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Belgravia specialists are often asked about different scalp or hair oils which may help in the treatment of hair loss.

Those most commonly enquired about include coconut oil, argan oil, castor oil and jojoba oil.

The truth is, there are no hair care products of any type that have been clinically-proven to treat key conditions, such as Male Pattern Baldness, Female Pattern Hair Loss or Alopecia Areata.

So whilst the short answer to whether cosmetic hair and scalp oils can treat hairloss on their own is ‘no’, there are some benefits associated with their use.

Here we look specifically at using jojoba oil as part of a hair regimen.

jojoba oil

What is jojoba oil?

The jojoba plant, also known botanically as simmondsia chinensis, is a dioecious shrub native to Mexico and South Western regions of the USA. It produces seeds rich in jojoba liquid wax ester, commonly known as jojoba oil.

It has a high fatty acid content which comprises a number of different types, predominantly monounsaturated omega 9 and omega 7 oils, including palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, 11-Eicosenoic acid, erucic acid and nervonic acid.

These, particularly oleic acid, are thought to have some metabolic health and cancer prevention benefits when ingested; when applied topically, omega-9 preparations can provide various advantages. These include enhancing the activity of antioxidants, as well as providing softening, hydrating properties. They may also help to protect against signs of environmental damage, skin and hair ageing.

A 2005 clinical study of the anti-inflammatory properties of jojoba liquid wax discovered through animals trials that the substance showed similar levels of efficacy to the prescription drug indomethacin.

As inflammation plays a part in many different hair loss conditions, whilst it may not increase hair growth, treat thinning hair or bald spots, it may be useful as a natural anti-inflammatory.

It may also help to prevent damaged hair and hair breakage, which is where weakened hair snaps along the shaft but the follicle is not affected.

Shown to increase minoxidil absorption

Oleic acid has been shown in some clinical trials, to increase the skin penetration of certain topical medications.

woman applying hair loss solution product hair growth

One such drug, studied in 2018, was the only clinically-proven hair loss treatment currently both MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved for androgenetic alopecia in men and women: high strength minoxidil.

In vitro testing – not human trials – showed significantly improved hair follicle delivery of the researchers’ minoxidil-oleic acid formulation when compared to minoxidil alone.

This does not mean anyone using this particular hair loss solution should start mixing it with jojoba oil – or any other oleic acid-containing oil such as olive oil – however; that would most likely just dilute the medication and reduce its efficacy.

You can, if you wish, apply jojoba oil at least an hour before, or at least an hour after applying minoxidil, as a moisturiser to help keep the scalp in good condition. After all, a healthy scalp is important when it comes to healthy hair growth.

Further studies are needed, including large scale clinical trials including human participants, to ensure the long-term safety, tolerability and efficacy of such a concoction. It does provide hairloss researchers with an interesting springboard from which to potentially develop new hair loss products in the future, though.

For now, for those wanting to add hair oils or scalp oils into their general hair routine, we consider jojoba oil to be a safe choice in the majority of cases, with known benefits whether applied to the lengths and strands as a moisturiser, or directly to the scalp to help reduce any inflammation.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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Name: Nathan

Question: What is the best shampoo and conditioner to use to improve hair growth for men in their 30s? Something that doesn’t cause as much damage to the hair. Is hemp oil the best oil for the hair before using shampoo? Also, what are some of the best foods items to eat to improve hair growth?

Answer: Hi, Nathan. We’re not entirely clear on whether you just want to improve your hair growth or whether you are looking for advice on how to treat hair loss. As such, I have included a few additional responses in addition to your queries regarding the best hair care products for hair growth, and dietary tips.

If you are concerned that you have thinning hair, I advise you to have a consultation with a hair loss specialist who can examine your scalp and hair then discuss suitable, personalised treatment recommendations, where appropriate.

Hair loss from Male Pattern Baldness, a common condition among men in their 30s, is generally treated with medication, specifically either one or both of the only MHRA-licensed and FDA-cleared, hair loss treatments.

These clinically-proven drugs are the oral DHT-blocking tablet, finasteride 1mg and topically-applied solutions of high strength minoxidil. Although they are pharmaceuticals, they can be used alongside non-medicinal hair growth supporting products.

One of these which may interest you, whether you are concerned about hair loss or hair growth is the HairMax LaserBand, an FDA-cleared device that is worn three times per week for between 90 seconds and 3 minutes per session, depending on the model.

This gadget has patented teeth embedded into its curve, alongside medical-grade red lasers. The teeth part the hair, allowing the light therapy to get straight to the scalp. There, it penetrates into the skin, stimulating natural ATP production and, as a result, hair growth.

It is a popular hair loss product, generally used alongside pharmaceutical treatments, which manufacturers claim not only helps to treat thinning hair and prevent baldness, but also strengthens the hair and promotes healthy growth.

There are a number of misleading claims when it comes to shampoo and conditioner ranges targeting those worried about hair thinning, but it’s important to note that these types of hair care products do not treat hair loss.

However, a good quality shampoo is still important for its role in the maintenance of scalp and hair health. I cannot recommend any specific shampoo without examining you because everyone’s scalp is different.

As some general advice, the type of shampoo you should use will depend on the condition of your scalp. For example, if you have a very dry scalp, you should be using moisturising shampoos; if you have a skin issue that affects your scalp, for example dandruff or seborrhoeic dermatitis, you may find medicated shampoos that contain ingredients such as coal tar, zinc pyrithione, or ketoconazole, beneficial.

Belgravia Centre Professional Shampoo and Conditioner Hair Care Range

It is also important to keep the hair in good condition, especially if you are trying to grow your hair, or want to maximise the hair you already have. If you worry that your hair tends to be dry or tangled, you can try including conditioner into your routine.

After shampooing, this is applied often just to the lengths and ends of the hair. You can also apply it to the roots though not everyone likes to do this as applying conditioner to the roots of the hair can make it appear lank or greasy – especially if the hair is thin on top – and make any signs of hair loss look worse.

We offer a range of professional Belgravia shampoos and conditioners which you may want to consider. These are highly concentrated so that patients can thoroughly wash their hair and scalp to remove any medication residue.

The frequency we recommend for how often people should wash their hair is based on the patient’s hair type and scalp condition. As a guide, those with an oily scalp and people with finer hair may benefit from shampooing frequently – daily or every other day. This is because finer hair gets oily quicker and loses its volume. We often see this with the finer Caucasian or Asian hair types.

On the other hand, those with a dry scalp, thicker hair or tightly curled hair may need to shampoo less frequently. For example, many people with Afro textured hair shampoo once weekly.

Those who use minoxidil may need to shampoo more frequently to keep the scalp healthy and remove any medication residue.

However, in all cases I would not advise leaving the scalp unwashed for more than a week as this increases your chances of irritations, or developing a flaky and itchy scalp.

With regards using hemp oil before shampooing to promote hair growth, there is no significant scientific evidence to support the use of any hair oil for this purpose, nor to prevent or treat hair loss, regardless of when in your regimen you apply it.

If you are concerned about damaged hair or hair breakage, use good quality hair care products that do not contain large amounts of harsh chemicals, avoid or limit your use of heated hairstyling tools – which includes hair dryers – and get your hair trimmed regularly so that any split ends are dealt with.

The answer to your food-related question is also very similar, in that a good diet for one person may not be suitable for another.

Having a well-balanced healthy diet will contribute to healthy hair and skin, too. Dietary deficiencies, on the other hand, can trigger disturbances in the hair growth cycle and lead to increased shedding or the worsening of pre-existing hair loss conditions.

Some people may have to avoid certain foods for health reasons, therefore it is difficult to generalise the meaning of a ‘suitable diet for healthy hair’ as this should ideally be considered alongside the individual’s medical profile information.

Belgravia Centre hair supplement Hair Vitalics for Men food supplement nutrition vitamin tablet

There are a number of nutrients associated with the maintenance of healthy hair growth. These include biotin, selenium and zinc, all of which are included in the highly-targeted formulation for the Belgravia food supplement, Hair Vitalics for Men, alongside amino acids and botanicals, such as saw palmetto.

My overarching advice to you on this is to make sure you have a balanced, healthy diet, which means ensuring you receive the optimal amounts of vitamins and minerals recommended for men your age from your food. This should then give you the best chance of avoiding dietary deficiencies and preventing hair loss from these types of issues. You can find further details on this from the NHS website, your GP or a qualified nutritionist.

To check if you have any dietary deficiencies, you can speak to your GP about having a blood test. Additionally, if you have any medical conditions or follow specialised diets, I advise you to consult with them for guidance as to suitable foods.

You may also find our previous articles on the Best and Worst Foods for Hair Loss, Foods that Help to Prevent Hair Loss and Foods Which Can Lead to Hair Loss, helpful.

If you do not have hair loss or scalp problems and simply want to keep your hair in good condition, my advice, in summary, is to shampoo and condition your hair regularly and limit the use of heated hairstyling tools. Plus keep yourself healthy via your diet and exercise, avoid or learn to manage any stress, stay hydrated, get plenty of sleep on a regular basis and don’t smoke, as the state of your health is often reflected in the hair’s condition.


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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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The 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress has kicked off in Madrid, Spain, with some interesting news for both drivers and passengers.

A presentation from South Korea’s Future Science Research Centre explained how air pollution has been shown to negatively affect hair growth in ways which can lead to hair loss.

Reduces levels of important hair growth proteins

The Anatomy of a Hair Follicle

The South Korean team exposed extracted dermal papilla (DP) cells – those located at the bottom of the hair follicle and which play a vital role in the formation and growth of human hair – to various concentrations of polluted air for 24 hours.

At the end of the test, the hairs were examined to investigate whether any differences had occurred to their key growth proteins.

Not only were beta-catenin, cyclin D1, cyclin E and CDK2 levels found to be decreased – significantly in the case of beta-catenin, which is responsible for new hairs forming normally – but these effects were found to be dose-dependent. Essentially, the more polluted the air the DP cells were exposed to, the greater their reduction of important hair growth proteins.

“While the link between air pollution and serious diseases such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are well established, there is little to no research on the effect of particulate matter exposure on the human skin, and hair in particular,” says team member Hyuk Chul Kwon.

“Our research explains the mode of action of air pollutants on human follicle dermal papilla cells, showing how the most common air pollutants lead to hair loss.”

Expands upon previous research into hair loss and air pollution

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Despite the researcher’s claim that there has been a lack of study in this area, there has certainly been some investigation of this area before.

The new South Korean data appears to expand upon findings from previous research in both the USA and the UK that also linked air pollution to hair loss.

A 2017 study by researchers at Duke University in America demonstrated that air pollution from traffic can cause hairloss. They understood this to be because exhaust pollutants were present in far greater quantities inside vehicles than in the air outside.

Furthermore, the pollution contained high levels of the chemicals that cause oxidative stress – also known as free-radical damage – which has also been associated with thinning hair and identified as a trigger for the premature onset of Male Pattern Baldness.

Before that, in 2009 a team from the college of medicine at Queen Mary University of London, UK, linked traffic pollution to baldness after discovering that toxic air pollutants can damage vital hair proteins.

Whilst each of these earlier projects was small in scale, they have produced insightful information which, in addition to the new findings, certainly compounds the case for more trials in this area. Additionally, this could now be used to help find ways to protect the hair from such pollutants in order to prevent hair loss.

Could be the reason for rising hair loss problems

In recent years there have been increasing complaints about rising levels of Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss from residents of China, India and the United Arab Emirates. Continues below…

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Click to Enlarge the 2018 World Health Organisation Global Ambient Air Pollution Map

Although the precise reason for this apparently sudden increase in cases of thinning hair in men and sometimes women has not yet been identified, it was largely assumed to be down to stress.

This was based on the fact that modern lives are becoming increasingly stressful and unbalanced, with people tending to get less sleep and recreational time than before, plus everyday diets not always being as healthy as they could be due to the smorgasbord of convenience food offerings available which often have poor nutritional values – all factors known to contribute to hair loss.

However, the correlation between this pattern of research outcomes and the fact that these countries all have some of the worst air pollution in the world, based on the 2018 survey from the World Health Organisation (WHO), does seem to lend itself to high levels of air pollution being a possible factor.

Without going full Greta Thunberg and avoiding all forms of non eco-friendly transport, things you can do to help reduce the effects of air pollution on the hair include wearing a hat and washing your hair when you come in each day.

Having good quantities of antioxidants in your diet may also be beneficial, with vitamin C, selenium and zinc all known to contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. These nutrients are all included in the exclusive Belgravia food supplements, Hair Vitalics for Men and Hair Vitalics for Women, though these are not intended to replace a healthy, balanced diet.

Where air pollution is exacerbating, or triggering Male or Female Pattern Baldness, a personalised hair loss treatment course featuring clinically-proven medications and, where appropriate, additional hair growth supporting products, may be advantageous.


The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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Name: Erick

Question: I am a 17 years old male and my hair extremely thinned in only a few days. I am not sure but the reason might be overdosing myself with my multivitamins that I bought recently. I stopped using it now, and my question is, will my hair grow back to how it was before? I had kind of a thick hair. If I need any tests to find out more, which ones would I need?

Answer: Hi, Erick. If you’ve noticed increased shedding over a short period of time, this may be a condition called Telogen Effluvium (TE).

This is a disturbance in the hair growth cycle where many actively growing hair follicles – up to 30-40 per cent – are being pushed from the anagen (growing) phase into the telogen (resting phase). The result is hair loss from all over the scalp, and reduced hair density.

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TE can be triggered for many reasons, including recent stress, changes in your health or diet. Overdosing on medication may also spark this off.

Overdosing on food supplements can lead to other side effects and complications, so I advise you contact your GP or regular doctor as soon as possible. They may arrange a blood test to see if you require any treatment or whether the fact you have stopped taking the supplements is enough.

However, whatever the cause, if you have Telogen Effluvium the shedding is temporary and the hair usually grows back shortly after the initiating factor has been eliminated; it tends to take roughly three months for the hair regrowth to become noticeable.

If you wish to be on the safe side and your doctor does not already suggest one, it may be worthwhile asking for a blood test where a number of factors can be checked out.

The blood tests we would normally recommend to adults worried about hair loss include getting a full blood count, iron, ferritin, vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate, zinc, and thyroid function screening.

These are investigated because anaemia – iron-deficiency anaemia or pernicious anaemia, dietary deficiencies or thyroid problems are all known to be associated with diffuse hairloss.

As, in your case, you mentioned you have been overdosing on multi-vitamins, I recommend you showing the multivitamin ingredients list to your doctor. They can then determine the best course of action, particularly as they will have knowledge of any relevant information from your general medical profile. If they decide it is worthwhile, they can arrange tests including a blood test to check your liver function as well as vitamin levels, depending on which vitamins you were taking, in case they are above their normal range.

It is so important to always ensure you follow the intake and usage directions to the letter, whether it is nutritional supplements such as multi-vitamins, or medication that you are taking.

Although many people assume it is safe to take lots of ‘natural supplements’ or vitamins, this is not the case and dosage information is provided with good reason. For example, vitamin A is just one nutrient which, when taken regularly in excessive quantities can build up in a person’s system and hair loss may occur as a side effect of this.

Therefore, if you do decide to start taking food supplements again, it may be worthwhile discussing this when you speak to your doctor and, if you do go ahead, ensure you stick to the recommended dose per day.


The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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An American tabloid magazine has made headlines after appearing to cover up Prince Harry’s thinning hair in a recent publication.

Us Weekly published photos from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first official Royal Tour of Southern Africa. Whilst images of the couple were widely published around the world, there was something about the Us Weekly photos which didn’t match the others – Prince Harry’s hair loss, or rather, his sudden lack of it.

Despite HRH having had clear signs of Male Pattern Baldness – which he himself has acknowledged many times over the years – the magazine appeared to have ‘touched up’ his increasingly thinning crown, giving him a notably increased hair density.

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The cover of US Weekly featuring a photo taken on Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their son, Archie during the October 2019 Royal Tour of Africa

Hair cloning

Harry’s hair has been gradually thinning on top – a typical symptom of hereditary hair loss and the result of a process called follicular miniaturisation – yet the cover of an October 2019 edition of Us Weekly showed the prince with thicker hair especially around his crown.

Unlike current hair cloning advancements being developed, where Male Pattern Hair Loss is treated using stem cell replication, this type of ‘hair cloning’ appears to be the work of image manipulation software, such as Photoshop.

This commonly-used programme allows users to ‘clone’ hair from one area of the photo and place it onto sparser areas of the scalp, as well as darkening the crown area to further imply there is less hair loss than we are used to seeing him with on the news and in other photos, including those on the Duke’s own social media channels.

While some celebrities are known to indulge in a technique called Beauty Work to prevent any perceived ‘flaws’ from becoming public, Prince Harry’s hair loss and that of his brother, Prince William, or indeed any of the male members of the British Royal Family, has never been hidden.

Whilst Harry was rumoured to have tried hair supplements and drops – most likely the clinically-proven hair loss solution, high strength minoxidil – to help him in preventing baldness, it would appear neither he, nor his older brother, have tried a comprehensive course of male hair loss treatment.

What may have been a misguided act of flattery has backfired somewhat, with the Photoshop fail being reported in the media and shared across the internet, drawing more attention to Prince Harry’s balding.

Stress making hair loss worse?

Since the time of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle, in May 2018, his hair thinning seemed to worsen, and it has shown no signs of slowing down.

Male Pattern Baldness can be exacerbated by stress, speeding up the rate of shedding in existing cases. Where there is a underlying genetic predisposition to androgenetic alopecia, it is possible for stress to trigger its premature onset, with or without a preceding bout of Telogen Effluvium – a common temporary hair loss condition often brought on by stress.

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The Duke of Sussex meeting the President of Angola, João Lourenço, just days after the photo used on the Us Weekly was taken

A key factor likely to have suddenly accelerated his rate of hair fall is stress. In the past 18 months, the Duke has got married, moved house and become a father for the first time, as well as undertaking his various Royal obligations and charity work.

Wedding planning is a hugely stressful event for many people, let alone those whose marriage is being live-streamed to the world, as is moving house and becoming a father, so these are understandable and relatable potential causes of stress.

Obviously they may not have the money worries of the average person, they do have to contend with other pressures, such as press intrusion. This is a particular strain on the Duke whose mother, Princess Diana, was killed during a car chase with paparazzi in Paris.

During this same time period, Harry’s relationship and his wife have come under intense scrutiny from the media, receiving constant negative reports and criticisms, particularly from some sections of the UK press.

This has led to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex taking legal action against the owners of newspapers including the Daily Mail, Mirror and The Sun. This unusual step is the result of what Prince Harry described in a public statement as “bullying“:

“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.

There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been…

…For these select media this is a game, and one that we have been unwilling to play from the start. I have been a silent witness to her private suffering for too long. To stand back and do nothing would be contrary to everything we believe in…

…Though this action may not be the safe one, it is the right one. Because my deepest fear is history repeating itself. I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”

Dealing with stress-related hair loss

When going through periods of intense stress, this can impact the hair growth cycle, temporarily preventing it from functioning normally; this, in turn, can result in sudden bald spots from Alopecia Areata developing, or severe shedding.

Although some hair loss conditions caused by stress are temporary and normal hair growth should resume naturally in due course, others – including instances where Male Pattern Baldness is worsened – may require treatment.

The first step to dealing with stress-related hair loss is to identify the source of the problem and address it; lifestyle changes to help you better manage your stress – including having a balanced lifestyle with decent amounts of exercise, regular sleep, and a healthy diet – may also be beneficial.

Secondly, where the hairloss is a concern, a consultation with a specialist can provide you with a professional diagnosis and personalised recommendations for effective hair loss treatment solutions and hair growth supporting products.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic Hair Loss Specialist Free ConsultationThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.

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Find out what this client had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons below…

(Results may vary and are not guaranteed)

VIEW SUCCESS STORY

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The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies 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 Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.