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Female Hair Loss

When it comes to Women’s Hair Loss, here are some of the most common questions we get from our female clients…

Why Do Women Suffer From Hair Loss?

What Causes Women to Suffer From Hair Loss?

What Does Not Cause Women to Suffer From Hair Loss?

Let’s dig a bit deeper into these concerns…

Does My Age Affect My Hair Loss?

Women’s hair loss and female hair thinning are not a result of aging. Hair loss can be experienced by women at any age, from puberty through to prime life and maturity.

Female hair loss is not normal and you should never accept it as such.

Common Points That Women Think Have Caused Their Hair Loss

  • Female hair loss is not a result of stress only.
  • Female hair loss is not a result of hair colouring or chemical services only.
  • Female hair loss is not a result of health problems only.
  • Female hair loss is not a result of hair styling only.
  • Female hair loss is not a result of oil or scale on your scalp on its own.
  • Female hair loss is not a result of the wrong shampoo and conditioner.
  • Female hair loss is not a result of washing your hair too frequently, or too infrequently.

Women’s hair loss in most cases has a combination of causes which need to be professionally diagnosed immediately upon realization hair loss is occurring.

The occurrence of hair loss in women has steadily increased over the past few decades, and is now thought to occur at least as frequently in the general female population as it does with males.

Age is not a factor in female hair loss, nor is it an acceptable reason or excuse for hair loss.

For most female’s hair loss and hair thinning have a combination of nutritional, medical and genetic causes. This combination makes up the majority of clients.

Females who are aware of their appearance, tend to hide their hair loss better than men. Unfortunately, with female’s lives being so complex: it can sometimes take years for a woman to seek professional advice for their hair loss. The hair thinning is so gradual, with other factors usually being blamed before seeking advice, usually from a doctor. Doctors are medical specialists but are not hair loss specialists.

The sooner you seek professional hair loss advice from a hair specialist the sooner your hair loss problem can be diagnosed correctly, and will be quicker and easier for your hair to return back to normal.

Genetically inherited hair loss in women, termed Female Patterned Thinning (FMPT), is a recessive trait. Meaning you must inherit the FMPT gene from both parents to be genetically predisposed to the hair thinning.

If the genetic inheritance is strong, which you will know by looking at your family background, you may show female pattern thinning without any other causative factors. This is unusual in most women, but if it is happening to you, and you can see a pattern with others in your family, early diagnosis, and preventative measures may be all that is necessary to prevent this type of hair loss affecting you and your generation of family members.

Female pattern thinning is genetically inherited, but is also caused by hormonal and environmental influences that we are all exposed to which triggers the hair thinning.


  • Women with PMT symptoms and monthly menstrual cycle problems.
  • Hormonal influences and imbalances.
  • Post-Partum Alopecia (Post pregnancy hair loss)
  • Iron deficiency and Anaemia.
  • Thyroid imbalances and fluctuations.
  • Blood sugar fluctuations and Diabetes.
  • Loose Anagen syndrome-diffuse hair loss.
  • Telogen Effluvim-diffuse hair loss.
  • Menopause.
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Very important: Hair loss treatment always responds quicker and is more successful the earlier the diagnosis is made.

Female hair loss treatments may include topical applications and Low Level Laser Therapy.

I hope my post has helped you answer some of the quesitons you may have about your own hair loss…

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Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia [Treatment and Prevention]

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Traction Alopecia Definition

Traction Alopecia literally means hair loss due to traction (or pulling). It is a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair. Whilst you may associate the work ‘alopecia’ with uncontrollable, devastating hair loss, the good news is that this type of hair loss is entirely within your control! You can not only stop it from occurring, you can prevent its ever returning, too!

Traction Alopecia Causes

Traction alopecia happens over time and It is commonly seen with certain hair styles or braiding patterns that pull the hairline forcefully towards the vertex of the scalp and has been reported more in African women, in whom it can cause scarring.

Men and women who have suffered from traction alopecia have found that the hair loss occurs most at the hair line- mainly around the temples and the sides of their heads.

  • Very tight pony tails, pigtails or buns
  • Tight braids or cornrows
  • Dreadlocks
  • Extension single braids
  • Hair weaves or wigs attached with glue, clips or tape
  • Certain hair clips, slides, or barrettes that hold the hair tightly and are worn in the same position every day
  • Headbands, worn day after day
  • Tight hair pieces or bangs
  • Tight headgear ex: cycling helmets, safety helmets worn tightly and closely to the scalp
  • Repeated use of hair rollers especially on the hairline
  • Chemicals, combination of too much pulling and the use of harsh relaxers and dyes.

If you use or do any of the above, then you may find that this has led to areas of thinning hair.

The constant tension in the affected area either pulls out the hairs roots completely, or causes the follicles to become inflamed. As time goes by the damage to the follicles causes them to become wasted away and if you don’t put a stop to the cause of the problem, they will reach the point where they no longer produce hair at all.

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Traction Alopecia Symptoms

Does your scalp feels sensitive to touch when you undo your ponytail?

  • Letting your ponytail out is a relief to your scalp?
  • Having an itchy scalp after having your braids or a weave put in?
  • You have to take painkillers because your hair is secured so tightly?

These are all warnings your body is trying to tell you, that your hair and scalp is under major tension and strain. If you do not listen to these warnings you will notice that sections of your hair are actually missing, or very sparse.

Some people will even notice little blisters or pimples where the hair is under a lot of tension. This is a clear indication that the scalp just can’t cope with the strain.

How is Traction Alopecia Treated

Treatment for traction alopecia is only effective before you’ve arrived at the stage of permanent damage. The GOOD news is that the treatment if you have caught the condition early.

Some women find it difficult to maintain good scalp health because the weave or extensions make it awkward, unfortunately this can make the problem of the traction alopecia worse, that is why it is so important to use the correct products to ensure you maintain a healthy clean scalp.

In addition to removing the cause of the traction and stopping the use of chemicals in your hair, you may be tested for any bacterial or viral infection and possible be prescribed topical antibiotics or topical minoxidil to encourage growth.

There are natural procedures like Low Level Laser Therapy that if caught in early stages will stimulate the hair follicles and promote new growth, recovering the affected areas. The ideal solution is to undergo this treatment while allowing your hair to be completely natural, without using any kind of clips, slides or ties.

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How to Avoid Traction Alopecia

  • Hold back the hair with a wide loose fabric hair band, nice and stretchy.
  • Braid hair loosely, you should be able to get your finger under the braid, bigger braids are better than lots of little ones
  • Change the location of your ponytail you don’t want the same tension in the same areas every day.
  • Avoid using clip in ponytails, they are heavy and the weight can literally pull out your hair.
  • Avoid rubber hair bands and never sleep with any bands or clips at night
  • Change your parting as often as possible.

Remember, dealing with traction alopecia before permanent damage occurs, is highly recommended!

Note: If you are suffering (or think you may be suffering from traction alopecia) we urge you to contact us or to book a Free Hair Assessment consultation here.

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Hair Loss Causes

[Hair Loss Demystified] What Millions of South African’s Don’t Know About Hair Loss


Day after day we help men and women of all ages, who suffer from hair loss. In this post I discuss a couple of very important things these people – and millions of others just like them – don’t know (but ought to know) about hair loss

Does Menopause Cause Hair Loss?

Menopause is a natural biological process that all women experience at some point in their lives. During this time, the body goes through numerous physical changes as it adjusts to fluctuating hormone levels. Many women have unpleasant symptoms during menopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, and insomnia. Hair loss is another common occurrence during menopause.

Hair loss tends to be subtler in women than it is in men. Most women experience overall hair thinning rather than noticeable bald spots. The thinning can occur on the front, sides, or top of the head. Hair may also fall out in large clumps during brushing and showering.

Research suggests that hair loss during menopause is the result of a hormonal imbalance. Specifically, it’s related to a lowered production of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones help hair grow faster and stay on the head for longer periods of time.

When the levels of estrogen and progesterone drop, hair grows more slowly and becomes much thinner. A decrease in these hormones also triggers an increase in the production of androgens, or a group of male hormones.

Androgens shrink hair follicles, resulting in hair loss on the head. In some cases, however, these hormones can cause more hair to grow on the face. This is why some menopausal women develop facial “peach fuzz” and small sprouts of hair on the chin.

For women going through menopause, the cause of hair loss is almost always related to hormonal changes. However, there are many other factors that can contribute to hair loss during menopause. These include extremely high levels of stress, illness, or a lack of certain nutrients.

Diagnostic blood tests that can help rule out other causes of hair loss include thyroid tests, and/or a complete blood count.

Hair loss may make you feel self-conscious about your physical appearance, but the condition isn’t permanent.

But don’t despair…

…There are treatments and products you can take and do to treat hair loss and improve the quality of your hair.

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Why is My Hair Falling Out? Why is My Hair Thinning? What’s Causing My Hair To Fall Out?

There is nothing unusual about losing hair — we all shed an average of 100 hairs a day. Most of these, about 80 per cent, are lost when washing or brushing your hair; the rest will simply drift away throughout the day.

This will not affect your hair’s overall appearance because it is only a tiny percentage of the hairs on your head — as adults, we start out with up to 150,000. And importantly, more hairs are growing than are being shed.

However, millions of South African’s suffer from excessive hair loss, or alopecia, where they shed hair faster than it’s replaced or stop producing it altogether.

Poor nutrition is another potential contributing factor. There is research indicating that low levels of iron, vitamin D, some B vitamins and zinc are linked to hair loss. While typically not the main cause of your thinning mane, nutrient or vitamin deficiencies can make the problem worse, he says. Fixing your diet or taking supplements can help, but it’s often just one part of a multifaceted solution.

If clumps come out when you shower or you notice thinning in just a few weeks or months, you’re more likely dealing with another common condition called acute telogen effluvium. This rapid hair loss is basically a short-term ramping up of your hair’s normal shedding process.

Any event that puts a lot of stress on your body—like childbirth, surgery or rapid weight loss—can result in this alarming, clumpy hair loss, which tends to start a couple months after the event. The shedding can last for six months and may result in your losing up to 70% of your hair. But typically the hair can grow back.

More good advice…

Stay away from “miracle” cures marketed online or in late-night TV infomercials. They’re not the answer. Hair loss is such an emotionally charged experience and when you’re really upset, you’re willing to try anything.”

Time spent experimenting with different over-the-counter or infomercial products is often time (and money) wasted.

Does Dry Scalp Cause Hair Loss? Why is My Scalp Itchy?

Hair loss is usually caused by problems with the natural hair cycle, but it may also be linked to your scalp health.
One trigger is scalp ringworm, a fungal infection usually passed on by towels, brushes or sheets, which can cause scaly, bald patches.

Psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition that leads to scaly, itchy plaques, can also cause hair loss.
It is treated with descaling preparations or occasionally coal tar, with steroids to reduce inflammation.

Though they don’t cause hair loss, conditions such as eczema and dermatitis can lead to the hair breaking because they irritate the scalp, prompting scratching.

The first thing to do is to identify any allergic cause — perhaps a preservative or fragrance in a hair product — and remove it.


What Are These Bald Patches On My Head? What Causes These Bald Patches?

Patchy Hair

Random bald spots on the scalp (or body) are known as alopecia areata. This is an auto-immune problem where the immune system attacks the hair follicle, causing inflammation and stopping the hair growth cycle.

The skin in these patches looks normal (unlike with scalp ringworm), though some patients report a tingling sensation. Alopecia areata affects up to 2 per cent of adults, typically those aged 15 to 29.

With diffuse alopecia areata, hair is shed all over the scalp, which is why it’s often confused with telogen effluvium, but it’s patchier. In some cases, the whole head is affected (alopecia totalis) and sometimes even the body (alopecia universalis).

Possible Causes: These forms of hair loss are thought to have a genetic link, and 20 per cent of those affected have a family history. It’s also associated with other auto-immune conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis.

Does An Over Active (Or Under Active) Thyroid Cause Hair Loss?

Thyroid disease causes your thyroid hormone levels to drop off or rise to unhealthy levels – and one possible effect of this imbalance is hair loss.

Hair loss is a common side effect of thyroid disease, but it’s not a permanent problem as long as you get the treatment you need.

How Do Thyroid Hormones Cause Hair Loss?
Your hair follicles follow a natural cycle of hair growth and resting phases. At any given time, most of your hair is growing while only a small portion of it is resting. But when changes in the body throw off that cycle, too much hair rests at one time and not enough grows, resulting in excessive hair loss, thinning hair, or balding.

Many medical conditions can cause hair loss, with thyroid disease a common culprit. Thyroid problems include both an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) and an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Because hair growth depends on the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, abnormal levels of thyroid hormone produced by this gland can result in hair changes, along with many other side effects, if left untreated.

When there is too much thyroid hormone, the hair on your head can become fine, with thinning hair all over the scalp. When there is too little of this hormone, there can be hair loss, not just on the scalp, but also anywhere on the body


Why Am I Losing Hair After Child Birth or During Pregancy?

Telogen effluvium is the excessive shedding of hair that occurs one to five months following pregnancy. This is not uncommon, as it affects somewhere between 40 to 50% of women; but like most changes during pregnancy, it is temporary.

Is there abnormal hair loss during pregnancy?

Hair loss that is connected to pregnancy usually occurs after delivery. During pregnancy, an increased number of hairs go into the resting phase, which is part of the normal hair loss cycle.

This condition is not serious enough to cause bald spots or permanent hair loss, and it should begin to diminish within 3-4 months after delivery. If you feel that you are experiencing unusual hair loss while you are pregnant, this may be due to a vitamin or mineral deficiency.

Hair loss can be triggered by anything that involves a change in the estrogen hormone balance in your system.

So, there you have it….

You now have a better understanding of some of the causes of hair loss, than most other people. I hope you found the information I shared in this post helpful…


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DHT and Hairloss

DHT and Hairloss

Dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT, causes 95% of all hair loss.

What I will be covering in this post…

What is DHT?
What Causes DHT?
How Do I Get Rid of DHT?
What Does DHT Do?

DHT reduces hair follicles by shortening the Anagen phase and/or lengthening the Telogen phase. This causes the hair follicles to slowly shrink and die. The final result is an increased number of thin and fine hairs which are barely visible above the scalp.


For strong and healthy hair growth, DHT inhibiting is required once an increased amount of hair loss has occurred.

The association of DHT with androgen receptors in the scalp, skin and hair follicles appears to cause male and female baldness.

The sebaceous oil building up causes sebum. Sebum is collected in the hair follicle and becomes hard, causing a sebum plug that affects hair growth. This, compounded with existing weak hair, causes further reduction in hair growth.

However, there is good news…

Even with thinning or fine hairs, there is still life in the hair follicle and it can be repaired with a proven course of our Low Level Laser Therapy. This will provide your hair with proper nutrition, DHT blocking and good scalp hygiene.

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Effects of DHT

Hair is made in hair follicles which are like tiny pouches just under the skin surface. A hair normally grows from each follicle for about 3years. It is then shed and a new hair grows from the follicle.

This cycle of hair growth, shedding and new growth goes on throughout life.

The following occurs…

  • Affected hair follicles on the scalp gradually become smaller than normal.
  • As the follicle shrinks, each new hair is thinner than the previous one.
  • Before falling out, each new hair grows for much less time than the normal three years.
  • Eventually, all that remains is a much smaller hair follicle and a thin stump of hair that does not grow out to the skin surface.
  • Male hormones cause these changes. The level of the main male hormone, testosterone, is normal in men with baldness. Hair follicles convert testosterone into another hormone called dihydrotestosterone. Affected hair follicles become more sensitive to dihydrotestosterone, which causes the hair follicles to shrink. It is not clear why different follicles are affected at different times to make the balding process gradual.

Remember, DHT can be treated. If you are concerned about your hair loss, you need to take action  before it is too late.

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Trichotillomania (“Trich”) – How We Can Help


What is Trichotillomania? & What is compulsive hair pulling?

Trichotillomania commonly known as “Trich”, is a disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic areas, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches.

What causes Trich?

The cause of Trich is not known. Research into the causes and treatments of Trich is still in the early stages. Preliminary evidence indicates Trich is a neuro-biological disorder and that genetics may play a role in its development.

When and why do people pull?

We do know that people with Trich generally have a neurologically based predisposition to pull their hair as a self-soothing mechanism. The pulling behavior serves as a coping mechanism for anxiety and other difficult emotions. It does not hurt and they are not trying to damage themselves. The average age of onset is 11, but Trich can be found in children as young as 1 year old.

For some, at times the urge may be so strong that it makes thinking of anything else nearly impossible.
Trich occurs in people who are happy and well-adjusted and may also occur in times of stress, anxiety, trauma or emotional disturbance. Depression is very common in people with Trich..

What treatments do we offer for Trich?

At Hair Renewal Studio’s we treat a wide age range of clients suffering from Trich. The four images below illustrate how we we helped one of our trichotillomania clients recently.

The first two are “before” images that show the the extent of the hair loss caused by her “pulling”…




The following two images show how great the client looks after we replaced her hair..


And finally…


Depending on the severity of the “hair pulling” we can recommend treatments for you or one of your loved ones.

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Our Hair Types

Our Hair Types

The Hair Renewal Studios, hair extensions range consists of..

Silver Range

100% Remy Indian/Asian Hair

Collected mainly from temples in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, this hair is readily available and ethically sourced. This type of hair can last up to 8months or more, dark colours last better than the light blondes in this type.

This hair type is available in the micro ring application.

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Gold Range


100% Remy Virgin Indian Hair

Virgin hair has not been chemically processed in any way, it will have its natural colour and curl pattern. Virgin Indian Hair is usually mostly straight with a light wave but natural spiral curls are available. The colours usually range from Jet Black through to the natural blacks and darkest browns, Virgin Indian hair can last 12-18months approximately.

This hair is available in our memory tip/iTip range.

100% Remy Mongolian Hair

Our absolute favourite hair, incredibly soft, strong and thick with a great elasticity which is due to the Mongolian climate and diet, this Beautiful 100% Remy, double-drawn Mongolian hair is available in a wide range of colours and lengths.

Double-drawn means the hair is thick right to the ends, 90% or more of the hairs fall within an inch from the stated length giving the most luscious result. This is our bestseller! This is a superior no-compromise product that will last up to 12months or more with good care.

Our Mongolian Hair is the easiest hair type to style and creates big bouncy curls which hold for several days!

This is hair is available in the Ultra-Tips, Clip-ins, Tape-ins.

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Platinum Range


100% Remy Virgin Russian/Slavic Hair

Without a doubt the world’s most sought after hair. Fine and incredibly soft, usually straight hair with slight wave, every colour is available. Even with continuous wear, virgin Russian hair can last 18months or more depending on aftercare.

When cared for correctly this hair will see you through many re-fits.

Please note: Real Russian hair is extremely rare and highly valuable, there are many fakes which are cleverly disguised as the real thing. Don’t be fooled, real Russian hair will never be cheap and it is not easily available.

This hair type is available in our Mini-Tip range.


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Hair Extensions

[Human Hair Extensions]  Get the Hair You’ve Always Dreamed Of


You finally found it…

Top quality, 100% REMY Human Hair Extension in Durban and Johannesburg.


At Hair Renewal Studios, we also offer a free consultation service to anyone who is interested in hair extensions.

The consultation is particularly helpful for people who may not have had what are classed as “permanent” hair extensions before.

During the consultation you will have the opportunity to explain to the stylist exactly what look you are hoping to achieve and to ask questions and talk about any concerns you may have.

Let’s look at what you can you can expect at your consultation…

Firstly, the technician will ask you a few questions about your hair (previous dyes, extensions etc) they will check the general condition of your scalp and hair, and perform a strength test.

Our different types of extensions will be explained to you, and you can choose which hair type, volume, and fitting method meet your needs best.

You and the Technician will do the colour match together. You will be able to choose any hi/low lights you may want to add to your base colour.

Then its time for the fun part…

…You choose your length!

Some of our extensions comes in lengths up to 24inches!

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Tape Hair Extensions


Tape-In extensions are an amazing way of adding highlights, volume and length to your hair.

How Are Tape Extensions attached?

The Technician will section your hair keeping out all hair lines so that the hair remains undetectable, they take a thin slice of your hair and sandwich it between the two tape extensions a few mm away from your scalp, when they press down the tapes it bonds the two tape extensions together with a slice of your hair in between, holding the tapes in place.

Are Tape Extensions Re-Usable?

Tape-ins are reusable and need to be moved up every- weeks, which will take about 1 hour depending on how many tapes you have in.

What is The Longevity of Tape Extensions?

The longevity depends on what quality of hair you have chosen, the higher the grade of hair the longer the hair will last you. We believe in good maintenance and using the correct products recommended by our technicians to ensure you get the most out of your extensions. The average life span clients get out the Tape Extensions is 8months.

Colours and Lengths?

We offer a wide variety of colours, mixes and blends which you can choose off of our colour ring. The lengths range between 16inch to 24inch.

Deluxe Clip-Ins


Clip in extensions are a number one ‘must have item’ on a girls list of fashion needs for either a school formal, debutant ball, weddings, special occasion or just the desire to have longer hair.

Our Deluxe Clip-ins will instantly make you feel like a celebrity.

Our light weight clip in extensions offer you instant longer, fuller and more gorgeous hair so you may achieve the style you have always dreamed of, being either up-style, or gorgeous curls, with zero damage to your own hair.

Transform your short, thin hair into long, full, luxurious hair in as little as 10min.

How Will I Take Care Of/Maintain My Deluxe Clip-In Extensions?

  • Before washing your Clip-Ins, brush them gently with a soft flexy bristle brush to help detangles any knots. Always start from the ends and work your way up.
  • Make sure your snappy clips are closed to avoid tangling!
  • Fill your basin up with warm water and add some of our Sulphate- Free Gentle Cleansing Shampoo. Immerse the Clip ins into the water gently swishing them DO NOT RUB HAIR!
  • Empty the soapy water, and rinse the hair with warm water. Gently pat the hair with a towel DO NOT RUB!
  • Clip ins do not receive natural oils like our own hair does therefor they need to be conditioned after every wash.
  • Using a wide tooth comb gently comb through some of our Sulphate-Free Gentle Moisturizing Conditioner. Leave for min and rinse with warm water.
  • Avoid washing on a regular basis and use one of our Leave-in Conditioning Sprays and Heat Protectors when styling to avoid splitting the hair.

Can I Swim With My Deluxe Clip-In Extensions?

We do not not recommended that you expose your Clip ins to chlorinated or salt water. If you do, we suggest you shampoo and condition them immediately after, as the chemicals will damage the hair and the quality will deteriorate.

Do not leave the chemicals in the hair as just as they would damage your own hair, they will damage your Clip Ins too.

Can I Sleep With My Deluxe Clip-In Extensions?

The clip ins must be removed before sleeping, some people where their clip in’s on a special night out while others wear them every day to work.

This illustrates the versatility of our type of hair Extension.

Any Tips ?

Treat your Clip in Extensions with as much care as you treat your own.

We recommend that you use the correct products recommended by our Technicians, to avoid static use our anti-static brushes and we suggest regular washing – IF you are using lots of styling products in your extensions.

Micro-Ring Extensions


Our Micro Ring Extensions are a very cost-effective popular method, they are fitted and removed without the use of glue, heat, chemicals, or braids.

The rings are tiny, they are discreet and don’t cause discomfort or stress to your hair.

There is a layer of silicone inside the rings which acts as a cushion once the ring is closed and helps the extension stay in place.

Individual strands are the most versatile extensions on the market, they allow the Technician to have precise control over the placement of each strand, for the best result possible and the most natural movement of the hair.

Colours can be easily mixed to create subtly hi/low lites or striking colour slices.

Mini Tips


Mini Tips are our most popular fitting application. Similar to Micro Rings, they are fitted and removed without the use of glues, heat, chemicals, or braids.

The Mini Tips lay flatter than Micro Rings and create a tiny safe and very secure attachment which can be worn for up to 8weeks before maintenance.

Mini Tips are ideal for all hair types. They are extremely comfortable- you will forget you’re wearing them!

Ultra Tips


Ultra Tips extensions are a revolutionary new hair system that is re-usable without the need to ever re-tip the hair. Ultra Flat, Ultra-Light, Ultra Coverage.

Ultra Tips are not affected by heat or product damage and are completely re-usable item and time again. It lies completely flat with the natural flow of the hair, and is fitted in place using the Ultra Locks which is produced purposely for this extension type.

Our Ultra Tips are double drawn which means the hair is thick from root to tip. Lengths available are 16inch to 20inch.

Ultra Tips are ideal for great coverage as each bond lays on top of the client hair, and due to the fan shape of the bond, it disperses over the hair for fantastic coverage.

Memory Tip Extensions/ iTip


Memory Tip Extensions are also known as shoelace tip, Flashpoint and coldfusion.

These extensions are applied by using a threader which pulls the clients hair through a very small cylinder. The Memory Extension is then inserted into the cylinder which is then compressed with special pliers. The compression holds the Extension in place.

You will only have to move up your Memory Tip extensions every 4-8weeks, and they last the clients an average of 8 months.

A wide variety of colours, mixes and blends are available.

Aftercare? – How Do I Take Care Of My Hair Extensions?


Correct aftercare is essential to maintain the quality of all of our Extensions and to help prolong their life. It is important to not only follow the correct advice, but to also use the correct and recommended products.

Containing the highest quality ingredients, our aftercare range has been specifically designed to be used with our hair extensions.

Failure to use the recommended products, or follow correct aftercare advice could cause damage to the hair extensions and decrease its life span.

We recommend that you wash your hair no more than 3times a week.

Before washing you should use your extension brush to detangle the hair from ends to roots. Wash the hair in an upright position using our HRS Sulphate-Free Gentle Cleansing Shampoo and our HRS Sulphate-Free Gentle Moisturizing Conditioner, in luke warm water, ensuring that you do not rub, massage or vigorously twist the hair.

When shampooing the hair, massage gently into the scalp and over bond areas. Ensure the conditioner is only applied on to the middle and ends of the hair, avoid putting products on the root area near the bonds, rinse thoroughly to avoid build-up.

After washing avoid rubbing or rolling the hair, instead gently squeeze out excess hair and pat with a towel.
When blow drying make sure you gently dry the root areas where the bonds are first to ensure they do not slip, once root area is dry continue drying as normal.

It is important to use the correct extension brush, to avoid any unnecessary pulling or tugging to your own hair which could cause damage.

Avoid going to sleep with wet hair, we suggest putting your hair into a loose ponytail or plait before bed to prevent any tangling or matting.

Some Advice…

We do not recommend colouring our hair extensions, however this can be done under professional supervision and is done entirely at the clients own risk.

Hair extensions are not suggested for use in chlorinated water/salt water, and hard water with a high mineral content as damage or discoloration can occur.

If swimming is a must, the extensions must be coated in a watered conditioner, avoiding the bonded areas and tied up securely to avoid chlorine contamination and tangling. We advise to wash thoroughly afterwards and to apply generous amounts of conditioner.

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How To Determine How Many Extensions You Need in Your Hair…

Once women understand the different types applications of hair extensions and their many methods of application, they can then move on to determining how much hair they actually need to purchase.

As a general rule, the average head needs about 100 to 120 strands of hair extensions to complete the process: however different applications come packaged with different strand amounts.

Overall, the hair amount will depend on a number of things, such as the wearer’s natural hair features, as well as the type of hair she plans to purchase.

Hair Length? – Is My Hair Long Enough to Fit Extensions?

To achieve a natural integration between the extensions and your own hair, your own needs to be at least jaw line length.

Women should first consider their desired hair length when trying to assess how much hair to buy for extensions. If you are purchasing longer hair extensions, you will need more extensions to build up density compare to a person purchasing shorter extensions.


What is the difference between our hair and other hair on the market?

What does “Remy” mean?

Why does my Hair/Unit feel so dry?


All of the hair we use at Hair Renewal Studio’s is 100% Remy Human Hair. It is guaranteed superb quality hair which will give you a truly stunning and long lasting result.

“100% Remy” means..

the hair cuticles of every single strand are intact and facing in the same direction,

the hair has been cut from a willing young donor and handled carefully to maintain its alignment throughout production.

The result is tangle-free, natural hair which will act just as your own hair should, it will stay in good condition for months, it will be fresh and bouncy after washing, you can style it with heat, colour it, even perm it.

Even better…. It will not matt or bunch up from normal day to day activities.

What is Non-Remy Hair?

Non-remy hair, can be referred to as “fallen hair”: it is essentially a waste product- the hair is collected mostly from villages in India where ladies brush their hair over large communal baskets, the hair that falls out will fall into the baskets, which are weighed and sold to hair brokers.

The roots and ends are mixed up, resulting in almost immediate tangling.

The hair feels dry, brittle, lots of split ends happening from the top of the hair down and lots of other issues.

This is how sellers are able to offer full head packs of 100% Human hair for as low as R200! Or big well-known Hair Replacement companies who have made a name for themselves trick clients and use every excuse as to why the hair no longer feels soft as did on the initial fitting.

The hair manufacturers will strip the cuticle from the hair and cover it with a silicone coating in an attempt to avoid these problems, the hair can look good for a couple of weeks but with every wash the hair will deteriorate rapidly as the silicone coating is washed off, leaving lifeless, dull, broken, lifeless hair.

So, if anyone tells you the hair is 100% Human hair that certainly does not mean it’s a good quality product!

Hair Renewal Studios, offer different hair types to suit different budgets, all of our hair types are 100% REMY Human…. Guaranteed!

All our first (initial) installations are free!

Do you have Questions?

Let us know in the comments section below.

Richard & Tallulah (The Hair Renewal Studios Team)


Hair Loss and Self-Esteem

[Hair Loss Breakthrough] Get Back Your Confidence – Even If You’ve Lost Your Hair


Let’s get real  I think no one, given the choice, would want to lose their hair. Our hair is our crowning glory and the emotional aspects of living with hair loss whether male or female can be challenging.

For some they discover their hair loss over night for others they have been noticing it for weeks, months, or years. Regardless…

The discovery of hair loss is a stressful experience for both sexes, but substantially more distressing for women as they can’t exactly just “shave it off.”

Despite it being the 21st Century, throughout the course of history, attitudes towards baldness have been overwhelmingly negative…

Living with alopecia can be difficult in a culture that views hair as a sign of youth and good health.

Unfortunately doctors still fail to accept hair loss as an important medical problem and ignore the real distress suffered by a significant proportion of those affected.

It is not my intention to mock, depress or hit someone’s sore spot, at Hair Renewal Studios, we like to be honest and give real facts to all those (hairy and not so hairy)

We consult with clients every day, who confide in us about how their hair loss is affecting their lives and their self-confidence.

(NOTE: We offer a free consultation to all our clients during which all hair loss and hair loss treatment questions are answered – You can book your consultation here now. If you would like some information about how we can help you, please visit this page)

Ok, so let’s go ahead and take a closer look at some of the most common questions and concerns our clients raise during their consultations…

Does Hair Loss Affect How Old I Look?

Without a doubt hair loss causes both men and women to look older. Hair loss dramatically signals the end of youth, vitality and desirability. No one wants to put years on top of their age and most people feel highly offended when others guess them to be older based on their appearance.

How Do You Style Thinning Hair?

In a lot of cases it’s your hairdresser (that you visit on a monthly basis) who notices your hair starting to thin, as it becomes harder for her to cut and style your hair in a way for it to appear thicker and fuller. This becomes extremely frustrating for you as you battle to camouflage your thinning hair and the inability to style the hair as you would like.

Lots of men end up wearing caps on a regular basis, or end up over loading their hair with hair fibers to stop their scalp from showing.

Will I Still Be Satisfied With My Appearance and Body-Image?

Different hair loss patterns can affect a person’s appearance differently. The loss of the hairline can change a person’s appearance substantially; we refer to this as a “Receder”.

Hair loss changes the appearance of the face by shifting the balance of the face to the forehead, resulting in an aged appearance.

A study revealed that men who had more profound hair loss were more dissatisfied with their appearance and were more concerned with their older look  than those with minimal hair loss.

The research also indicates that women tend to be more upset than men by their hair loss and no longer feel beautiful and worthy.

In fact, it has been scientifically proven through studies that women tend to suffer more emotionally and psychologically than men on losing hair, they tend to feel insecure about their appearance and how the world and the people around them will accept them.

In so saying, we now live in a new Metrosexual age where men are becoming a lot more concerned with  how they look and keeping up with the trends and creating a social status and image for themselves whether it be in their community, workplace or lifestyle.

Will Hair Loss Give You a Low Self-Esteem?

Physical beauty is one of the cornerstones of self-esteem and it is one of the most vulnerable. The self-esteem levels and other measures of self-worth drop significantly when hair loss occurs.

The fear of not feeling attractive to others or not being able to find your significant other?

Upon meeting someone, one of the first things that impresses on a person is their hair and face. Hair is an important part of physical attractiveness and a mean of expressing individuality. Hair loss affects our feelings and attractiveness.

When a person feels insecure about their hair, they tend to during a conversation or eye contact with a person, keep on touching their hair and become extremely vulnerable and uncomfortable trying not for the person to notice their thinning hair when in fact they only drawing more attention to what is bothering them.

For balding women, it is hard to live in a society especially in certain cultures that places great value on youthful appearance and attractiveness.

As we know women are famous for faffing hours on end grooming, dying, curling, and styling their hair to make it look its best, when they begin to lose their hair, it is extremely traumatic.

Will I Feel Embarrassed?

Studies prove that 75% of men feel less confident since the onset of their hair loss, especially in dealing with the opposite sex.

Women suffering from hair loss can feel extremely embarrassed when people associate them as having something “wrong” with them or thinking they “sick” and can become gossiped  about in their community or family.

When hair loss reaches a stage of visible condition it can make the person the object of teasing or scorn.

Studies show that 60% of men are teased about their hair loss at some point in their lives.

Will I Become Depressed?

People can really handle their hair loss status negatively to a point where they become highly distressed about it, up to the point of depression and even obsession.

They see it as something they have no control over, and become extremely anxious.

Those suffering from hair loss can also experience feelings of jealousy of men or women with full healthy heads of hair because they so desperately want what they have.

Will Hair Loss Affect My Work?

Over the years one of the biggest concerns is how will your hair loss affect you in your…

  • Career
  • Promotions
  • Job interviews
  • Work environment, and
  • Relationships with work colleagues.

The reality is that hair loss does impact the self-confidence people have in themselves and their chances of obtaining new employment.

Depending on what type of job you have, hair loss could have a devastating professional impact on a person’s progression in their career, especially if you need to be dealing one on one with clients, or in the public eye, in front of a camera, a lecturer, teacher, the list goes on and on.

In a recent study 43% of employers asked about men’s hair loss and its impact on job acceptance stated that they would not hire employees with hair loss for customer service positions and 26% would not want employees with male/female patterned baldness to represent their companies or attend important meetings.

I know, It sounds crazy, but this is what we face in today’s society, where many are quick to stereotype.

Social Environments?

Hair loss generally causes the person to limit social activities, some people avoid seeing friends and family and stop going out except for work and situations they can’t avoid.

People make up any silly excuse to not put themselves amongst people who might judge them, make a comment about their hair or make them feel uncomfortable. Nobody wants to be an introvert but sometimes “hiding” is the only way of not having to deal with their hair issues.

Surveys have shown that 40% of women with alopecia have had marital problems, and around 63% claimed to have career related problems.

Men go to gym to feel great about their bodies and to build their physique but then still have to look in the mirror at their thinning hair line, so despite how good they may look they never truly feel fully satisfied.

Another coping method is for men to grow a beard, moustache or a goatee as a new “accessory” to draw attention to what’s happening on their face and not what’s missing on top of their head.

(NOTE: All of the above, and more are covered during our free consultation – Book Yours Now!)

What Does The Media Portray As Normal?

In a world driven by media influence, a man’s sexuality, appearance, and confidence are constantly reinforced by images in print, on television, and in the movies, especially when it comes to male patterned baldness.

Society and culture are setting the trends and dictate the way we look and think about hair. And for centuries it has been seen as a silent interpretation of a man or women’s life force, mentally, physically, and sexually.

Men with long, untamed hair are seen as wild, raw, and unpredictable (Johnny Depp), while men with short hair are thought to be sophisticated and intelligent(think of the “Suit’s” TV Series)

To sum it all up…

You can throw a pity party and stomp your feet and complain about how unfair your hair loss is, but life is not fair, we all have been dealt challenges…

Whether your hair loss is caused by genetics, aging or androgens, it has no doubt affected your behaviours, attitudes, and expectations towards yourself and in life due to the impact it has on self-esteem.

Sufficient studies and surveys have been done to prove how hair loss can negatively affect many aspects in your life.

The naked truth is you only get ONE first impression and you need to make it count, and the only way you going to do that is with a full head of hair backing you up.

This is the 21st Century where no man or woman can afford to let their self-image deteriorate and expect people to not judge you. The sad fact is our image is what defines us and how the world sees us.

We are all trying to drink from the same fountain of youth and look our best for as long as possible.

Despite the ever-growing market of pills, creams, and promises that often leave you feeling more depressed and let down than when you began, there are very effective hair loss treatments ,that will provide you with the self-esteem boost you are looking for.

Depending on what your hair status is, we have a solution for everyone.

At the end of the day it is about you facing reality and coming to terms with how you really feel about your hair loss.

Don’t stay hidden in the shadows take control, make the change and do something today that your future-self will thank you for.

Questions?  Comments?  Let me know in the comments section below.

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