This is one of the most frequently asked questions from my clients, and a very understandable one. If your hair is not doing well, it is natural to feel anxious about this point. Unfortunately, there is no answer to this question that fits all.
I have had clients where the hair stopped falling out within a matter of weeks and then started growing again within a couple of months. But I have also had clients where it took 3 years before the hair loss stopped and new hair started to grow.
As a rule of thumb, I would say that you have to give it at least one year before you see visible improvements. It can be less, but it’s better to be prepared for longer and then it’s a bonus if the hair loss resolves itself in a shorter period of time.
One of my German clients who was doing the hair sample tests with me dropped out after 4 months, even though her hair loss has reduced slightly. Four months is definitely too early to see results for most people, and it says so quite clearly on the Order Form for the hair sample tests, so it’s a shame she stopped the program.
A male client with MPB got results very quickly after only 3 months – his hair was getting thicker and growing faster. A year later he became very depressed after losing a close friend and his doctor put him on anti-depressants. His hair started falling out again in a big way, and even though he re-started the hair sample tests again, it took 5 (five!!) years before his hair started growing normally again.
You can see that there is no definite answer concerning the time span it takes to resolve your hair loss problem.
The hair sample tests are not a quick fix. It’s not a matter of popping one pill or rubbing some stuff into your scalp. If you want to do that, go ahead. I know what it feels like to be desperate. However, to me, this is not the answer. The pills are usually pharmaceuticals which have side-effects, some of which will not go away even if you stop taking the drugs. I want to know WHY your hair is falling out, which toxicity is causing it and exactly which supplements you need to take to heal your body and your hair.
You are unique, your hair loss is unique, your body biochemistry is unique and your recovery time is unique. How long does it take for your hair to grow back? I would like to give you a more definite answer, but I can’t.