In 1995 my hair started to thin out, I started using all sorts of products to thicken my hair but still didn't look good. In 1999 a friend, who was a Dr, suggested I see a dermatologist. My GP recommended me to Dr David Fenton at St Thomas Hospital who, after a consultation, a blood test and a test from the root of my hair, said I had telogen effluvium and prescribed Minoxidil. It worked very slowly and I was also trying of kinds of products to enhance my thinning hair, I spent lots of money!!
Last year, September 2015, St Thomas hospital discontinued Minoxidil. I then googled trichologists and found the nearest one 10 miles away. She prescribed a lotion but my hair was not growing at all, in fact, I was losing more hair.
I was feeling down I didn't want to go out, always finding excuses for not going to parties. If I went to a restaurant I always sat with my back to the wall so that people could not see my thinning hair. I never worry about what to wear but worry about my hair. I was so conscious of my thinning hair.
As I was always googling about thinning hair I came across hair extensions, hair pieces, hair transplants, I opted for hair extensions and got in touch with Debbie, had a consultation She was very reassuring built my confidence enough to make me pluck up the courage and have extensions put in. I felt very relaxed- she is very friendly.
I had the extensions put in on the 14th of July 2016 and been delighted with the change and what is more encouraging is how all my friends and neighbours commented how good it looks, how much younger I look, my daughter said I look 100 years younger (cheek). Everybody says it looks so natural, and that if we didn't know you, we would not have known that it was not your own hair. Now I can go out with confidence I can go on holiday abroad which I was reluctant to do.
When I cancelled my appointment with the trichologist I sent her a picture of my new hairdo she said: " you look amazing."
Michelle who did my hair was very bubbly, very nice and made feel very relaxed. She very friendly and it was as if I have known her for years- and she makes a nice cup of tea which is always welcoming after a long drive from Tunbridge Wells.
I am very happy that I had my hair done and it has really boosted my confidence. A big THANK YOU to all the staff.