A new hair loss pill seems to have taken the UK by storm – and it’s made from proteins derived from pea shoots.
Pea shoot power
The manufacturers of the pills claim the secret is in the pea shoots’ need to survive in difficult circumstances – apparently, young pea shoots are extremely vulnerable to both disease and the sun’s UV rays, so they contain a special nutrient to help protect them from these dangers. And this, says the firm, is what makes these new hair loss pills effective.
Do they really work for female hair loss?
It’s difficult to say – certainly some of the before and after photographs look impressive, but there doesn’t seem to be much scientific explanation behind the claims.
And while before and after photographs are great, they can be misleading, as tricks of the light and different ways of styling the hair can make a huge difference to its appearance.
So what can be done to treat female pattern hair loss?
By all means give these new pills a try, if that’s something that appeals to you. However, some more tried-and-tested methods of treating hair loss in women include:
- Scalp microneedling – this technique involves thousands of microinjections all over the scalp. This creates tiny wounds on the scalp, which triggers the body’s wound-healing mechanism, causing a surge of growth factors and stem cells to the area. This can then help to stimulate the hair follicles so that more hair begins to grow.
- Low level laser therapy (LLLT) – this is a completely non-invasive procedure, which works by emitting red light deep into the scalp, stimulating the hair follicles to work harder. This procedure has been shown to be very effective in some cases, but it is a long-term commitment, with two the three sessions needed every week over the course of several months.
- Scalp micropigmentation – essentially working as a permanent hair concealer, scalp micropigmentation, or SMP, can be a great option for women suffering from female pattern hair loss. The procedure involves pigment (colour matched to your natural hair) being injected into the scalp to create the appearance of tiny hairs. When used on long, thinning hair, the result is that those thinning areas are almost undetectable to the naked eye.
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