Body-focused repetitive behaviors are physiological disorders that are characterized by picking, pulling, pinching or biting of the hair skin and nails.
They usually go in hand with other anxiety or depression disorders although there is no inherent cause but there is some ties to heredity.

People who have BFRBs are usually not conscious of the behavior as it is happening but have to deal with the side effects with bald patches and skin irritation among others. But many people with this disorder lead normal lives, have normal relationships and can flourish.

Even when you are struggling with BFRB it does not mean you are broken. Everyone has difficulties in their lives, some that will always be a struggle but in finding others with similar issues can help you build community and safety and create a supportive network of people who understand. It takes courage and persistence to address health issues and if you are looking at this you are taking at least the first steps to start healing and using tools that will lead to success and confidence.

You don’t choose to pick it’s just something you have to face. BFRB is not who you are and it doesn’t define you.

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Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss caused by the immune system reacting to the hair follicles as if they were antibodies and shutting them down. The hair loss is usually limited to a coin sized area and all the hair in the region is lost leaving a totally smooth round patch. In a more severe rare condition called Alopecia Totail, all hair on the entire body is lost, including the eyelashes.

Treatments include topical herbs, body modification with the use of infrared therapy treatments, supplements for cell renewal, and in some cases hypnotherapy and acupuncture.
Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. The damage to the follicle is usually not permanent.

Experts do not know why the immune system attacks the follicles. Alopecia Areata is most common in people younger than 20, but children and adults of any age may be affected. Women and men are affected equally.
There are several options for hair loss clients.

In some cases we can apply a few different methods to achieve the desired results with a low maintenance regimen. In some cases we can see increased density with certain areas if the proper treatments are used within a select time limit of when the hair loss had occurred.

Hair is a protein that grows out of hair follicles in the skin. Normally, a hair grows in the hair follicle for many months, stops growing, and falls out. A new hair then grows in the follicle. It takes weeks for a hair sample to show changes in the body, because hair grows slowly. Hair samples do not show recent changes in the body, such as drug use within the past few days. This is also why nutrition to balance the pH naturally. Aloe is the number one aid in collagen synthesis. 

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Hair analysis can be used to check if people are blood relatives. Forensic hair analysis can be done to help identify a criminal by evaluating hair structure and DNA. Hair samples are tested with specific chemicals and looked at under a microscope. Hair analysis can also be used to check for poisoning caused by metals such as lead or mercury. But hair analysis alone usually is not used for this type of testing.

Hair is a protein that grows out of hair follicles in the skin. Normally, a hair grows in the hair follicle for many months, stops growing, and falls out. A new hair then grows in the follicle. It takes weeks for a hair sample to show changes in the body, because hair grows slowly. Hair samples do not show recent changes in the body, such as drug use within the past few days.

Why have a hair analysis

Hair analysis is used to provide DNA evidence for criminal and paternity cases. For DNA testing, the root of one hair is needed to analyze DNA and to establish a person’s genetic makeup.

Hair analysis is less commonly used to test for heavy metals in the body, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic.

Once these test are done, I can offer natural a way to wear hair while we feed the scalp and the body. As a hair loss sufferer myself and over twenty years in the business, I know that nutrition, meditation and living a healthy lifestyle is key for internal cell renewal and healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Hair restoration includes surgical and nonsurgical techniques. Surgical hair restoration includes hair transplantation and other techniques including those not recommended by the American Hair Loss Association. Hair transplantation is the most recommended technique in surgical hair restoration.

The AHLA fully endorses surgical hair restoration for those candidates who can benefit from the procedure. It is important to note, however, that there are only a handful of qualified surgeons and surgical staffs performing hair restoration surgery in the U.S. and worldwide. It pays to learn which questions to ask during consultations as well as what to look for and what to avoid when choosing a hair restoration surgeon.

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People lose hair for various reasons. Illness and medication (like chemotherapy to treat cancer) can cause hair loss. Hair loss can also be inherited from a parent. Often, hair thins because it is fine-textured — or because too many harsh chemicals have been used on it — so it breaks easily.

These are hair care tips to help protect hair, prevent further hair loss, and add volume to your existing hair.

1. Try Coloring for Hair Loss

If you inherited a tendency for hair loss, you likely have very healthy hair overall. Therefore, your hair can benefit from permanent or semi-permanent color to give body and volume to hair.

Medications can weaken hair, causing it to break or fall out. Semi-permanent color is good in this case, too, because it does not contain ammonia or peroxide. The ENJOY product line has neither. It will not damage hair, but will give it body and volume.

If your hair is fine-textured, semi-permanent or permanent color is fine, as long as it is professionally applied. Colored hair can easily get over-processed, which damages it, causing further hair loss.

2. Shampoo and Condition Your Hair When Dirty

To protect hair, the best practice is to shampoo only when hair is dirty. Because fine hair gets dirty faster, people with fine-textured hair need to shampoo more frequently — even though fine hair breaks more easily.

For that reason, fine-textured hair benefits from a good shampoo and volume-building conditioner.

I am the master of thinning hair. I have been dealing with it myself for 12 years. I know first hand where and how to and apply, and I can offer many alternatives to lace frontal and wigs. Most of my medical clients have thinning hair from stress, lack of DHEA, and damaged cells with the use of select methods along with my own personal hair issues and extensive wellness background. There are options to achieve results without the use of chemicals.

although there are good medicated products that seem to result in hair density, once the product is stopped hair loss resumes. We need to treat this with natural pharmaceutics, pH balanced products, and healthy lifestyle changes. The key to most disease in the body is lack of proper nutrition to feed the scalp and internally cleanse.

As you can see in most of my video testimonials, many of my clients have thinning hair and I have the most experience with this issue in a private, one on one, kickback, no frill studio.

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Hair…is a scientific part of our bodies. And hair loss is caused from STRESS, a breakdown of the amino chains, and increases in DHT. It is extremely disfiguring to one's self esteem. The normal amount of shedding hairs a day should be 50. With hair loss clients, it can be as much as 100 to 150 follicles a day.

When the body's cells are not being renewed, new follicles will not emerge, thus causing hair loss… WE will discuss treatments internally and externally to reverse this issue unless the client has suffered this for more than 10 years.

Is your hair trying to tell you something about your health? Maybe. Some conditions and medications affect your body as well as your hair. In other cases, you may just need to take better care of your hair or scalp.

Why is this so important to me? I have and had hair loss and have worn-every extension method in the world and I am here today to help all of you with hair loss!
If we can't grow it, we will attach it, and in the most NON-invasive way to preserve the integrity of the hair, your health, and the planet.

After vast research and my own personal trial and error, I discovered hair loss is 80% due to stress and 20% genetic. Which if we knew years ago what we know now, we could repair the DNA at the cellular level and decrease DHT.

So not only am I the master hair extension extraordinaire because I've worn them all and will always. But my walk is the talk and it works. I have the living proof on my head and my nutrition/natural pharmaceutics and infrared therapy is key to hair regrowth.

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