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‘Is Thinning Hair Caused by History of Relaxing Hair?’

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Name: Ty

Question: Hi, I’m a 21 years old black male. When I was 15 I relaxed my hair for a few months. Since then, around the crown of my head has gradually began to get thinner and thinner over the years. Similarly my hair is pretty weak and doesn’t hold its shape. I could get a haircut today and tomorrow it’d look a week old. I feel as if it’s getting worse now as it’s now much easier to see my scalp and it’s not just at the crown of my head but also closer towards my forehead hairline. Any help or recommendations? Thank you

Answer: Hi, Ty. Relaxing your hair six years ago is unlikely to be the cause of any hair loss you are experiencing now.

We would need to assess you properly in order to provide you with a confirmed diagnosis, however, the pattern of hair thinning you describe is consistent with a diagnosis of Male Pattern Baldness.

This hereditary condition can start any time following puberty and causes thinning hair along the top of the scalp, anywhere from the crown to the hairline and temples. It also causes a drop in hair density and means the hairs in the affected areas become weaker and thinner. This is possibly the reason you find your hair isn’t holding its shape as well any more. Continues below…

If this is the case, there are two clinically-proven treatments for Male Pattern Hair Loss that are both MHRA licensed and FDA approved. At Belgravia we tend to tailor customised courses featuring these medications in their optimum formulations alongside non-pharmaceutical hair growth supporting products, based on the client’s individual requirements.

The best thing to do as a first step is to have a consultation with a hair specialist who can give you a confirmed diagnosis as to your condition. From there, the appropriate hair loss treatment recommendations can be made, based upon your pattern and level of shedding, as well as your medical and lifestyle needs.

You can do this by either booking in at one of our City of London or Central London hair loss clinics, or by filling out the Online Consultation form on our website if that is more convenient due to your location. We are able to send treatments to the UK and internationally if you do decide to go ahead with the recommended hair regimen prescribed.


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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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