According to NHS England, around half of women over the age of 64 experience female-pattern baldness. This can be down to age, inheritance and the hormone testosterone. If you’re feeling embarrassed you’re not alone - Dr Sara is here to introduce you to 65-year-old Elaine Horton whose hair has been thinning for the last 25 years.
We’re helping her get her confidence back with celeb hairdresser Michael Douglas who has his top tips, products and techniques to help those struggling too.
Hairdresser Michael Douglas' tips for dealing with hair loss
Stylist to the stars Michael Douglas provides his top tips for tackling the problem of female pattern baldness.
Don't get a bob: “I would say don’t get a bob cut as it will look too thin and flat - try growing it long just past your shoulders or have a very short but feminine style.”
Fringes can help: “Fringes can work quite well - go right back with the fringe about 10cm from the front hairline.”
Use hair accessories: “There’s lots of nice hair accessories that can help and go with your wardrobe - they cover the problem really well.”
Pleats, top knots and low buns: “Pleats, top knots and low buns are really good for making it look like you have more hair. If you grow it longer you can backcomb it to give the illusion you have more hair.”
Stay away from oily products: “Stay away from anything oily - they are heavy and it exposes the baldness more.”
Good products to use: “The best products to use are: Bouffe, L’Oréal Magic Re-touch, Phil Smith Root Touch Up, Batiste Dry Shampoo and Wella Flex hairspray.”