Hairloss and thinning hair can be devastating and demoralising to women of all ages

Hairloss and thinning hair can be devastating and demoralising to women of all ages.
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I'd forgotten that I'd been a Schwarzkopf brand ambassador a few years ago for their hair loss product myself so this is a short clip of me from their ad campaign back in the day.
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I am posting about hairloss today as one of my young women clients was very concerned at the amount of hair she was losing.
I did a lot of research and consulted a trichologist with her. One in London I can highly recommend if you need one esp as she looked at the person holistically. She was reassuring and super-helpful.
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Here are some suggestions to help prevent further hair loss.
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Never brush or use a tangle teaser when hair is wet as it is more elastic when wet and can stretch and break off more easily.
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Never pull hair back tightly with thin hair elastic bands, always softer thicker ties and loosely.
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Use natural shampoos and conditioners, .
Use as little direct heat( dryers, tongs, straightening irons) as possible.
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Don't massage the scalp where there is hairloss, it will make it worse not better.
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If colouring try to use natural hair colour products, if bleaching ask your colourist for the lowest possible peroxide % in the mix
And never let your colourist over colour or overlap the colour each time.  Leave as long as possible between appts to allow for root regrowth.
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Hair loss can happen at any age post pregnancy, menopause, at times of severe stress or trauma (and of course with chemo). Also from lack of iron (anaemia) lack of vit D, over- exercising, underactive thyroid, lack of vit B , autoimmune disease, dramatic weightloss, PCOS and hormonal inbalances.
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Please have a full blood test to check if you do have vitamin or mineral deficiences and you can then supplement. If possible include a hormone check too.

Remember the mind is a powerful tool and positivity is key.
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I’d forgotten that I’d been a Schwarzkopf brand ambassador a few years ago for their hair loss product myself so this is a short clip of me from their ad campaign back in the day.
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I am posting about hairloss today as one of my young women clients was very concerned at the amount of hair she was losing.
I did a lot of research and consulted a trichologist with her. One in London I can highly recommend if you need one esp as she looked at the person holistically. She was reassuring and super-helpful.
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Here are some suggestions to help prevent further hair loss.
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Never brush or use a tangle teaser when hair is wet as it is more elastic when wet and can stretch and break off more easily.
.
Never pull hair back tightly with thin hair elastic bands, always softer thicker ties and loosely.
.
Use natural shampoos and conditioners, .
Use as little direct heat( dryers, tongs, straightening irons) as possible.
.
Don’t massage the scalp where there is hairloss, it will make it worse not better.
.
If colouring try to use natural hair colour products, if bleaching ask your colourist for the lowest possible peroxide % in the mix
And never let your colourist over colour or overlap the colour each time. Leave as long as possible between appts to allow for root regrowth.
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Hair loss can happen at any age post pregnancy, menopause, at times of severe stress or trauma (and of course with chemo). Also from lack of iron (anaemia) lack of vit D, over- exercising, underactive thyroid, lack of vit B , autoimmune disease, dramatic weightloss, PCOS and hormonal inbalances.
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Please have a full blood test to check if you do have vitamin or mineral deficiences and you can then supplement. If possible include a hormone check too.

Remember the mind is a powerful tool and positivity is key.
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Age is just a number!

Age is just a number!
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Here is my 96 year old auntie,
me age 64, 
and @misslucy_lou The Westie x Bichon dog. .
Women of all ages can still be naturally beautiful, with no filters applied to enhance or manipulate.
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Beauty comes from within and shines out when you're happy in your own skin, together with confidence, positivity and positive body language. .
Being fake isn't beautiful.
Being real is. 
Be the best you can be in your real life.
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Love yourself and believe you are worth it.
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Embrace all life has to offer and grab it with both hands and be grateful for everything you have. My 96 year old auntie does and is the funniest and most irreverent person I know.
And she still likes to dress stylishly and glamorously whenever she goes out, always with makeup and definitely lipstick.
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Here is my 96 year old auntie,
me age 64,
and @misslucy_lou The Westie x Bichon dog. .
Women of all ages can still be naturally beautiful, with no filters applied to enhance or manipulate.
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Beauty comes from within and shines out when you’re happy in your own skin, together with confidence, positivity and positive body language. .
Being fake isn’t beautiful.
Being real is.
Be the best you can be in your real life.
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Love yourself and believe you are worth it.
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Embrace all life has to offer and grab it with both hands and be grateful for everything you have. My 96 year old auntie does and is the funniest and most irreverent person I know.
And she still likes to dress stylishly and glamorously whenever she goes out, always with makeup and definitely lipstick.
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#20yearchallenge

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Appreciate your life and each day you're here. You never know what tomorrow brings.
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Be grateful for your good health, your happiness, your family, and your 'inner' beauty whatever age,  body shape or size you are. .
We are all different and unique and that's what makes each and everyone special.
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My photo was from 20 years ago ( so I must have been maybe in my early 40's as I'm now 64.  This was before filters and apps, but beautifully and flatteringly lit by the photographer. .
I know I didn't appreciate how I looked then and was certainly more critical of myself then than I am now in my old age. .
We all get older and should grow old gracefully or disgracefully if you prefer, whilst being your own person and not caring what others say or how they judge you- especially through social media. .
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Appreciate your life and each day you’re here. You never know what tomorrow brings.
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Be grateful for your good health, your happiness, your family, and your ‘inner’ beauty whatever age, body shape or size you are. .
We are all different and unique and that’s what makes each and everyone special.
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My photo was from 20 years ago ( so I must have been maybe in my early 40’s as I’m now 64. This was before filters and apps, but beautifully and flatteringly lit by the photographer. .
I know I didn’t appreciate how I looked then and was certainly more critical of myself then than I am now in my old age. .
We all get older and should grow old gracefully or disgracefully if you prefer, whilst being your own person and not caring what others say or how they judge you- especially through social media. .
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Videoclip of me exercising with personal trainer @grayshottspa @john_bc_oshea to strengthen quadracep thigh muscles for knee support and hip flexors, core and glutes

Videoclip of me exercising with personal trainer @grayshottspa @john_bc_oshea to strengthen quadracep thigh muscles for knee support and hip flexors, core and glutes.

@grayshottspa Day #4

@grayshottspa 
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Breakfast: Scrambled egg and mushrooms.
Lunch: Soup and Thai chicken curry and vegs.
Dinner: Soup and salmon and vegs.
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Healthy low carb and protein food, no grains, no milk, all deliciously prepared, cooked and presented. .
Health regime treatments today
Epsom salts hydrotherapy bath
Detox castor oil liver pack .
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Breakfast: Scrambled egg and mushrooms.
Lunch: Soup and Thai chicken curry and vegs.
Dinner: Soup and salmon and vegs.
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Healthy low carb and protein food, no grains, no milk, all deliciously prepared, cooked and presented. .
Health regime treatments today
Epsom salts hydrotherapy bath
Detox castor oil liver pack .
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Pilates exercise for core stability and switching off over-active hip flexors

Pilates exercise for core stability and switching off over-active hip flexors. .
I can do this anywhere as it simply needs a theraband and 2 slightly deflated balls-one for under my bottom and the other for between my calves. .
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I can do this anywhere as it simply needs a theraband and 2 slightly deflated balls-one for under my bottom and the other for between my calves. .
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Only intended to have just an Expresso coffee after my Pilates class

Only intended to have just an Expresso coffee after my Pilates class.....
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However I ended up with a veggie brunch! .
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Scrambled eggs, wilted spinach, mushrooms, grilled halloumi cheese,  7-seeded sourdough toast, spicy chilli tomato relish, smashed avocado.
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However I ended up with a veggie brunch! .
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Scrambled eggs, wilted spinach, mushrooms, grilled halloumi cheese, 7-seeded sourdough toast, spicy chilli tomato relish, smashed avocado.
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“Discover the New You, Celebrity stylist secrets to transform your life and style”, Is my lifestyle image and lifechange book available to buy in both in paperback or kindle on Amazon

"Discover the New You,
Celebrity stylist secrets to transform your life and style",
Is my lifestyle image and lifechange book available to buy in both in paperback or kindle on Amazon.co.uk .
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Sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone

Sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone. Today I did.
I like to practice what I preach....
as they say:
"Walk the walk and talk the talk".
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Now age 64 I am priviliged to be part of an upcoming ad campaign featuring real women.
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Launching February 2019.
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Watch this space.
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Thank you @janine_witherspoon mua for such a lovely natural make-up.
Today I did.
I like to practice what I preach….
as they say:
“Walk the walk and talk the talk”.
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Now age 64 I am priviliged to be part of an upcoming ad campaign featuring real women.
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Launching February 2019.
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Watch this space.
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Thank you @janine_witherspoon mua for such a lovely natural make-up.