While it’s not detrimental to general health, balding can affect self-esteem.
There are a number of treatment options currently available, such as having a hair transplant, medications like finasteride or dermatography.
But such methods can be costly and run into the thousands of pounds.
The whey protein shake, costing £50, contains ingredients that stimulate the production of new hair.
The whey-based drink, costing £50, contains ingredients that stimulate the production of new hair.
Dr Edward Ball, a leading hair transplant surgeon and medical director at The Maitland Clinic, said there is evidence that Help Hair works.
“While, on the face of it, a drink that promotes hair growth sounds too good to be true, and there were those of us in the industry were sceptical when the shake was first announced.
“It works to extend the ‘anagen’ phase – the most active growth phase of hair follicles – and make the follicle less receptive to DHT.”
DHT – or Dihydrotestosterone – is a by-product of testosterone and is thought to cause male pattern baldness.
“This shake is also largely unprocessed and un-denatured, meaning they contain lots of growth factors that promote good hair retention,” said Dr Ball.