Monday, November 11, 2013

Menopausal Women Can Find Relief In Hair Extensions

Let's face it, growing old is not easy. While some complain about the added weight, the new-found wrinkle, or the loss of firmness in our bodies, those with thinning hair seem to be particularly bothered, especially if they once had beautiful thick hair in their youth.

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In my San Antonio specialty salon, I deal exclusively with hair extensions and the women who seek them out for a variety of reasons.

These can include cosmetic reasons (of course), which include those who simply want them because they're popular and they want to have longer, thicker hair quick and easy. There are also those women who experience hair loss because of medication and/or medical treatments. One group less talked about, however, are women who suffer from age-related hair loss due to hormones (or lack of).

Hormones and the awful "M" word . . . menopause. Menopause can cause a wide variety of extremely annoying symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, thinning of the skin and many more. It can also lead to dramatic changes in your hair. In addition to growing hair in places you didn't have it before, it can also leave you without hair where you cherish it the most...on your head!

I recently came across a funny article written by a woman in the U.K. who was dealing with this very problem. My mother is at "that age", and I thought it might cheer her up knowing that the symptoms she has are really "not that bad" compared to what some women go through. The article is truly funny and it did make her laugh while reading it. But, for those going through hair loss or thinning hair the matter is not so funny.

Menopausal women DO have choices if they are bothered by their hormonal hair loss and want a lasting remedy. Quality human hair extensions can be used to create volume and/or length. Hair color is matched to your own hair, whether or not you color your hair or have chosen to let the gray shine. Be sure to ask for a licensed hair stylist who has both the specialized certification in hair extensions, as well as the experience needed to deal with the special demands that thinning hair has.

RESOURCES:
Mandy Appleyard's menopause Diary: My hair's Lovely and Thick. Pity it's on my face!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melissa White is an experienced, licensed hair extension artist and stylist whose passion is to bring out the natural beauty in everyone by enhancing their own individual features with the use of exquisite hair extensions. Melissa has over 10 years of extensive training with the industries top hair extension companies in the newest techniques. Originally from Boston, Melissa has been in San Antonio for the past 8 years. She believes that everyone should be able to access and afford the hair of their dreams . . . thus the creation of Extensions of Yourself, San Antonio's first salon which specializes exclusively in quality hair extensions. Melissa is a Certified Brazilian Blowout stylist who has used Brazilian Blowout on her clients for several years.

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