Have you ever witnessed the moment of change, the moment where you watched a person’s pain be washed away with the hope of the future? I have. Incredibly moving and felt to my core, as I related on every level possible, I understood every tear and felt the impact of what each drop held as it fell — silent suffering, a loss of self held within for years. Fear. Sadness. All of it. I know all of it. I saw hope follow tears, and a smile and excitement of a self renewed. I was incredibly honored to be a part of my friend’s journey to finding her hair loss solution, and watching her moment of renewal is something that will stay with me always.
Everyone knows I love my Follea hair babies. I’m good in my wig wearing world, I pass my wigs in the bathroom and give them a high five and a double snap for their super sassy swishtastic magic powers, but while wigs allowed me to take back my life and rock my world, wigs simply aren’t for everyone. No one thing is ever for everyone, in the hair world or otherwise. We all have to explore our options (the pros and cons) and find what works best for us in our life, and if you try something that doesn’t work, it just means that, THAT didn’t work — not necessarily that nothing will ever work.
Last Wednesday I went with my friend to Lucinda Ellery in Beverly Hills, she was having an Intralace hair replacement system done and I got to watch as she got her new hair. It was an all day process, I think approximately 8 hours. The final result looked quite amazing and my friend was actually in tears after it was completed. Happy tears, tears of relief, tears that were washing away her pain. I waited to hear from my friend today to get her thoughts almost a week in before jumping on telling everyone about this option, because I wanted to hear her honest opinion on what she thought of the piece. She’s adjusting to it incredibly well, and told me that she really feels this is life changing for her and that this will be her solution.
Since this is an integration unit (a unit attached and blended with your own hair) she will have to go in every 4 weeks for re-adjustments and since she’s local she probably will opt to go in a little sooner for adjustments to the front hairline in between the appointments for the full adjustment to the entire piece. It’s important to note for people reading this that anything affixed to your hair (they do it in as safe a way as possible using a light-weight lace mesh) can potentially cause traction and further hair loss. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that, because that possibility does exist. Some women may feel extended wear of wigs could cause loss as well, though I don’t personally think so, but anything is possible. When we choose an option we have to feel comfortable in it today and also in what the use of it potentially may result in down the line, this is true for hair wearing as well as hair loss treatments. Even if you told me with certainty that my wigs would cause extra hair loss, I’d still wear them because I love them and THIS is how I want to enter out into the world, not in my bio hair. If they caused extra loss then so be it, I’ve decided I’m never going to be without some type of hair replacement ever again anyways, so que sera sera
That’s me though, that’s where I’m at, some women may not want to do anything that could potentially (even in the slightest) further exacerbate their existing hair, and that always has to be a consideration.
My friend feels as I do, and she fully accepts that she may loose a little extra hair potentially from this system, who knows… but she has decided it doesn’t matter, she loves how it is making her feel and she sounds beyond thrilled with her new hair. I’ll get updates from her along the way and report back here.
While I can’t comment on how the piece feels, since I’m not wearing it, I can say I found the salon to be extremely warm and inviting, private and comfortable and the owner, her daughter and their staff were all very sweet and friendly. If you want to learn more about this system, you can visit their site: http://www.lucindaellery-hairloss.com
I made a video talking about this as well, which you’ll find below