New alternative exists for women losing their hair – KSAT San Antonio

LOS ANGELES – Hair loss can be distressing for anyone, but it’s particularly devastating for most women. Some 30-million American women live with hair loss, according to the American academy of dermatology.

A woman from the UK brought over a hair loss prosthetic system that’s non-invasive, easy to maintain, and described as “life-changing” by her clients.

Priyanka Guha’s long, beautiful hair looks natural. But for the past decade, that hasn’t always been the case. She started losing hair from female pattern baldness in her twenties. She tried tonics, powders, and extensions to hide it.

“Over time, I would wear more and more hair clip-in extensions and finally, when I started losing so much hair that I felt like I had to cover it up, especially on the top of my head, ” Guha said.

Then she found Lucinda Ellery and her Intralace system in Los Angeles.

“We integrate strand by strand your hair through a mesh. The mesh is thin, thin, thin. You can’t feel it. Weightless and breathable,” Ellery said of the hair system.

The mesh is held in place by Guha’s hair and strands of human hair braided and glued together. Then, this hair piece is secured.

“You can wash, brush, set, dress, swim, shower, swing from chandeliers and nobody should be any the wiser that you’re all faked up,” Ellery said.

The results are dramatic, as you can see with some before and after photos of clients. The process can take a full day and costs one to $3,000 dollars. Guha said it’s worth every penny.

“I appreciate it so much. This is … it makes me feel normal, and I didn’t feel normal before.” Guha shared.

Clients need to have their hair systems maintained every six to eight weeks, which Ellery says is comparable to having regular hair appointments. The average cost is 225 dollars for each maintenance service. Insurance has covered some procedures.

Some reviews complain about cost, itching, and hair breakage, but for the most part, clients are extremely pleased with their results.

Lucinda Ellery salons are found in LA and New York, and another one coming to San Francisco.

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