No-one likes admitting that they are suffering from hair loss. But the sooner you decide to do something about it, the more your hair will benefit. There are some simple everyday actions you can take to increase hair growth and prevent hair loss.
A healthy hair growth relies upon a daily dose of vitamins, minerals and protein. These dietary A-listers will only do their job if your blood circulation is good which means regular exercise to keep the body in tip-top condition. It is also important to minimise consumption of alcohol (which makes hair dry and brittle and more prone to breakage) and cigarettes (the toxins slow hair growth). Finally, keeping stress levels low will help the hair stay shiny and healthy so take up meditation, see friends and family or spend time doing something you find really enjoyable.
Good Hair Care
Hair can suffer from the effects of overstyling. Straightening hair, wearing wigs, extensions, tight ponytails, braids and weaves all place excessive tension on the hair shaft and can lead to a hair loss condition called Traction Alopecia. It is important to give your hair a regular break. Chemicals found in hair dyes and relaxants can also cause damage. Be extra careful not to burn your scalp when using these products as hair follicles that are burnt cannot function properly and the hair will not regrow. Excessive heat (hair dryers, straighteners) can also cause the hair to become dry and brittle and more prone to breakage. This can be avoided by using a heat-protective spray.
Prevent Genetic Hair Loss
As a result of genetics, the majority of men and over half of women will suffer from the effects of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which attacks the hair follicles causing hair growth to slow and eventually stop. Men will often begin to see the early signs of Male Pattern Baldness in their 20s or 30s and it usually starts with a receding hairline and hair loss from the crown area. Female Pattern Hair Loss normally develops when a woman is in her 30s or 40s, with the thinning becoming more noticeable during the menopause. For some men and women the condition can start earlier. The good news is that the condition can be successfully managed with hair loss treatments.
The key to successful treatment is an early diagnosis and a tailored treatment programme. The Belgravia Centre bases most of its treatment programmes around Minoxidil (for men and women) and Propecia (for men only), the only two products that have shown sufficient evidence that they are both safe and effective at treating hair loss.
Men can also be prescribed Propecia alongside a specific Minoxidil formula to futher assist in preventing baldness and bring about optimum levels of regrowth.
The Belgravia Centre has been treating male and female clients for several years, to see the kind of results these clients have experienced, take a look at the extensive range of before and during treatment photos and comments in the hair loss success stories.
A consultation with a Belgravia hair loss specialist will provide you with a full diagnosis of your condition and an individualised treatment plan. Appointments are free, available 7 days a week and last for 30-45 minutes. To book yours, call Belgravia’s reception team on 020 7730 6666 or message the centre with a date and time that suits you. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form and one of the clinic’s treatment advisors will contact you over the next 2 working days.