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Founded in 2007, The Women’s Hair Loss Project unites women dealing with hair loss and has been providing help, hope and understanding to women dealing with hair loss for over a decade. Join the founder “Y” as she chats with women who share their own hair loss journeys, struggles and triumphs, as well as invites medical and alternative hair professionals to join the discussion to provide greater hair loss education/awareness and understanding, to both women dealing with hair loss and to anyone who is seeking to learn more about this often very misunderstood and isolating disorder.

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Founded in 2007, The Women’s Hair Loss Project unites women dealing with hair loss and has been providing help, hope and understanding to women dealing with hair loss for over a decade. Join the founder “Y” as she chats with women who share their own hair loss journeys, struggles and triumphs, as well as invites medical and alternative hair professionals to join the discussion to provide greater hair loss education/awareness and understanding, to both women dealing with hair loss and to anyone who is seeking to learn more about this often very misunderstood and isolating disorder.

    My Hair Loss Story / The Cause of My Hair Loss & Learning To Accept Our Own Journey

    My Hair Loss Story / The Cause of My Hair Loss & Learning To Accept Our Own Journey

    This episode is raw and personal.  In this podcast I share with you in more detail the cause of my hair loss, and provide a deeper look into my hair loss story/ journey. Last week I had posted a video on my YouTube Channel that was meant to really just share the cause of my of my hair loss, and open the dialogue for others to comment on the cause of theirs or if they didn’t know what the cause was, to share that too.While I cannot advise what others should or should not do, I think there is benefit in sharing my story so that others can get a deeper look into a 21 year journey of hair loss, beginning at the age of 21,  and caused by the birth control pill Loestrin FE.  The podcast takes a few tangents, but my journey is like one giant tangent, so perhaps it works. I share some of my hair loss treatment regrets, and the things I tried over the years.  It took me a very long time to accept anything and get to the place I am at. It didn’t happen over night, and I think it’s important for others to know that, so they are more patient and kind and loving towards themselves when dealing in what can often seem like the impossible…. Hair loss. Visit me online via my website: womenhairlossproject.com - Via instagram @whlpnetwork The link to the YouTube Video I spoke of in the podcast: What Caused My Hair Loss?

    • 25 min
    My PRP Journey Update and The Power In Decision/ Action

    My PRP Journey Update and The Power In Decision/ Action

    An update on my experience with PRP is long overdue, and over the last couple months I have tried to record a segment on this, each time only finding that I was left with a question mark and a position of inaction and indecisiveness as to how to continue forward. I found myself stuck. I was already being confronted with the fact that I was no longer experiencing the same benefit of PRP during the last couple years, as I had in my prior years. My hair loss shedding / decline was occurring more rapidly and after my last treatment in November,  I was actually debating on whether or not the time had home to close the chapter of that treatment in my life. Well, life changed for us all, choices changed. A week ago I finally decided on how to proceed forward, and provided myself with a plan. There is so much power in making a decision, and taking an action towards that decision. The minute I decided to do so, I instantly found relief within myself. This podcast is definitely one giant clump of a run on thought, it's a little all over the place (so my apologies in advance), but I really wanted to get all my thoughts out to you, about where I have been at with all of this.Visit me online via my website: womenshairlossproject.com and also via instagram @whlpnetwork

    • 15 min
    Ricki Lake On Her Hair Loss Struggles/Journey & Path To Freedom

    Ricki Lake On Her Hair Loss Struggles/Journey & Path To Freedom

    Jan 1st of this year Ricki Lake came out to the world revealing her secret battle and struggle with hair loss that she had been dealing with for nearly 30 years. I met Ricki in 2012, she had joined my site, The Women’s Hair Loss Project, in search for help, support and understanding. We connected through hair loss. I am so honored to be able to be joined by Ricki, from her home in Marina De Rey, for this episode of my podcast. It was an unbelievable privilege to sit down with her and listen to her tell her story as she shares how her hair loss started and takes us along for an inside and intimate look at what it was like dealing with hair loss while being in the public eye. She also shares some never before seen personal footage from from the day she shaved her head, (which you can seen the videocast on my website) and also snippets of documented clips from when she revealed to her boyfriend for the first time (after dating for 20 months) about her hair loss struggle. Spoiler alert, he embraced her with loving and open arms, as any good man would… good news for those women who are concerned about dating and hair loss. Ricki is truly a beacon of strength, and hope for others, and I am inspired by her courage to be able to step forward, and put a face (a very public face ) to this debilitating and devastating disorder that so many women like myself have had to deal with and often having to have done so suffering in silence.  Ricki Lake’s Documentary Site: https://www.thebusinessof.lifeAnd on instagram: @rickilakeVisit me online via my website: womenshairlossproject.com and also via instagram @whlpnetwork

    • 57 min
    Low Level Laser Light Therapy & PRP Therapy | Joe Tillman

    Low Level Laser Light Therapy & PRP Therapy | Joe Tillman

    I am joined again by Joe Tillman, The Hair Transplant Mentor to discuss the validity of Low Level Laser Light Therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy for the treatment of hair loss. I have personally chosen to never try low level laser light therapy for my hair loss and discuss my reason for that, however, over the years I have heard some women say they received some benefit and others say they received none. I have been doing PRP Therapy since November 2009 with Dr. Joseph Greco in Sarasota Florida. Side note, I live in Los Angeles and have chosen to take the trip from LA to Sarasota (with no direct flights) to see him every 4-5 months for this treatment (not sure that's the exact prescribed timeframe to go for treatment, but it’s what I felt made me feel most comfortable). I have personally have found value in this treatment, but like I mentioned above with LLLT, I’ve also heard from women who have felt they received no benefit at all. As with all therapies, our bodies are unique in how they respond, and if they respond at all. Joe shares his knowledge and insight on these two very popular treatments often being promoted online.  It’s important we have all the information needed before we can decide whether or not we want to try any hair loss treatment.Joe Tillman is The Hair Transplant Mentor, he has been working in this industry for 18 years, helping both men and women that are considering hair transplant surgery. He was one of the first people to ever document his hair transplant journey beginning March 18, 2002. Eventually what was his passion became his career, and he is now a full time independent guide for both patients and clinics. Joe is also the co-host of Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth, which airs Fridays Live 5pm EST on his YouTube ChannelTo learn more about Joe Tillman, visit his website: https://www.hairtransplantmentor.comVisit me online via my website: womenshairlossproject.com and also via instagram @whlpnetwork

    • 24 min
    Joe Tillman - Women and Hair Transplant Surgery

    Joe Tillman - Women and Hair Transplant Surgery

    In this episode I am joined by Joe Tillman, The Hair Transplant Mentor, to discuss the topic of women and hair transplant surgery. Do women actually make good candidates for this procedure? It is my understanding based on my what I’ve read over the years, and also based on the experience I have with my own type of hair loss - female pattern baldness aka androgenetic alopecia, that women like myself are NOT candidates for hair transplant surgery. I wanted to dive deeper into this topic and get the facts from an expert, so that women can be empowered and educated when making decisions on treating their hair loss. While I wasn’t surprised to hear that in Joe’s opinion, 90% of women are not candidates for hair transplants, I got educated in learning about which procedure would be preferable for a woman if she was in fact a candidate, the controversial industry topic of Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) vs Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) for women's hair restoration surgery.In this episode, Joe will discuss all the reasons why 90% of women are not candidates for this procedure, and he will also discuss the other 10% of women that could potentially be a viable candidate.Joe Tillman is The Hair Transplant Mentor, he has been working in this industry for 18 years, helping both men and women that are considering hair transplant surgery. He was one of the first people to ever document his hair transplant journey beginning March 18, 2002. Eventually what was his passion became his career, and he is now a full time independent guide for both patients and clinics. Joe is also the co-host of Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth, which airs Fridays Live 5pm EST on his YouTube ChannelTo learn more about Joe Tillman, visit his website: https://www.hairtransplantmentor.com Visit me online via my website: womenshairlossproject.com and also via instagram @whlpnetwork

    • 31 min
    Diane Williamson - Alopecia Universalis

    Diane Williamson - Alopecia Universalis

    Diane Williamson is a full time voice over talent professional for Fortune 500 companies, phone systems and also broadcast. She is a veteran hair wearer and deals with Alopecia Universalis (total hair loss, from eyebrows, eyelashes, to leg hair). Diane has been following my Facebook page since 2012, and has been a tremendous support to myself and other women dealing with the incredibly difficult affliction of hair loss. Dealing with Alopecia Universalis since the 80’s, she discusses dealing with hair loss and hair wearing, while working in the very public industry of broadcast reporting. Diane has dealt with hair loss and searching for hair, during a time period where information was even less prevalent and accessible, than when I started my own journey. She has experienced total hair loss, transitioning into wearing wigs in the workplace, and dealing with the devastating emotional impact of hair loss in all aspects of her own life. She has battled through and as I like to call it, “made it to the other side, where there is life after hair loss.” It is a thing, it does exist. Her story is inspiring and I absolutely loved speaking with her. Please join us for this episode, while we discuss her hair loss journey, and as she shares her knowledge and insight to people dealing with hair loss now. You have visit me online via my website: www.womenshairlossproject.com and also via instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whlpnetwork/

    • 39 min

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