Sarah Vine realised that her hair loss had become too advanced to conceal anymore when she saw a photo of herself at a party and, in her words, “just looked like my dad in drag.” She subsequently decided that: “I need to do something about this”.
When Haircuts Stop Helping
Despite being beauty editor of The Times, and therefore having access to “the best hair cutters in the world,” and “a lot of clever cutting and colouring,” Vine still struggled with her hair, using coloured powders to try and conceal her hair loss. The prominent journalist really struggled with her self esteem as a consequence, describing how she saw herself looking “old and bald”.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Vine described her dismay at being pictured next to Samantha Cameron, wife of (now former) Prime Minister David, at the state opening of Parliament with noticeably thin hair. Vine was faced once again with how “the whole of the front [of her hair] had gone very thin”. This was the last straw after a stream of photos online where Vine was troubled by her obvious thinning hair.
Do Weaves Do More Harm Than Good?
Vine decided to manage her hair loss with a weave, but at The Belgravia Centre, we see many patients whose weaves have caused them further hair loss due to traction alopecia. If Vine has been experiencing female pattern hair loss, which usually appears as an overall thinning of hair on the top of the scalp, medical treatment can be very effective.
Belgravia finds topical applications of high strength minoxidil from the range of products available at our in-clinic pharmacies, particularly when used in conjunction with appropriate boosters, to be extremely effective for women experiencing hair loss, even in areas where hair has become exceptionally thin. The minoxidl is applied once or twice daily to the scalp, as advised by the client’s designated hair loss specialist, and whilst the exact reason it works is still a subject of scientific debate, it is a clinically proven hair loss treatment, recognised as such by the MHRA, the UK’s medical regulatory body. You can take a look at our female hair growth success stories for an idea of the results you can expect.
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.