What is Alopecia, And What Can We Do About It?

@ City Looks | Posted on November 24, 2020

Alopecia is a word used to describe baldness, or a pattern of hair loss. There are many types of hair loss and they can be categorized into two types. Non-scarring and scarring. The difference between these types is the state of the follicle after the hair loss. Scarring alopecias find the follicle filled with scar tissue after the hair has been lost; this tissue does not allow the hair to grow back. Non-scarring hair loss does not find scar tissue in the follicle, even if the follicle has fallen dormant; this allows for hope that the hair may grow back at a later date, although for some regrowth does not happen. 

There are different ways to approach hair loss and at City Looks Wig and Scalp Centre we want to assist you in the care of your scalp and hair. From treatments to alternative hair we have options to help you along the way.

The best gardens grow in soil that is well nourished and moisturized, and the hair is like this in the scalp. If there is a lot of residue from products, environmentals or natural oils that has caused congestion, it is like trying to grow plants in clay. Cleansing your scalp from these residues is our first step, we call it The Detox Treatment. Removing the oils, products and even environmental congestion from the scalp will make the all natural products we suggest more effective. 

Our treatments begin in a private room where you can relax. The detox we begin with is a 4 step treatment where your scalp will experience:

  1. deep cleansing 
  2. invigorating purification 
  3. balancing of the ecosystem 
  4. sealing & conditioning treatment for the hair. 

Your scalp will feel the difference and you will see results as we take before and after pictures with our scalp microscope. Treatments that follow will directly depend on your type of hair loss or scalp issue, and they begin 30 days following the detox.

Depending how long it has been in your journey will directly affect the treatment protocol we will suggest as well as the length of time it will take to see results. The longer this has been going on, the more aggressive we will be in the early stages of treatment, but it will also take longer to see results. Treatment protocols can be set weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, and bi-yearly depending on the hair loss or scalp issue you are experiencing and consistency is key. Daily cleansing and nourishing of the scalp is a commitment needed to bring possible results. 

There are times where we know the hair will not be growing back and for cases like these we have treatments to alleviate the irritation of dry, itchy, and sometimes painful scalp; types of scarring alopecias can leave the scalp in much discomfort that we can help relieve.
Email me your questions: nicole.citylooks@gmail.com