Hair Loss? Heads Up, Ladies. Here's Help!
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Women and their hair are linked by more than mere follicles. If clothes make the man, then hair makes the woman. But where does that leave those who have lost their locks from cancer treatment or alopecia? Amy Gibson speaks up for them on her radio show, Heads Up! She joined us on Oct. 13, 2004, to share practical and personal tips on looking and, more important, feeling great again.
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I then decided it was time to help other women, and for the last several years, almost 10 years, I have helped many women through the hair loss process, which can be devastating. I then decided that I needed to take my passion for helping women another step farther, so since I have learned all the tricks I needed to learn to live a normal life with wigs, I opened a company and make wigs for women that are real quality. This area can attract very vulnerable people that are sometimes faced with their own mortality dealing with cancer, etc. and going through chemotherapy. After going through a difficult journey learning right from wrong, good from bad pieces, I decided that I would manufacture those that were correct and comfortable for women at reasonable prices.
But that wasn't enough. I still felt incomplete. So I decided to create a radio show that will soon be syndicated around the country, called Heads Up! You can listen to it on the Internet every Sunday. Go to newstalk870.com and click on "listen live" at 11:00 a.m. PT on Sundays.
So I've become the No. 1 spokeswoman in the country dealing with hair loss,
but I need to stress something, and that is that I am not a therapist, I am not
a doctor, I'm not a hair stylist, and I'm not a healer. All I do is show women
what has worked for me, and if it works for them, fantastic. If it doesn't, I'll
find an expert for them that does deal in the area of their needs. I do phone
sessions; I make lower body hair for women; I do eyebrows. That's what I'm here
to do. After years of praying for answers to the question, "Why has this
happened to me, what am I supposed to do with this?" I know now, thank God.
I feel that shampoos, per se, are not the cure or the band-aid. Trying to find the underlying issue is most important, and here's what I suggest: Go to your dermatologist in your area. You're going to ask him about the following things:
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions