Hair loss can have temporary causes, such as a response to stress, but more often than not, it is permanent. Male pattern baldness – a common type of hair loss – usually runs in the family or is a result of genetics. If you are experiencing hair loss, probability would suggest pattern baldness is the cause – it is estimated to affect around 6.5 million men in the UK.
According to Holland Barrett, omega-3 nourishes hair at the follicles to boost strength, lustre and thickness while soothing dry, flaky scalps and inhibiting the inflammation that can result in hair loss.
If you are considering prescribed drug treatments for hair loss, finasteride and minoxidil.
According to the NHS, minoxidil can also be used to treat female pattern baldness but women shouldn’t use finasteride.
There are important caveats to consider before pursuing these drugs, warns the health body.
Real-hair wigs, on the other hand, last three to four years and look more natural, but are far more expensive and difficult to maintain.
While you weigh up your options, you may benefit from some psychological support if your hair loss is causing you distress.
You may benefit from joining a support group, or speaking to other people in the same situation on online forums.
Try these online support groups:
Published at Sun, 06 Sep 2020 12:46:00 +0000