Hair loss can be a traumatic experience for women, but the good news is that in many cases thinning hair or hair loss is temporary.
Temporary conditions of hair loss predominantly affect women and will not usually affect men – one of the most common conditions is telogen effluvium, which is hair loss that can be caused by a number of factors including, illness, stress or shock.
With telogen effluvium, the hair will shed two to three months after the event that caused the hair loss, this is because the hair is passed from the growth (anagen) phase, to the resting (telogen) phase. The telogen phase of a hair’s life lasts for around three months before the hair sheds – explaining why the hair sheds three months later.
It is possible that telogen effluvium can trigger another form of women’s hair loss – female pattern hair loss, which is a permanent condition if left untreated, but there are treatments that can not only help to grow hair back from telogen effluvium, but can also help to prevent and reverse most forms of women’s hair loss including female pattern hair loss.
Belgravia’s hair loss experts always advise that you seek advice as soon as you notice any hair shedding. It is possible that your hair will grow back on its own, and it is also most likely that the correct treatments will assist this process, but it is also possible that the hair thinning could be progressive, resulting in irreversible hair loss without treatment. So the earlier you act the better.