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Bald Women Through The Ages Celebrated

bald-grace jonesThe Cut, the lifestyle website of New York Magazine, has celebrated bald women by publishing a list of ‘The 21 Most Badass Bald-Woman Moments’ on their website.

As the author of the article points out, women who choose to go bald are celebrated for being brave and tackling social norms head on, although it is still seen as a form of self sacrifice, from Anne Hathaway cutting her hair off for Les Miserables, to Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi shaving her head in penance for being caught sneaking out of her boyfriend’s house.

Bald Is Bang On Trend

As more and more women cut their fair short as a matter of personal choice, The Belgravia Centre is pleased to note that the social stigma around women with short hair is lessening around the world, from Bollywood to Britain and beyond.

The article also draws attention to women in history, from saints to Cleopatra herself who (allegedly) cut their hair off; however the role models of more recent years, from Grace Jones to Gaga, are probably more important in terms of changing society’s perception of baldness in women.

The prevalence of young girls cutting their hair for charity is also an important indicator of how women with no or very short hair have come to have positive connotations too. That said, no matter how ‘normal’ women going bald becomes, we know how important it is for it to be a choice, and for many women dealing with hair loss, that just isn’t the case.

When Baldness Isn’t A Choice

Sadly, hair loss from cancer treatments such as chemotherapy cannot yet be prevented in a safe way, or treated once it occurs. Happily, though, hair will normally grow back in the months after the treatment ends. Female hair loss can also be unexpected, in the form of conditions such as alopecia areata, where sudden bald patches emerge on the scalp.

As alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, it can emerge for no apparent reason, although environmental triggers ranging from extreme stress to bacterial infection can lead to the emergence of this manner of hair loss, and often discovering and dealing with the trigger will be enough to regrow hair. When it’s not, a hair loss treatment programme might be advisable.

What Women Can Do

Whilst several types of hair loss in women will fix itself over time, some conditions, like female pattern hair loss, are a result of genetics and as such will need continuous treatment to prevent it from worsening. The only medically approved hair loss treatment for women is minoxidil, which can treat everything from mild thinning to bald patches. Even stubborn areas of hair loss respond very well to our high strength minoxidil cream, which is produced uniquely within our in-house pharmaceutical laboratory.

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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, 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 hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

 

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