Losing your crown and glory?

Thinning hair is a natural part of the ageing process but losing hair can be upsetting.

For many people, their hair is an important part of who they are.

It's normal to lose some hair. We can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing. Hair loss is not usually anything to be worried about but occasionally it can be a sign of a medical condition.

Some types of hair loss are permanent, like male and female pattern baldness. This type of hair loss usually runs in the family.  Other types of hair loss may be temporary. They can be caused by an illness, stress, cancer treatment, weight loss or an iron deficiency.

I’ve seen a miracle cure advertised online. Will it make my hair grow back?

In all honesty, unless you're talking about surgical intervention, probably not. There are, however, some excellent products and ways to make the most of your locks.

So what can I do about my hair loss?

Don’t panic. It might well be temporary issue and there are number of things you can do to improve the situation. Sometimes, even taking control can help you feel better. Start by speaking to your hairdresser. We see a lot of hair and are very used to dealing with hair problems so never feel embarrassed.  Of course, your hairdresser is not a doctor and you may also want to seek advice from your GP. You should particularly see a GP if you have sudden hair loss or are losing it in clumps.

What products?

Aveda make an excellent range called Invati. Its patented bio-fermented blend of ayurvedic herbs with ginseng and certified organic turmeric invigorates the scalp when massaged in, while the organic amla instantly thickens the hair.  This won’t magically make new hair grow but it will nourish the hair you have feel and make it feel and look thicker.  Speak to your hairdresser at David Masters Salon who will be happy to discuss all your options. This might include a new style.  Sometimes thinning hair is less noticeable with a shorter style.

What’s the takeaway advice?

Come in and talk to us. We’re very used to dealing with this problem and we want to help.  We will never promise you a miracle cure (in fact, be wary of anyone that does) but taking control of the situation will make you feel better and there may well be things we can do to return your hair to its crowing glory.


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