Hair loss treatments are about as varied as the mechanisms that give rise to it in the first place. There are many causes of hair loss, some of whi
Hair loss treatments are about as varied as the mechanisms that give rise to it in the first place. There are many causes of hair loss, some of which are temporary, such as a response to stressful situations. Others are permanent, such as pattern baldness, which usually runs in the family.
Follow-up studies are needed to strengthen the claims but evidence does point to the hair-growing benefits of protein.
Research shows that women who don’t consume enough protein can experience hair thinning, fragility, and loss.
If you are looking for a more conventional treatment, there are prescribed treatments available.
According to the NHS, finasteride and minoxidil are the main treatments for male pattern baldness.
Some wigs are available on the NHS, but you may have to pay unless you qualify for financial help.
If your hair loss is causing you distress, your GP may be able to help you get some counselling, notes the NHS.
You may also benefit from joining a support group, or speaking to other people in the same situation on online forums.
Try these online support groups:
- Alopecia UK
- Alopecia Awareness