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Hair loss is a very common condition, affecting over 85% of men and more than 50% of women in the UK at some point in their lives. Regardless of this, hair loss is often distressing for those affected.

Thankfully, hereditary hair loss is highly treatable. By using clinically proven oral or topical treatments, pattern baldness can be stopped in its tracks - and even reversed.

As the UK’s trusted online pharmacy, we stock a range of prescription hair loss treatments for men and women, approved by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). See our full range below.

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High strength effective topical treatment foam for hair loss in women containing Minoxidil.

from £29.99£34.95

Topical treatment solution for hair loss in women containing 2% Minoxidil.

only £24.99

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo contains caffeine to promote hair growth.

only £5.99

Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo contains anti-dandruff components and caffeine to promote hair growth.

only £7.49

Treats & prevents dandruff and its symptoms such as dry, flaky, red, itchy scalp.

only £6.29

Alpecin Caffeine Liquid contains caffeine to promote hair growth.

only £7.49

What are the different types of hair loss?

There are several different types of hair loss for both men and women:

  • Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia): The most common type of hair loss in men, it affects about half of the male population by the age of 50. Male pattern baldness is hereditary and characterised by loss of hair at the hairline, crown, and temples. The hair thins because of the sensitivity of the hair follicles, but treatments such as finasteride and propecia are licenced for this type of hair loss.
  • Female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia): Similar to the male variety, women lose hair from the top of their head. It also runs in families (genetic) and often worsens with menopause.
  • Alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis: While alopecia totalis is the complete loss of hair from the head, alopecia universalis sees total hair loss from the head and all over the body as well. These types can be due to a traumatic event such as chemotherapy.
  • Alopecia areata: Patchy hair loss is most common in teenagers and young adults, and it tends to grow back in a few months. Alopecia areata can be caused by an imbalance in the body’s immune system.
  • Telogen effluvium: Stress from childbirth, illness, or sudden weight loss can cause your hair to shed or thin. This type of hair loss is usually temporary.

What causes hair loss?

There are numerous causes of hair loss including underlying illness, genetics, stress, anaemia, fungal infections, and simply getting older. In women, hormonal changes can also cause them to lose hair, such as in childbirth or menopause.

What are the different treatments for hair loss?

Depending on your circumstances and preferences, you can try the following hair loss treatments: Regaine containing minoxidil for topical treatment, finasteride tablets, and hair transplants. Otherwise, you can always try a wig, supplements and the widely popular caffeine Alpecin shampoo for both men and women. The caffeine in the shampoo stimulates the follicles and encourages them to remain active to promote hair growth.

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