BEAUTY CLINIC: Help for hair loss

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Jo and Sarah answer real questions from readers: to put your query, go tbeautybible.com 

Q My granddaughter, now 16, has thinning hair, particularly on the crown of her head. This is linked to a non-malignant brain tumour, which was diagnosed eight years ago. She has never been heard to complain or refer even to her disabilities, which include impaired vision, but I know she longs for luxuriant hair. I wonder if you could suggest any products?

A We’re so sorry to hear about your granddaughter’s difficulties and she sounds quite wonderful: we all complain so much about things that don't really matter while she just gets on with something much more significant.

As you say in your longer email, it is not realistic to expect a miracle cure. However, the pharmacist at Victoria Health recommends the following products as the most likely to help. There have been some very encouraging results among users. One woman we know whose trademark thick mane was dramatically thinned by chemotherapy found this regime effective.

So the products we suggest are these:

Superior Hair by Food Science of Vermont, £26.50/90 capsules (30 days supply): 

This natural supplement may help to combat hair loss in both women and men. It contains a combination of nutrients that help support hair strength, follicle health and the production of new hair growth and may also help reduce hair follicle cell death. So it may help to prevent hair loss and also encourage new growth. (You will see that the pharmacist has written an editorial about it on victoriahealth.com.)

Connect - Leave-In Treatment for Scalp & Hair by Phylia de M, £47/120ml: 

This organic treatment helps to stop hair loss while strengthening existing hair. The brand Phylia de M, which was formulated by a scientist/herbalist on the west coast of America, is based round fulvic acid, a component of humus, the highly nutritious lay of the earth. A single fulvic acid molecule is capable of carrying 60 or more minerals and trace elements directly into our cells.

We know of some remarkable anecdotal evidence of the benefits of Connect. We do hope this will help your granddaughter.

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Chanel Numéros Rouges£30 for Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet and £26 for Rouge Coco Gloss.

Make-up artist Lucia Pica is impressing us with her highly creative innovations for Chanel – but this just might be our favourite yet: a curated collection of red lipsticks, with the perfect shade for everyone in what is turning out to be a Red Lipstick Season.

Chanel Numéros Rouges

Chanel Numéros Rouges

There are two Rouge Allure shades and two new Rouge Allure Velvets (a little more matte). Two have warm undertones, two cool – and we suggest you have not only have a little word with a Chanel make-up artist on their counter to discover yours, but get him/her to demo on you to find your just-so shade.

Red lipstick scaredy-cats can opt instead for Rouge Coco Gloss in one of two sheerer shades: a bright coral and a deep, sexy red.

But do that and you’ll miss out on the limited edition, shiny red packaging for these new lipsticks.

Which would be a real shame because it’s GORGEOUS!!! 

 

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