Name: S Smith
Question: I’m in my menopause and have fine hair anyway, but I’ve noticed my hair is coming out in clumps when I condition it, what can I do?
Answer: Hi, Ms Smith. This sounds like Female Pattern Hair Loss which is caused by a genetic sensitivity to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Often this condition starts when a woman is around the age of 30, sometimes in her 20s or earlier, and usually becomes noticable in her 40s. The hormone changes that occur during the menopause can exacerbate the shedding, which can be stressful. Stress itself can also make the hair loss more severe.
There are effective treatments for female hair loss and many Belgravia clients have found that using a clinically-proven product alongside hair growth boosters can help to restore their hair. Minoxidil is a popular treatment for hair loss in women as it is quick and easy to apply, and targets the specific areas of thinning hair in order to stimulate regrowth exactly where this is needed.
It is important to consider that there are other types of hairloss that could be causing your shedding, such as Telogen Effluvium, Diffuse Hair Loss and Alopecia Areata. Again, it may be possible to treat the hair loss with Minoxidil while the underlying cause(s) are being resolved. In order to accurately establish what is causing the shedding, and prescribe a suitable treatment, a professional diagnosis would be necessary.
We have a friendly and highly experienced team here at Belgravia. To book a consultation (which is free) please call 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. If you are unable to come into the clinic, please complete the online diagnostic form and submit with photographs of the affected areas. This information is then reviewed here in clinic and a treatment advisor will be in touch to talk through treatment options.