Studies have found procyanidin oligomers may induce hair growth, but more research is needed.
What’s more, grapeseed oil is a good source of vitamin E, which is thought to play a role in preventing hair loss.
It’s thought that the vitamin’s antioxidant properties help reduce oxidative stress in the scalp.
Bolstering the link, a small trial found that vitamin E supplements improved hair growth in people with hair loss.
Some wigs are also available on the NHS, but you may have to pay unless you qualify for financial help.
In the meantime, if your hair loss is causing you distress, your GP may be able to help you get some counselling, advises the NHS.
“You may also benefit from joining a support group, or speaking to other people in the same situation on online forums,” it says.
Try these online support groups:
- Alopecia UK
- Alopecia Awareness.