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Name: Shay

Question: Hello. I am 25 years old, with Afro Caribbean hair and I have noticed that my hair line is thinning very badly. I would like to know what is the best way to get it to grow back thick and remain that way without going through surgery. I’ve been thinking about getting a hair transplant but it’s too expensive and I didn’t want to have a visible scar at the back of head. I’ve tried castor oil and many other natural products to grow it back but I have not had any luck.

Answer: Hi, Shay. Hair loss around the hairline is a common sign of Male Pattern Baldness and is one of the most stubborn areas to treat. However, there are effective treatments available for a receding hairline that don’t require surgery, and these are suitable for all hair types, including afro hair.

As long as there are active follicles around your hairline and no truly bald areas – where the skin becomes shiny and the follicles have died and scarred over – then there are non-surgical options. At Belgravia we often recommend using topical applications of high strength minoxidil formulations from the range available at our in-clinic pharmacies, to treat a receding hairline. This vasodilator can help to promote hair growth, and can be used in conjunction with various additional hair growth boosters.

Our hair loss specialists often find that, although whether it influences thinning edges or not is unconfirmed, the once-a-day oral tablet – finasteride 1mg – that is often used as part of a male hair loss treatment course, can maximise results when used as part of a combination course along with the recommended minoxidil. This is because finasteride 1mg is something called a ‘DHT inhibitor’.

DHT or ‘dihydrotestosterone’ is an enzyme in the body that causes thinning hair – and can lead to eventual baldness – in men who have inherited a predisposition to androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness). By hindering the formation of DHT, finasteride can prevent it from attaching itself to the hair follicles around the top of the head (the area affected by MPB), thereby addressing the cause of genetic hair loss at its root.

Castor oil and similar natural remedies for hair loss will not address this underlying cause, which is why they haven’t been working for you. After being assessed during a consultation, your dedicated specialist will provide you with personalised recommendations for a bespoke hair loss treatment course tailored to your precise needs so that you are aware of all your non-surgical options.


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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.


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Name: Nobin

Question: HI. I am only 19 and yet experiencing abnormal hair loss. My scalp is slightly visible. Is it because of my lifestyle or food habits? Also does lack of sleep result in abnormal hair loss?

Answer: Hi, Nobin. Hair loss in teenagers is not uncommon. We cannot diagnose the cause from the information you have provided here, however, we can give you some general pointers.

junk food fast food nutrition diet hair lossAt 19 years of age there can be a lot of life changes happening that can have negative effects on the body. These can range from the pressures of education, working, or finding a job, to staying out increasingly late at night and getting less sleep.

The typical teenager’s diet is not always well balanced either, especially as many young people no longer learn to cook so often rely on fast or convenience foods, which tend to be less healthy options, potentially leaving them open to dietary imbalances, as you mention. Binge drinking or regularly exceeding the recommended alcohol intake, as well as smoking, are all common habits among teenagers.

All of these examples can individually, and certainly when combined, cause ‘stress’. Although you may not find them ‘stressful’ as such, these activities and emotions place strain on the body and it is this stress that can cause thinning hair. The resulting condition is known as Telogen Effluvium and, although it is mostly found in women due to hormonal issues being a noted cause, it can also affect men.

This type of hair fall occurs all over the scalp and can appear to come on fairly swiftly. It tends to become noticeable within up to three months after it is triggered and can clear up of its own accord in many cases. It can take six months to right itself naturally, or a specialist treatment course can be used to accelerate this regrowth process.

Premature hair loss is another consideration as this can strike those with an underlying genetic predisposition towards Male Pattern Baldness any time following puberty. This causes hair thinning to the top of the head only and can often present in specific areas, such as around the hairline, crown or along the top of the scalp – an area known as the ‘vertex’. If you have inherited the active ‘balding gene’ then this hairloss condition can be triggered – or the rate of existing shedding accelerated – by the above ‘stress’ causing activities.

If this is the case then a specialist can devise a hair loss treatment course, featuring clinically-proven components, tailored to your specific requirements, in order to help stabilise any shedding and promote hair growth. A nutritional supplement such as Hair Vitalics can also help to address any dietary concerns tied to your hair health, though these should not replace a balanced diet. This approach can be taken from the first signs of thinning as a form of hair loss prevention. The best thing to do in order to properly address your concerns is to have a consultation, either online or in person, so that a professional can diagnose what is causing your hair thinning and advise accordingly as to appropriate treatment options.


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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.


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Father and DaughterName: Richa

Question: My teenage 14 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with PCOS and she has been experiencing severe hair loss since last year. Her beautiful thick hair are now very thin and scanty. please advise

Answer: Hi, Richa. Diffuse hair loss is common in cases where there has been an underlying medical issue. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is known to be one of the health concerns that can lead to hair thinning.

In mild cases  it is called telogen effluvium which causes thinning hair all over the scalp and can last for up to six months. In more prolonged cases – perhaps where the illness has been undiagnosed for a length of time, or where it is taking longer to get under control, this shedding can last until around three months after the health issue is being properly managed. In these instances the shedding is still spread out over the entire scalp and the condition’s name is chronic telogen effluvium.

We would recommend having a professional confirm your daughter’s hair loss condition as we cannot provide a diagnosis without assessing her. If either of these conditions do turn out to be the cause of your daughter’s hairloss, her hair should regrow naturally. Whilst treatment is available to help accelerate this process, it is only suitable for those aged 16 and over.


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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.


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Women Worried About Hair LossName: Mel

Question: Hi I am 42 years old and started noticing my hair starting to thin on the front of my head. I am so scared because these days looks seem to be a big issue. I use to have amazing hair – alopecia runs in my family, my aunts and grandma had it so bad they wore wigs. Please help, I do not want to be bald. I already have issues with body dysmorphia. I am trying rogain; tired of crying daily, I don’t like to even look in the mirror anymore. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer: Hi, Mel. We would highly recommend that you have a hair loss consultation so that a specialist can assess you. Gaining support and professional insight in this way can be invaluable in ascertaining the facts of the matter in order to put your mind at rest.

It is important to firstly diagnose the precise hair loss condition you are experiencing in order to devise a suitable treatment plan.

The majority of conditions which cause thinning hair in women are reversible and there are effective hair loss treatment options available to help stabilise shedding and promote hair growth. Your specialist can tailor a course featuring a range of clinically-proven treatments and hair growth boosters to your specific needs, and advise you on how to use and apply them, as well as being a source of comfort throughout your journey back to healthy hair.

If you do not live near enough to visit one of Belgravia’s Central London hair loss clinics, you can simply complete an online consultation form on our website which allows you to upload photos. Following this, a specialist will contact you to discuss everything and, should you decide to go ahead with treatment, this can be sent out to you. We understand that it is far easier to say than to do, and hair loss can be an extremely sensitive and troubling condition, but do try not to worry. There are support systems and treatment options out there.


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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.


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Name: Christian

Question: Hi. I want to know what a normal hairline should look like for a 25 year old? I think I have thinning edges but can’t decide if it’s just my natural hairline or if I’m starting to have a receding hairline. My dad is balding but he’s in his 50s so I guess it’s normal for him.

Answer: Hi, Christian. The simple answer is that there is no defined ideal as to what a man’s hairline should look like at any specific age as we are all unique!

Unsure Question Male Hair Loss HairlineSome men may have straight hairlines or a high forehead, others may have a natural widow’s peak whilst others develop a more rounded hairline following puberty, known as a maturing hairline. These are all different hairline shapes and do not necessarily indicate hair loss.

It is common for men to develop thinning hair due to Male Pattern Baldness in their late 20s and early 30s if not before. According to frequently quoted hair loss statistics, 40 per cent of men will have noticeable shedding by the time they are 35. However, it is important to note that this does not apply to all men – only those with an active genetic predisposition that makes them sensitive to the testosterone byproduct dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

In cases of male pattern baldness, DHT binds to the hair follicles around the top of the scalp and hairline only – the back and sides are not affected – and slowly destroys them. This leads to an outward display of thinning hair and can happen in one, two or all three key areas of attach: the crown, the vertex (along the top of the scalp) and the hairline. The rate of shedding is often quite gradual and it is believed that men can experience a significant drop in hair density of up to 50 per cent before even realising there is a problem – but, again, this differs from person to person.

If you are starting to notice thinning edges but no hair loss from elsewhere on the scalp, this could well be the start of a receding hairline, especially as you mention that your father is also losing his hair and this is an hereditary condition. If it is not yet obvious then you could monitor it for three to six months to see how it develops, or, if you would like to put your mind at rest now, we recommend having a professional consultation.

A hair loss specialist will assess you and explain their diagnosis before recommending a customised hair loss treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and featuring clinically-proven medications that can help to prevent further shedding and promote regrowth. They can answer your queries and give advice on how to best help your hairline, from the use of high strength minoxidil applied directly to the temples – something our experts have found particularly beneficial on stubborn areas such as the hairline which is the slowest area of hair to regrow – to appropriate hair growth boosters to use at home.


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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.


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Name: David

Question: I’m 17 yo boy and want to check is male pattern balding usually something that progresses rapidly in weeks, like hair thinning all over but worse on hairline and crown? Mine has come on practically over night and so much hair full in matter of weeks that I’d say I’ve lost about 40-50% of my hair, and I’m still losing more fast. I have been to the doctors because I’ve lost stone and a half over 5 months without trying and have couple of deficiencies, but they aren’t helping.

Teen Teenage Hair Loss AdviceAnswer: Hi, David. Your age and the speed at which you say your hair loss is accelerating, as well as the areas it is affecting, suggest that this is most likely temporary and connected to your health problems.

Whilst Male Pattern Baldness is a permanent genetic condition which does indeed cause hair thinning, this is confined to the top of the scalp only. It can cause men with an inherited sensitivity to a testosterone byproduct called DHT to develop a thinning crown and/or a receding hairline, as well as thinning along the top of the head, any time following puberty. However in this case the shedding is a gradual process which, although the rate of hairloss is unique to each person, can take months or even years to become noticeable, let alone problematic.

Rapidly thinning hair which comes on fairly suddenly and presents all over the scalp – not just in areas around the top of the head – is often caused by a temporary hair loss condition called Telogen Effluvium. It tends to become noticeable up to three months after the body is placed under significant strain. This is commonly due to an underlying health issue, illness, rapid weight loss and/or dietary deficiencies. It tends to clear up of its own accord in up to six months once the problem has been identified and managed properly.  If there are further complications, it can become chronic and last for more than six months, though this is still considered a temporary form of hair loss.

It is worth noting that these temporary conditions can trigger male pattern baldness in genetically-predisposed individuals, though this is not always the case, so it is important to get a confirmed diagnosis in order to deal with your hair loss in the correct manner.

There are telogen effluvium treatment courses that can help to accelerate the hair growth process, though it is important that the underlying issue that has triggered your hair loss condition is also dealt with. Topical applications of high strength minoxidil to help promote regrowth are available to suitable candidates from 16 years of age. An experienced specialist at a reputable hair loss clinic will be able to provide you with a diagnosis, prognosis and recommendations for treatments tailored to your specific medical and shedding profile, so that you know what is going on and have the necessary professional advice on your options and how to proceed.


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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.


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Name: Greg

Question: I use hair oil every day as I like to take care of my hair. I use it to keep my hair healthy but my crown is feeling a lot less thick recently even though it doesn’t look thinner and I haven’t noticed loads of hair falling out or anything. Does hair oil do anything to stop thinning? Should I be using other products as well? I just want to know what I can do to keep my hair as it is very important to me.

Can You Apply Scalp Oil if You Use Minoxidil?Answer: Hi, Greg. You don’t mention what type of hair oil you use, however, regardless of the type of oil, these are generally considered cosmetic hair care products and not treatments for hair loss.

Whilst there is a lot of misinformation on the internet about this particular subject – especially concerning coconut oil and argan oil – what hair oil does is simply help to keep the hair you have moisturised. It can nourish the strands, making it feel in good condition but it will not treat a hair loss condition.

We would need to assess you to be able to give a confirmed diagnosis but if you are experiencing decreased hair density around your crown, this is likely to be an early warning sign of Male Pattern Baldness. This hereditary condition affects the top of the scalp only in men with a genetic predisposition which makes them sensitive to the testosterone byproduct DHT. It often causes gradual shedding in defined areas such as a receding hairline or – as may be the case here – a thinning crown.

Whilst it is fine to continue to use hair oil as a haircare product if you wish to, in order to counteract the effects of DHT and prevent a thinning crown, as well as promote hair growth, a hair loss treatment course customised to your specific needs may be advisable. At Belgravia we have found that using courses which contain topical formulations of high strength minoxidil from the range available at our in-clinic pharmacies can be extremely helpful for stubborn areas of hairloss such as the crown. If you would like to have one of our experts assess you, we can arrange a free consultation for you – either in person or online – which may give you the information you need to move forward and help to put your mind at rest.


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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.


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Name: Pireh

Question: Hello, I’m Pireh. I’m 18 and I experienced severe hair loss in the age of 16. That’s why I got some bald patches and very thin hair. I got very healthy and thick hair before. It was really very thick. Then I began straightening my hair on a daily basis and, being immature, I started unhealthy dieting. After unhealthy diet i got severe hair loss and now my hair got really thin. Tell me the solution please. Can I grow my hair back? Can I grow hair back on the bald spots too? Please reply?

Answer: Hi, Pireh. We cannot give you a true diagnosis of your hair loss condition from the information you give here, we would need to examine you. However, the following advice and information may be helpful in the meantime.

Teenage Girl Worried About Hair Loss Thinning HairWith regards the ‘bald patches’ you mention, patchy hairloss is often caused by the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata. This displays as sudden hair fall that leaves behind smooth, rounded bald spots anywhere on the scalp. It is often temporary and can clear up of its own accord within months in some cases, whilst in others it can be more stubborn, requiring treatment to help accelerate hair growth. Once the hair has fallen out, even if it regrows – either naturally or with the help of a treatment, such as high strength minoxidil – due to the nature of the disorder, the hair may fall out again at a later date. Whether or not this will happen cannot be predicted.

You mention that around the time you started experiencing bald patches you also noticed ‘very thin hair’. Alopecia Areata does not cause hair thinning so it could be that the shock of developing these bald spots or any other stress you were under at the time – or around three months prior to this – caused a separate hair loss condition.

Depending on the area of the head presenting with thinning hair this would often be diagnosed as one of three different conditions: telogen effluvium, chronic telogen effluvium or female pattern hair loss. As you were just 16 years of age at the time, whilst not impossible if you have a genetic predisposition towards hereditary hair loss, it is unlikely to be the latter condition, which affects the top of the scalp and hairline only.

What may be more probable is a temporary condition called Telogen Effluvium.  This can be triggered by a number of issues including stress, an underlying illness, or an unbalanced diet – something you mention later in your message. This can cause thinning hair all over the scalp but tends to last for up to six months. Should it last longer than this it may have become chronic. These types of diffuse thinning are more common in women as they can also be influenced by hormonal changes. Quick, drastic weight loss can also spark this particular condition and has also been linked to Alopecia Areata.

As far as regularly using hair straighteners, this can weaken the hair due to the high temperatures involved. These can lead to hair breakage which makes the hair appear thinner as it snaps in two along the shaft. In some severe cases it can even cause Traction Alopecia whereby the hairline may also recede, especially if tight hairstyles are involved too.

So, as you can see, it is important to have a hair loss specialist assess you in order to determine the precise condition, or concurrent conditions, you are experiencing. All the conditions mentioned above have treatment options available that Belgravia has seen significant regrowth results from with many other clients. We would also recommend you address any potential underlying issues such as stopping heat styling whilst your hair recovers and getting your diet back on track. Once you have a confirmed diagnosis, your specialist can recommend a bespoke hair loss treatment course featuring products – both medication and additional boosters – tailored to your exact requirements in order to prevent further shedding and promote hair growth.


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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.


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Name: DJ

Question: I have been diagnosed with alopecia areata. Over the last 3-4 months i have developed around 11 or so bald spots. some the area size of the diameter of a pen or pencil. some well over the size of a 50 cent piece. I am 30 years old and have always had very strong thick hair with no history of baldness in my family. Over the last few years I have grown accustomed to popping adderall. Not enough I would say to think I have a problem. My girlfriend gets it and I go on adderall binges where I’ll go 3 or 4 days on it.

On top of that I had a really terrible diet. Never had an appetite. Lived off of red bulls and soda which dehydrates you so I understand how my problem started. I had a bad living situation it was very stressful I have only ever had 2 panic attacks in my life and both were at the end of a 4 day adderall kick. I can see how stressful situations or a major stressful event can be the trigger if you are susceptible to getting alopecia.

When on adderall even if mentally you aren’t stressed out your body will still go through the physical effects of stress. Heart beating in your chest, burning up all your natural energy. It’s not good. I stopped with the adderall, started steroid injections in my scalp and rub rogain 2 times a day in my bald spots. I’m ever so slowly starting to see hair regrowth although its coming in white. And the worst part is the way you see yourself in the mirror with these spots and fighting back letting it stress you out further because it will only make it worse and take longer for hair to grow back. anyway. Just wanted to chime in in case anyone else has this happen to them and is looking for answers. Just be patient. Take care of yourself. Carry a container of water around and stay hydrated and healthy and see a dermatologist. Good luck!

Answer: Hi, DJ – thanks for your comment and for sharing your hair loss experience.

It is unlikely that the Adderall use and poor diet were the causes of your autoimmune disorder – which is what Alopecia Areata is. However, we would certainly caution against this type of drug abuse and always recommend that people follow a balanced diet and get enough sleep as all these issues you mention can cause other hair loss conditions, as well as being generally bad for your overall health.

Even if you are experiencing Alopecia Areata, if you have a genetic predisposition towards Male Pattern Baldness, it is possible for these lifestyle habits to trigger or accelerate hair thinning, both simultaneously and after the Alopecia Areata has cleared up. Whereas the AA will cause bald patches – of the kind you describe – anywhere on the scalp, male hair loss causes thinning hair from areas around the top of the scalp and can also cause a receding hairline.

Belgravia’s specialists customise each hair loss treatment course to the precise needs of each client, including where there is more than one hairloss condition at play. If you find that your shedding changes from sudden clumps to gradual thinning, it may be worth taking professional advice in order to help prevent further hair fall and promote hair growth.


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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.


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Name: Nancy

Question: Would like a natural way, if possible. Had accident about 25 years ago, when directly after a lot of hair fell out and did not grow back. A doctor said it would never grow back and the loss was due to stress. Would appreciate any helpful advice you can give. Thanks

Answer: Hi, Nancy. Firstly we would need to find out more about your hair loss – especially the pattern it takes and whether the hair fall was sudden or gradual. This is because there are a number of stress-related hair loss conditions, most of which can be treated and some which, at the present time, cannot.

Woman Hair Loss Advice - Female Hair Loss ConditionsAs you have been experiencing this problem for 25 years, this rules out temporary conditions such as Telogen Effluvium or Chronic Telogen Effluvium. Although these are commonly caused by stress, they tend to last between 6 and 18 months, as long as the underlying cause of the trigger – for example, the stress – is dealt with. They can, however, prompt the onset of Female Pattern Hair Loss in women who have an existing genetic predisposition towards this hereditary condition.

This is permanent and causes progressively thinning hair from the top of the scalp and hairline, only. Therefore, if the temporary condition segues into the permanent one, it is common for people to assume it is still the same issue. In this instance, following a course of female hair loss treatment on an on-going basis can help to prevent further shedding and promote regrowth.

From what you have said here, it is possible that the hairloss could be Alopecia Areata which is an autoimmune disorder often triggered by a sudden shock, extreme stress or trauma. This causes sudden hair fall from anywhere on the scalp and leaves behind smooth rounded bald patches, rather than gradual hair thinning.

This patchy hair loss often resolves itself within a year, though in some cases it can come and go, or never grow back naturally. It is a fairly enigmatic condition which causes the suspension of the hair growth cycle, leaving some hairs get stuck in the phase where the hair is shed. If or when the hair will start to grow normally again is unpredictable, however, alopecia areata treatment may be effective in helping to accelerate the regrowth process.

There are currently no clinically-proven, MHRA-approved natural hair loss treatments – the only proven treatments are pharmaceutical and this is the approach we take here at Belgravia. Our specialists often use recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil and a range of appropriate hair growth boosters to form the basis of bespoke treatment plans.

As you can see, in order to give you thorough, personalised hair loss treatment advice we would need further information. The best way to do this is for you to either come in for a free consultation at one of our Central London clinics, or for you to complete an online consultation which allows you to upload photos. From here our specialists can provide you with a diagnosis, prognosis and, where appropriate, recommendations for treatments.


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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.


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‘How Do I Regrow a Thinning Hairline if I Have Afro Hair?’

Name: Shay Question: Hello. I am 25 years old, with Afro Caribbean hair and I have noticed that my hair line is thinning very badly. I would like to know what is the best way to get it to grow back thick and remain that way without going through surgery. I’ve been thinking about getting a hair […]

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28 Apr

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A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. Ivan, pictured, is happy with the way treatment is going. Lots of new growth can be seen in the photoscans. Find out what this client had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male […]

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28 Apr

Can Lead Acetate in Men’s Hair Dye Cause Hair Loss?

Consumer groups in the US are rallying together to try and outlaw a controversial component seen in anti-greying hair dyes – but could one of the reasons they want it banned be that it leads to hair loss? The compound in the spotlight is lead acetate, which is found in US formulations of several “progressive” hair […]

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