As London Fashion Week kicked off, there was little doubt as to how diverse the different designer's collections were, a welcome departure from the limited palettes and office-ready fashion seen on the catwalks in New York. There was one factor that cropped up frequently though: big hair. Of course, whilst the models were tended to by an army of hair and makeup artists, we know that the average woman is left to manage her locks by herself.
It's also true that for many women, the big hair look cannot be achieved easily, due to their hair being too thin thanks to gradual hair loss. It's true that the thickness and texture of our hair depends on many factors, with genetics often determining not just our hair's density, but whether or not hair becomes noticeably thinner as we age. Genetic hair loss, known as female pattern hair loss, usually shows as an overall thinning of the hairs on top of the scalp.
This condition affects many woman, and is caused by the androgen DHT, which occurs naturally in the body and causes scalp follicles on top of the head to shrink. When this miniaturisation of follicles occurs, healthy hair stops being produced in favour of weaker, thinner hair that sheds more quickly than its healthy counterpart. Eventually, if left untreated, areas of hair might thin to the extent that bald patches become visible, and it is important to act before this occurs.
Luckily, though, female pattern hair loss can be treated, so there is no need to panic if you're noticing your hair thinning for no apparent reason. For women, there is one clinically proven hair loss medication in existence, which is the MHRA licensed and FDA approved minoxidil. Whilst it is only available in a low strength 2% solution over the counter, and is not a prescription medicine, the Belgravia Pharmacy produces various strengths up to a high strength 10% minoxidil cream for particularly stubborn hair loss.
If you're unsure as to which strength of minoxidil is appropriate for you, and which added ingredients that appear to block DHT's effects might complement your treatment, you don't need to worry. Our hair loss specialists are not only highly trained in diagnosing types and levels of hair loss, they also draw on their vast experience to create a comprehensive female hair loss treatment programme that is tailored exclusively to you and your needs.
Alongside your minoxidil treatment, your hair loss specialist will also add a variety of hair growth boosters to your plan, which tackle all the issues related to hair loss, such as improving the health of hair (our nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics) and further stimulating the scalp to encourage faster regrowth (via clinical treatment therapy and home use of the LaserComb).
By following your Belgravia Centre treatment programme, you have every chance of achieving noticeably thicker hair in mere months. If you want an idea of the results our female patients enjoy, follow this link to our female hair loss blog entries, which include many 'before and during treatment' photos.
The Belgravia Centre is a world-renowned group of a hair loss clinic in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation from anywhere in the world for home-use treatment.
View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world's largest gallery of hair growth photos and demonstrates the level of success that so many of Belgravia's patients achieve.