Alopecia Awareness Month


Hair Loss Treatments Essex salons

Hair Loss Treatments in Ongar, Essex

September is Alopecia Awareness Month.  Alopecia is a general medical term used to describe a variety of hair loss conditions.  Research shows that around half of all men and a third of all women will experience some degree of hair thinning during their lifetime, so we welcome the focus on this widespread condition.

At our Essex salons we understand only too well the emotional impact that hair loss can have on people.  It often leaves them feeling isolated and depressed, which in turn can sometimes make their hair loss worse.  That's why we're pleased to offer a range of Philip Kingsley treatments for hair loss plus our hair replacement system service.

If you are concerned about thinning hair or hair loss, book an appointment at one of our salons in Ongar.  Our experienced team will offer you a sympathetic welcome and professional advice.  We can assess your hair and suggest the best treatments to help you on the path to restored confidence. 

To book your appointment at our Ongar salon, please call  01277 364 118. Alternatively, you can book online.

For more information on hair loss, take a look at our FAQs below.

Hair Loss FAQs

How can I tell if I'm losing my hair?


It's normal to lose some hair every day.  The number of strands lost varies, but on average it’s around 100 each day.  To keep your hair at the same volume, strands must be replaced at the same rate at which it is lost.

Amongst the first signs of hair thinning that you might notice are more hairs than usual left in the hairbrush after brushing or in the shower after shampooing.   When styling your hair you may also notice areas of thinning, such as a wider parting or thinning at the crown.  If you wear a pony tail you may find that this is thinner too.

Can women lose their hair?


Yes, hair loss can affect everybody, and there can be various causes.  Women can be affected by female pattern baldness, which results in extreme shedding of hair, particularly at the front.  This can be an inherited tendency, or caused by aging, hormonal changes including pregnancy, or some medications.

Other common causes of hair loss in women include alopecia, traction alopecia, cancer treatments, telogen effluvium and trichotillomania.

What is telogen effluvium?


Telogen effluvium is a common cause of hair loss which causes the sudden shedding of hair from all over the scalp. It is the result of many individual hair follicles across the scalp entering their resting phase simultaneously, which causes shedding of the hair and thinning.

The condition can be caused by nutritional deficiencies, extreme psychological stress, hormonal imbalances such as during pregnancy or menopause.  Traumatic circumstances such as major surgery, severe illness, accidents or poisoning can also cause telogen effluvium.

The condition will eventually clear, usually after about 6 months or when you have dealt with the underlying root cause.

Do you sell wigs and toupees?


Yes, we offer bespoke non-surgical hair replacement systems at our Essex salons.  They are made with the finest quality 100% human hair for authentic, reliable results, we create a custom-made bespoke system to suit your exact requirements and are adaptable for full or partial hair loss.

Do you offer treatments for hair loss?


Yes.  We're pleased to offer a full range of hair care products from renowned trichologist Philip Kingsley.  These include the Density range of treatments and products clinically proven to help slow hair loss.

The range will reduce hair shedding, thicken the hair you have and encourage the best scalp environment for healthy hair growth.

What is alopecia?


Alopecia is one of the most widely known medical terms used to describe hair loss, but it can come in many forms and have many causes.

Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing the hair to shed.  Other types of hair loss condition can include scarring alopecia (which is an inflammatory condition which permanently destroys the hair follicles), anagen effluvium (caused by chemotherapy) and telogen effluvium (often caused by severe stress, but also nutritional deficiencies and hormone imbalances).