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See Inside The Belgravia Centre Clinics - Google ToursEver wondered what goes on inside The Belgravia Centre? Now’s your chance to have a look!

Google are hosting virtual tours of both our Central London hair loss clinics which allow you to go inside and have a look around as part of their Google Maps service.

You can explore our hair loss treatment advisors’ and consultation rooms. You can also view our clinical treatment areas and check out our receptions so you know what to expect when you arrive, whether you’re visiting our City of London centre opposite Liverpool Street station, or our flagship Belgravia location, opposite Victoria station.

To access these tours simply Google ‘Belgravia Centre Victoria’ or ‘Belgravia Centre New Street’ then on the right hand side of your screen (from a desktop, scroll down on a mobile) you will see a map come up with images of inside the centre of your choice along with the option to ‘See Inside’ – choose this and away you go! Alternatively you can select from the buttons below to take you straight to the tours for each clinic.

Navigate through our clinics by clicking on the screen where you want to see, just as you would when using Google Maps. For our New Street centre which has three floors for you to explore, simply click on the key on the right hand of the screen to select which floor you wish to look around – G(round), 1 or 2.

As Google doesn’t allow people to appear in the tours, if you’d also like to find out more about the Belgravia team, you can visit our Meet the Team page.

BELGRAVIA CLINIC TOUR                      CITY OF LONDON CLINIC TOUR


The Belgravia Centre City of London Hair Loss Treatment Clinic

The Belgravia Centre

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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We are pleased to announce that The Belgravia Centre range of high quality, professional hair care products is now paraben-free.

All Belgravia’s shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment products that are designed for home-use have been expertly reformulated and no longer feature this commonly used ingredient.

Belgravia Centre Hair Care Range - Paraben Free Shampoos and ConditionersParabens are a popular preservative and are widely used across the cosmetic and beauty industries. They appear on the ingredients label of product packaging as methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, and/or butylparaben. However, you will no longer find them on the labels of Belgravia shampoos and conditioners as we have removed these ingredients as a response to client feedback.

Whilst considered safe to use in the small amounts found in hair care products, a number of clients – in attempt to rid their lives of any non-essential chemicals – said they would prefer paraben-free formulas.

As a result – and given this change makes no change to the efficacy of Belgravia’s products, the formulas are still as efficient and effective as ever – we are happy to be able to make this change. We have worked with a team of specialists to ensure that removing the paraben preservative does not affect the shelf-life of the product and there is no difference in the level of quality, to make this transition as smooth as possible. The replacement ingredients – Propanediol and Salix alba bark extract – are both natural.

The new formula products will be used during clinical treatment therapy sessions as well as provided directly for at-home use.

For existing clients who receive a supply of these products as part of their annual hair loss treatment course, your next delivery will switch to the new formulas automatically – some of you may even have started using them already. New clients will also be provided with the paraben-free formula products.

Belgravia’s shampoos and conditioners are also available to non-clients and can be purchased from both of our Central London hair loss clinics, either in person or by contacting the centre.


The Belgravia CentreThe Belgravia Centre

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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Team Belgravia Centre Complete Charity Step Count Week For Care International Walk In Her Shoes Campaign

Hair Loss Specialist Nurses Mariana and Elly Counting Their Steps Outside The Belgravia Centre’s City of London Clinic

We are delighted to announce that Team Belgravia successfully completed its mission to have each member walk a minimum of 10,000 steps per day for one week as part of the ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ fundraiser. They have raised over £2,100 to help Care International already, and donations are still coming in.

What is the ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ campaign?

The charity Care International helps to fight poverty in the world’s poorest areas. Each year they run a fundraising week called ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ where participants are sponsored to walk at least 10,000 steps per day (approximately 5 miles), with the proceeds going to Care.

The reason behind the step-count challenge is in recognition of the girls and women in areas affected by poverty, such as Ethiopia, who often miss out on an education due to having to spend their days walking long distances to collect water for their family. These daily trips are made on foot by adults and children as young as 3 years old.

About Team Belgravia

Team Belgravia features our Chairman, Mike Harris, MDs Marilyn and Jonny Harris, and Specialist Hair Loss Nurses Mariana Almeida, Elly McCormick, Patricia Goncalves and Edyta Wener.

I first heard about the ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ campaign when I was reading the Big Issue” said Elly. “The campaign really stood out for me because I feel very lucky for the life I have and the endless opportunities I have at my doorstep. So it is important to me to give back to those who have so little.”

Being an Everyday Hero

Belgravia Centre MD Marilyn Harris - Left - Completes the Maratona Di Roma 2015

Belgravia Centre MD, Marilyn Harris (Left) Completes the 2015 Maratona di Roma

Whilst keen walkers like Marilyn, who has recently completed the Rome Marathon, as well as a 60k walk in India and a 100 mile walk in Belgium, may have found it easy to meet the 5 mile-per-day step count, others had to find ways to fit it in to their daily routine in order to become one of the campaign’s ‘Everyday Heroes’.

Elly explains, “By adding extra steps into our daily routine over the last week, Team Belgravia has been able to raise enough money to provide a water well close to the village where the children and women live so that they will no longer have to spend much of their day walking to find basic necessities of living. Instead, these children will be able to attend school and gain an education which they would have otherwise missed out on.”

Belgravia MD, Jonny Harris added, “I didn’t realise what a challenge it would be until I got started! However it was definitely worth it for a great cause and I’m glad we managed to raise so much money.

We hope you’ll join us in saying a huge congratulations to all involved. You can see how this money will be used in the video below, and if you would like to make a donation, simply click here then press the green ‘Give Now’ button.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic - City of LondonThe Belgravia Centre

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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They say moving house is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life but a new survey finds that those who rent rather than own their home may be hit the hardest. Renters are 75% more likely to experience serious anxiety and depression than homeowners, and this could in turn lead to stress-related hair loss.

‘Precarious existence’ causing depression

Renting Your Home May Cause Hair LossAccording to a poll commissioned by campaign group Generation Rent, 37% of people renting their home have experienced serious anxiety or depression in the past twelve months. Just 21% of those who own their homes reported similar experiences.

Alex Hilton, Director at Generation Rent, explained a possible reason for this, “Renters live in a precarious existence where they have no idea if they’ll be living in their home in a year’s time, or if they’ll be able to afford to”. Alex added, “That lack of stability and comfort erodes their wellbeing so it is no surprise that levels of anxiety and depression are higher than for home owners.”

Depression and hair loss

Depression has been linked with hair loss in two ways:

  • a small number of people taking particular anti-depressants could develop a type of Alopecia that causes hair to shed at the start of the telogen (resting) phase (in contrast to Alopecia Areata, which usually causes hair to be shed around 3 months after the start of the resting phase). Such hair loss is likely to be temporary, and hair growth should resume once the medication course in completed although it may be possible to speed this process up with the use of minoxidil.

 

 

Junk Food Can Lead To Hair LossDepression can also have a negative effect on a sufferer’s diet and social habits such as smoking and excessive drinking, which can all cause thinning hair and either trigger temporary hair loss conditions. They can also exacerbate genetic hair loss in those who are already predisposed to male pattern baldness or female hair loss.

Anxiety disorders can also cause Trichotillomania, a psychological condition where the individual is compelled to pull or twist at their own hair until it comes out. This can lead to bald patches, cause irreversible scarring and permanent hair loss.

Managing stress and hair loss

There are many ways to help manage stress caused by lifestyle issues such as renting, and you can thus avoid hair loss from stress-related conditions or depression. However, in dealing with stress caused by renting, a full solution may require an overhaul of the legal system relating to renting. Alex Hilton confirmed, “Better rights for renters would not only create a fairer housing market, but there’d be public health benefits too.”

If you are experiencing depression, stress or are concerned about trichotillomania, speak to your GP who will be able to help you with coping strategies and, if need be, medication. Anyone experiencing excessive hair fall should make an appointment with a hair loss expert, who will assess you and advise on any suitable hair loss treatments needed to restore your hair to its full health.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe Belgravia Centre

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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Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Staff Christmas Party Photos 2Due to an exceptionally busy period over the festive holidays and New Year, welcoming lots of clients – old and new – to our London clinics, we’ve only just managed to fit in a Christmas party!

But, efficient as ever, the Belgravia staff managed to fit a whole festive season’s worth of fun into our belated night out last weekend.

Both our Victoria and Liverpool Street centre teams came together at Bayswater’s All Star Lanes for a night of bowling, cocktails and karaoke, as can be seen in this small selection of snaps below…

Click over to the Belgravia Facebook page for more photos from the night.

Belgravia Centre Staff Christmas Party

Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Staff Christmas Party Photos 14 (2)


Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre

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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Team Belgravia are taking part in the ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ charity challenge this March and we’d like to invite you to join us!

Mariana Is Heading Up Team Belgravia For Walk In Her Shoes FundraiserWhat is ‘Walk In Her Shoes’?

Walk In Her Shoes is an initiative designed to raise money and awareness whilst walking in solidarity with women and girls who are missing out on education and a chance to earn an income because of the time they have to spend collecting water and food, accessing healthcare or seeking refuge from conflict.

From 23rd – 29th March inclusive, Team Belgravia, led by hair loss specialists Mariana Almeida (pictured right) and Elly McCormick, will join many others from around the UK in counting their steps, making sure we each hit 10,000 steps every day that week.

Much like a sponsored walk, we welcome anyone who would like to, to sign up to walk with us, or make a donation towards our target fundraising goal of £5,000 which will all go to the event’s charity.

Who is the charity?

‘Walk In Her Shoes’ is held to raise awareness and funds for CARE International UK, a non-religious, non-political charity organisation that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to anyone in need, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, politics or sexual orientation. The charity also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people to rebuild their lives in the aftermath.

CARE advise that at least 83p in every pound raised is spent directly on their poverty fighting programmes, whilst the rest goes towards fundraising and the organisation’s running costs.

Team Belgravia Take Part In Charity Walk In Her Shoes Fundraiser For Care International UKHow do I get involved?

There are two ways to get involved – you can either join Team Belgravia by taking part in the step counting week with us, or you can make a donation towards our team’s fundraising goal.

If you decide to get active with us, you don’t need to join up with the team in person or take any time out from work or leisure activities, all you need to do is make sure you take 10,000 steps per day, every day during challenge week. You can walk, jog or run – it’s up to you, every step counts no matter how you take it!

You can tweet or instagram @BelgraviaCentre a picture of your pedometer reading each day using the hashtag #WIHS, or post your progress to our Facebook or Google+ pages to share your accomplishments with the rest of the team.

To join Team Belgravia:

Press the ‘Join Team Belgravia’ button below which will take you to our Team page, then click on the brown ‘Join Team’ button to register your details. Once you have registered you just need to start raising funds and remember to count your steps every day between 16th and 22nd March inclusive, making sure you hit at least 10,000 steps per day. It is free to join our team or, if you would like to receive a pedometer and a T-shirt, it costs £10.

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To make a donation:

If you don’t wish to take part but would still like to support our fundraising efforts for this worthwhile cause, you can sponsor us via the Team Belgravia donation page. Just click the button below then press any of the ‘Give Now’ buttons to input your payment details.

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Remember, £100 can provide water and sanitation for a school for a class of children for two years, saving their daily walk for water and allowing them to receive an education. £1,500 could build a water well close to a community providing an abundance of fresh, clean water and, again, reduce their daily walk. Together we can make a difference so please consider supporting us in whatever way you can, and feel free to share this link with your friends and family.

If you have any questions about this fundraiser or difficulty with the team’s donation page, please do leave us a message in the comments below and we’ll get right back to you. We will also bring you updates on the team’s progress next month so do check back to see how they get on!


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe Belgravia Centre

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.


We’ve just got used to seeing actor James Franco sporting a completely bald head – not from hair loss but after the 36-year-old shaved off his signature tousled locks for his role in the film Zeroville. The selfie king, who is currently filming, seemed proud of his transformation, posting a selfie on Instagram with the caption “Bald as a mutha!!” after shaving his head.

James Franco Reveals Bald Head with Widow's Peak in Halloween Snap featuring Megan FoxSpooky snap

Last week the actor took to Instagram yet again to share a spooky Halloween photo with his fanbase. In the shot he poses with 28-year-old actor Megan Fox, star of Transformers and the horror-comedy flick Jennifer’s Body, who is dressed in a long white, blood-covered dress for Halloween. In the spooky shot, Franco’s dark regrowth is just about visible, and it’s evident that the actor has a widow’s peak.

A common concern

But Franco isn’t the only Hollywood star to show signs of a receding hairline. A widow’s peak, which is when the hair forms a V shape at the front of the scalp, can be the natural growth shape of hair for many people. But did you know that it can also be one of the first signs of male pattern baldness?

British actor Jude Law has a pronounced widow’s peak and has experienced a dramatically receding hairline in recent years. Both men and women can have a widow’s peak, and stars who have this hairline naturally include actors Colin Farrell, and Keanu Reeves, and actresses Blake Lively and Anne Hathaway.

Treatment

A widow’s peak can usually be treated successfully, but it is important that anyone experiencing a receding hairline or thinning hair see a professional hair loss specialist as soon as their shedding becomes noticeable, as waiting could mean treatment is less successful.

Consulting a professional will allow you access to expert hair loss advice including a diagnosis of your condition and recommendations for a bespoke hair loss treatment program designed to regrow hair and prevent further shedding.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe Belgravia Centre

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: Karina

Can Juicing Help to Prevent Hair Loss?Question: I have recently started juicing and wondered if this increase in fruit and vegetables in my diet might help to prevent hair loss? My hair sheds quite a lot but does not appear to be thinning just yet, although this is something I worry about.

Answer: Hi Karina, the current health craze for juicing is definitely a great way to encourage people to up their daily intake of fruit and vegetables. However, this extra boost of vitamins and minerals can only help to prevent hair loss conditions that are caused by vitamin deficiencies, such as Telogen Effluvium.

Thinning hair in women is generally caused by Female Pattern Hair Loss which is a hereditary condition. The only medically-proven treatment for female hair loss is the MRSA-licensed product, minoxidil. Unfortunately juicing will not help to prevent, nor to treat this genetic hair loss condition so if you are worried about this, you may want to speak to a hair loss expert.

That said, the good news is that, by introducing extra nutrients into your diet, this should improve the condition of your hair, helping it to grow through strong and healthy. Anyone concerned about hair loss who does not think their diet provides them with enough of the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair can try adding the following foods to their daily intake. Alternatively they may prefer to take a dietary supplement such as our Hair Vitalics.

Whilst we are not nutritionists, the ingredients listed below are a few of those widely known to be among the most valuable for promoting healthy hair, and can easily be included in juices or smoothies:Green Juice

Green, leafy vegetables and oats for Iron

A staple in green juices, vegetables such as spinach, swiss chard or kale provide a hit of iron and the darker the leaves, the better. Your body needs iron to move oxygen around the body, maintaining good blood flow. This, in turn, will help to transport necessary nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles. Adding oats to your breakfast juice is a good way to increase your iron intake, as well as helping you to feel fuller for longer.

Dairy, tofu and chia seeds for Protein

Peanut ButterDairy produce can be mixed with juice to form a protein-rich smoothie. Their taste is often masked by the inclusion of other ingredients such as berries, carrots, or citrus fruits, so you can get your protein without even noticing! Cottage cheese, chia seeds or silken tofu can add a protein boost to your smoothie without any noticeable taste, whilst greek yoghurt will add a creamy consistency as well as protein. Peanut butter – the pure kind with no additives of any kind – is a favourite with health-conscious smoothie fans as it provides protein, magnesium, vitamin E and, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, consuming around 2 tablespoons of peanut butter at least 5 days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by almost 30%.

Citrus fruits and peppers for Vitamin C:

Red PepperCitrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits and lemons, plus guava are packed with vitamin C and are great for making tasty juices from. However, red peppers can provide a delicious alternative with an equally powerful vitamin impact. Vitamin C aids the production of sebum, which is secreted by the hair follicles and is vital for healthy hair. Vitamin C also helps the body to absorb iron so try to include ingredients that are good for both these elements in your juices or smoothies.

Nuts, oats and bananas for Magnesium:

BananaNuts such as almonds, cashews or brazil nuts, plus bananas and oats are all wonderful sources of magnesium. Magnesium is important as it’s responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, one of which is hair growth.

Seeds and walnuts for Zinc and Omega Oils:

walnutsA lack of zinc in your diet can cause hair to fall out so include flaxseeds – or flaxseed oil – pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and/or walnuts in your juices to add zinc goodness and a nutty taste. These ingredients are also rich in the omega oils needed for brain function, joint health and to strengthen the hair follicles whilst nourishing the scalp.

Soya milk, avocados and berries for B Vitamins:

Soya MilkB vitamins are important for a number of functions, from hormone production to the repair of DNA, they deal with the body’s overall growth and development – including your hair.

Whilst many B vitamins can be ingested by eating – or drinking – dark green, leafy vegetables, avocados, nuts and bananas, B-12 is an essential vitamin that can be delivered easily by adding soya milk to your smoothie. There are even B-12 fortified versions available if you feel you are particularly lacking in this vitamin which aids the production of red blood cells and is crucial for nerve function.

Berries, carrots and swiss chard can all help to increase your intake of biotin which is considered the ‘hair growth vitamin’.


The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe Belgravia Centre

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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We’ve had an online makeover but our new and improved website doesn’t just have a new look…

The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Launches New Website

Belgraviacentre.com now has new pages, an improved online consultation form and an easier to navigate, smoother user experience for anyone interested in learning about or finding out how to treat hair loss.

NEW! Guide to Identifying Male Hair Loss

We have added an extensive guide to identifying Male Hair Loss, with visual examples and photographic case studies

NEW! More Information on Women’s Hair Loss

Even more information on Female Hair Loss, including how to spot various women’s hair loss conditions and how to treat them

NEW! Hair Loss Treatments Page for Men and Women

Find out everything you need to know about hair loss treatments for men and women in our new Hair Loss Treatment page, which will guide you through your treatment options

NEW! Hair Loss Conditions Reference Guide

Easy to access, helpful information about the various different hair loss conditions, along with images to help illustrate each one and links to further information for more in-depth reading about every type of hair loss. This Hair Loss Conditions page is constantly updated

IMPROVED! Online Consultation Form

Our Online Consultation Form makes it even more straightforward for those of you who can’t make it to one of our Central London hair loss clinics, to get a professional diagnosis of your condition. You can even upload photos!

New Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Website Launches - Available for Mobiles and TabletsIMPROVED! Easy to Use

The sleek new design is incredibly intuitive and, combined with the improved navigation menus, will help you to find the hair loss information you need, quickly and easily

IMPROVED! Mobile and Tablet-Friendly

Our site now features a responsive design that makes it easier to use from mobiles and tablets, for all your hair loss needs on-the-go!

But don’t just take our word for it… have a look around and explore the site for yourself – and remember to check back as this is just the start.

We have plenty more exciting new features and updates coming soon!


Belgravia Centre New StreetThe Belgravia Centre

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.

hairlossANSWERS - You Ask, our Experts Answer

Name: Michael

Question: My hairline was starting to thin but it still had a decent thickness. So I shaved it all off with a razor just to experiment with a new look. I noticed all the hair on my head began to grow back except the temples. Since I shaved it all off, does this mean that the temples won’t even grow back to the thinning stage that it was at to begin with? I’m a black male btw.

Answer:  If you had some hair on your temples before you shaved your head, then it is likely this hair will eventually return to how it was, but temple-area hair is slower growing so it may take time. However, if you had already lost the hair on your temples before shaving the rest off, the act of shaving your head would not stimulate the scalp into growing hair back at the temples.

You mention your hairline is starting to thin. This points to potential androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) which can cause a receding hairline as well as hair from the top of your head, including the crown and temples, to shed.

This would not be brought on by shaving your head and should not affect regrowth, however, it could cause the new hair to be more brittle and prone to breakage which may make it appear thinner.

Example of Male Pattern Baldness treated by The Belgravia Centre

Results of a Belgravia patient treated for Male Pattern Baldness, as featured in our Hair Loss Success Stories

You can see an example of how male pattern hair loss causes hair to thin and look thinner in the Month 1 patient photos pictured here in our Hair Loss Success Stories image, as well as the results of his treatment three months later.

Another condition which causes patchy hair loss is alopecia areata, but, again, this would not be brought on by shaving your head. As long as you still have hair follicles, it is likely you can regrow hair. So if you had some hair pre-shaving, it is likely that you will eventually see regrowth around the currently patchy, temple areas.

It may depend whereabouts you were in your hair growth cycle when you shaved your head as to how long it takes for the hair to return. We recommend you wait another 2-3 months and monitor the affected areas during that time. If at the end of this period you are still experiencing slow-to-no regrowth around your temples, or anywhere else, we suggest you visit a hair loss expert for a professional diagnosis of your condition, as well as advice on how to treat it, if required.

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The Belgravia CentreThe Belgravia Centre

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.