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Question: Can highlights cause hair loss?

Name: Lynne Question: I am a hairdresser and one of my clients has recently lost a lot of hair, especially round the temples, but generally all over. I recommended her to visit her GP who put it down…

Name: Lynne Question: I am a hairdresser and one of my clients has recently lost a lot of hair, especially round the temples,…

Question: Severe scalp condition

Name: Bodde Question: I’m African by origin and I’ve been suffering with an undiagnosed scalp condition since 1995. It initially began with my scalp getting itchy and my skin just falling off…

Name: Bodde Question: I’m African by origin and I’ve been suffering with an undiagnosed scalp condition since 1995. It…

Question: Could my hair loss be due to to my hair wax?

Name: Jimmy Question: As I use a hard hair wax, there is some slight pulling on the hair when I apply it every morning. I have also noticed hair loss over the last year (I'm 22). Could the…

Name: Jimmy Question: As I use a hard hair wax, there is some slight pulling on the hair when I apply it every morning. I…

Question: I'm losing my hair - could it be to do with anemia?

Name: Rima Question: I have a feeling I'm anemic as I get dizzy quite a lot and seem to have some of the other symptoms. I have also recently started losing my hair - it's going thin around the top…

Name: Rima Question: I have a feeling I'm anemic as I get dizzy quite a lot and seem to have some of the other symptoms. I…

Question: Is it ok to use relaxing cream whilst using Minoxidil?

Question: I am a African woman who is currently on Minoxidil treatment for traction alopecia. Is it ok to use perm relaxing cream on my hair whislt using the cream and if so, do I need to stop using…

Question: I am a African woman who is currently on Minoxidil treatment for traction alopecia. Is it ok to use perm relaxing cream…

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Can UV light help with Alopecia Areata?'

Name: Sarah Question: Can solariums help with Alopecia Areata i.e. the stand-in ones that have UV light? Answer: Hi, Sarah. UV light is thought to be beneficial for Alopecia Areata although there is…

Name: Sarah Question: Can solariums help with Alopecia Areata i.e. the stand-in ones that have UV light? Answer: Hi,…

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Would the NHS pay for a hair transplant?

Name: Kerry Question: I suffer from Traction hair loss as I've pulled my hair up in a ponytail for years, i have worn it down now for 3yrs and still no sign of growth, is there a chance that…

Name: Kerry Question: I suffer from Traction hair loss as I've pulled my hair up in a ponytail for years, i have worn it down…

Question: If I shave my hair will it grow back thicker?

Name: Monty Question: Hi. I've heard that if you shave your hair it grows back quicker, is this true? Answer: No, shaving your hair will not encourage thicker regrowth - something we get asked…

Name: Monty Question: Hi. I've heard that if you shave your hair it grows back quicker, is this true? Answer: No, shaving…

Question: I had Telogen Effluvium 3 years ago but my hair is still falling out...

Name: Andrea Question: I have been diagnosed with acute Telogen Effluvium about three years ago now. My hair is now very thin to say the least and still falling out. I think I know why my hair fell…

Name: Andrea Question: I have been diagnosed with acute Telogen Effluvium about three years ago now. My hair is now very thin…

Question: Can Bromine cause hair loss and what can I do about it?

Question: I am currently on a Navy Vessel where the water is treated with bromine. I am losing more hair than is normal for me each day and my scalp is itchy. Is there something I can do to stop this…

Question: I am currently on a Navy Vessel where the water is treated with bromine. I am losing more hair than is normal for me…

Question: I'm experiencing hair loss but can not get to your London centre...

Name: Maria Vale Question: Hi I'm 42 female and have been experiencing hair loss after I wash my hair, I only wash it once a week, it does not seem patchy, but quite a great deal is coming out. I’m…

Name: Maria Vale Question: Hi I'm 42 female and have been experiencing hair loss after I wash my hair, I only wash it once a…

Question: I have Endometriosis - could this be causing my hair loss and what can be done to stop it?

Question: Hi, i am a 24 year old female and have recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis. The consultant has put me on a 6 months injection to put my body in a state of temporary menopause. I have…

Question: Hi, i am a 24 year old female and have recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis. The consultant has put me on a 6…

Question: I have Female Pattern Hair Loss - if my daughter inherits the condition, when can she start taking Minoxidil?

Name: Kathy Stewart Question: I have suffered Female Pattern Hair Loss since my early twenties. My daughter is 12 and I am concerned that she has inherited the same condition. At what age can she…

Name: Kathy Stewart Question: I have suffered Female Pattern Hair Loss since my early twenties. My daughter is 12 and I am…

Question: Hair loss caused by Roaccutane - how do you treat it?

Name: Steve Earl Question: While still a teenager i was prescribed the drug Roaccutane for an Acne problem and was at the time aware of noticeable hairloss. i have since been informed that this is a…

Name: Steve Earl Question: While still a teenager i was prescribed the drug Roaccutane for an Acne problem and was at the…

Question: I have an iron deficiency which is causing hair loss - is there anything I can do?

Question: I am a 48 year old female and have experienced hair thinning over the last 3 months. I have recently been diagnosed with severe iron deficiency for which I am now on medication. My GP says…

Question: I am a 48 year old female and have experienced hair thinning over the last 3 months. I have recently been diagnosed with…