Only the other day, I received an email from a woman who was really upset and she said that she is losing hair for the last 4 months. The hair loss is so severe that her scalp was visible. She needed help for a few things. Firstly, she wanted to know, obviously, how to stop the hair loss. Secondly, again, obviously, she wanted to know how to effectively hide the visible scalp. She wanted to know how to have a thicker looking lock. And finally, she wanted to know how to cope with hair loss problem. We would try to answer her queries in this article.
First of all, you must know if the hair loss is due to the common problem of telogen effluvium. This is a type which can cause severe hair loss. In fact, with this ailment, the scalp loses complete hair within 4 months. If a regrowth of hair starts after one month, you should have some relief that the body is trying to fight it. You can use white dry shampoo to check if there are new hair and if nothing you see encourages you, read on.
In fact, there are times when you would be embarrassed to go out even. However, the loss of hair was happening near the parting line. There are other symptoms as well which include redness of the scalp, irritation, crust, flakes, bumps or inflammation. These symptoms would help the doctor to determine the exact problem. However, if there is nothing working, then you need to hide the scalp artificially.
Now, people would jump at the idea that they need to wear a wig. There are two reasons behind this. Firstly, common wigs are easy to spot and thus, everybody would know she is hiding something. Secondly, why would anyone want to wear a wig and cover her whole head if the baldness is concentrated at one spot only? Both being justified reasons, we can strike out wig as an option.
Thankfully, there are other options available as well. One can use a toupee, or a hair topper for the spot. Hair toppers are like mini wigs and they are designed in a way that they would gel with the existing hair and cover the bald spot only. There are many styles of available hair toppers for thinning hair in UK. You can choose something which meets your purpose and covers your bald spot well.