General tips and FAQ’s

Here are some general questions that are commonly asked by patients, press and everyone else to I meet about how to get the best out of your hair and what and what isn’t true… If there is anything I have missed, please comment in the feed this is linked to! Thanks Iain 1. Why does our hair thin as we get older? Our body is made up of millions of cells which are constantly renewing ourselves, these cells are constantly renewing themselves, but they do slow as we age! Therefore, our skin gets saggy, our joints ache more and why the cells that make our hair slow down causing the hair to become finer and grow for less time. 2. What can we do to prevent this if anything? Some people are just lucky, they have genetically great skin and genetically great hair, but for the rest of us we must maximise our health to get the full potential out of our hair, this means: • Not smoking (as well as a toxin, smoking acts as a vaso-constrictor, suppressing the blood supply to the follicles)
• Not being overweight (point 1- for women free oestrogen binds to fat cells so the more fat you have the less oestrogen you will have to suppress Testosterone, the hormone that enacts genetic hair loss) • Having a healthy diet – as you get older you are more likely to suffer from long term health issues such as diabetes, thyroid issues, heart disease, in all cases the illness or the medication for the illness can severely affect hair loss!). • Eat more protein! –...