Morning television favourite The Jeremy Kyle Show is teaming up with Diane Shawe to give a full head of hair extensions to a woman who lost her hair in a fire.
Judy Bisoff – who has facial disfigurement caused by falling on her fire at home during a seizure – will receive hair extensions courtesy of television chat programme The Jeremy Kyle Show and head of training at the UK Academy of Beauty & Training Diane Shawe.
Bisoff currently has to wear her head shaven and covered with a wig. She said: “This will help me build up my confidence because I have virtually become a recluse since the accident. I find it hard to socialise, get a job or even date because I am always conscious of my hair.”
Judy said she did not feel like a women. She hated her hair, how it made her feel and look.
Judy was wearing a NHS wig for almost 3 years which gave her no self confidence at all. This was removed to expose her short hair and burnt section.
Judy suffered burns to the left hand side of her head which affects any hair growth. Her had was prepared for her new front lace wig.
Judy’s confidence started to emerge once her new hair was applied. “I feel like myself again” stated Judy
Judy thanks the Jeremy Kyle show for giving her a second chance, she is so grateful and intends to make each day count
Common hair loss problems
A new awareness of hair loss in women
Hair loss in women is becoming more prominent, and this has persuaded doctors to take a closer look at the problem. It has been proven that poor diet can play a big part in promoting hair loss, especially in women, whom already have to contend with hormone in balances, which also contribute to hair loss.
Summertime can have a nasty habit of making us sit and notice. We suddenly have a new self awareness.
Wintertime can have a definite adverse affect on both your hair and skin. This is aggravated by an over indulgence of rich nurturing foods, caffeine and alcohol. It sometimes takes spring creeping over the windowsill to give you that extra wake up call, and a new self awareness. It is during this time that your old summer wardrobes may look sad, due to extra poundage gained over the hibernation season. Skin may appear dry, and your hair can appear to seem limp and lifeless and in extreme cases hair loss may be apparent.
When inflammation of the hair follicles occurs due to infection it can lead to scarring alopecia. It is easy to identify a case of severe scarring alopecia because there will be rough patches on the surface of the scalp made up of small blood vessels and connective tissue. Scaring alopecia can have many causes some of these causes and different types of scarring alopecia are discussed below.
Scarring Alopecia caused by Discoid lupus erythematosus
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus is a diffuse connective tissue disease which can result in hair loss on the scalp. In Discoid Lupus Erythematosis lesions occur a round scaling papules 5 to 10 mm across with follicular plugging.
There may or may not be scaling. Eventually the skin becomes smooth atrophic and scarred. Lupus is a photosensitive disease therefore exposure to sunlight should be minimised. Topical cortocosteroid ointments such as triamcinolone acetonide may be helpful in the treatment of small lesions. Also anti malarial drugs such as hydroxychloroquine are useful in the management of discoid lupus erythematosis.
Lichen planus is a rather uncommon skin disease that effects about 1 percent of the population. Lichen Planus is a inflammatory disease that strikes primarily the skin and mucous membranes. It usually starts as an itchy patch on the front of the wrists and forearms. the sides of the legs and ankles and lower back.
In rare cases lichen planus can effect the scalp and other hairy areas this is called lichen planopilaris. It appears on the scalp as raised reddish-purple areas that look like lichen on a rock, or as an area of alopecia with follicle plugging which usually clears up. Steroid lotions are used to relieve itchiness, antimalarial drugs may reduce inflammation.
Pseudopelade of Brocq
Pseudopelade of brocq is a rare scarring alopecia which has no potential for regrowth. I usually affect middle aged people.
Aplasia cutis congenita
Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare disorder that often results as a small blistered atrophied area usually in the midline of the scalp and present from birth. In most cases the problem heals itself however in larger areas it may be associated with underlying developmental disorders.
Congenital atrichia occurs when a baby is born without hair follicles in certain areas. This can be quite common and usually only occurs in a few spots which are easy to cover
SELF INDUCED HAIR LOSS
Some damage to the hair is self inflicted sometimes consciously or unconsciously the two main types of self induced hair loss are Trichotillomania and Traction Alopecia.
Trichotillomania is self induced hair loss which results from the continuous pulling or plucking of the hair. It occurs most commonly among young children, adolescents and women and effects twice as many females as males. The hair is often pulled out in distinct patches on the scalp however some individuals also pull out eyebrows and eyelashes.
The treatment for trichotillomania often involves counselling or psychiatric help, however in some cases an antidepressant may be prescribed.
Traction alopecia is usually caused by continuous and excessive pulling on the hair due to various types of hairstyling. Ponytails, buns, braiding and cornrows often result in a continuous pulling on the hair. This traction gradually results in hair loss.
If this type of traction and hair loss continues for an excessively long period of time then the hair loss may become permanent. Generally however a change in hairstyle that reduces the traction on the hair and hair follicle is all that is required in the treatment of traction alopecia.
ANAGEN EFFLUVIUM CANCER TREATMENT HAIR LOSS
Anagen Effluvium is the sudden hair loss which occurs as a result of chemicals or radiation, such as the hair loss that results during certain types of Chemotherapy or Radiation Treatment.
In Anagen effluvium the hair does not enter a resting stage as is does with Telogen effluvium. The hair loss is usually sudden occurring 1 to 3 weeks after expose to the chemicals or radiation has occurred. Cancer Treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation treatments are the most common causes of anagen effluvium. However exposure to toxic chemicals such as Thallium and Arsenic may also produce a sudden loss of hair.