In the late 70s and early 80s, the perm was considered the height of fashion and was seen everywhere; on movie stars, rock stars and footballers. The hairstyle is beginning to re-appear in fashion magazines and national newspapers. But do not fear, the modern look is not a tight poople perm so it is gentler on our locks and might not damage the hair if treated properly. Already worn by the likes of Beyonce, Leighton Meester and Sarah Jessica Parker, the new perm can be created using a solution that is less harmful to hair.
While we are being told that this look will not cause the hair to dry out and break, for those guys and girls who already style their hair on a regular basis, you may want to give the hair a rest in order to avoid Traction Alopecia. This is a condition which can cause patchy hair loss as a result of excessive tension on the hair follicle. This can result from styling aids such as extensions, weaves, tight ponytails and hair pieces. Only last month Big Brother Contestant Sophie hit the headlines when her long blond locks starting to fall out in clumps. This was caused by extensions. The 20 year-old model was extremely distressed as a result and stress can make the hair loss more severe.
In many cases, if the hair is given a rest, it will return to its former state. However, in some cases using hair loss treatments can help kick-start the hair into a healthy growth cycle. Minoxidil (for men and women) and Propecia (men only) have been licensed by the MHRA and ‘FDA-approved’ for the treatment of hair loss in the UK and USA respectively.
If you regularly style your hair and are concerned about the effect it might be having, the Belgravia Centre offers free consultations. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis in order to understand the cause and treat it properly and we have a team of experts here who can help. To book an appointment, please call 020 7730 6666 or message the clinic. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will contact you.