TE is probably the second most common form of hair loss dermatologists see. Telogen effluvium (TE) is probably the second most common form of hair loss dermatologists see. High fever, illness, surgical procedures, childbirth, stress, thyroid disease, crash diets, and some medications can cause the actively growing hairs to cycle to a resting then falling out stage. The result is over shedding or TE hair loss
It is a poorly defined condition; very little research has been done to understand TE. In essence though, TE happens when there is a change in the number of hair follicles growing hair. If the number of hair follicles producing hair drops significantly for any reason during the resting, or telogen phase, there will be a significant increase in dormant, telogen stage hair follicles. The result is shedding, or TE hair loss.
TE appears as a diffuse thinning of hair on the scalp, which may not be even all over. It can be a bit more severe in some areas of the scalp than in others. Most often, the hair on top of the scalp thins more than it does at the sides and back of the scalp. There is usually no hairline recession, except in a few rare chronic cases.
The shed hairs are typically telogen hairs, which can be recognized by a small bulb of keratin on the root end. Whether the keratinized lump is pigmented or unpigmented makes no difference; the hair fibers are still typical telogen hairs.
People with TE never completely lose all their scalp hair, but the hair can be noticeably thin in severe cases. While TE is often limited to the scalp, in more serious cases TE can affect other areas, like the eyebrows or pubic region.
This is where all body hair releases including but not limited to: Scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes.
Having dealt with all stages of Alopecia since the age of 13 1/2, and now successfully live with Alopecia Univsersalis,
I understand all the emotions this condition can create. I found that the secret to creating peace of mind while on this rollercoaster was to make sure I could look in the mirror and be wearing something that felt and looked like “me” and not a woman looking like she was wearing a thick helmet of hair! However wigs are an artistry and are a process so you just need to have a little patience while you find what is correct for you.
Fortunately, those who suffer from Alopecia Areata do not need to sacrifice their self-image and style due to the many hair replacement options available today. Women who have lost only a patch or two of hair may opt for partial hairpieces to replace just the areas they have lost. For women with Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis, however, investing in a high-quality wig can be their salvation.
If you are hesitant to wear a wig because you may think it can look phony, CreatedHair offers hair replacement options that are indiscernible from your natural hair on its best day. While 100% natural human hair wigs cost more than their cheaper counterparts, they are truly a fine long-term investment for women with Alopecia. They give the wearer a natural look and can be washed and styled throughout their long life with proper care.
Women with Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis are concerned not about only the quality of appearance, but also secure, comfortable fits on their heads. Some wigs and hairpieces traditionally clip into some of your existing hair, but women with Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis obviously do not have that choice. For this situation, we suggest either two-sided wig tape or our Wig Secure™ WigBand, a comfortable lightweight medical band placed on your head and worn under a wig that will hold the wig securely in place.
CREATEDHAIR has a variety of comfortable base wig caps to choose from.
One option is a CreatedHair custom-made wig from the Luxury European Hair Collection with the 100% Hand-Tied or Close Wefted Cap with Silicone Strips, which was made for those who prefer no tape or glue on their scalp, yet crave lightness, breathability, all-day use and, above all, natural, beautiful hair.
Another option is made with a Lace Top Crown Cap — or Lace Front – Our Most Premium Wig—combining ultimate comfort with the most beautiful authentic look in the front and crown.
For those of you who want to achieve this same look but prefer more durability than lace we suggest our cap with a Thin Front Edge with added baby hair.