Is there a way to keep the hair you have? Do you think your fall-out will never grow back again? Don’t despair, there’s hope for your hair!
More than half of all men will begin to see some type of hair loss by the time they are 30 years old. Some might lose all of their hair, but the majority will see a depressing and steady backward march of their hairline.
Your genes, mainly determine the reason you are losing hair, but recent studies have shown that your genes don’t need to have the last word. In most cases, you can save what any hair you have left and recover any hair that you have lost. Here is a list of some of the lotions available to you today:
Foams and lotions to prevent hair loss
When choosing foams or lotions that promote hair growth, opt for products that contain the following ingredients:
Minoxidil is a drug that seems to enlarge hair follicles and stimulate hair growth, but the results can take up to six months. Those with sensitive skin might have a reaction to this product such as an itchy scalp and dandruff.
L-Methionine is a natural amino acid that quickly improves the blub supple to the blub of the hair follicle, even ones that have been inactive for long period of time. It also strengthens the weakened hair follicles, hence preventing unwanted fall-out.
Biotin: This is a vitamin B7 and basically assists your scalp to promote follicle health, making your hair stronger and healthier.
Other ingredients in high quality shampoos that will give you the results you desire are: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) which helps to thicken the hair strands and improving blood circulation to the follicles. Also, it rebuilds any damaged capillaries. Procyanidin B-2 is an apple extract that increases the protein production in our body, resulting an increased natural growth rate of your hair.
Pills to prevent hair loss
Look for pills that contain drugs that are designed to block the hormones that are the main culprit of male pattern baldness. This hormone is called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and it thins out hair of men who have inherited the baldness gene. This gene combined with this hormone attack the hair follicle until it shrinks so much that is unable to grow hair.
The main ingredient to look for is testosterone or finasteride as they will prevent the body from producing DHT, the hormone that causes male pattern baldness. This treatment can slowly fall out by 90% and some men notice regrowth. As with all drugs, it can be expected to have some side effects.
Natural treatments for hair loss
These types of treatments are often used for hair loss caused by stress, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and chemically treated hair. The treatments mentioned above are more successful in treating genetic factors in male pattern baldness.
Vigorous hair massage: Do this type of massage once a week, by lightly rubbing natural oils into your scalp. This helps to improve the blood circulation to the hair follicles and promoting hair growth. You can use oils such as coconut, almond, olive or castor oil with a few drops of rosemary essential oil.
Onion juice baths: Onion juice is high in sulfur content and improves blood circulation to hair follicles. It has a 70% regrowth success, just be prepared to smell like onions! Extract the juice of one or two onions either in a juicer or by grating the onion. Strain the juice and apply the juice directly to your scalp. Leave for 30 minutes. Rinse off and shampoo.
Also, by following a healthy diet that contains whole food, your whole body will benefit, including your hair. Eat as many fresh fruits and green vegetables as possible.
As with all hair loss treatments, once you stop the treatment, the hair begins to fall out again.