Just the other day, I posted about my experience with hair loss. It resonated with so many of you that I wanted to grow the conversation to let you know two things; you’re not alone, and you can overcome it.
What many of you didn’t know, is that I started The Virgin Hair Fantasy because I couldn’t get my hair to grow. I tried everything I could think of to grow my hair, and nothing was working. It started to become a source of stress, depression and was causing me to lose confidence in myself.
I decided that if hair was what I needed to feel better about myself, I would purchase hair. I purchased hair in varied lengths and colors for fun and creative expression. I would change my hair look weekly for a playful vibe and for fun. Playing with different hair looks gave me the confidence I needed in other areas of my life, at the time.
I wanted to share that renewed confidence I gained with women, if not, just one woman. I wanted to share it, because I didn’t want anyone to feel the way I once did. As a result, The Virgin Hair Fantasy was launched.
Countless women have reached out to tell me about the confidence they gained for wearing our perucas. I am grateful for all of their stories and happy that my journey helped other women.
Even though I started purchasing hair and making wigs to build my confidence after losing hair, you don’t have to. If you follow me now, you see that I keep my hair in a big chop. I decided to do that because I wanted to be a source of inspiration for my daughters, to love and embrace their natural hair.
Confidence comes from within. You can rock a short natural, or long flowing hair and still be your gorgeous, courageous and confident self. The long flowing hair is just an addition. If you’ve found yourself recently suffering from hair loss, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do.
You can take inventory of recent changes in your life. Is there more stress? Have you started a new medication? Is it hereditary? Begin an investigative process to see if you can find the source of your hair loss. If you know the source, it can be easier to address. Once you know what’s causing the hair loss, you can take steps to stop it or minimize it to the best of your ability.
Once you’ve done what you can on your end to stop the loss, you can make a decision. Whether that decision is to rock your hair the way it is, or to purchase a wig, do so with confidence. Allow it to be whatever it is, embrace it, and continue to be awesome.
Treat Hair Loss
At The Virgin Hair Fantasy, we sell glueless wigs. We understand however, that wigs may not be for everyone and wanted to offer a few other ways of addressing hair loss. If that describes you, here are a few things you can do to get to the bottom of the loss and see if you can stop, or at least slow it down.
Consult with a trichologist. Trichologist specialize in issues of the hair and scalp. They can recognize, identify and recommend natural treatments for conditions of the scalp. They are not physicians so, they cannot prescribe medications. However, they can help you identify issues and help you present findings to your primary care doctor, that can prescribe medications if necessary, or point you to another specialist, maybe dermatologist, that can help.
Try hair, skin and nail supplements. The most popular of hair supplement is biotin. It’s been used by men and women alike to grow hair and slow hair loss. There are also proprietary blends of vitamins and minerals designed to grow the hair as well. A simple search for hair, skin and nail supplements will uncover countless brands designed to help grow hair. Please consult with your physician before taking any type of supplements.
Eat a well balanced diet. Processed foods, drinks high in sugar and alcohol wreak havoc on the body. Aim to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables daily to maintain proper health. Choose water instead of sodas and high sugar drinks to promote optimal internal health as well. Hair growth starts with a healthy body. Nourish it with the things it needs to grow at its best.
Try scalp massage. Scalp massage work wonders to stimulate hair growth. Just a few minutes of massage at night can help stimulate hair follicles and foster new growth. It’s also relaxing to take a few moments out of your day for massage.
Use natural oils and teas. Natural oils like, castor and sesame claim to stimulate hair growth and stop hair shed in some instances. Applying the oil at night, or with conditioner, and sitting under the hair dryer works for some women. Black and green tea, when used properly, have claims of stopping hair loss as well. Trial and error with natural treatments can help decide what works for you.
Do a little research of your own to see what natural remedies are available. Being consistent with whatever treatments used can ensure success.
The beautiful confident woman you are, goes far beyond your hair. Whether you buy hair, or shave it off, your beauty comes from within. However you decide to wear your hair, wear it with your head high knowing that you are beautiful and one of a kind. You are more than hair, my love.