is a type of hair loss, which is increasing rapidly, and effecting
men and women of all ages. Alopecia is caused by your own immune
system (white blood cells), mistakenly attacking your hair follicles,
resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage. These affected
follicles become very small, drastically slow down production, and
grow no hair visible above the surface for either months or years.
There are different types of Alopecia, most common is
Alopecia Areata, which is a sudden loss of hair in the result of
patches on the scalp, this can lead to total hair loss known as,
Alopecia Totalis. Alopecia not only can affect the loss of hair
on the scalp but can also affect body hairs resulting in total body
hair loss known as Alopecia Universalis.
Alopecia can also
affect facial hair, with the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes. Chiquel
offers alternatives such as 100% reusable human eyebrow wigs, false
eyelashes, semi permanent pens and powders. Men can also take
advantage of these innovative products with specially designed male
Scarves and turbans are also great for quick
cover up, we offer online head fashion wear with a selection of
quality pieces ranging in various styles and colours for daily and
Remembering that a positive self-image is the
proven aid in the healing process. At Chiquel we offer our help of
hair knowledge to assist you with the essential support during your
difficult time. We develop together a plan to manage your hair loss
from beginning to end and discuss the endless alternatives available
today for you.
cancer is hard enough so losing your hair can be an added difficulty.
A patients self esteem is an integral factor in the success for their
treatment and feeling good about themselves is a huge step on the
long road to recovery. Having an understanding of why patients lose
their hair during chemotherapy and evaluating the options available
when it happens, will help cancer suffers cope at a difficult
Chemotherapy is a treatment designed to significantly
restrict cell growth. Hair loss begins 7-10 days after the first
treatment and will be severe after 1-2months. Hair regrowth is approx
4-6 weeks after the cessation of chemotherapy treatment. We often
suggest a shorter hairstyle just before treatment so that losing hair
will not be a dramatic change.
In the completion of
chemotherapy, hair grows at a rate of just over a centimeter per
month and will take approximately 6 months for hair to return to full
thickness and strength. During this time patients are refined from
colouring own natural hair with semi or permanent colours or
subjecting it to stress until six months after the end of the
There are alternatives once hair loss persists.
Wigs have shed new light for hair loss patients with technology
advancing the quality and variety of wigs that are available today
have never looked more natural. At Chiquel we have selected the
finest quality of wigs from around the world to assist you with the
best wigs available on the market today with an exclusive range of
style, lengths and colours.
Hair loss from chemotherapy can
also result in the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes. We offer many
alternatives such as reusable eyebrow wigs, false eyelashes, powders
and semi permanent makeup. Men can also take advantage of these
innovative products with specially designed male eyebrow wigs.
positive self image is the proven aid in the healing process. At
Chiquel we offer our help of hair knowledge to assist you with the
essential support aid during your difficult time of treatment. We
develop together a plan to manage your hair loss from beginning to
end and discuss the endless alternatives available today for
baldness hair loss is the most common type of hair loss. It usually
follows a typical pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on
the crown and is caused by hormones or genetic predisposition. Female
hair loss, if of a generic nature, the pattern of thinning and hair
loss will spread outwards from the crown area.
baldness does not indicate a medical disorder, but it may affect ones
self-esteem or cause anxiety. At Chiquel we provide on site
consultations and discuss a plan to help assist you dealing with your
loss whilst finding alternatives.
A great product for pattern
baldness, or for women who experience thinning only in the frontal
area of their scalp, crown area and particular around the hairline is
the custom designed top pieces, lace frontal hairpieces or 3/4
Hairloss can also occur with various other means such as medications, anorexia, trichotillomania, thyroid issues and the aging process. At Chiquel we deal with all ages and types of hair loss.