Almost a quarter of women suffer from baldness
About one in four women over the age of 40 suffers from extreme hair loss. Baldness in women is a big taboo. Women (as well as men) whose hair starts to fall out can experience reduced self-esteem and even psychological problems. They rarely dare to talk about their problem. With the ‘Dag van het Haarwerk’ on Thursday 15 June, recognized hair work specialists who are affiliated with the trade association ANKO want to break the taboo. Because there are solutions for hair loss that cannot be distinguished from real ones.
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The feeling of shame Wigs and hairpieces are now a trendy fashion accessory, thanks in part to international stars such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. This acceptance does not apply, or to a much lesser extent when a hairpiece or wig is used out of necessity. Almost a quarter (21 percent) of all Dutch people suffer from permanent or temporary baldness or more than 3.5 million people. “That will therefore not be very different for the residents of Ruinerwold,” says Gerda Brinkman of Kapsalon Hairtrends in Ruinerwold.
Hair loss is a problem for both men and women, although it is almost taboo to talk about it among women. Baldness or bald spots in the hair often cause shame in women. This shame prevents them from seeking help and they do not know what options there are in the field of hair work. As a result, prejudices and outdated ideas persist. With the Day of the Hair Work we, the recognized ANKO hair work specialists, want to settle this definitively. ”
Amateurs hinder good help
You can recognize recognized hair work specialists by the ANKO certification. They are retrained several times a year. With amateur work, you can see someone wearing a wig, but with hairpieces made by professionals, you don’t see that. “Unfortunately, there are quite a few amateurs active in our sector,” says Brinkman. “As a result, there are bad products on the market. At Kapsalon Hairtrends you get personal attention and the best quality. And because we are recognized by the ANKO, you are also entitled to reimbursement from your health insurer. That’s a bonus!