Losing your hair? Not sure about the cause? Even if you’ve been eating well, taking regular exercise and getting lots of sleep, you may have the genetics to blame for your eventual hair loss.
For now, there isn’t a cure for baldness – but here are the three effective treatments that can prevent further loss and even lead to renewed hair growth.
Hair loss – an extremely sensitive matter
With recent studies showing that hair loss can lead to depression, lack of self-confidence and social withdrawal there are plenty of reasons to prevent and treat our thinning hair. From hair food capsules, professional products and therapies, we have listed below the first three non-surgical treatments considered effective and affordable by experts.
The three most effective hair loss treatments available in the UK are Minoxidil, Finasteride and Nutrigro Scalp Roller Kit.
Minoxidil is a lotion or foam that you rub into your scalp, and it can be obtained from pharmacies without a prescription. Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication and is used to treat hair loss. It is available as a generic medication and over the counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, a form of hair loss, in men and women. Minoxidil solution and foam are used to help hair growth in the treatment of male pattern baldness. It is not used for baldness at the front of the scalp or receding hairline in men. The foam and 2 percent minoxidil solution are also used to help hair growth in women with thinning hair.
Prices per bottle, depending on the manufacturer, range from £24 and £49.99.
Finasteride comes in the form of an oral tablet. Finasteride has proven to be 93% effective for the majority of men age 18-41 who took it for five years. Studies have shown that best results occur after two years when hair growth is at its thickest. Hair loss prevention only lasts while you are taking the treatment. If you stop taking Finasteride, you may lose some hair.
England football legend Wayne Rooney reportedly took the treatment before he had a hair transplant.
Asda is the only supermarket in the UK to sell the treatment without a prescription, after seeing a pharmacist. It’s also available from high street chemists. Prices for a 28 day supply are between £28 and £49.
Nutrigro Scalp Roller Kit is an innovative therapy for hair loss and hair thinning. It consists of the Nutrigro® Scalp Roller and the Nutrigro® Serum. It is the latest hair loss treatment that can help reverse hair loss and preserve existing hair follicles. The Nutrigro® Scalp Roller Treatment is suitable for both men and women who suffer from hair thinning, alopecia or male pattern baldness. The Red LED Roller is a hand held device with 0.3mm needles which when rolled over the scalp stimulates the hair follicles as it allows greater penetration of the nutritive Nutrigro Serum to the follicles. It encourages greater blood flow and nutrients to the scalp and increases collagen production to strengthen hair and hair follicles. It is a non-surgical medical technique that can help reverse hair loss and preserve existing hair follicles. Results can be seen from the first two months. The purchase price is £39.95 and can be bought online at www.nutrigro.co.uk.
Best part: Nutrigro Scalp Roller is a natural treatment that does not involve the use of harsh chemicals or any other substances that can have side effects.