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Preventative Hair Loss Care

HOW TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS

In a typical day, we each shed around 50-150 strands of hair. Factors like genetics, stress, hormones, nutrition, seasonal changes, health and medical illness can cause hair to thin and shed in excess. Preventative care requires examining all facets of a woman's lifestyle to detect the cause of hair loss and implement the best treatment course.

Our hair cells, follicles and cuticles are integral components to hair growth. When one or more of them become compromised, hair thinning, shedding and fall is a natural, biological reaction. Like many of the body's complex functions and systems, follicles can recover and resume growth in many cases. While some hair loss conditions are irreversible and others are treatable, preventative care helps you retain strands, improve scalp health, and reinvigorate your hair.

ACCESSING THE CAUSE OF YOUR HAIR LOSS

A dermatologist will ask the right questions to pinpoint the cause of hair loss. Depending on whether the issue is a temporary disruption caused by childbirth, stress or dieting, your dermatologist may recommend that you also see a nutritionist, medical doctor, endocrinologist, or mental health professional.

Preventative care for hair loss requires the detection and assessment of existing triggers and potential conditions. 

There are several ways to detect the cause of hair loss, including:

  • A DNA test to determine if there is a genetic predisposition to hair loss.
  • An investigation of medical and family history, stress levels, nutrition, exercise routine, and any recent, significant life events.
  • In some cases, doctors may conduct a Hair-Pull Test. The doctor will grasp a small portion of your hair and gently pull along the length of the hair shaft to assess how many strands shed.
  • Lab work and blood tests can determine if any nutritional deficiencies, abnormalities or hormonal imbalances are present.
  • A comparison of your hair against the Sinclair Scale or Ludwig Baldness Scale helps to identify the type and severity of the thinning or hair loss.

HOW TO PREVENT FURTHER HAIR LOSS

Preventative care for hair loss, hair thinning, or excessive hair shedding involves creating a healthy environment for your scalp. Your scalp acts as the soil in the flowerbed that produces a healthy crop of hair. Without the right environmental assistance, hair breaks, thins and falls out.

To best prevent hair loss, it's essential to take a holistic, comprehensive, 360 approach that addresses physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. Implementing the following strategies can enhance scalp health, help you retain hair, prevent hair loss, and fall in love with your hair again.

Physical & Emotional Health

Your physical and emotional wellbeing respond directly to your daily lifestyle habits. Unfortunately, emotional wellbeing is an area of health that's often overlooked. To maintain optimal health requires devoting attention to both your physical and emotional health.

Here's what you can do:

Exercise regularly: 

Does exercise seem to be the remedy for all ailments? In many ways, it is. Exercise not only improves your quality of life, but it fosters the mobility of nutrients, oxygen and blood through your body. Hair follicles depend on healthy blood circulation to regulate the hair growth cycle. Exercise also minimizes stress and benefits emotional and mental wellbeing by regulating stress hormones.

Manage stress level: 

Stress accounts for 75-90% of all human diseases, according to a study by Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Considering this fact, it should come as no surprise that acute and chronic stress can cause hair loss. To minimize stress, consult with a mental health provider, seek counsel from a therapist, soak in a bath, practice meditation and yoga, or carve out allocated time every day to do something that welcomes calm, joy, and peace. Your body—and hair—will thank you.

Nutrition

Food is fuel, and what we fuel ourselves with impacts our physical health, appearance and confidence. Maintaining a well-balanced diet will not only feel wonderful now, but it will generate long term health benefits. A diet rich in proteins, leafy greens, and omega fatty acids ensures your body receives essential vitamins and nutrients to thrive. Your hair loves protein, iron, lipids, minerals and B-vitamins, which are all abundant in healthy, complex food sources. If you struggle to meet your daily intake of nutrients, supplements can help tremendously. First, consult with your doctor or nutritionist for guidance on a nutrition and supplementation plan.

In addition to the body's need for nutrients, is its need for water. We are comprised of 60% water, and when we fail to drink two liters of water a day, we become dehydrated, our skin dries, we feel fatigued and, in many cases, our hair falls out. Bottom line: water and healthy nutrition are a power couple that supports physical and emotional wellbeing.

Washing, Conditioning & Drying Hair

Maintaining a healthy scalp environment requires regular washing and conditioning. Doing so will eliminate product buildup that clogs hair follicles, effectively inhibiting hair growth. Mechanical hair loss is the result of ongoing tension and pulling at the hair follicles.

Daily beauty routines matter, and implementing the following strategies can create an optimal scalp environment conducive to healthy hair growth.

  • Use INTACT, an Anti Hair Shedding Treatment, prior to washing hair. This pre-wash treatment retains and protects hair from the stress and pulling of washing and styling hair by securing hair on the scalp and minimizing shedding up to 77% after just one use.
  • Avoid products filled with ingredients like alcohol, silicons, and polymers that weigh hair down.
  • Choose products that contain biotin, panthenol, and enriching emollients that minimize dryness, nourish the roots, and improve bounce and elasticity.
  • If you have build-up from water minerals, chlorine or salt, a demineralizing shampoo can help to break down and wash away residue, or attach a water purifier to your shower head.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner to detangle and minimize hair friction while combing hair.
  • Dry damp hair by gently squeezing hair, and use a microfiber towel to absorb water from hair, rather than rubbing or pulling at hair to dry it.
  • Comb hair with a wide-tooth comb, starting at the ends and gently working your way up to the roots.
  • Be consistent with topical treatments and cosmetic solutions. You'll experience the best results by following the manufacturer's guidance for dosage and frequency.

Styling

The way we interact with our hair every day can either support a healthy mane or cause long-term, irreversible damage. To avoid scarring and damaged hair follicles, bring awareness to how you handle, manage and style your hair daily.

Here's what you can do:

  • When possible, avoid using hot styling tools like curling irons, flat irons and blow dryers. If you can't avoid hot tools, use the lowest temperature setting available to reduce stress, tension, breakage and brittleness. Alternatively, a thermal protectant can add an extra layer of protection between the heat source and your hair.
  • Coloring, bleaching, and highlighting hair are non-negotiable for many women. We understand—you've got a signature look that you love, and you shouldn't have to sacrifice your identity to have healthy hair. Still, chemical processes demand extreme caution as they can severely compromise your hair health. Repeated chemical exposure causes stress to the scalp, irritation, redness, breakage and hair loss. Consult with your stylist about alternative, natural styling options to maintain your identity, preserve the scalp, and love your hairstyle without damaging strands.
  • Give your hair the day off from tight updos and ponytails. Hairstyles that pull and tug at the follicles add stress to the scalp and can cause Traction Alopecia, a hair loss condition resulting from repeated mechanical pulling and tightening. Instead, wear loose styles or hold hair back with soft scarves, scrunchies or non-elastic hair ties.
  • If you wear hair extensions, schedule gaps of time to wear a different style, which will relieve your scalp of the weight and pressure from extensions. Constant tugging from tight extensions can cause Traction Alopecia, which can lead to irreversible Scarring Alopecia.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR

Practice daily preventative care to preserve strands, restore hair follicles, and create a healthy scalp environment that enables you to love your hair for the long haul.

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Jennifer Rose
Love my Follea Rene - and the amazing customer service!

I considered purchasing a wig for years as my hair became increasingly thin. I finally decided the time was right and I’m so thankful to have found Follea. I purchased the Rene 12 inch in Caramel Latte and I absolutely love it – both the color and style are perfect. Stylist consultant, Tracy Romo, was so incredibly supportive and knowledgeable -- she walked me through every step of the process. She assisted with measurements and answered all of my questions via video calls. I can’t say enough about the amazing customer service I experienced from beginning to end. Tracy guided me in the right direction every step of the way, even sending me helpful videos and styling tips. I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience.

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M. Terese Weir
Easy Beauty!

My Follea Style (6-11) is in all honesty the most comfortable wig I've ever worn - and I hate anything on my head! This wig just... goes where it's supposed to, no pulling it this way or that, no realizing your doggone wig is crooked.. AFTER you walk in to work. This success is in no small part to the Fit Kit I was sent to make sure of my size. 😊

Also, to say the hair is beautiful gives beauty a bad name. The hair is stunning. (I wear color Latte.) My consultant, Ashley, virtually took my hand to guide me through the process of buying my wig. Her help was and still is invaluable.

My hairdresser is very comfortable styling wigs. She created just the right "style" for my Style. That said, even straight from the box, Follea rocks!

Reading your Follea experience warms our hearts, our goal and mission is to help women all over the world feel beautiful, confident and like their best self. Ashley is an amazing and knowlegable guide, that will continue to be with you on your hair journey!

We invite you to join our @Follea community on Instagram, to learn best practices for your new Follea.

Thank you very much!

Love,

Daniel Alain Team

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Kimberlee Bluhm
Wig #6

The ready to wear wig I received from Daniel Alain is beautiful. The packaging was so respectful of the wig. So impressed. I called with questions before purchasing and the staff was very kind and respectful as Loosing my hair was so unexpected and stressful. Thank you for wonderful customer service and a beautiful wig. So many compliments on how it makes me look. Thank you.

We are honored and so glad to hear you had a pleasant experience! Thank you or trusting us to help you during your hair-loss journey.

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I had an amazing experience with purchasing a wig with Follea.
I can’t say enough about Tracy and the VIP service I got from her. She was always there on the other side of the phone , no matter what day or time and help me every step of the way!
I have never had such great customer service in any of the other leading wig companies I bought wigs from. Hands down the best!
Thank you

Thank you very much for sharing - it means the world to know that you had an exceptional experience with Tracy.

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Patty McKenna
Amazing Personalized treatment

What a wonderful experience I had. Tracy was so sweet and kind and found me the perfect wig. Her patience and understanding when I couldn't decide exactly what I wanted , and finding me the perfect wig and answering all my crazy questions. I left with such a beautiful wig. Thank you again Tracy ♥️♥️

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy Tracy was able to assist you on your hair journey!

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Kim sissons
Tracy Romo is a life changer!

When you first go through your personal hair loss journey, you go through so many emotions and sometimes you get desperate. People like to take advantage of those searching for an answer. After making a very costly mistake, Tracy was a game changer for me! She was amazing, very knowledgeable and helped me understand what to look for, how to ensure I got the right size, face timed me to measure and ensure it was correct. I cannot say enough amazing things about Tracy, and my amazing Follea wig.

Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience Daniel Alain. It warms our heart to hear to Tracy was such a positive impact. We would love to see your new hair debut, tag us on instagram @Follea.

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Mercedes
Style 10 Inch Color 5005 Macchiato (comes with a soft rooting)

This is my first wig but not my first attempt with alternative hair. Its been a journey and one I knew I wanted to take with Follea. I was not wrong. The hair is silky soft and beautifully shiny. The staff is great and wonderful to work with. Their online consultation process is just what I needed. I received sample caps to try on to determine which size is the right size for me. I received color swatches as well to make the color selection process was a breeze. It does make a difference to see to the colors in person, dont be afraid to ask for color swatches. To see them against the light or while your home is worth it. All this happened after the online consultation, which was simple and fun. The rep provided samples of everything, explained the differences with each one. This helped me make a decision on what was right for me. Getting the samples of the wig caps and color swatches was a fun part of the experience but it also made me feel good about my decisions. I often worry about getting the wrong size and color. Once I was set ( and yes I changed my mind a bit) we went forward with the order. After I received my wig and cut the lace, the team was still there to help me with any questions I had.

Overall a great online purchasing experience. Once I received my Follea, I instantly knew this was it for me. I loved it and I was confident to wear it out.

Feeling Myself and Happy with a beautiful Follea Style, 10", Irish Cream

There are no words to fully express how grateful I am for finding Follea and meeting Janet. Her kindness combined with a professional, yet so gentle, advice helped me to find my beautiful natural looking European hair. Janet patiently showed me different styles and sizes (my head is so small!). She has never pushed me to anything. Only offered support and help on the way to my decision, and eventually ordered (incredibly urgently) the right size. I wish all patients to meet someone like Janet on their way! Before I found Follea, I faced a few horrible pushy people who wanted to make money of my sensitive, fragile situation of suddenly losing hair.
Today, I can face the Universe with a smile, again. I am back to work and normal life, interacting with people, attending important business meetings. Letting my health recover in calm confident state.
Thank You to Follea and Janet. May the Blessing and Kindness come back to You Multiplied Million Times.
I am already thinking of ordering a second Follea Style (bit longer this time). Every girl needs a special occasion HAIR! I have found mine.

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erin graff
Looooove me some FOLLEA!!!

Girl I love my new wig!!!!!! I feel like Beyoncé wearing it, you can’t even tell that it’s a wig! My confidence is an all new high and I feel fierce. Thanks to Janet for making my hair dreams come true. Xoxoxo

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Heather L
Follea's Petite

Recently, I bought the Petite in Chai Latte blonde with a natural-looking darker root and customized my piece by adding a few wispy bangs. If you are like me and try to stretch the length of time between washes to prevent an itchy scalp and breakage, this little priceless gem is a quick four clips away from a good hair day.

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Diane B.
Great Customer Services

Great customer services! Received in a timely manner. Very happy with my topper, especially after I trimmed bangs and length to fix my own hair.

Hello Diane,

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