There are many factors that contribute to hair loss in women. Diet, stress, hormones, pregnancy and medications can all play a part. However, female pattern (genetic) hair loss is more common than many people think. As with men, this type of hair loss is caused by a genetic oversensitivity to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This affects the hair growth cycle by inhibiting the hair follicle, causing hair to become thinner and eventually stopping new hair growing.
For some women, the change is gradual and will develop over several months or years. For others, it may happen at a faster rate. There are ways to style thinning hair to help it look fuller. Many shampoos, conditioners, gels and mousses promise to increase hair volume, however they can only offer a short-term boost to the hair; they certainly won’t make hair grow back thicker.
By styling your hair in certain ways, it is possible to create a fuller look. Here are some styling tips for thinning hair:
As well as following these styling tips, it is worth considering a hair loss treatment programme. Minoxidil is the only hair loss product for women that has successfully undergone clinical trials and been proven to help prevent hair loss and restore hair. It can be prepared in different strengths according to the condition of the hair. In addition, there are a range of hair growth boosters which can help tailor a programme to an individual.
If you are noticing thinning hair or bald patches, the Belgravia Centre offers clients free consultations with a hair specialist. To book an appointment, please call 020 7730 6666 or message the clinic. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will be in touch.
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The Belgravia Centre is a world-renowned group of a hair loss clinic in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation from anywhere in the world for home-use treatment.
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