Hello,I am a 31 years old female and a mother of one child. I am currently losing hair on the top of my head, you can actually see scalp. My hair has become very thin. I have always had fine hair but it is curly so I can cover it up very easily. I have been looking around for something to help me and came across Viviscal. Would you recommend this for a woman who has excessive body hair? If not what do you recomend? I thought of Rogaine but I hate the idea of having to take it forever.
I don’t recommend Viviscal, as it hasn’t been proven to my satisfaction to treat hair loss. It also isn’t FDA approved, as it is just regarded as an over the counter supplement. The key ingredient appears to be a marine protein extract, so if you’ve got a fish allergy you should steer clear. Another key ingredient is vitamin C. While the product might help nourish your hair, I don’t know that it would treat hair loss, particularly if it is genetic in nature. Otherwise if you wish to use it, that is your choice to make.
For women, your options for treating hair loss are unfortunately rather limited. Have you seen a doctor to find out what the possible cause of your hair loss is? We compiled a partial list of female hair loss causes here.