Even when prepared, hair loss after chemotherapy treatments can be shocking and disheartening. The treatment for breast cancer is a lot to manage, but only those who are part of your life know about it. Hair loss is visible to everyone. It’s with you everywhere you go and "looks" back at you from every mirror.
The name “Traction” Alopecia refers to a form of “alopecia”, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by frequent pulling applied to hair. This type of hair loss can be caused by too much tension, or chemical stress, on hair, and scalp. Traction Alopecia can damage hair shafts, inflame hair follicles, and cause scalp infections.
Anagen, Catagen and Telogen may sound like the names of creatures from the planet “Zarkon”, but they are actually the names of the three stages of hair growth. In the Anagen stage, the cells at the root of your hair are dividing rapidly and that process of division is what causes your hair to grow. During the Catagen stage, your hair is slowly transitioning to a full grown hair, also known as a club hair (not a dance club!) that will no longer grow. At the Telogen phase, the hair follicle has become a club hair and is fully grown. The club hair is the final product of hair growth and it is natural to see 50 to 100 club hairs shed on a daily basis.
One of my closest friends, Kate, has been through a tremendous amount of stress this year. In late January, Kate’s mother passed away after a long battle with cancer, then two months later Kate’s sister had emergency heart surgery. Thankfully, Kate’s sister is recovering well but through the stress of her mother’s passing and looking after her sister, Kate began to experience hair loss.
Six days to relax at a breezy, white-sand resort, just what every woman looks forward to.
My husband Gabe and I settled into beach chairs and slip on our sun glasses. In front of me, at the water’s edge, stood a woman who's full, curly locks danced gracefully in the wind. That's when the idea for this posting came to mind, the importance of summer hair care.
March 6 to March 8, 2011
MHN’s Managing Director Flora Fuentes along with non surgical hair restoration specialists Rosa Zuluaga, Ronnie Chiu, Albert Lantigua and Laura McLaughlin attended the International Beauty Show at New York’s Jacob Javits Center. Over 500 companies ranging from hair care, makeup and skin care exhibited at the show this year. Estimates of over 55,000 beauty professional s attended.
February 28 to March 1, 2011
MHN’s Managing Director Flora Fuentes travelled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to attend the International Hair Replacement Conference at the Seminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino. Flora was asked to teach a class on the differences and similarities between men’s and women’s hair loss. The hour long discussion focused on the consultation aspect and the differences in treatment and hair restoration options available to men and women.
During the month of June, WKTU a New York top 40’s Radio Station ran a Father’s Day Makeover Giveaway sponsored by MHN Hair Restoration Studio. The prize: a $5000 non surgical procedure for a father in need of having his hair restored. Wives nominated their husbands, sons and daughters sent in emails with stories about their dads. On July 12th, WKTU announced a winner: 37 year old Victor Guiarssi of Ozone Park, New York won the grand prize. Victor a married father of 2 was surprised and thrilled.
In a profession that specializes in making you look and feel great, MHN Hair Studio strives to give you a completely natural look that is as unique as you are. That is why for the last few months we have been working with an expert design and development team to create a new look of our own. In launching this website, we would love to hear your feedback. Tell us what you think about our new look!
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you find the best hair solution for you!
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MHN Hair Studio’s Creative director Flora Fuentes and hair stylist Chong U were chosen to be part of the Extreme Team for the hit reality series ABC’S Extreme Makeover.