Hair loss is a very emotive subject for many of our patients, both male and female. It’s a huge part of someone’s overall appearance and you can’t underestimate the loss of confidence it can cause when it starts to fall out or recede.
At Transform, we’ve been undertaking hair transplants for over 40 years and are responsible for 100s of amazing results!
Long gone are the days of hair plugs and rugs which Elton John once made famous.
Our proven results are why more and more individuals are turning to us for this type of treatment – we work with highly skilled and experienced surgeons who use the very latest technology.
If you feel that you’re starting to lose some of your hair but are not quite ready for a surgical procedure, we’ve compiled some hints and tips on how to deal with the early stages of hair loss.
Speak to an expert
The initial stages of hair loss can be very distressing but it’s important that you speak with either a hair expert or trichologist so they can get a deeper understanding of your concerns before recommending any treatment.
Don’t panic and rush ahead with any treatment without consulting an expert first!
Use a non-detergent or paraben free shampoo
Studies have found that sulphates can be both toxic and carcinogenic and are one of the key culprits of hair loss. Sulphates can destroy hair follicles and inhibit hair growth.
Shampoos that are both sulphate and paraben free will keep your hair moisturised meaning it’s less prone to breakage and split ends.
It’s important to have a healthy diet which is high in protein to maintain and keep hold of your luscious locks.
Hair itself is mainly protein, which is why it is so important to consume protein to encourage and stimulate further growth.
Keep styling products to a minimum
Most people know that electrical styling products can cause damage and breakage to hair if used excessively – this is due to the applied heat breaking down the hydrogen bonds in the actual hair cuticle.
If you can’t resist stepping away from the styling products, try and limit usage to 2-3 times a week and lower the temperature.
Get regular haircuts
It’s important to keep your hair as healthy as possible, regular trims and getting rid of split ends will encourage hair growth.
Prescription medication - men
If you are experiencing significant hair loss it may be worthwhile considering prescription medications such as Finasteride and Propecia, which will help you hang on to the hair you have.
Finasteride works by preventing testosterone being converted into the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT causes the hair follicles to shrink, so blocking its production allows the hair follicles to regain their normal size.
The market leading supplement for hair loss is Nourkrin which is a natural food supplement and is great for stimulating hair growth.
Nourkrin’s key ingredient is marine cartilage, which contains glucosamine, a naturally occurring supplement which is great for hair.
Supplements are available for both men and women and come highly recommended.
Get your blood levels checked for any hormone issues - women
Hair loss in women is widely known to be a side effect of a hormone imbalance.
Hormonal imbalances can be due to a number of factors including using certain birth control medications, low thyroid function and nutrient deficiencies.
For women, we would recommend having your blood levels checked initially before moving onto to any treatments or procedures.
If you are experiencing significant hair loss, the chances are that you will be able to minimise or stall the level of hair loss.
Eventually the level of hair loss may become an issue and the only option left for some, will be a surgical procedure.