who prefer not to be restricted by a wig or are unsuitable for extensions.
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  • Sensigraft - Sensigraft is a non-surgical hair restoration technique that bridges the gap between conventional hair replacement methods and surgical hair transplants. Through the use of a skin-like membrane, individual hairs are implanted to look like they are naturally growing from the scalp. The result is a significant increase in hair volume, thickness and density that’s 100% natural in appearance and undetectable even by touch. This is recommended for women with moderate to extreme hair loss.
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  • Wigs - These are nothing like your granpa’s old toupee. Transitions Hair wigs are made of luxurious European hair that are hand tied and styled to look absolutely natural. Our accredited consultants can advise you on the most suitable colour and style for you. Wigs are recommended for total hair loss or advanced general thinning. They’re also a good option for those undergoing medically-induced hair loss.
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  • Hair Transplants - This solution has gained more and more popularity due to the fact that it utilises your own existing hair and requires no additional maintenance other than your usual hair care routine. Hair transplants redistribute your existing hair to the thinning areas, which is why it is not a solution available for everyone. Hair transplants can only be done on those with mild to moderate hair loss, and the remaining hair must be of a certain quality and quantity in order to be fit for the procedure.

If you require more information regarding any of these female hair loss solutions, don’t hesitate to call Transitions Hair today on 1300 427 778. Our friendly and professional consultants will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and advise you on the most ideal hair loss solutions for you so you can quickly regain your confidence and feel amazing with your new look.

 

Enhance Your Beauty with Real Human Hair Wigs

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but a lot of the time, it helps to have a gorgeous head of hair.

While beauty is certainly subjective, many women find themselves feeling less beautiful and confident when they have lesser hair than they’re used to. Perhaps it is because the media and the world in general has established this idea that women are more beautiful with more hair. Or perhaps there are certain beauty looks that women just can’t achieve without longer, thicker hair. Whatever the reason may be, the fact is that thick, healthy hair is part of what makes a woman feel more beautiful and confident.

While not all of us are blessed with a gorgeous mane, there is a way we can all achieve the beautiful looks and hairstyles we want anytime, and that is through the use of wigs.

The Beauty of Modern Wigs

Wigs have had quite a history, and also a bit of a reputation. Due to popular movies and media of yesteryears, wigs were often implied as looking unnatural and even comedic. But nowadays, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Thanks to years of research and development wigs today are more beautiful and realistic than ever. Real human hair wigs in particular are lustrous and appear as natural as your own hair. These are made from high quality European hair that’s carefully woven to achieve just the right thickness, volume and shape. They come in a dazzling array of colours and styles and can be restyled to better fit the wearer’s preference. It’s no wonder why many women are now choosing to wear wigs, even with a full head of hair.

The Wonder of Wigs in Achieving Different Looks

Women who aren't experiencing hair loss sometimes wear wigs in order to liven up and break the monotony of their look. Many celebrities often wear wigs to special events, among them the popular cosmetics creator Kylie Jenner, who said that she wore wigs in order to help nurse her damaged, natural hair back to health. Other celebrities widely known for their wig-wearing include Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. It’s a fabulous way to achieve a whole new and exciting look, without the commitment or possible regret later on.

The Life-Changing Effect of Real Human Hair Wigs

For women with hair loss and thinning hair, wigs can not only be a beauty enhancer, but can very well be a lifesaver. It’s a jarring experience for women having to go through hair loss, and a beautiful, real human hair wig can help retain that sense of sameness and normalcy during this trying time. It gives these women a sense of privacy and dignity, and allows them to regain feelings of self-assurance, something they greatly need especially when their hair loss is caused by medical conditions and they must undergo treatments.

Real human hair wigs allow women to not only look good but feel good as well, and helps to change their whole outlook to a more positive one.

So whether you’re facing a difficult battle with hair loss ahead, or simply want to change your look and achieve a new ‘you’, real human hair wigs can be your most trusty accessories. Their effect is not only on the outside but on the inside as well, giving women a beauty that isn’t just seen but is also felt and perceived from within.

Looking for the perfect wig for you? Get in touch with Transitions Hair today and begin your journey to a beautiful, more confident new you!

Ways that Women Can Combat Thinning Hair

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Thinning hair is one of women's worst fears. Women are brought up to think of their hair as their 'crowning glory', an indispensable part of themselves and their beauty. It's no wonder then that when their hair starts to thin, women start to feel more than a little anxious.

There are many reasons for the onset of thinning hair in women, ranging from physical stress to hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disorders. The causes are not always clear at the beginning, but the signs of thinning often are: large clumps of hair are left on the pillow and in the shower, the hair part starts to widen and bald patches start to appear on the scalp. When these signs appear and even before these signs appear, it's important to act immediately to put a stop to thinning hair.

Here are some of the ways you can stop thinning hair even before it starts:

  • Pick the right hairstyles. Some hairstyles can tug on the hairs that make up your hairline and cause hair loss. These hairstyles include tight ponytails, buns, cornrows and braids. Styles like this also often require really tight hair ties that can pull some of your hairs once removed. Shorter cuts are often gentler on thin or thinning hair since long hair can appear flatter and expose thinning regions of the scalp. Shorter cuts with layers can not only volumise hair but also put lesser strain on hair and therefore lessen the occurrence of hair loss.
  • Avoid hair tools that use heat. While heat may be a great tool for styling your hair, unfortunately it can also be very damaging. Excessive heat causes bonds within the hair strand to fracture, making the hair more brittle and prone to breakage and falling out. As much as possible, avoid heat when styling your hair and let your hair dry naturally. If you really need to use heat to style your hair however, make sure to use heat-protecting products so your hair is protected from damage.
  • Avoid chemically processing hair. Bleaching, lightening and chemically straightening your hair can all lead to hair loss. These processes can damage the hair shaft and weaken the hair. If you've been putting your hair through these processes it's high time to put a stop to them, and to treat your hair to a deep-conditioning treatment at least once a week. Colouring your hair however, could be helpful. Peroxide, a chemical used in hair colourants, is said to thicken hair strands and swell the hair shaft. The right colour can also make hair appear thicker and fuller.
  • Get natural nutrients from your pantry. Foods high in vitamins and minerals especially iron, zinc and vitamin B12 can help revitalise thinning strands. These foods include leafy green vegetables, nuts, fish and lean meats. Apart from the food you eat, there are also some food you can place directly on your scalp that may help with thinning hair. This includes raw eggs and olive oil.
  • Massage your scalp regularly. Scalp massages have been known to increase the blood circulation to the scalp, thereby improving hair growth. You can do this in the shower, or with essential oils like lavender, rosemary, cypress or carrot seed oil to further promote hair growth.
  • Consider hair loss solutions. If you've already lost a significant amount of hair, you can try topical medications although this doesn't always work for everyone and can take several months to produce any results. For immediate solutions, we would recommend crown extensions, cosmetic hair thickeners or Sensigraft for women. Hair transplants are also available for women who want a more natural, long-term solution to hair loss.

Thanks to today's many scientific and technological advances, women now have several reliable solutions for thinning hair and hair loss. Want to know more about them? Give us a call now on 1300 427 778 for a free consultation (valued at $250.00).

I’m Losing My Hair! What Should I Do?

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When you're a woman, suddenly losing a significant amount of your hair is worrisome to say the least. Hair loss is not as common or well-known in women as it is in men, so when it happens it can no doubt be an alarming experience. Some women may be too panicked or devastated to know what to do. If you are one of those women, then you have come to the right place. Here are steps you can take to alleviate your problem.

Assess Your Situation Calmly

First of all, try and stay calm. Added stress may aggravate your situation. Next, assess your situation with a level head and do your research. You might just be worrying over nothing. Is your hair loss so significant that it is causing bald patches the size of a coin on your scalp? If so, what you are experiencing is most likely Alopecia Areata.

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the hair follicles, causing baldness. Alopecia Areata in women often appears as small patches of baldness about the size of a coin on your scalp. You may observe large clumps of hair lost during sleep or in the shower, and this can occur not just on your scalp but with your eyebrows, eyelashes and other hair-bearing parts of your body as well. Another sign of Alopecia Areata is changes in your nails. Small, pinpoint dents (pitting), roughness, white spots or lines on your nails can be early signs of Alopecia Areata.

The exact cause of Alopecia Areata is inconclusive. What is clear is that there is a genetic predisposition to it, which means those who have a hereditary history of Alopecia Areata are more likely to acquire the disorder. The immune response can be triggered and aggravated by viral or bacterial infection, stress, exposure to foreign substances or trauma to the skin, or a combination of these factors. The condition may be temporary or permanent, and can lead to total hair loss of your entire head (Alopecia Totalis) or your whole body (Alopecia Universalis). There are several possibilities here, but there's also a chance that it may not be Alopecia Areata you are suffering from since it is not the only disease that can cause hair loss. This is why your next step should be to seek professional help.

Seek Professional Help

When you start to see clear signs of significant hair loss, you should approach dermatologists or specialists in hair loss to clarify your situation and get the appropriate treatment. There are several options for treating Alopecia Areata, including pharmaceutical drugs. Many of these drugs come with side effects however, so it's important to speak with a specialist and become fully aware of the treatments available before going through with them. Here at Transitions Hair we recommend and offer instant hair loss solutions for women, including wigs, hair thickeners, laser hair therapy, hair transplants and SensiGraft® for women. If you'd like to know more about our available solutions and get help with your specific situation, give us a call now on 1300 427 778.

Join a Community or Support Group

It can be difficult for women to cope with hair loss, especially if it is recurring. To make it easier on you and also give you access to the latest information and developments in hair loss treatments, join a community or support group of similar individuals and experts. With the right support, overcoming Alopecia Areata becomes much easier and you'll find that hair loss need not be a burden and hindrance to living a normal life.

Hair Transplant Surgery Aftercare: 9 Basic Steps

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For most men as well as women, hair transplant surgery is a lifesaver. It is the way by which men and women regain not only a full head of hair but also their confidence and desire to live life to the fullest.

But hair transplant surgery is no walk in the park, and getting the best results requires strict adherence to certain steps post-surgery. If you're thinking of availing of hair transplant for men or hair transplant for women, it's important that you know the necessary steps you need to take after getting one. Different doctors may advise different steps and treatments after surgery, but in most cases these are the steps that need to be followed in order to achieve the best, lasting results with hair transplants:

1. Sleep semi-upright

To keep grafts in place and also reduce swelling doctors recommend that patients sleep semi-upright, with their head propped up in pillows or on a reclining chair until the scalp is fully healed. If the grafts are located in the lower crown, it is recommended that you sleep on your side for the first few days while ensuring that your head is always elevated.

2. Avoid excessive sweating, heat and cold

Excessive sweating, heat and cold can keep your scalp from healing properly, so you should avoid these as much as possible. It's best to stay indoors during this time but if going outdoors is unavoidable, it is advised that you wear a loose-fitting hat but only if it has been at least 2 days after surgery.

3.Avoid strenuous activities

Strenuous activities such as sports, running, cycling and weight lifting can not only make you sweat a lot but can also cause bleeding, swelling and loss of grafts. You should avoid these activities for about a month after the procedure or until you get the approval of your doctor.

4. Clean gently

The grafts must not be disrupted or washed 24 hours after surgery. After that it is advised that you wash your hair carefully and gently with the shampoo or product that your doctor recommends. It is best to hand-wash your hair instead of using the shower, and only using the shower with low pressure around 4 days after the procedure.

5. Stop smoking and drinking

Alcohol can thin the blood and cause bleeding, while smoking can disrupt blood flow to hair follicles, impeding their growth. It would be best to avoid both completely at least a month after surgery, and to reduce consumption of alcohol and cigarettes prior to the surgery in preparation.

6. Avoid fidgeting, bending or lifting

You absolutely must not pick on or scratch your scalp even with scabs on it as these actions may cause infection and risk the survival of the grafts. Scabbing is normal, but if it persists after 2 weeks or so then you may not be shampooing vigorously enough. Also, refrain from bending over, lifting things or even blowing your nose violently at least 2 days after surgery as these can cause bleeding and swelling. Should minor bleeding occur, simply put light pressure on the affected area with a moist clean cloth for around 5 to 10 minutes until the bleeding subsides.

7. Take only the prescribed medication

Before going through with the procedure make sure that you discuss with your doctor any maintenance medication you may be taking. After surgery make sure you take the prescribed medication, which often includes painkillers and antibiotics. Avoid medications that will thin the blood as these may cause bleeding. If you are unsure of taking any medications, approach your doctor first.

8. Minimise swelling with an ice pack

If swelling occurs you can use an ice pack to minimise it but remember not place the ice pack directly over the grafted site. Place the ice pack on your forehead instead.

9. Get enough rest

Just as with any surgical procedure, it's important that you get enough rest to properly aid healing. The better care you take with your scalp and yourself during the recovery period, the better and faster your recovery.

Each surgeon will have his or her own set of instructions for you post-surgery, so apart from keeping note of the basic steps make sure to heed their particular instructions as they know your case best. And remember, ultimately your recovery time will depend on you and how well you can follow post-operative procedures.

If you’d like to know more about hair transplant surgery or any other hair loss solutions for men and women, don't hesitate to contact Transitions Hair today on 1300 427 778.

Hair Loss Causes and Treatments - Fact and Fiction

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There are few things in this world more debilitating to a man's confidence than hair loss. When one starts experiencing hair loss, the initial reaction is often worry, fear and insecurity. Add to this the mixed information about hair loss causes and treatments you'll find online, and it can also be a very confusing and frustrating time.

Hair loss is enough of a problem in itself; misinformation about its causes and treatments shouldn't be adding to the problem. To take that burden off your shoulders, we've listed down some of the most common misconceptions about hair loss causes and treatments, and reveal the truth behind them.

Fiction: Hair loss is caused by high testosterone levels

Fact: It may be a consolation to think that hair loss is due to increased virility, but the truth is hair loss is not actually caused by high levels of testosterone. Rather, it's caused by a sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone or DHT, a hormone and natural compound of testosterone.

Fiction: Wearing hats causes hair loss

Fact: As we've established in the first point, hair loss is caused by a sensitivity to DHT, not by the number of times you wear hats. It doesn't matter what type of hat you use—it's not going to cause hair loss. The only time it would probably cause hair loss is if your hat was so tight it would cut off circulation to your hair follicles, and no one in their right mind would wear a hat that uncomfortable.

Fiction: Standing upside-down helps make your hair grow

Fact: This may sound silly, but this myth was propagated due to the fact that hair needs good blood circulation in order to keep growing. But the fact of the matter is hair loss is not a blood circulation problem. No matter how many times you stand on your head, your hair is not going to grow back if hair loss is already in your genes. Even if increased blood flow could somehow help hair regrowth, you wouldn't be able to stay in that position long enough for it to have a substantial effect on your hair follicles.

Fiction: Hair loss only comes from your mother's side

Fact: In many cases hair loss is a hereditary condition but it's not passed on only by women—the gene can be carried by both men and women. So just because you don't have baldness in your mother's side of the family doesn't mean you can't get it from your father's side.

Fiction: Excessive shampooing can cause hair loss

Fact: Regular hair care, which includes regular shampooing, is just good hygiene. While other processes such as blow-drying and hair coloring can damage hair when done excessively, they don't actually lead to permanent hair loss. The same goes for shampooing.

Fiction: Hair loss only affects old people

Fact: There are many different types of hair loss, and not just those that affect old people. Some forms of hair loss can occur during puberty, and even to women and children.

Fiction: You can't cure hair loss

Fact: This may have been the prevailing belief decades ago, but with today's technology it is possible to recover from hair loss. Some of the proven methods of hair loss treatment for men include laser therapy and surgical hair transplants. These are safe, FDA-approved processes that have proven to restore men's hair, and their confidence along with it.

If you're thinking about trying these treatments for yourself but are still a bit hesitant, talk to the experts at Transitions Hair. Here at Transitions Hair we want you to make the best, well-informed decisions regarding hair restoration and are fully committed to helping you achieve that and more. Call us now on 1300 427 778 for a free consultation.