Health & Fitness Trichologist shares £14 shampoo to treat telogen effluvium hair loss
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My friends would call me an open book, but for years I kept a secret: I was losing my hair. It happened slowly, but year after year, my hairline became increasingly more sparse until one day I woke up and noticed a shiny, smooth, bare patch of skin nestled a few rows into my retreating hairline. I was devastated. How was it possible that in my early 30s I was already experiencing hair loss in such a noticeable way? Inspired by the natural hairInspired by the natural hair movement and the hope that I could reverse the thinning, I gave up chemically straightening my hair three years prior to any hair loss. To discover my efforts were in vain left me deflated and embarrassed. I’m not alone, though.
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Stress is known as a leading cause of hair loss. So it comes as no surprise that hair loss has been linked to- referred to as dubbed COVID Fallout - as those who have suffered from the illness find themselves stressed, tired and anxious.
Scientists and clinicians haven't yet officially found a link between COVID-19 and hair loss, but there is a hair loss condition known as telogen effluvium that's caused by severe illness (such as COVID-19), stress or significant life changes and events, including childbirth or.
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'Telogen effluvium is a form of hair loss characterised by hair thinning or an increase in hair shredding. Main symptoms of telogen effluvium are if you notice hair falling out when you wash or brush your hair' explains trichologist Dr Nick Fisherman of Wyndham Private Specialist Clinic.
'I would like to point out that the impact of COVID-19 has been severe enough on some people to cause them lots of distress, and as a result, they have started suffering from severe hair loss during lockdown period.'
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What to do if your tresses starts coming out in clumps.Thinning hair can cause embarrassment, concern and emotional distress. But thanks to a number of potential triggers, it can also be difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why your hair might be falling out.
So how does one deal with post-COVID hair loss? One way is to find a hair loss shampoo that'll not only strengthen and revitalise your hair, but will help rebuild hair too. According to Dr Nick Fisherman, there's an effective over-the-counter option that does just that:.
'Watermans products such asand have been a lifesaver for almost every one of our clients and patients,' he says.
'They are sulphate free, no dangerous chemicals to harm people's hair and they are very rich in lots of good stuff such as biotin, caffeine, rosemary, niacinamide, argan oil and, more importantly, they possess DHT blocking properties.'
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone linked to hair loss, among other health issues.
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What is telogen effluvium?
We all lose between 50 to 100 strands of hairs on a daily basis, but telogen effluvium is a hair loss condition that involves rapid loss of more hair than usual, causing temporary thinning and sparse patches.
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The presenter, 57, took to Instagram to admit her locks were 'coming out a lot' and said she was trying to 'compensate' her hair loss fears with a strong makeup look. Trinny shared a picture of a clump of her hair after taking a shower to her Story, which she captioned: 'This came out my hair in the shower this morning...' © Provided by Daily Mail Worries: Trinny Woodall shared her worries on Wednesday after losing a clump of hair in the shower The fashionista, who recovered from Covid in January, went on to share a makeup tutorial video where she admitted she was probably 'worrying about nothing'.
This condition causes a temporary disruption of the hair cycle with many hairs entering the telogen, or shedding, phase.
A higher number of hairs will fall, and there may be some noticeable thinning of the hair, noticeably at the hairline.
However the telogen phase lasts only 100 days before the hair follicle enters a new growing phase; the condition is temporary and does not usually result in complete hair loss.
Dr Fisherman adds: 'Watermans shampoo has helped hundreds of my patients, including myself and my wife, during lockdown.'
Beauty fanatics and those suffering from hair loss and thinning agree thatdoes it all, with over 2,800 Amazon shoppers attesting to its claims.
In fact, it's so popular that one bottle sells every 30 seconds.
'Without a doubt the best shampoo for thinning hair,' one reviewer wrote on Amazon.
'I started using this months ago when I started to notice lots of hair loss (and I mean lots) in the shower or on my clothes.
'I have now gone through three bottles of this and have noticed hardly any hair loss at all. My hair feels thicker and healthier. I won't be using anything else!'
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A second shopper wrote: 'I've tried a lot of hair products, but this one is definitely on my forever list.'
'You have to keep going with it and follow it through. I've just done my second month, I use it five times a week on average, leave in for a few minutes, and I bought a hair massager to work the scalp while waiting.
'And now I've noticed a big change in length and thickness and new growth. Seriously give it time; don't expect it after a month.'
, which costs just £13.95, is formulated with natural ingredients that will help aid hair growth.
In addition to ilupine protein and hydrolyzed cottonseed protein, it includes biotin to boost keratin production for healthier hair.
Also included in the mix is rosemary extract, famed for its ability to naturally treat hair loss and allantoin, which can help treat or prevent a dry and itchy scalp.
And importantly, it will keep your scalp healthy and hydrated, which is essential for optimal hair growth.
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