Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I was fortunately available to watch an amazing woman speak a little of her passion about Trichology… a branch of dermatology developed to advance the study, research, and practical application involving all areas of treatment related to caring for the hair and scalp. This session got me to thinking about the influence that my product The Weave Buddy might have on the public.
I have been educated in a wide variety of scalp diseases. I am a licensed cosmetologist since 1991 and have learned how to detect all of the scalp diseases that I will mention below. If you are a cosmetologist, it is necessary not to forget everything that you learned in beauty school. If you are not at least a cosmetologist in the beauty field, do not work on unhealthy scalp! Please apply what you learned in cosmetology school daily. Do not ignore a condition that you know needs attention.
I have furthered my education and knowledge in scalp diseases and hairloss types because I care along with my own personal interest to make a difference in suffering womens’ lives. I figured out a way to stop traction alopecia for my clients as well as women all over the country, because I care. These things did not come easy. It’s through hard work, dedication and passion in what you believe in that you will achieve your goals and dreams.
Further your education, learn more. Don’t ignore poor or unhealthy scalp conditions. They don’t go away by masking them with full gorgeous sewins. Please remember the bigger picture, it’s not about you. Do everything in your power to help others get better and feel better. That’s why we are here. Don’t get paid unless you’ve done everything in your power to help. Don’t ignore the condition.
The Weave Buddy is a great tool for your non-surgical hair replacement solutions and protection but there is a lot more. Learn the different scalp conditions, learn how to recognize them. Learn how you can help and when to send your clients to specialists that can help. Don’t ignore the condition.
The Weave Buddy protects the scalp from Traction Alopecia-pulling forces that usually occur with grown out hair extensions and from tight sewing. It is not glued or taped on so it allows for applying your oils or any medications that your trichologist or dermatologist might have for you. It does not however cure or treat scalp diseases! Don’t ignore the condition.
It is highly important that you as a cosmetologist treat your clients scalp properly before applying any hair extensions. Make sure that you get clear on what to look for and what needs to be done to treat the scalp condition. Don’t just mask the problem. Don’t ignore the condition.
Education is key, further education only empowers you. The following information is from MedNet.com and WebMD.com this information can help you get started on becoming more aware of several scalp conditions that may be present on your clients scalps. Don’t ignore the condition! Thank you for tuning in. Please write us, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Scalp Psoriasis- a common skin disorder that makes raised, reddish, often scaly patches. It can pop up as a single patch or several, and can even affect your entire scalp. It can also spread to your forehead, the back of your neck, or behind and inside your ears.
Ringworm of the Scalp-a fungal infection that can occur anywhere on the body. If it develops on the scalp, it can cause patches of hair loss.
Folliculitis- a term for inflammation of hair follicles. It looks like acne with little rings of inflammation surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. In the early stages of a folliculitis the hair fiber may still be present, but as the folliculitis progresses the hair often falls out. When folliculitis is severe, inflammation is so intense that it can permanently destroy the hair follicles, leaving little bald patches.
Piedra(Trichomycosis Nodulares) Piedra, which means “stone” in Spanish, is an asymptomatic superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft. The black piedra and white piedra affect the hair in different body locations.
Seborrheic Dermatitis- a chronic inflammation of skin that typically waxes and wanes. Seborrheic dermatitis causes red scaling, occasionally with weepy, oozy eruption. Seborrheic dermatitis commonly involves portions of the scalp, brows, mid-face, ears, mid-chest, and mid-back. It is not unusual for it to affect the skin of infants and young children where it often involves the scalp (cradle cap) and the diaper area. Seborrheic dermatitis is also known as seborrhea.
Dandruff- a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear. … It is not related to hygiene, but washing and brushing the hair can help remove old skin flakes. … Shampoo more often: if you have oily hair and scalp, washing daily can help.