It was a tough year and I wasn’t getting any younger. Sure was able to achieve many goals, finally finished my Masters Degree and looking forward to targeting the career of my dreams and then these wind witches blow through town. Katrina, Jeannie, Wilma and Rita, mothers of a storm, cycling their fury yet again, just when one can catch their breath, it’s stolen, an it appeared to go right to the root of things; hair roots that is.
Stress and hair loss have been scientifically proven.Three types of hair loss that can be associated with high stress levels are:
Alopecia areata. A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata, possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, white blood cells attack the hair follicle, stopping hair growth and making hair fall out. Telogen effluvium. In this condition, emotional or physical stress pushes large numbers of growing hairs into a resting phase. Within a few months, the affected hairs may fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair. Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania (trik-oh-til-oh-MAY-nee-uh) is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, anxiety, tension, loneliness, fatigue or frustration.
Well mine was a combo, not unlike the symbolic visits of the windy witches. So after my grocery shopping figured this was next on my list, marched into the salon to make an appointment for “the shave” and then I met Cecy from Xpressions Salon. After my request her eyes increased in size like a blow fish and she encouraged me to “take a look” at her before and after shots, like these, before the final decision was made.
Honestly, so affordable and why not, if it didn’t work we could always; go bald. Nevertheless, it worked and here to encourage all the women out there who are facing a similar condition, bad haircut, genetics or worse, don’t give up hope! Investigate your options, yes bald is beautiful but so is hair!
Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown