Losing your hair, particularly as a woman, can be a difficult experience. Whether through age, medical treatment, or illness, it can have a huge impact on self-confidence and cause a rollercoaster of emotions.
But there are a variety of options available for those women who are looking to cope with hair loss.
So we spoke to Shannon Powell, owner of Battleford’s Truly U Wigs & Accessories, to get her expert advice on how to cope with hair loss.
Getting to the root of the cause
Whether it is a case of general thinning or total loss, there are many causes for hair loss in women. Genetics, stress, or medical conditions such as alopecia and debates might be to blame. Treatments such as chemotherapy can also cause hair loss in women. Finally aging plays a part, and it is estimated that around 70% of women over the age of 70 experience female-pattern baldness.
“The biggest thing I can advise people to do is talk about it,” says Powell who is a certified wig technician with more than 20 years helping cancer sufferers cope with hair loss. “A large part of why I opened my store is that I wanted to be there to talk with people and help them find a solution to suit their specific needs and requirements.”
Not only will talking to someone help to find a solution, it can also help alleviate the psychological impact of the issue. After all you are certainly not alone, and sharing your thoughts and concerns about hair loss can go a long way to making you feel better.
Finding the right solution for you
A hair stylist for more than 25 years, Shannon Powell has extensive experience helping women to cope with hair loss.
“From wigs and toppers for thinning hair, to cranial prosthesis and accessories, there are all manner of solutions out there,” says Powell. “The key is finding the product or style that works best for you. Trust me, it’s out there and I’m here to help you find it.”
Through her business Powell helps people from all walks of life to find solutions to tackle hair-loss, specializing in supporting anyone who needs one-to-one help with thinning hair.
For more information about Truly U Wigs & Accessories call 306-446-5683 or visit www.trulyuwigsandaccessories.com. You can also check out the store for yourself at #1303A - 9800 Territorial Drive (Co-Op Mall), North Battleford.