How To Fill In Your Eyebrows

How To Fill In Your Eyebrows

October 12, 2021

What’s your brow situation like? Do you have thick caterpillar-like brows or are yours a little more on the earthworm side? Or are your brows on the non-existent side altogether? Well, this article was intended to help folks at all levels because even those of us with substantial brows get a little tweezer happy sometimes. So if you need a little help with your brows, I’m going to fill you in--well, help you fill them in.

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Hormones are freaking weird.

Hormones are freaking weird.

September 08, 2021

And, might I add, hormones are also a huge pain in the you-know-what!

I was out of my prescriptions for spironolactone - a.k.a. aldactone - and metformin and lazy about refilling them for about a week.

Both of these pills are commonly prescribed to ladies with PCOS. The metformin controls two things: the amount of glucose created in the liver that is pumped into the blood stream and the sensitivity of body tissues to that glucose. Aldactone is a water pill that helps with bloat, but is also a testosterone antagonist, meaning that it minimizes the impact of androgens in women with PCOS related acne and hair loss.

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Meeting THE Heather

Meeting THE Heather

August 25, 2021

Hi! My name is Heather. No, not THE Heather but close enough. I do work for her however and I thought it'd be nice to share my story of meeting Heather and the impression I have of her and Cysterwigs. First, my own hair loss story begins in 2006. I noticed lots of strands falling out and eventually decided to wear my hair in a ponytail to hide the fact that I was balding at my crown. I was in a bad time in my life at that point and wasn't working, aka no insurance to see what was wrong with me. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2014 and decided to make the leap into wearing wigs.

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How to deal with the insecurities of female hair loss (expanded from video)

How to deal with the insecurities of female hair loss (expanded from video)

June 22, 2021

Hi there, wig lover! I was recently forwarded a link to a thread on Alopecia World by my business partner. He thought that I might want to chime in on this because he felt really bad for the girl who wrote this post.

It's called, “I feel like wigs are dominating my life.” Here is a screen capture of that conversation, omitting her image for privacy. (This is exactly the same info you would see if you publicly searched for this post.)

 

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Medication-induced hair loss

Medication-induced hair loss

July 28, 2020

Medication is designed to treat a variety of health conditions, but sometimes they can have unwanted side effects - including changes to your hair. Certain medicines can contribute to excess hair growth, changes in hair color or texture, or even hair loss.

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SELF-CARE – WHY WE SHOULD CONSIDER TAKING TIME OUT FOR OURSELVES

SELF-CARE – WHY WE SHOULD CONSIDER TAKING TIME OUT FOR OURSELVES

July 14, 2020

No, it doesn’t make you weak. It only means you’re human just like everyone else. In a society that tells us to hide our vulnerability, some of us try to put on a brave face even when we’re desperately in need of a break. Life is hard enough as it is. There’s no need to wreck our health in the process. That’s why self-care isn’t just important--it’s essential. And making self-care a priority is not a sin. It’s very necessary.

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Setting Realistic Health And Wellness Goals

Setting Realistic Health And Wellness Goals

June 24, 2020

Everyone wants to live a healthy life. Because of this, we often implement diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to achieve this goal. However, setbacks and stumbling blocks tend to cause us to get discouraged. As a result, many health and wellness goals are often abandoned before encouraging progress is made.

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This is a hate-free zone :)

This is a hate-free zone :)

June 17, 2020

I want to let it be known that this is a place where we should all come together to be supportive of one another in our respective hair journeys, whether or not we support (or understand) each others’ life paths. This could be a fabulous opportunity to learn from one another, provided we maintain respect for each other’s boundaries.

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About PCOS.

About PCOS.

April 21, 2020

PCOS is a chronic (meaning there is no cure and it develops over the course of many years, perhaps as the result of lifestyle variables or environmental factors), systemic (meaning it effects multiple body parts and systems, and sometimes even the whole body), syndrome (meaning that it is a collection of multiple typical symptoms as part of a cluster; no two women experience the same symptoms in the same way).

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How to Talk About Hair Loss

How to Talk About Hair Loss

February 12, 2020

It can be hard enough when you look in the mirror and see that you are losing your hair, but it can be even harder when you’re trying and failing to hide it from others. Whether it is a slight upwards glance during a conversation or full blown unsolicited advice, you need to get comfortable talking about hair loss and you might need to do it fast.

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Ask Dr.Moon Kitty #2: Communication

Ask Dr.Moon Kitty #2: Communication

October 18, 2019

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Introduction to Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Introduction to Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

October 15, 2019

Polycystic ovary syndrome is undoubtedly the most common cause of anovulatory infertility, which means that infertility is linked to the absence of ovulation, the process in which the ovary releases a mature egg every month. A great number of women are unaware that they are sufferers of this syndrome until they start experiencing difficulty in conceiving.

PCOS is also capable of causing other issues, like hair growth in unwanted parts of the body, hair loss on the top of the head, presence of dark patches on the skin, excessive weight gain, as well as irregular menstruation.

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