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‘Which Shampoo Do I Use for Thinning Hair and Hair Loss?’

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Name: Zaini

Question: I am 21 year old girl and suffering hair loss from front head and thinning of hairs for last year I have problem of pcos too plzzzzzzzzzz tell me what to do?and which shampoo should I use

Thinning Hair - Hair Loss in WomenAnswer: Hi Zaini. If you have PCOS then it could well be the case that your hair loss is linked to either this condition or any medication used to manage it.

Some health issues, including polycystic ovary syndrome, can lead to thinning hair as they can spark a hair loss condition known as Telogen Effluvium. This is usually temporary, lasting up to six months although the excessive hair shedding may not actually start for around three months after the trigger incident has happened. This type of hairloss will generally right itself however Telogen Effluvium treatment can help to speed this process up.

If there was a longer term underlying health issue, for example if your PCOS had been present but undiagnosed for some time, then this can cause a more persistent type of shedding known as Chronic Telogen Effluvium or ‘Diffuse Thinning’. This is the same as regular Telogen Effluvium and leads to the same thinning all over the scalp, just for a longer period of time. Treatment for Chronic Telogen Effluvium can often make a significant difference to hair density, however, the underlying cause of the hair loss does also need to be brought under control as well for this to be effective.

Both these treatment courses are based around using recommended topical applications of high strength minoxidil from the various formulations carried at Belgravia’s in-clinic pharmacies. Your dedicated hair loss specialist will be able to guide you as to which is best for your specific situation. They can also assess you for other conditions during your trichocheck as both TE and CTE can set female pattern hair loss in motion – or worsen this shedding if you are already showing signs of genetic hair loss, in people with an inherited disposition towards this common cause of thinning hair in women.

To answer the last part of your question, although some may temporarily increase the volume of the hair, cosmetically enhancing its appearance, shampoo does not treat thinning hair. Despite making brands selling shampoo for thinning hair, it is a myth that shampoo can actually treat hairloss – the effect is purely cosmetic. This rumour most likely came about due to the fact that freshly washed hair looks fuller than oily or dirty hair, especially for people with thin hair. As such, we advise you choose a shampoo and conditioner that is gentle enough to use frequently and does not contain harsh ingredients or silicones as these can make the hair appear even thinner.

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