It’s a habit.

When you’re idling around or feeling stressed, it’s natural to reach for your hair and tousle it and massage your scalp a bit. Yet, every time you do so, you could swear that the amount of thickness that runs through your fingers is less and less each time.

“Am I imagining it?” You think to yourself every day.

You probably aren’t, we have a tendency to doubt things we don’t want to believe. Fret not though, hair loss is a natural part of life and it doesn’t need to be the end. You’ve always got the option of hand-tied hair extensions!

Why Is My Hair Thinning?

As I said, hair loss—while not welcomed, is a very common occurrence and can occur for a variety of reasons. The number one reason for sudden hair loss is undoubtedly stress. Stress-related hair loss is called telogen effluvium.

If you’ve gone through a highly stressful period in your life, it has surely affected the balance of hormones in your body towards an unfavorable state. The hair follicles on your scalp are very sensitive to the hormones in your body. This is why intuitively we know that someone with radiant and healthy hair is brimming with vitality—or it feels that way. Nature has her tells, and while everyone’s hair thickness, texture, and sheen varies, if you notice a departure from your average hair quality then it’s perhaps time to assess your physical and mental health.

Thyroid issues are highly common in the modern world—why this is so, I do not know. What we do know though is that those who suffer from mild to severe hypothyroidism very frequently experience hair loss associated with the condition.

The reason for this is simple: your thyroid regulates your metabolism and when it is underperforming there is a cascading effect on your hormones and metabolic profile. Your skin and nails become dryer and so too does your hair. Eventually, this sudden shift in your hormonal balance causes a shock to the hair follicles and triggers telogen effluvium.

The part that scares and confuses people is that your hair will only begin to shed 2-3 months after the triggering event.

What Are Hand Tied Hair Extensions?

Hand-tied hair extensions are extensions where there are wefts that are sewn into your hair. If you’re not familiar with it, these wefts are like flat strips of hair that are attached to the weft, and the weft is then sewn in where you need the additional volume. While there are different types of wefts such as machine weft hair, the types we use at Salon 833 are hand-tied which means that they are going to be perfectly suited towards the person they are being placed on.

The absolute best thing about hand-tied hair extensions are that they are extremely subtle, and when in the hands of a good team at a salon, you can get them dyed to your exact hair color and they will be impossible to tell apart unless someone inspects your roots.

Hand Tied Hair Extensions in Chicago

Salon 833 is a professional full-service salon in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in hair-extensions of all kinds—especially hand-tied hair extensions! We know experiencing diffuse or thinning hair can be difficult, but know that there are ways to remedy the situation so that you can look and feel your best.

Our highly experienced team of stylists will be able to weave in extensions that will blend in with the rest of your hair perfectly, leaving you with a natural and voluminous head of hair that you can feel confident about.

Contact us today for a hair extension consultation or if you would like to inquire about any of our other services!