There are no stock standards when it comes to hair loss. Eight in 10 men and four in 10 women suffer from the condition, but everyone’s situation will be different from the next and each person will handle it differently. When it comes to dealing with hair loss, however, there are a few key dos and don’ts one should consider.
- Don’t let your follicles die. This is part and parcel of acting early and getting the right treatment from the outset, because there might not be much hair left to grow if one waits too long.
- Don’t believe that a supplement can solve your hair loss problem. There are specific vitamins and minerals that can improve the quality of your hair, but they won’t increase its growth or prevent shedding.
- Don’t always trust the before and after pictures on product websites. They are easy to fake as you’ll see here – Swiss Care Hair Restoration Clinic.
- Don’t start your treatment with unproven remedies. You are wasting valuable time and money.
- Don’t tell anyone that you’re using treatments to combat hair loss. If your treatment is successful, people will notice and comment – and such positive feedback can be extremely motivating.
- Do something about it sooner rather than later. The sooner you start treating hair loss, the more successful your treatment will be.
- Do be sceptical about hair loss products. There are only three scientifically proven and medically approved treatments but that doesn’t stop others promoting and selling their own concoctions.
- Do be open to using medical hair loss treatments. Natural products are not always safer because very few of them have ever been subjected to rigorous clinical testing, unlike the scientifically proven hair loss treatmentswhich have not only demonstrated effectiveness, but are also medically approved for safety.
- Do be patient. You didn’t lose your hair overnight and due to the very nature of the hair growth cycle, you probably will not see any results earlier than three months after starting a hair loss treatment program. Usually the recommended minimum course duration to see optimal results is 12 months.
- Do remember that your hair will continue to fall. Everyone loses hair naturally on a daily basis but natural hair loss is replaced by a new hair shaft. However, at the end of a hair loss sufferer’s hair lifecycle (which is shorter than normal), new hair either continues to grow, albeit finer, or not at all. Increased shedding following the commencement of a hair loss treatment program is, ironically, a good sign. It means the hairs that would have eventually fallen are being pushed out by new hair growth which will, in time, increase in diameter and result in greater hair density.
If you’d like more information and advice, or would like to arrange a consultation with a hair loss specialist, please contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email. Alternatively, the online diagnostic form offers a means of assessment, recommendation and treatment for those who cannot visit the London centre.