Hair loss treatments aim to halt the mechanisms that contribute to hair loss, of which there are many. One that has shown promise is cinnamon essential oil, which contains compounds that are conducive to hair growth. According to research, cinnamon essential oil contains compounds which help to widen blood vessels.
But most treatments are not available on the NHS, so you’ll have to pay for them.
It is important to note that no treatment is 100 percent effective.
In addition to minoxidil, finasteride is also used to treat male pattern baldness, says the NHS.
“Minoxidil can also be used to treat female pattern baldness. Women should not use finasteride,” warns the health body.
“If your hair loss is causing you distress, your GP may be able to help you get some counselling,” advises the NHS.
You may also benefit from joining a support group, or speaking to other people in the same situation on online forums.
You can find a support group near you on the Alopecia UK website.