Using your own blood to stimulate dormant hair follicles and encourage them to grow again is one of the hottest new developments. First, around three or four syringes of blood are taken from your arm and then treated in a new super-fast machine, called a centrifuge, which extracts more platelets from the blood than before.
These platelets are then injected into the thinning hair areas on the scalp to release growth factors, stimulating cells to regenerate. The area is then stimulated again with a small derma roller, a barrel-like hand roller with hundreds of very fine needles which activates a wound/heal response to further boost hair follicles. Best results seen after three months when a top-up treatment may be needed. From £1800.
*The high levels of city pollution and humidity can affect your hair density as water particles enlarge when they are in contact with pollution making the hair flatter. Use a hair serum like John Frieda’s Frizz Ease (£6.99 Superdrug) before styling and avoid too much hairspray, as the damp winter air will make it coagulate.
*Flipping hair to the opposite side achieves more fullness – spray with a root lifting spray first – try Redken Rootful O6 Root Lifting Spray (£13.95 feelunique.com)