Crown Clinic is Covid-19 secure

We are now running a full hair transplantation service safely and according to Government guidelines. More details here

FAQs On Hair Loss

POSTED: 29 July 2013

Worried about hair loss? There’s so much misinformation out there that it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about hair loss and what you need to know to clear things up.


What causes hair loss to occur?
There are many different factors that can lead to hair loss, so it’s difficult to pinpoint it on just one thing. From stress to diet to prescription medication, many lifestyle factors can have an impact on our hair. Making small changes to your lifestyle, such as a healthy diet and learning stress management techniques, can positively affect your hairline.

Genetics and hereditary factors can often lead to accelerated hair loss in certain cases, as can certain medical conditions, so you should speak to your GP if you have any concerns.


How much hair loss is normal?
Everyone will lose some hair on a day-to-day basis, as it’s a natural part of the hair growth cycle – but how can you tell when hair loss starts to get more excessive?

There are a few questions to ask yourself to determine if you’re losing more hair than you should. Do you find that you notice a much higher amount of hair on your pillow or in your brush when you use it? Do you shower and blow dry only to find large amounts of hair coming out? 
If you’re starting to see more of your scalp than you previously could, this could point to excessive hair loss or hair thinning. You can quite easily get your hairline checked out by a professional who will be able to give you a clear answer if this is the case.


Are shampoos and lotions effective for combating hair loss?
People often wonder whether the shampoos and conditioners they see lining the shelves are really that effective for helping to promote hair retention. The truth is that no hair products you can buy off the shelves can stop your hair from shedding, although there are shampoos and conditioners packed with vitamins and minerals that can help to nourish your hair. Healthy, strong hair is less prone to breakage.

Will food supplements help hair loss?
In many cases, supplements can help with our overall health as many of us have some deficiencies within our diet, but keep in mind that often just using food supplements won’t be enough. If you’re very low in a particular nutrient, such as iron, that will definitely have a marked effect on hair loss, so it all depends on your deficiency level and whether this is the primary cause of hair loss in the first place.

So, there you have a few of the most commonly asked questions about hair loss. If you spot these signs early, then there is a greater chance that you can slow down the loss and preserve your hair. In some instances, however, hair transplants are available for those who find that certain hair loss products have no effect.

Send us a message

We would love to send you occasional news updates and information about our services. Submitting your details here tells us that you agree to our Privacy Policy and wish to join our mailing list. You can, of course, opt out of these communications at any time.

You may also like

How to protect your hair in summer

When the sun comes out, we know that we need to apply sunscreen to protect our skin, but many people forget to pay the same care to protecting their hair.…

16th August 2021
Head Scratchers: FAQs
Can COVID cause hair loss?

Over the past few months, there have been a significant number of reports in the news of people experiencing hair loss after being diagnosed with COVID-19. As a result, the…

Are hair transplants safe?

When performed by a qualified, experienced hair transplant surgeon, hair transplants are a very safe procedure. Hair restoration is a minimally invasive treatment that allows patients to return home the same…