HAIR LOSS - advice & support from chiquel



Hair loss, whether the result of illness such as alopecia or cancer, the aging process, or hereditary reasons can be traumatic and emotionally draining. At Chiquel, we work with people on a daily basis who are facing this issue. Our goal is to help you find the solution that works best for you and to do so in a caring way that makes you realise that you are not alone.  A positive self image is the proven aid in the healing process.

A strong aspect to our service is to embrace wigs whilst building our client’s confidence. Chiquel aspires for clients to recognise the salon as a stepping stone in their journey to dealing with hair loss. Remember there are alternatives once hair loss persists.

services

> private fitting rooms: chiquel provides private fitting rooms for a more comfortable environment
> men services also available
> onsite styling: With qualified hairstylists onsite with the experience in hairpieces we can provide you with professional styling, fitting and cutting of your piece(s)
> booking: to visit our chiquel showrooms, appointment is necessary please visit our contact page to arrange a booking


subsidy and rebates

> rebates: there are many rebates available for wig/hairpiece purchases please contact Chiquel to see if you are eligible
> for eligible clients SWEP may provide a maximum subsidy of $240 towards the provision of a wig. For further details and eligibility criteria please contact SWEP on
ph: 1300 747 937. Please note that SWEP is not retrospective and will not reimburse clients under any circumstance.



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We offer an online service for all hair loss patients to help assist you in the right direction to choosing the desired product for your specific need. You may upload a photo of your self in the link below of your problem area or a detailed message of what you would like to achieve. One of our wig specialists will then view your details and will be in contact with you.
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INFORMATION- on various types of hair loss


ALOPECIA
Alopecia 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 eyebrow wigs.

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 nightly wear.

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.


CHEMOTHERAPY
Battling 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 time.

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 chemotherapy.

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.

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 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 you.


PATTERN BALDNESS
Pattern 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.

Pattern 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 hairpieces.

OTHER
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.