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The Alopecia Annual: Coping with Hair Loss Like a Boss

For women, the experience of losing your hair can be both unexpected and scary. There are several different types of hair loss, but with innovations such as human hair wigs, there are solutions out there.

Facts and Figures

No matter how old you are, losing your hair as a woman can be particularly difficult; especially for those of us for whom it has been a key part of our appearance. With the way in which society perceives baldness, there can sometimes be a stigma attached to those with thinning hair. In the UK, around 8 million women suffer from hair loss, or alopecia. The most well-known cause of alopecia is chemotherapy, but up to 50% of females tend to shed hair after they have given birth too. The problem is, perhaps, not as rare as it may seem.

Uncover Your Type

One of the best ways to arm yourself against hair loss is to know all there is about the condition you are suffering from. There are several different types of alopecia, all of which vary in severity and have different causes:

  • Alopecia areata – This tends to occur with young females, with teenagers and young adults being the primary sufferers. Due to a problem with the immune system, hair follicles can become damaged. As a result, hair falls out in patches. Within a few months, the majority of sufferers witness some re-growth.
  • Alopecia totalis – Re-growth does not tend to occur with this condition, in which all the hair on the head is lost.
  • Alopecia universalis – Hair is not only lost on the head, but across the body too.
  • Female-pattern baldness – Otherwise known as androgenetic alopecia, this condition shows itself through the gradual thinning of the hair. As the name suggests, this form of hair loss often runs in families. It also sometimes occurs when a women has undergone menopause.
  • Telogen effluvium – After experiencing a shock, undergoing stress, illness or childbirth, hair can start to thin and shed itself. This condition tends not to be permanent, with hair growing back. Sudden weight loss and an adverse reaction to medication are also causes.

Whichever form of hair loss you are suffering from there are ways to cope with the situation, from hair lotions for less extreme conditions to human hair wigs for those suffering from alopecia totalis.

Savvy Solutions

For those suffering from a thinning or temporary loss of hair, the most important thing to do is visit your doctor or a dermatologist. They will be able to prescribe a treatment adapted to your lifestyle and needs. A proven treatment for many people is to use hair products which contain the ingredient minoxidil, which works to slow down the loss of hair and promote growth. The majority of women who have used minoxidil in the treatment process notice some small level of improvement.

If you have lost your hair permanently, or are suffering from a lack of confidence, covering up may be the way forward. There are many options out there, from scarves and hair extensions to wigs. If you are hoping to purchase a wig, opt for a high quality product. Products such as human hair wigs look and feel more realistic and give a confidence boost. Spend time selecting a style that is perfect for you; with many wigs, there is the option to colour and cut it to your taste. After some tweaking, the wig can look just how you want it to. Most importantly, if you are struggling to cope with alopecia, there are support groups out there where you can meet with contemporaries and speak about issues. Whichever form of hair loss you are suffering from simple methods such as talking about it really can help.

Your author Emily Starr specialises in medical conditions such as alopecia. Follow her on Google Plus for more information about treatments, from hair lotions to human hair wigs.

My new intimate sets and free undies from Victoria’s Secret

The only thing that I am crazy about to shop is shopping for intimates. I am not a fan of shoes, purses, dresses or other fashion that other women are crazy about. I love to shop for intimates. I love it if the intimates come with a match too.

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Last week, I redeemed my coupons from Victoria’s Secret. I had a $10 off to any bra below $30. I also had free undies. I used my $10 off to this kind of bra style. I picked the pink in color. I also bought undies that match with the bra. It only comes in a thong style which I do not mind wearing. I bought a different size than my regular size. The size medium is not available. I bought the size large instead. I hope it fits. I redeemed my free undies as well. I picked the black color. It is my favorite color.

I used my Victoria’s Secret credit card. The total cost is $30 and since my Victoria’s Secret card balance is zero. Why not use it, right? My husband pays for my Victoria’s Secret. He loves everything I buy it Victoria’s Secret especially the intimates. He does not mind paying for my credit. I seldom use my Victoria’s Secret card. I usually pay it for myself.

I am linking this entry to the 25th day of blog photo challenge.


Where To Find Maison Scotch Stockists

The Dutch company Scotch and Soda that started out as a men-only brand eventually decided to extend their awesome product line to women as well. The demand that has driven this endeavour still remains high among so many fashionistas around the globe.

If you say you love Maison Scotch, no one will even ask you the reason because it is only too obvious. In fact, once you have a Maison Scotch collection in your wardrobe, it is very hard not to go back to the brand again and again.

However, sometimes the problem lies elsewhere. For instance, where should you go when you want to buy more Maison Scotch outfits? What are the Maison Scotch stockists you can trust with quality and authenticity? More importantly, do they offer any kinds of discounts or deals? How do you know about it?

There are many Maison Scotch stockists out there. You may do a little bit of local research to find out if it is available in any nearby area. Internet is one of the loveliest places to do your research in case you do not know who to ask. Else, count on your friends who share your taste in clothes and accessories. Chances are, they can give you a few convenient places where the brand is available.

Another awesome option is to shop online. More and more people are opting for this option because of the many benefits it brings. The first is of course the convenience of shopping any time and from anywhere as long as you have an access to the Internet. Another important aspect is the flexibility that it offers in terms of clothing options and range.

In other words, you always have the option to check out more than one website for price and range and finally buy from the online store that gives you the maximum value for your money. Just imagine running from one shop to another to check out all the deals, but with online shopping everything becomes so simple!

However, convenience does not mean you do not have to be careful. In fact, with online shopping you have to be more so because you are divulging sensitive information including your credit card details.

It is always best to shop from an online destination that has been around for quite some time and has an established credibility. Sunday Best is most certainly one of the online Maison Scotch stockists you can trust. In fact it has even received such awards as the Best Small Shops in Britain in 2011.

Check out Sunday Best for a huge collection of the best of Maison Scotch, not many Maison Scotch stockists do that. This means you already have a huge option to choose from at one single place. The store even offers awesome deals from time to time which make it a wise decision to check out what’s on offer every now and then. After all, nobody wants to miss a good bargain especially if it is for a brand you love. Check out their website today!

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