Genetic predisposition, stress, medications, illness, hormonal imbalances, infections, or even the prolonged use of harsh chemicals can disrupt normal hair growth cycles and cause hair loss to such a degree that thinning becomes noticeable and worrisome. Sometimes hair production resumes but if the cause is male or female pattern hair loss, the process will not reverse itself (these ‘genes’ cannot be traded in).

Thinning hair affects men and women alike and is quite common among both sexes. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. On the day when hair is washed, that number can increase to 250 strands. In healthy follicles about 85% to 90% of hair grows at one time. When cycles are suspended, no new hair is produced which leads to thinning and, depending on the cause, sometimes eventual balding.

Discovering abnormal hair loss and the resulting thinning areas can be traumatic and dispiriting. Complete Image Clinic in Cleveland offers a wide range of individualized hair system solutions specifically customized for the location, pattern and cause of a client’s hair loss. The array of customized options can guarantee a return to living life with confidence and without restrictions.

While men’s hair tends to recede from the forehead or crown of the head; women tend to notice thinning on the top third to half of their scalp, or will notice the part in their hairstyle gradually becoming wider. A confidential, private consultation with the highly skilled stylists at Complete Image will introduce the client to temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent hair replacement systems to meet each individual’s unique personality and style. Choose what’s best for you after you’ve spoken with a true professional.

The professional staff at Complete Image Clinic strongly urges prospective clients to educate themselves about the wide range of legitimate hair system options and avoid the expense and disappointment of unproven, hyped-up cure-alls.

Helpful hints: According to WebMD, if there is concern about ‘self-inflicted’ hair thinning, avoid severe hairstyles such as cornrows, tight ponytails or braids; excessive dyes and chemical treatments; stiff bristled brushes; excessive use of blow dryers and flat irons; and don’t brush wet hair too aggressively as this can also result in damage and breakage.