We’ve all done it… worn our favourite little black dress a few times (with different people of course), add an on fleek blow out, and you are working the room!!!
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with a new babe who said something I hear all the time: “My hair is my thing.”
It’s true, right? Our hair is our thing. It’s what Superman’s cape is to him: it’s our super power!!!!
When we are having a good hair day, we feel it, walk it, talk it.
I know this because I see it every day on my clients’ phones: evidence of hair days they loved.
So what happens when women start to lose their hair, when their ponytail starts getting a little thinner, when their parts get a little wider?
Do we lose our superpower? Do we lose our thing? I’m sad to report to you that yes, we do.
Women stop doing things they love, live in fear and anxiety for upcoming events, worry that people will notice and become super sensitive and aware of everybody else’s hair, and all they can think of is, Do people notice the changes to their hair?
Okay. Take a deep breath.
Now, there are solutions for you that you can explore.
I’m going to talk to you today about my approach to hair loss and thinning.
My options do not dismiss that of the medical field, but rather can work hand in hand, or on its own. My approach is through trichology, which is a holistic approach.
Trichology is the study of hair and scalp disorders. It made sense to me many years ago as a stylist that we use chemicals all day long, and yet our practice of scalp health and scalp maintenance was slim to none.
I went on the prowl and found an amazing company from Quebec called Laboratoire Nature, and once I completed their 3 day certification course, there was no turning back.
Amazing: a company that had dedicated their entire practice to scalp care, a topic that was never talked about behind the chair. Why? Well, because stylists were never educated on such a topic, but Laboratoire Nature has made a point to exclusively deal with stylists, 30 years and counting. This was the doing of Mr. Rosa, a chemist who dedicated his research to educate the people who were dealing directly with clients’ scalps up close and had developed a personal relationship with those clients, so that asking questions or making observations about their scalp regime wouldn’t feel out of place, but rather the exact place where this should take place.
Through this, I kept searching and found the World Trichology Society, an online Trichology Certification course. I went for it!
Now, some of you might be asking, Why don’t all stylists have this knowledge? As with almost everything in life, it takes interest, time and, well, money.
It took me 3 years to complete my course, and it wasn’t easy working 10-hour days, taking care of my family, and successfully maintaining my business, and I was almost put on academic hair loss probation a few times because it took me too long to submit my work, but I persevered. Lastly, I pursued the 5-day training at Dr. Kingsley’s Staten Island office, and I passed my certification!
Attending trichology conferences around the world has been such a blessing for me, as it consistently gives me the opportunity to hear the latest in hair loss treatment and research by the very best doctors in the world.
I had the great pleasure of meeting with another amazing company that I’ve been following for a few years now too, Cesare Ragazzi, which has spent 50+ years in the research and development of hair loss solutions.
I recently partnered with Cesare Ragazzi in both their trichological department, CRLab, and their hair replacement department, CNC.
There are many factors that lead to hair loss and thinning: your health, medication, diet, hair maintenance, hereditary factors, hormones, stress, sleep, and on and on.
In trichology, we think of the scalp like a tree. For example, you don’t nourish the leaves of the tree, but rather the soil.
Using a few tools, I am able to measure the sebum, hydration, and pH of each client, and with a scope, I am able to view the scalp up to 200x magnified. Using the blue light, I am able to identify any oxidated sebum, fungus, or other toxins that could be interfering with the natural growth cycle of the hair.
During this procedure, a home protocol is suggested based on the individual’s findings, and 5 weeks later a follow up is performed to see what progress has been made and/or if protocol should be repeated or adjusted.
Hair takes time, patience, and persistence. I always say I want to lose 20 pounds in one workout session, but as we all know, that’s not possible.
My goal here is to help women make their hair their thing again, to help restore and beautify it to the fullest.
All I need from you is full cooperation and that you will trust the process.
If you have any questions or are interested in a Trichotest, please give me a call at 905-508-9400 and ask for Loredana. You can also get in touch on our website here.
Let me help you make your hair your thing again.