Recently, the tabloid newspaper The Sun reported that Amanda Barrie had struck a deal with the producers of the reality show Big Brother, so that they would not show her wig on air. However they were mistaken as Barrie does not wear a wig, nor suffer from hair loss or any hair-related issues. The Sun has since issued an apology for their misunderstanding and made clear that Barrie is in good health and has a full head of hair.
Although they were mistaken, The Sun has actually inadvertently raised some awareness around female hair loss. Many women do suffer from hair loss yet choose to conceal it, often for reasons relating to self-confidence and wanting to normalise their appearance to others.
Some effective hair loss treatments
Asides from wearing wigs, there are actually many effective female hair loss treatments and solutions which are available including;
- Minoxidil, this is one of the most popular hair loss medications and has been FDA approved. Minoxidil has successfully undergone clinical trials and changed the lives of many hair loss patients by reversing hair loss. Studies found improvement and hair regrowth in over eighty percent of females, the best results are seen when the treatment is started in the early stages of hair loss. Currently in the UK and the USA, Minoxidil has been licensed as a treatment for androgenic alopecia, however can be used for treating other hair loss conditions also.
- Hair transplants, these procedures work by taking healthy hair follicles from a donor site on the patients head and transplanting them to areas of the scalp which are balding. Unfortunately as female pattern baldness presents as thinning of hair all over the scalp, transplants can be a little more difficult. To find out whether you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant, speak to a hair transplant surgeon for more information.
- Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP), this procedure has become popular amongst women as it is quick, more cost-effective than a hair transplant or lifelong medications and results are instant. SMP works by reducing the contrast of thinning hair against the scalp and gives the illusion of more volume and density of hair.
- Hair loss products, there are countless effective hair loss products available in the form of shampoos, tonics, supplements and hair oils available over the counter. Keep in mind however for best results; these products should be used along with other treatments such as topically applied Minoxidil.
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