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About Colleen Filtz

Colleen Filtz is the owner of Avvair Hair Replacement Systems, in Madison, Wisconsin and is a long-time member of the AHLC. Colleen has dedicated her life to non-surgical hair replacement for men and women. Colleen and her team provide all proven non-surgical hair loss solutions for men, women and children. Contact Colleen and her team at avvair.com.
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Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss

By |2019-09-20T15:16:29-05:00September 20th, 2019|Hair Loss|Comments Off on Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss

Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss. Your thyroid controls a lot with your body. It’s main job is to regulate the hormone production in your system. If you are experiencing hair loss it might be because of your thyroid. If you have hair loss and suspect your thyroid as the culprit then you should talk to your doctor about options. Could Your Thyroid Be the Problem? There are many reasons for someone to develop hair loss. For many it may be hereditary while others it may be diet, stress or day to day lifestyle demands are the blame. Then there are those with thyroid issues. This small gland that is located at the base of your neck just above the color bone could be a big factor. If your doctor has ever mentioned to you that your hormones are not balanced, it is generally caused by a thyroid disease and one of the common symptoms is hair loss. There are some important things for you to know if you suffer from hair loss due to thyroid disease. The hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent. You may be able to improve your hormone levels and your thyroid function significantly. If this is done you may see your hair begin to grow back. So, how do you know if your thyroid is behind your hair loss? First, Consider What Thyroid Disease Is There are two types of thyroid disease. One is called hypothyroidism, and this occurs when the gland is overactive. While the other is called hyperthyroidism, [...]

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How to Improve Hair Growth

By |2020-10-20T09:34:53-05:00July 17th, 2019|Hair Restoration|Comments Off on How to Improve Hair Growth

If your hair has been looking a little thin lately, you might be looking for a way to help it grow. Hair thinning and hair loss are more common than you might think, with most people failing to notice their hair loss until half of their hair is gone! Fortunately, if you want to grow your hair back, you have options. Here are some of the ways you can encourage your hair to grow! Avoid Damage Many people stop their hair from growing because they damage it. In order to avoid damage, there are a few different changes you can make to your routine. Avoid heat styling whenever possible, and use heat protectant whenever you do style with heat. Don’t shampoo your hair too often, and always condition your hair when you shampoo. Additionally, don’t brush or tie your hair when wet, as these actions can lead to breakage. Many people find that avoiding damaging behaviors helps hair growth. Proper Nutrition If your hair is not growing as quickly and as full as you would like, it might be because of your diet. Make sure you are eating enough protein and nutrients. Many vegetarians and vegans suffer from hair loss because they lack the proper protein needed to encourage hair growth. Drink enough water, as hydration can contribute to hair growth as well. To encourage extra hair growth, eat nutrient-rich foods that will kick-start your hair growth. Natural Remedies To encourage hair growth, there are a few different natural remedies that you can apply to [...]

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Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic Hair Wigs

By |2019-04-27T16:47:05-05:00April 26th, 2019|Hair Replacement, Womens Wigs|Comments Off on Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic Hair Wigs

What are the Differences between Human Hair and Synthetic Hair? When you enter a store or hair salon that sells wigs, you may not be able to tell the difference between the human hair wigs and hairpieces and the synthetic ones on display. The reason is at first they look very similar. It isn’t until you take a closer inspection and get information from a hair loss expert that the differences become more evident. Human hair and synthetic both have their advantages. Of course the particular needs of the client are also an important factor when selecting a wig. Human Hair There are 4 types of Human Hair: • Chinese • Indonesian • Indian • European/Caucasian Human hair is usually more expensive because it gives you the natural look of softness, shine, and natural movement that you would expect from real hair. It also has the ability to be cut, styled, and colored. Human hair wigs and hair pieces don’t have the natural oils that the hair growing from our scalp does, so it is important to use the proper products to keep the hair hydrated and conditioned. This should be done daily to extend the life of your human hair wigs or hair piece. Synthetic Hair The fibers built into the synthetic hair can preserve the curls, waves, and hair volume of a wig or hair piece. You cannot color the hair and it can’t be restyled easily. With synthetic hair, it is imperative that you follow the instructions to care for it [...]

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Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss

By |2020-10-20T10:07:04-05:00March 26th, 2018|Hair Loss, Healthy Hair|Comments Off on Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss

Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicle. Folliculitis can occur anywhere on the body that has hair. When it occurs on your scalp though, it can put the long-term health of your hair in jeopardy. The inflammation that occurs can cause permanent hair loss, but most cases of folliculitis only cause temporary hair loss. The hair quickly grows back with proper treatment that works to prevent hair follicle scarring. How to Identify Folliculitis When folliculitis appears on your scalp, it often looks like raised, small, red bumps. These bumps can be itchy and even though they can appear anywhere on your scalp, they often can be concentrated along your hairline. When folliculitis beings, you can expect to see a red ring around the base of your hair follicles. As the condition worsens your hair will begin to fall out. Like rashes, you never want to scratch these bumps. Doing so can cause them the become more sore and that can cause them to form a crust over the bumps. Because this condition can cause hair loss it is not uncommon that you develop areas of patchy hair loss. If you develop scalp folliculitis at the base of your scalp, you many have a type of folliculitis known as keloidalis. This uncommon condition is a combination of cicatricial alopecia and folliculitis. If left untreated this can develop into hairless keloids to develop on the scalp. There are a few known cases that a condition called acne necrotica has developed. [...]