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How To Make The Most Of Thinning Hair

June 2017Words by Mr Cillian O’Connor

Illustration by Mr Joe McKendry

Ever since Delilah took to Samson’s locks, man’s hair and his sense of self have been inextricably linked; so much so that the first signs of potential loss can play havoc with our confidence.

But there are ways to stem the tide. Although thinning hair at the crown and hairline is the result of a common genetic condition – “caused by the inherited sensitivity to the testosterone by-product dihydrotestosterone (DHT)”, says Ms Leonora Doclis, senior hair loss specialist at the Belgravia Centre – a combination of lifestyle changes, treatments and savvy styling can stall loss, and help you make the most of what you have left.