Toppik: An Instant Hair Loss Solution

ToppikThinning hair is a big concern for so many people and some of the treatments available aren’t for everyone. Plugs? Surgery? If those choices aren’t for you, try Toppik! We affectionately refer to them as tiny little ‘sprinkles’ that can change your look, and your life!

What is Toppik?
Toppik is a safe, natural and undetectable way to improve the appearance of thinning hair without harmful drugs, chemicals or surgery. Toppik Hair Building Fibers are made from pure organic Keratin Protein – the same protein found in human hair.
 
Toppik is Natural Concealment
One of the most important things about Toppik is that it isn’t a medicine or drug product, and can be added to any hair loss regimen or to enhance the thickness of a pre-existing hair transplant. If you haven’t decided on a treatment regimen yet, this product will help cover things until you’re ready. It’s the way that Toppik conceals your thinning hair that is really unique.
 
Toppik is Effective and Safe
Toppik is an effective and safe product that covers up the scalp’s thinning areas with teeny tiny fibers that adhere to your own existing hair, no matter how sparse and thin it is. Toppik fibers are made of the same organic Keratin protein as your own hair, so they blend right in with the same look as your own hair fibers.

Bonus points:Toppik is natural and safe and contains no harmful additives.
 
Toppik is an Instant Solution
If you have thinning hair or balding areas, Toppik is an instant solution. It’s not a spray, cream or cover-up. In fact, it’s so scientifically advanced that it is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

We like to think of Toppik as another must-have beauty product that can change your confidence level. We already use lip plumpers, concealers, body slimmers, tooth whiteners… Let’s do something about our thinning hair! Toppik to the rescue.

Intrigued? You can learn even more by reading: Are Your Bald Spots Showing?

-StraightBelle

Is Your Hair Loss Normal?

Everyone experiences hair loss at some point, but do you know when you are experiencing normal hair loss, or if something is wrong? There are many instances when you may lose hair due to an illness or treatment, and hair loss is sometimes caused by heredity.

When you think your hair is coming out faster than usual, you need to be sure it is normal hair loss and not an indication that something is wrong.

The most common reason of normal hair loss is heredity; if there is baldness in your family, you may expect to lose some of your hair as you age.

What surprises some people is that it can happen at a young age. Some men (and women) lose hair early, and are shocked to find their hair coming out and leaving bald spots. Even when there seems to be no balding gene in your family, it may happen.

If you are a woman with long, naturally curly hair, you may become worried about the amount of hair that comes out in your brush. Most people lose up to a hundred strands of hair a day. This may seem like a lot, but you are also growing new hair at the same time. When you have curly hair, the strands fall out, but stay tangled in your healthy hair. This is why it may seem to all come out at once when you brush or wash your hair. It’s normal, and you will soon learn what to expect.

There are times when your normal hair loss seems to accelerate. Hair tends to grow in cycles, so there may be times when you lose more than usual. While women tend to keep most of their hair, there are medical conditions that cause hair loss. One common condition is PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Some women with this condition lose hair and will have bald and thinning patches. If this is happening to you, you may want to see your doctor to discuss the possibility that you may have PCOS.

Some medical treatments result in hair loss as well. If you are receiving cancer treatments, you may notice you are losing hair. This isn’t as common as it used to be, but it still happens to many cancer patients.

This hair loss can go way beyond normal hair loss, and leave you with no hair at all. Don’t worry though, in many cases, it will grow back after your treatment is finished but you might want to research natural hair loss treatments if you want to be on the safe side.

-Credits: Herbal Nourish Natural Alternative Hair Loss Treatments

P.S. Check out our thinning hair section for some hair loss help.

Hair Loss and Women

Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair thinning. After menopause, reporting of the problem from women increases to about 37 percent. A common type of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia, which is related to hormone levels in the body.

There’s a large genetic predisposition, which may be inherited from the father or mother. Another important cause of hair loss in women is a condition called alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that affects more than two per cent of the population. In this, the hair follicles are attacked by white blood cells.

What is with the “Circle of life?” I mean, sometimes it all seems like one sad, cruel joke.

We start off as tiny babies, who can barely even do anything worthwhile. Well, that is unless you count drinking milk, crying, sleeping and pooping worthwhile. So maybe the crying part is pretty cool. We then progress to the stage of adulthood, which goes well for a while, but then something happens. We begin to deteriorate. Yeah, that’s what I said, and you know what I mean. Our bodies have trouble staying fir, our metabolism slows down significantly, our teeth get yellow, wrinkles appear on our faces, and our hair falls out. What in the heck is this all about? Soon we’re back in jumbo sized diapers and barely walking.

However, there are things we can do to prevent and even treat most of these things. Well, except maybe the jumbo sized diapers. You’re on your own with that one. But dilemmas such as tooth decay, weight gain and hair loss can be dealt with accordingly. Now, women’s hair loss may be a whole different subject.

What do you know about women’s hair loss? Sure, you are probably thinking to yourself, it’s the same thing as men’s hair loss. We both have heads that are covered with hair, but then one day the hair falls out. Granted, this is true.

Women’s hair loss is certainly not as common as men’s. One of the commonest forms of hair loss in women (and men) is a condition called telogen effluvium, in which there is a diffuse (or widely spread out) shedding of hairs around the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This is usually a reaction to intense stress on the body’s physical or hormonal systems, or as a reaction to medication.

Causes of Female Hair Loss

The MSNBC Today Show’s: Natalie Morales talks with “Today”  One cause of hair loss in women can be hormonal imbalances. Having an overactive or under active thyroid gland may cause thinning hair. Treating the thyroid disease will usually help this type of female hair loss. Hormones can also cause hair loss if female hormones (estrogens), are out of balance causing women’s hair loss. However, if the hormone imbalance is corrected, the hair loss should stop.

Child birth may result in sudden hair loss in women. It’s common for many women to notice hair loss after pregnancy – immediately 3 months after they had a baby. This too, is caused by hormones. But this is not something to worry about. During pregnancy, hair shedding during the normal hair cycle is retarded in by high levels of hormones. Once the hormones have returned to pre-pregnancy levels, this extra hair is shed with the normal cycle of hair growth and loss returning over time.

Hair Loss from Menopause and Hormonal Therapies — causes of female hair loss can come from hormonal therapies such as Progesterone, a female hormone that inhibits the development of a new follicle. Hair loss and menopause are commonly linked and result in thinning hair in older women. Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair thinning. After menopause, reporting of the problem from women increases to about 37 percent.

One thing that is a sad truth regarding hair loss is the stereotype. It’s a casual deal when men lose their precious dews. Indeed it does suck, and any man would prefer to keep his hair throughout eternity, but if it should decrease or go away, the man learns to deal with the burden. Society doesn’t really pick him apart or call him a loser. It’s far too common for that. However, what about women’s hair loss?

Have you ever given women’s hair loss some serious thought?

The general public does not see this affliction as normal in any way. In fact, many women are virtually ostracized for losing their beautiful locks. It’s just one of those features that’s a crucial part of being female. Society has made it this way. Regardless, women’s hair loss is a problem for some. Fortunately there are more hair regrowth treatments available now days to deal with this burden.

-Credits: Herbal Nourish Natural Alternative Hair Loss Treatments

P.S. Check our our thinning hair section for some essential hair loss hair care.

Leading Causes of Hair Loss

If you’re losing your hair you know it’s a serious thing, but did you ever wonder why it’s happening? Here are the top causes of hair loss according to one of our favorite hair loss authorities Nioxin.

Family: Yep, genetics. Though you may have heard that hair loss runs through your mother’s father, the way your body converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is hereditary from mom or pop.

Hormones: Certain health changes during pregnancy, childbirth and menopause may make your hormones whacky, and cause hair loss. So can improper thyroid function – those hormones again!

Environment: External pollution, mineral deposits from your water in the shower (hint – filter it), and toxins in the air can all contribute to hair loss. Internal toxins inside your body can also be a trigger, so try to detox.

Drugs: Steroids, birth control pills, chemo treatments, acne meds, heart pills, you name it. If you are taking any medication it could possibly cause loss of hair. Your hair follicles are super sensitive and don’t like change.

Stress: When we’ve “had it up to here” and stressed to the max the body produces increased testosterone. Yep, and this is converted to DHT which interferes with hair growth. De-stress. Relax. Chill.

Diet: High fat, fad diets and bad eating habits can all contribute to the health of your hair. Things like iron, biotin and protein are all vital for healthy hair and if you’re diet is lacking, well you know.

What can you do? Try to avoid all of the triggers. Unfortunately you cannot escape heredity but you can make sure you follow a healthy diet and stay away from the stress! Hey, every little bit helps.

-StraightBelle

Hair Loss Prevention Tips

Although hair is not essential to life, it is of sufficient cosmetic concern to provoke anxiety in anyone when it starts thinning, falling, or disappearing. To a woman or men, the sight of a comb or brush covered with lost hair can cause intense mental strain. What is the most precious aspect of your image? I am referring to that characteristic you possess and are proud of. Is it your perfectly shaped nose, or your high cheek bones? Maybe it’s your beautiful complexion or your dazzling smile.

Regardless of what it is, you certainly don’t want to lose it. Am I right or am I right? I was recently watching an old interview with Tom Ford, and it made me empathize. No, this isn’t the truck guy, but rather a fashion designer for Gucci. He was asked what he felt his best feature was. It was odd because he relied, “Well, it was my hair, but it’s almost gone now.” He kind of snickered about the situation, but I seriously doubt he thinks it’s funny. The truth of the matter is that no one wants to lose their hair, regardless of how old they are. This is why I think hair loss prevention is the key. Is your ‘do still up there?

Do you know anything about hair loss prevention? I know a few things, which I actually learned most of it from reading online. One of the things I found amusing about hair loss prevention is that no one really thinks about it. The topic simply never arises until it has to. Are you worried about your precious locks? The answer is probably no, unless you’re noticing some hair in the drain lately. I have been lucky so far, but I can’t say that I will never lose my hair. Hey, I’m only 32 so far.

However, I do plan to adopt a few hair loss prevention measures. One of them is the hair loss prevention formulas you can do: daily routine head massages. I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous. However, I read that it stimulates the scalp and encourages hair growth. Furthermore, so does hanging upside down every other day or so. Another way to tackle hair loss prevention is with a daily multivitamin. Our body seriously craves all those daily essential nutrients and minerals. Some of which, help our hair.

One thing that is worth to think about that hair loss that is caused by medications, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medications, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss.

If you are in search of quality hair loss prevention tips there are many hair loss prevention tips and products that literally help with your hair regrowth treatment. There are a number of solutions there if you just take the time to look.

You might want to take a look at breakthrough hair loss prevention formulas designed to block DHT and supply the proper nutrients to your body specifically tailored to prevent hair loss and to help you regrow hair naturally. Strong, healthy hair begins with the proper nutritional building blocks.

Credits: Herbal Nourish Natural Alternative Hair Loss Treatments

Are Your Bald Spots Showing?

If you have thinning hair, I have one question for you…Have you tried Toppik? Toppik is a safe, natural and undetectable way to improve the appearance of thinning hair without harmful drugs, chemicals or surgery. We conceal our pores, our pimples, our tummies, why not conceal our thinning hair? Intrigued? Keep reading…

Tooppik Hair Building FibersToppik Hair Building Fibers are made from pure organic Keratin Protein – the same protein found in human hair. These tiny microfiber “hairs” are electro-statically charged to form a magnetic attraction with your existing hair – however thin – and blend perfectly to conceal the appearance of thinning and balding in seconds. Just shake and GO! It even works on peach fuzz.

Plus it comes in eight, color-matched fiber choices so you can conceal thinning hair on any natural hair color from snow white to jet black and every shade in between. A few shakes of Toppik above your thinning areas will disperse thousands of tiny hair-like fibers that will match your existing hair color, and bond with your own hair to conceal thinning and create a more natural looking, thicker, fuller head of hair.

And, no, it won’t come off! The secure bond stays put all day (and night) even in rain, wind, you name it – it won’t come off until you wash it out. Safe, secure and undetectable as close as two inches away…now that’s a solution we all like!

So say goodbye to the ‘sweep’ and the comb-over! If you are experiencing thinning hair and are looking for a natural, simple solution, give Toppik a try. It’s safe and easy to use, and it’s a great non-surgical alternative.

Bonus Points: The Travel Size is the perfect way to try the product for a few days without committing to a big bottle. You’ll see a natural, thicker looking head of hair (without chemicals!) in seconds and you’ll never have to worry about detection.

See for yourself! Here’s a quick video on applying Toppik…

Why wait? Eliminate the look of your thinning hair with Toppik. You can learn more by reading Toppik – The Instant Solution.

-CurlyBelle

Do I need Toppik Fiber Hold Spray?

Question:
Do I need to use the fiber hold spray with toppik? – Gloria via email

Answer:
No, you don’t need to use the Fiber Hold Spray with your Toppik. Toppik hair fibers are actually are electro-statically charged to form a magnetic attraction with your existing hair – and will stay put without any outside help. Genius, we know! These tiny hair-like fibers mix and securely bond with your own hair for a natural look that is undetectable as close as two inches away, and will stay put through wind, rain, whatever comes your way.

Toppik FiberHold SprayThat being said, many of our customers prefer using Toppik Hair Fibers with Toppik FiberHold Spray to really ensure the fibers stay put for a long amount of time. This spray was specifically developed to increase the bond between Toppik Fibers and your thinning hairs, and can even be brushed after it dries for a softer look. Using the Fiber Hold Spray allows for more complete coverage of the Toppik Fibers and will provide the ultimate hold that is guaranteed to last.

Great for every day, or just for special occasions, Toppik does an incredible job of making people with thinning hair look and feel better. To learn more about Toppik, I suggest reading Toppik – The Instant Solution.

– StraightBelle

My Relaxed Hair is Thinning

Question:
I am African American and my hair is breaking. I do not color my hair, but it is relaxed and it’s breaking at the ends and I’m also noticing some thinning. I also have dandruff and I need something that works fast! What do you suggest?
– Mabel via phone

Answer:
Did you know you lose about a 100 hairs a day naturally? Anything more than that could mean early stage thinning hair, damage/breakage, an unhealthy scalp – and most likely, all three.

First I would address the scalp and thinning issues with a hair solution hair care like Nioxin or Murad. Based on your hair type and thinning I think Nioxin would be best for you. It’s a three step system (cleanser, conditioner, treatment) to be used daily, and in the aforementioned order.

Nioxin System 3 KitNioxin hair care comes in a number of different programs depending on your hair concerns and for you I would suggest using System 3. This formulation was specially developed for chemically enhanced hair that is in the early stages of thinning.

Think about it, your scalp is essentially skin, so you want to keep that in optimal health so new, healthy hair can grow. If your scalp is unhealthy, it will definitely lead to hair thinning and other hair concerns such as dandruff, breakage, etc. Additionally, your hair is also relaxed, you need hair care that will not only heal, but protect your scalp environment.

All of the Nioxin thinning hair care products work on hair that is developing in the follicle in the Growth Cycle, by feeding nutrients and making needed repairs, but Nioxin System 3 contains an exclusive Glyco-fused Complex that will protect your scalp from the over-drying and irritation caused by those chemical treatments you love to get. Nioxin also helps reduce the breakage and damage you are experiencing as well by strengthening the new hair growth by nourishing your scalp.

We carry all three pieces (shampoo, conditioner and treatment) separately, but we also have a starter kit that makes it easy to start caring for your thinning hair in 3 simple steps. Let us know how it goes!

-StraightBelle