Why have we done this? Over our time in the trade, we have seen many clients who are stopped in their tracks with how they feel, their lifestyle changes and they often experience mental health issues, because of their hair. We feel so passionately about how our clients feel, we decided to expand our skills to help.
Many of our friends and family, and even some of the team experience hair loss, whether down to stress, hormones or lifestyle. But, fear not. In our private room, we can help make you feel a million dollars. Bespoke hair pieces are made for you and we will look after you from first appointment.
At Antidote, we want to make everybody feel and look amazing. Sarah and Emily have expanded their knowledge and offerings at the salon and we are now fully trained in hair replacement services for men and women. We also have a head full of information and advice if you are experiencing hair loss and pattern baldness.
Book a consultation TODAY, and fear not, in our private consulting room, you can feel at ease to share your worries and the service will be away from the salon environment.
Hair Replacement Therapy are a series of services that use real hair pieces, in many forms of connections. Depending on your hair loss area, we have many systems to suit everyone.
Gym goer, no problem.
Busy lifestyle, no problem.
Worried about the fitting, we will discuss every stage with you at consultation and make sure you fully understand and agree to every part.
This system is non surgical hair replacement for hair loss clients and is not designed for hair extensions or clients who require added length or volume
Hair loss reasons we can treat include:
Alopecia, Lupus, Diabetes, post cancer treatment, hormonal/thyroid problems, scalp infection, anaemia, menopause, stress/depression, hair pulling, postpartum hair loss
Some of these conditions may require a wait period while treatment finishes, or treatment from medical professional rather than a hair system. This will be advised at consultation
This non surgical hair replacement system is designed to mask the affected area of hair loss. The systems are made bespoke for you, and last for years with proper maintenance and care
There are many reasons why hair loss occurs, we will discuss these with you at consultation and make sure you, and your hair, is suitable for hair replacement therapy
If you require medical assistance with your hair loss, before we start your Hair Replacement journey, we will advise working alongside a Trichologist or Dermatologist to make sure that your hair and scalp are cared for
This service is ongoing and pricey. It is not a quick fix or designed for events. This non surgical hair replacement system is a personal service and hair loss can be very emotional. While we design a specific area for our clinic, we will offer out of hours appointments if required for Hair Replacement services.
Midland based Hair Loss Specialists, Hair Integration services, Hair Extensions, non surgical hair replacement and product advice, hair replacement for men and women.
Our team of hair replacement specialists advise and consult with each client individually based on your own hair loss experience. We have a wide range of products and services and will devise a plan for you in the comfort of our clinic area. We have a private area to consult and chat. You will never feel uncomfortable or out of place at your Hair Replacement appointment.
We believe that every client of ours has the opportunity to feel like themselves again, and will help in any which way we can that suits your lifestyle, your hair and your budget. Ask us about our non surgical hair replacement for men and women.
Common Covid symptoms, including a high temperature, can be a cause of hair loss. Even a few months after suffering from Covid, having a high fever or recovering from an illness, many people see noticeable hair loss.
This is actually hair shedding. It happened when more hairs than normal enter the shedding phase of hair growth lifecycle at the same time. A fever or illness can force more hairs into the shedding phase.
Most people see noticeable shedding 2-3 months after a fever or illness. Handfuls of hair can come out when you shower or brush.
The hair shedding can last 6-9 months before it stops. Most people then see their hair start to look and feel normal again and stop shedding.
Hair tends to return to normal itself after illness or fever. You just have to give it time. As your hair grows back, you will notice short hairs, that are all the same length by your hairline, start to appear. Most people see their hair regain its normal fullness within 6-9 months.
If you suspect that your hair loss is caused by something more than illness or fever, talk to your GP or give us a call to arrange a consultation from one of our hair loss specialists to gain advice on who to talk to next.
Everybody loses a number of hairs from their head every single day. However, if you are losing more than usual, or losing lots of hair from one particular patch on your scalp, there could be an underlying cause.
The medical term for hair loss is Alopecia. Hair loss is very common in men and women of all ages. It happens to some degree to most people at some point during their lives.
It is well established that hair loss can be related to emotional stress or anxiety. There is usually about a 3 month delay between the stressful event or time period and your hair falling out. Unless there is another underlying medical reason for your hair loss, this may recover once that period passes if there are no other causes for the hair loss.
When you are stressed or anxious, your body produces what's known as the fight or flight response. This is when your body makes extra hormones to help deal with any potential threat.
This change in your hormone levels can have an effect on different parts of your body, including your scalp, where they affect the patterns of the hair follicles.
Stress can lead to a number of different conditions that cause hair loss on their own, including:
-Telogen Effiuvium = when your body tells more hair than normal to stop growing across your scalp
-Alopecia Areata = when you lose large amounts of hair in patches on your scalp (see below)
-Trichotillomania = when you pick and pull out hairs on your head or around your body without realising your are doing it
Worrying about hair loss can also be a vicious cycle. It's easy for people to get anxious about loosing their hair, which then intern raises stress levels, and can cause even more hair to fall out.
The most important thing to try to do is to reduce your stress levels. This will help keep your body and scalp as healthy as possible.
Try working on reducing your stress levels as well as improving your general health and wellbeing. Any hair loss due to stress should grow back on its own in a few months.
Otherwise known as Trichotillomania (pronounced Trik-oh-till-oh-may-nee-uh) is a condition that gives some people strong urges to pull out their own hair. It can affect people of any age.
People with this condition pull their hair out their head from the root places like the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes or the pubic area.
Some people with this condition pull large handfuls of hair, which leaves patches on the scalp. Other people pull their hair out one strand at a time. They might inspect or play with the strand after pulling. About half of the people with Trichotillomania put the hair in their mouths after pulling.
Some people are very aware of their pulling. Others seem to do it in a very absent-minded way, without really noticing what they are doing.
For people with Trichotillomania, resisting the urge to pull out their hair feels as hard as resisting the urge to scratch a very itchy itch. They may feel embarrassed, frustrated, ashamed or depressed about it. They may worry what others will think or say. They may feel nagged by people who do not understand that they are not doing this on purpose. People with this condition usually try to hide the behaviour from others - even their families. This can make it difficult to get help.
People who suffer with Trichotillamania usually need medical and behavioural specialists in order to stop. But, there is a masking, and often habit breaking solution with hair replacement therapy. This service will work alongside the medical and behavioural therapy.
Typical medical conditions that can cause hair loss include:
- Thyroid disease
- Alopecia Areata (an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles)
- Scalp infection such as Ringworm
- Cancer and Cancer treatment
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Problems
These can require specific treatments and advise, so we will always consult with your GP or a Dermatologist to make sure that the therapy services we offer will not hinder any recovery.
Alopecia is a general term for hair loss, but according to Alopecia UK, there are 9 different types. the most common are Androgenetic Alopecia and Alopecia Areata.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes your hair to fall out, often in small clumps.
The condition presents itself in men, women and even children. Alopecia appears as rounded bald patches anywhere on the scalp and in some instances has been known on the body too.Alopecia often develops suddenly, even over the course of a few days. Unfortunately, there is no known cure but there is speculation to be linked to stress and hormones, yet it is unknown if this causes Alopecia. the hair condition occurs when white blood cells attack hair follicle cells, causing them to shrink and dramatically slow down hair production.
What we do know is scientists are still unsure what causes the body's immune system to target hair follicles and it seems that genetics do play a role. 1 in 5 people with this condition have a family member who has developed similar issues.
Can you treat Alopecia?
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Alopecia Areata. Our NHS state that hair loss does not need treatment and is temporary, or a normal part of getting older.
What celebrities have Alopecia?
To name a few, there have been many. These names include Jesy Nelson, Tyra Banks, Jade Pinkett-Smith and Christina Milan.
Can we help?
If you are struggling with hair loss, please do not suffer alone. We welcome you to our salon space, to discuss options and support for you and your hair load disorder. We will advise on both services and products to help address your condition.