The hair loss supplement is the ultimate treatment for thinning hair – it’s easy to do, no need for regular clinic appointments, and there are none of the perceived risks associated with laser treatment or hair transplant surgery.
Plus, anyone can take a supplement; man or woman, young or old, right at the start of your hair loss journey, or limping slowly towards the finish line, hair loss supplements are for everyone.
But we all know that male-pattern hair loss and female-pattern hair loss are very different beasts, so which supplements will work best for each?
Hair loss supplements for men and women
Whilst many companies market their hair loss supplements differently for the different genders, the truth is that the same supplements are likely to work for both men and women.
While the presentation of androgenic alopecia may vary between men and women – women tend to get more diffuse thinning, whilst men’s hair loss follows a more predictable pattern, starting at the temples and often spreading to the crown – the mechanism behind it is pretty much the same for everyone.
What causes male- or female-pattern hair loss?
Both male and female-pattern hair loss are caused by the same hormone, Dihydratestosterone, or DHT. DHT is an androgen, and high levels of androgens in the body are known to shrink hair follicles, eventually causing them to die off completely.
While other hormones contribute to this process in women, DHT is the main culprit for both genders, so that’s what you really need to focus on when trying to fight hair loss with supplements.
What other ingredients work to combat hair loss?
The key ingredients to look out for when choosing a hair loss supplement are ones that are known to assist hair growth. Nutrients like biotin and keratin are both used regularly in products that work to improve hair health, so their presence in a supplement is a good sign.
Here at The Hair Ambulance, our Hair Loss Ampoules are among our most popular treatment options.
These contain a micro-encapsulated phyto cell extract that works as a DHT inhibitor, as well as polyphenol from larch wood extract, which reactivates the formation of new stem cells. This in turn stimulates the hair follicles and encourages new hair growth.
The formula also includes biotin, as well as a range of vitamins and minerals known to help promote hair health.
Are hair loss supplements for me?
As discussed above, hair loss supplements really are suitable for everyone. However, how much they can help you really will depend on the extent of your hair loss.
The best first step when considering any hair loss treatment is to seek expert advice, so if you’re considering embarking on a treatment plan, why not contact us today to book a consultation with one of our hair loss specialists.