Kellie Jones, 29, who lives in London, began to lose her hair in her teenage years.
Understandably, the loss of her crowning glory during her formative years caused the teen stress and anxiety.
By the time she was 27 her locks were noticeably thinning at the front.
“It made me feel really self-conscious, particularly because I’m a dentist and so have to wear my hair up for work, exposing my hair line,” she said.
It’s thought that approximately 40 per cent of women experience hair thinning as a result of menopause, while about half of women lose more hair than usual after they’ve given birth.
The NHS said: “Hair loss, known medically as alopecia, is common. It’s estimated, for instance, that around 50 per cent of women over the age of 65 experience female-pattern baldness – the most common type of hair loss, which is thought to be inherited.”
“For women, there is a social stigma attached to going bald,” Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokesperson and junior nursing sister at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, said.
“Hair loss can affect your sensuality and how you perceive yourself. There are usually emotional trials and tribulations when it happens.”
The same was true for Kellie, but her boyfriend suggested a treatment that actually worked. Kellie even claims her eyelashes have become longer since using it.
Oxford Biolabs, a company founded by scientists from the University of Oxford, believe they have the answer in a range of scientifically-proven products specifically formulated for men and women experiencing the early stages of hair loss.
However, Kellie tried a supplement and experienced the first results within three months.
After seven months’ use she claims she had noticeably thicker-looking hair.
“By the September it looked noticeably thicker – both my mum and boyfriend commented on it – and now, after a year of use, I’m so much happier about my appearance. I even think it’s made my eye lashes look fuller!” she said.
TRX2 claims to work by engaging with potassium channels in hair follicles.
Studies show that over time, potassium channels in men and women begin to wear out, gradually inhibiting the transport of essential nutrients to the membrane.
Hair loss in men can cause a great deal of insecurity. While there is a cure in the form of hair transplant treatments, just getting the right cut can help postpone signs of balding.
If you want to make your hair look fuller ask your hairdresser for this shape.