Thinning Hair & Hair Loss
Hair loss can occur for many reasons - sudden change in diet, stress, illness and certain types of medication can lead to sudden loss.
If your hair loss is serious - say handfuls - please consult your doctor.
Gradual hair loss, where the scalp begins to show through over a period of months and years, is usually caused by androgenic alopecia. For women this is the decline of the hormone oestrogen in relation to androgen - specifically dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This imbalance is most acute at menopause but even from the age of forty about 25% of the thickness and quantity of your hair can be lost. Hair follicles noticeably shrink and recede - causing hair growth to be of poorer quality or even entirely absent.
For men the main cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness - a genetic effect that is hard, if not impossible, to reverse. That said, a healthy scalp regime may help to reduce the rate of loss.
Our Follicle range of slow release caffeine scalp treatments help women by blocking the DHT that attacks the follicle. They also contain biotin and keratin to improve the natural thickness of your existing hair from the root up.