|Wigs & Things By Elizabeth
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HairLoss Solutions-Made Affordable- " Try & BUY "
Consultation with purchase- $ 30 non-purchase fee (credit back with purchase )
Private Consultation-Sales-Repairs & Wig Styling
is a professional educator and master designer for alopecia, chemotherapy, and fashion fun solutions.
As a community
volunteer, Elizabeth has done the "Look Good Feel Better" American Cancer Society program at UHHS Geauga Regional
Hospital since 1995. "I help people feel better and ladies seem to beam when they look good. When people feel good
about how they look, it's part of the healing process."
|American Cancer Society
|Custom Wigs For Cancer Patients
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY EDUCATION: Depending on the type of medication used,
in case of chemotherapy treatment, hairloss usually starts after the 2nd treatment. Whether due to chemotherapy, surgery,
female pattern balding or alopecia,hairloss can happen to anyone, at any age. Realizing that this deeply personal experience
can often be emotionally painful, an in-home wig consultant provides custom wig styling and services to individuals in the
privacy of their own home. Women's issues has become a very important matter to Elizabeth. She ofters herself
as an in-home wig consultant per request.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY EDUCATION: Fran has alopecia (complete baldness)
MAYO CLINIC: According to Gabriel Sciallis, M.D., a dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic ,there are several causes of
Most people shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. Like your nails and skin, your hair goes through a cycle of growth
and rest. Gradual thinning is a normal part of aging. However (alopecia) may lead to baldness when the rate of shedding
exceeds the rate of regrowth , when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches.
The most common type of hairloss is androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or pattern baldness. It's usually permanent
and attributed to heredity.
Another type of hairloss, known as senescent alopecia, is the gradual thinning
of hair with age that's usually not apparent until after age 50. This type of hairloss isn't considered hereditary.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY EDUCATION: Other types of hairloss:
Toxic Hairloss can occur when you undergo
chemotherapy or ingest poison. Chemicals that destroy cancer cells also kill hair cells. Once chemotherapy is completed, your
hair usually grows back.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, and its cause is unknown. The hairloss
occurs in small, rough, smooth patches and , in rare cases, can result in total baldness.
Hair shaft disorders,
or injured hairs, are caused by improper perms or coloring, over styling, straightening, curling and excessive brushing.
Telogen effluvium is temporary hairloss due to change in your normal hair cycle. This type of hairloss
may occur following pregnancy, oral contraceptive usage or physically stressful situations, such as high fevers, sudden excessive
weight loss, nutritional deficiencies, surgery and metabolic disturbances. This type of hairloss is sudden with handfuls of
hair on your comb, in the shower or in your hand after gentle tugging. Your hair grows back once the condition corrects itself.
Infections, such as scalp ringworm and syphilis, can cause hair loss.
A psychological disorder,
such as compulsive hair pulling( trichotillomania), can result in unusual patterns of hairloss.
that may cause hairloss are diabetes, lupus, collagen vascular disease, thyroid disorders, excess hormones, and
severe kidney and liver diseases.
Q: Can my hairloss be related to my diet?
A: Yes. A common reason for excessive hairloss among women is too much dieting.
Hairloss can occur when people consume too few calories or have an inadequate intake of protein, iron, or zinc. The risk of
hairloss is one of the many reasons why you should lose weight gradually with sensible, balanced eating. Although hairloss
among men can be caused by hereditary male-pattern baldness, a variety of physical problems can also result in hairloss for
both sexes. These problems should be discussed with your physician. Certain illnesses, fungal infections and even side
effects from some medications can cause hairloss. Some people also experience hairloss two to three months after their body
undergoes a period of major stress, like surgery, prolonged fever, or childbirth
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY EDUCATION: An alternative hair consultant is a
cosmetologist specializing in hair replacement. This is an industry that helps clients feel good about themselves and the
work atmosphere consists of dedicated professionals that are committed to excellence.
As a professional, Elizabeth
believes it is important to assure honesty, integrity, and personal growth. In a service industry it is important to strive
to exceed clients' expectations, while remaining teachable and open to new concepts and industry trends. Elizabeth has a lot
of great ideas and want to put them to use.
Elizabeth is a special hair consultant that has been carefully trained
to meet many varied specialized needs associated with those undergoing treatment for chemotherapy, alopecia areaota, and genetic
hormonal imbalance that causes hairloss.
Elizabeth says the rewards in working with seriously ill patients are
abundant, especially when helping someone look and feel better about themselves. This can be a difficult time for the patient
that is experiencing the sometimes-traumatic side effects of chemotherapy or burn treatments. They welcome all the encouragement
and beauty suggestions that are offered.
The greatest thing about " My Natural Designs" is not just
doing the beautiful styles; "It'S ABOUT HEALING PEOPLE"
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY EDUCATION: When working with a client and taking her to a place where she feels
so much better only transfers those feelings to someone else. It's an amazing gift that cosmetologists have to offer their
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY EDUCATION: My goals are to continually help
and educate clients.
Here is a description of the different types of cranial prosthetics-wigs & hairpieces
Machine-Made-wigs totally made by machine. Weft style cap can be found in synthetic, human, and natural
Hand-Made-offers a solid, yet breathable mesh cap with all the hair tied by hand and available
in synthetic and human hair with a natural scalp look.
Monofilament- or natural scalp, a thin breathable
material that provides a natural looking scalp and part located in the top of the wig or pieces. Makes wigs and hairpieces
a natural believable look, just like growing from the scalp.
Synthetic- a man made fiber much like the appearance
and feel of your own hair, but none of the work. Memory helps regain it's natural shape. Takes about eight hours to dry and
cannot be styled with hot tools but can be professionally steamed for restyling.
Human-Hair-just like yours.
Can be colored, hi-lifted, permed, curled etc. Much more care than synthetic wigs, but are recommended for clients who prefer
a longer styled wig.
While working with people in need of emotional care,my strengths are in the positive attitude
and a genuine concern for helping people. This is a very important quality when working with depressed people. My education
in the social sciences has also given me a strong foundation in this area. I believe that I can touch the lives of
many people by reshaping their lives and making them feel a sense of self worth. This positive attitude is what
is important to me.
I have a primary concern for education and want to educate and help patients with thinning
and various hairloss problems. My goals are to boost the self-esteem and overall well being of chemotheapy and
hairloss patients by creating a network of resources.