While there is a lot of advice out there about alopecia and hair loss, it can be difficult to find and daunting to digest. Her Hair, My Head has put together a list of reputable sources of information that covers the medical side of hair loss, as well as support groups, treatments, wig guides and more. Georgina xx
- British Association of Dermatologists: clinical information on traction alopecia, alopecia areata, frontal fibrosing alopecia, androgenetic alopecia (also known as female pattern hair loss) and telogen effluvium.
- My New Hair – provides help, advice and support to anyone living with the effects of medical hair loss. Type in your postcode to its Salon Finder to view a map of salons around the UK that can help you to buy, fit or style your wig or topper
- NHS – an overview of the causes of hair loss and treatments, and advice about when to see your GP. You can also watch a short video about hair loss where Gita Mendes talks about her experiences of alopecia areata.
- NHS England Wig Report – download here
- The Belgravia Centre – information about the different types of female hair loss. (Please note that this is a commercial website that sells hair loss treatments/products, which we are not endorsing or advertising.)
- Philip Kingsley – extensive information on types of hair loss, scalp concerns, health & nutrition, hair texture & science and more. (Please note that this is a commercial website that sells hair loss treatments/products, which we are not endorsing or advertising.)
We are working on separate pages for country-specific content, but for now, if you do not live in the UK, you can find other international resources on the Global page.