Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PressExposure) October 23, 2009 -- HairLoss.com, the world's first online social network community dedicated to all-things hair loss has launched a new and innovative charitable program that will provide hair replacement services to children who are suffering from hair loss conditions while helping to raise public awareness about children's hair loss issues.
The "Hair for Children" Program is part of HairLoss.com's social network website, the HairLoss.com Community. The program aims to serve children in the Continental United States who fall between the ages of 11 and 17 who are suffering from hair loss due to a permanent or temporary hair loss conditions. Hair for Children is for both boys and girls.
"Hair loss is tough on everyone, especially children," stated Michael Garcia, spokesman for HairLoss.com. "Nobody likes to look different and stand out, even adults. High-level hair restoration is really more about restoring what you lose when you lose your hair, which is the self-confidence and the self-esteem."
While Hair for Children is funded through individual donations made through the hair loss community as well as by business donors and employees, HairLoss.com's significant partner resources - studios that will actually perform the products and services - will absorb most of the costs associated with the restoration procedures.
Most children with hair loss are typically suffering from conditions such as Alopecia Totalis or from hair loss brought on by a medically related condition such as radiation or chemotherapy as a result of Cancer treatments. Because of this, the free services and solutions will likely focus on nonsurgical hair replacement methods, such as high-end hair systems [http://www.hairloss.com/home/Hair-Systems/], a hair "prosthetic" that exactly matches the child's hair, from the texture and color, down the part and density.
"Nonsurgical hair systems are the quickest way to restore a person's natural look right away, without surgery or months or more of different therapies that won't deliver the look and density enough to make a difference in the child's life," said Garcia. "An expertly designed and applied hair system can restore a child's appearance in a way that allows them to live their lives fully, such as swimming and showering and sleeping in their new hair."
Those children who are selected for the program will be asked to participate in online case studies in order to help raise awareness about the program as well as the issue of children's hair loss.
To learn more about Hair for Children or to apply for assistance through the Hair for Children program, please visit http://www.hairloss.com.
Contact: Michael Garcia Hair Loss Dot Com 954-717-1199
HairLoss.com P.O Box 590246 Ft Lauderdale FL 33359-0246