Men are not alone when it comes to losing their hair.
An organization, The International Society of Hair Restoration, stated that more than 20 million women in the United States suffer from significant hair loss.
This can be a result of two more frequently occurring disorders: trichotillomania and alopecia.
Alopecia is described as a hereditary condition of hair falling out in clumps or patches, causing complete baldness.
Contrary to popular belief, men are not the sole suffers of this — women can be diagnosed with alopecia as well.
Trichotillomania, however, is not hereditary, but rather a compulsion; an urge to pull one’s hair out and, in some cases, eat it. This leads to noticeable hair loss, distress and social and functional impairment.
The only unfortunate thing about this is that many believe there is no way to help their situation. These conditions are not “un-treatable.”
When people think of wearing a wig or hair attachment, many still conjure up images of the obvious “piece” fooling no one and prompting immature ridicule, thus defeating the purpose.
Truth is, there have been significant and tremendous advancements in hair attachments and wigs. There is no reason now to suffer in silence or feel any kind of embarrassment for these conditions. For instance, there is a technique and attachment I use that is customized to match you existing hair and act like it as well — style it, wash it, dry it, swim in it, pull on it, anything and it won’t come off.
I am only 1 of just 4 percent of hairstylists in the United States certified for this Extended Wear procedure.
There is no reason to feel ashamed for anything. With 20 million women in just this country, you are most definitely not alone.
Nadwa Yono is a professional hair stylist and owner of Nadwa Hair Spa in West Bloomfield, making Oakland County her home. She is one of only 4 percent of hairstylist in the country certified to perform Extended Wear hair attachments. More info on Nadwa and Nadwa Hair Spa can be found on Facebook!