Battling Balding Transgender Male To Female Transition

Battling Balding transgender har transition


Are you transitioning from male-to-female, and experiencing hair loss?  A wig is one solution for total balding, but what if you are only balding at the top of your head, or you find a wig uncomfortable and unnatural looking?  Then a hair topper, aka hair system, maybe your perfect solution.  Our hair toppers are applied with a beaded matrix and affixed to your hair without glue, tape, or shaving your own hair.  

Young people in transition can ward off balding with hormonal treatments, PRP (platelet-rich plasma, and exosome microneeding, but these treatments do not work when a hair follicle is no longer producing hair, but they do work to wake up dormant hair follicles.  You will find this information to be especially helpful for those transitioning from male to female later in life. Many who have had facial feminization surgery have permanent scarring in their hairline, which is impossible to address with medications or light therapy.

Our hair toppers are fitted to the exact area of your hair loss and blend seamlessly into your own hair.  A hair topper can be worn while you lead an active lifestyle, and do not need to be taken on and off.  In fact, our lovely client (pictured), recently won an Iron Man competition while wearing her hair topper.  She also loves the look of long hair, so we use hair extensions beneath the topper to add additional hair, this is super comfortable and secure.  She does not want to remove a wig before bed, working out, and for work.  Our system is by far the most natural to the eye, and the system is maintained on a monthly basis.  For those who are not living as a woman on a daily basis, we can create a clip in system that can be taken on and off at your leisure. 

If you have hair at the top of your head, then we can give you an immediate longer, fuller hairstyle with our expert hair extensions.

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Maintenance involves removing the hair system, washing and treating it, as well a washing and servicing your own hair.  The hair topper is then reattached, the process takes approximately 1 to 2 hours.  We also are experts with non-binary hair styling, this may be a simple cut, cool hair extensions, or hair color.

Hair loss is a common concern for many individuals, and it can be particularly distressing for male transgender individuals. Understanding the underlying causes of hair loss, such as DHT, and exploring non-surgical hair loss solutions can provide a sense of empowerment and confidence. In this blog post, we will delve into the topic of male transgender hair loss, discuss the role of DHT, and explore various non-surgical hair loss solutions.

Section 1: Understanding Hair Loss in Male Transgender Individuals

Hair loss in female transgender individuals can be attributed to a variety of factors including hormonal imbalances, genetics, and the effects of testosterone therapy. It is essential to recognize that hair loss can have a profound impact on self-esteem and mental well-being during the transition process. Spironolactone seems to help prevent hair shedding and has some positive results.  

Section 2: The Role of DHT in Hair Loss

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone derived from testosterone that plays a significant role in hair loss. It attaches to hair follicles, causing them to shrink and eventually leading to hair thinning and balding. Understanding the connection between DHT and hair loss is crucial in exploring effective solutions.

Unfortunately, hair transplantation does not work as well as we would like, and not all transplants take.  Additionally, the hair transplanted does not grow very long, therefore, it is not the best option to create a feminine style.  

Section 3: Non-Surgical Hair Loss Solutions

3.1 Topical Treatments: One of the most common non-surgical approaches to combat hair loss is the use of topical treatments. FDA-approved medications such as minoxidil can help stimulate hair growth and slow down the progression of hair loss. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any medication.

3.2 Laser Therapy: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is another non-surgical option that can stimulate hair growth. This treatment involves the use of specialized devices that emit red light to increase blood flow to the hair follicles, promoting hair regrowth.

3.3 Hairpieces (Hair Toppers): For individuals who prefer an immediate solution to hair loss, hairpieces and wigs can be a viable option. With advancements in technology, there are various natural-looking options available that can help restore confidence and provide a sense of normalcy.


In conclusion, male-to-female transgender individuals experiencing hair loss can find solace in understanding the underlying causes and exploring non-surgical hair loss solutions. By addressing the role of DHT and considering options such as topical treatments, laser therapy, and hairpieces, individuals can regain a sense of control over their appearance and boost their self-confidence during their transition journey.

Our approach is to give our expert advice as to what hairstyle will work best for you and your personal style!  We can match our hair toppers to your own hair, or create an entirely new look.  We can create styles from glamorous, elegant, and demure.  

We offer a free and private consultation before proceeding, but if you are ready for an immediate change, we stock a large variety of hair toppers for same-day service!

Hair Loss background

With Alopecia Areata, fungal infections, other autoimmune diseases, thinning hair by Trichotillomania which removes hair follicles by physical means. At Noelle Salon, we cover the various approaches to hair solutions to treat hair loss, female pattern baldness, balding spots, and other conditions to which you lose hair. At Noelle Salon, we focus on hair growth techniques. Hair systems and hair extension maintenance is part of the journey while wearing them. For Trichotillomania, as our hair grows they both will loosen, and service is required. The difference between a hair system and hair extensions for Trichotillomania clients varies based on the location of hair loss. 


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