Question: I am 30 years old and in the past 1 an half year have been facing frontal hair loss. I had consulted a doc and i was recommended 5% minoxidil along with iron tabelets, however after 1 and half month of application i started getting itchiness on the areas where I use to apply tugain so i stopped the application. I consulted the doc about it and he recommended another treatment PRP for it. I juss bit scared of it now. could you suggest me some other natural treatment for it? Thanks
Answer: Hi, Anamika. There are various types of frontal hair loss that can affect women so it is important to diagnose which specific hair loss condition you have in order to give you the best advice.
We noticed that you had left your query on a story regarding frontal fibrosing alopecia. This is a severe type of shedding which causes what looks like a thick band of hairloss all around the front of the hairline and is a form of scarring alopecia. Unfortunately this particular condition cannot be treated either pharmaceutically or by natural remedies as inflammation under the scalp destroys the hair follicles so growth is no longer possible.
Another common condition which gives the appearance of a receding hairline in women is traction alopecia. This is caused by frequently wearing tight and/or heavy hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks, hair extensions and tautly fixed high buns or ponytails. As the tension these styles provoke pulls mostly at the temples and around the front of the scalp, the hairline can recede over time. This can lead to extremely advanced and permanent areas of baldness if left for many years whilst persisting with the hairstyles that are the root of the problem. Luckily, however, in many cases if you ditch the problematic styles and allow your hair time to heal by wearing it naturally or loosely, when this approach is combined with a personalised traction alopecia treatment course to help regrow the hair you have lost, it is possible to recover.
If you are experiencing thinning hair around your temples and hairline but nowhere else, this is more likely to be female pattern hair loss. This genetic condition only affects areas around the top of the scalp and is incredibly widespread. It is generally easily treated by following a bespoke hair loss treatment programme featuring clinically-proven medications.
All the above treatment courses are based around appropriate formulations of high strength minoxidil from the selection available at Belgravia’s in-clinic pharmacies. Boosters and clinical therapies may also be added in to form an holistic care package that addresses everything from your hair’s strength and vitality to helping to accelerate regrowth. If you find you are developing an itchy scalp after using minoxidil, you should speak to a hair loss specialist who will be able to advise as to a different formulation which may work better for you, as well as offering scalp care options to relieve these symptoms.
Although you mention wanting a natural treatment, natural hair loss products have not been proven to be effective in stimulating regrowth or stopping shedding; what they can sometimes do is to improve the condition of your hair – as can having a balanced diet and not smoking – but they are incredibly unlikely to improve your hair loss condition. The same is true for PRP. This course of injections is not considered a treatment for hair loss; researchers recently concluded that PRP can be beneficial to people with hereditary alopecia, however it should be used as a booster alongside medically-proven treatments and not instead of.
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.