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How Not to Wear Your Hair?

Dont Judge My Hair: Overstyling Can Lead to Hair Thinning and Hair LossFeeling bogged down with all the talk of recession and swine flu? Here’s one way to brighten up your day. Take a look at a new blog called dontjudgemyhair.com which features extraordinary hair styles. While some of the people pictured have obviously invested a great deal of time and money to create an extreme coiffeur, the everyday school and family portrait photographs also reveal some intriguing and amusing hair styles.

While these unique looks make an individual stand out and provide audiences worldwide some amusement, over-styling and over-use of hair products has a detrimental effect on hair growth and is a common reason for hair loss in women.  For example, hair extensions, braiding and weaving all put extra tension on the hair follicles and in doing so pull the hair from the root causing traction alopecia. This can lead to bald patches and a receding hairline and is especially common in Afro-Caribbeans. Furthermore, excessive use of chemicals to straighten, perm or colour hair and over-use of heat to dry or style hair can cause dryness. This results in hair breakage, which also can lead to thinning hair.

Dont Judge My Hair: Braiding Can Lead to Traction AlopeciaHowever, good hair care (less styling, using protective products and good nutrition) can help the situation and to restore hair to its former glory, help is at hand in the form of hair loss treatments. Here at the Belgravia Centre, we have a team of hair specialists who can offer expert advice on the range of treatments available for hair loss in men and in women.

If you would like more information, please message the clinic or call us on 020 7730 6666 where we can arrange for a free initial consultation. Alternatively, if you are unable to make it into the clinic, you can fill out the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will be in touch with you shortly.

More Information:
Tips for Preventing Hair Loss
How to Manage Hair Loss
Traction Alopecia Success: “…they taught me how to look after my afro hair…” 

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The Hidden Dangers of Hair Straighteners
The Extent of Hair Styling’s Effect on Hair Loss
Hair Relaxers Cause Woman’s Balding

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