Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s a short week that will hopefully live up to its name, but have you ever noticed that it’s often the short weeks that seem the longest? Hmmm…wonder why that is? But never mind, we’ve made it to Tuesday by default, and tomorrow is Wednesday, and then the week is nearly over, right? You can do it!
We hope you had a wonderful long weekend, and while we are at the end of the first full week of August, and before the entire month just flies by (as the summer months are wont to do) we wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that August is Hair Loss Awareness Month.
There are many, many varied reasons that we humans might lose our hair, and unfortunately, hair loss is something that a lot of us avoid talking about. Hair is often such a part of who we are and how we express ourselves, and to experience hair loss – whether permanently or temporarily – can be a devastating blow to our self-image, our quality of life and self-esteem.
For uncomplicated hair loss, Aveda’s Invati Advanced may be the solution you’re looking for. From the Aveda Canada website:
“INVATI ADVANCED™ MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
you’re concerned about thinning hair—or you’re experiencing hair loss due to breakage from scalp-pulling styles (such as tight braids, ponytails, or extensions), aging or post-pregnancy.”
The first step in the Invati treatment is the hair and scalp exfoliator. Just like the skin anywhere else on your body, your scalp too can benefit from exfoliation! The exfoliating shampoo cleanses and helps slough off the dead cells and makes way for new growth. Follow that with step number 2 – the thickening conditioner, and finally use the scalp revitalizer to help reduce hair loss and maintain the hair you have.
If you suspect your hair loss is from something else, a health or other condition, we do encourage you to visit your doctor to rule out a more serious issue, but if you are just noticing thinning hair or a little extra hair in your hairbrush, the Invati Advanced system might be of benefit to you.
So please do think about hair loss during this National Hair Loss Awareness Month, and talk about it when you can. It does sometimes feel like there is an awareness month for everything, but honestly, that’s a good thing. When a condition or situation remains in the dark due to lack of awareness, that means the people who have to experience it or live with it in their daily lives lack the support to come to friends and family and talk about it. We all benefit when information is out in the open and available, and starting a conversation might just be the thing to help a friend or colleague take the necessary steps to find help and healing.
For more information about hair and hair- and scalp-related issues, the Canadian Dermatology Association has a very informative website, and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus also has links to great resources on the different kinds of hair loss too.
Wishing you a short short week, friends. Take good care of yourselves, and we’ll chat again on Friday.