Lucinda Ellery I want to write about my experience with Lucinda Ellery. Ihave the most horrendous time and they have basically destroyed the hair that Ihave spent the last 10 years taking great care of and trying to treat with allsorts of vitamins and treatments. Every strand was really precious to me. Myhair is very fine on top and wanted something to give me back the volume I hadas a teenager. I'm in my 50s and my hair has been thinning since I was 15 andafter pregnancy and hypothyroid you all know the story, thinner and thinnerhair. I managed to conceal the thinning with Dermatch, but I got so fed up notbeing able to sit at the window, under lights, go out in the rain, go swimming,yes you all know what I mean. I found all the blurb about Linda Ellery and ofcourse was really impressed, its a very professional looking organisation, lotsof hype in the press, tv and internet. However, the reality of what they do iscompletely different, they are a huge money making concern that prey on peoplelike me who are desperate to have a normal head of hair! I had my consultationand of course why would I say no to a full head to real hair! Well, I will liveto regret that decision, I spent Â£2,000 on my new hair. Basically they put amesh on your head and attach it to your hair with synthetic hair and then sealit with wax. Then they start sewing pieces of hair on to the mesh, its amixture of sewing with invisible thread and they tie down the hair pieces withthick thread. Then on top of that they add a parting piece which is sew on andthen they add a fringe piece again which is sewn in. The whole process take the best part of the day and is horrendouslyuncomfortable and painful. They cut all the hair short that they pull throughthe mesh, my hair was all the one lenght as I had found that this was the bestway to give it a bit of density, but they just chop it off too make it easierto feed the hair through the mesh. Basically you end up with a wig sewn intoyour own hair. The weight was unbearable, the heat generated underneath the wigwas unbearable, the itching caused by the mesh was unbearable, the itchingcaused by the thread, the invisible thread and the waxing was just horrendous!Apart from that in only 6 weeks my hair was matted and greasy underneathdespite washing it very thoroughly a couple of times a week. This thing ismeant to stay on for 6 months and they tighten it up every 5 to 6 weeks. Thehair looked Ok as long as there was no wind, however, if they wind blew thepiece up you could see all the mesh underneath. I had to tie it in a tight hairbobble to make sure that it didn't move if I was out in the wind. It lookedtotally fake and of course everyone I met wanted to know what I had done to myhair! Not really the reaction you are looking for especially as you spend yearstrying to hide your hair. This type of solution may suit some people withreally chronic hair loss, but there is no doubt that the underlying objectivefor them is to tie you into their intralace system so the you need to go backto them and pay the huge sums of money to have it maintained, you can't bearthe thought of going back to the way you were before and they know it! They arepreying on vulnerable people and if you read this, don't be mesmerized by theirsales pitch. I should have carried out a lot more research, but there are many reallysincere professionals out there that can really help. Thankfully I have foundreal professional that know what they are doing. I just couldn't bear thethought of Lucinda Ellery's staff every touching a hair on my head again. Theyare inexperience young girls on the minimum wage that are trained on how to sewthis thing into your hair. I had it removed by a specialist in hairreplacements and enhancements technician who has been trained for years. Theyprepared me for what lay underneath as they had seen this the mess underneathbefore. I have a temporary hair piece that has been sympathetically attached tomy hair while my permanent integrated system is made up for me. They have takena cast of my head so that it will fit perfectly and will me exactly what I needto enhance my hair. Sadly all of the top of my hair has been cut to about 4inches, however, it will grow. I have some photos that I'm only prepared toshare privately, but I would caution anyone who is thinking about going toLucinda Ellery to think long and hard and search for a more specialistorganisation that will develop a system to suit you not a standard wig likeintralace system that will tie you to them for ever more. I would have been ina huge amount of debt I'm sure if I hadn't come to my senses. My new bespokesystem, that is being specially made is costing me less than half the price ofthe LE system. I hope this helps some of your out there to make a conscious decision andplease search out much more professional service, don't buy into their hype!Good luck!!