Everyone experiences hair loss on an everyday basis. The problem occurs when the hair thins to the degree that the scalp becomes fully visible. At that point you experience what is commonly known as female and male pattern baldness. It is because your hair loss rate is exceeds your hair replacement rate. To reverse the process you should slow the hair loss rate or equalize it to the replacement rate. When both the rates are equal you may have a head full of hair, similar to what most people had in their late teens.
Causes of Hair Loss
Stress, certain medications, excess or deficiency of certain hormones, and autoimmune conditions are some of the causes of hair loss. Male and female pattern baldness are usually inherited conditions. These cause hair loss in men on the top portion of the head. The sides and back of the hair may remain unaffected in many men. In women, female pattern baldness tends to occur on top of the head with gradual thinning of the hair.
Using Natural Resources
Lot of people prefer natural hair loss remedies because there are no side effects. The most popular items are green tea, saw palmetto, stinging nettle, pygeum africanum, and ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo biloba increases the blood circulation of the brain and the skin, which helps deliver more nutrients to the hair follicles, and thereby promotes hair regrowth. Pygeum and green tea are efficacious in preventing and treating male pattern baldness. Saw palmetto protects from slow hair loss and encourages hair regrowth. Stinging nettle helps block the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is usually taken in the form of a pill and capsule along with pygeum and saw palmetto.
Laser hair therapy is a new technique used to stop or prevent hair loss. As a relatively new treatment, its effectiveness is not yet completely proved, and it may offer mixed results. Laser hair therapy aims to stimulate hair follicles into growing hair by stimulating the scalp using low-level lasers. The typical human hair grows for many years before falling out. After it falls out, the root of the hair enters a resting period before producing a new strand. Baldness occurs when the roots stop reproducing new hair completely. Hair falls out and is not replaced by any new hair, leading to an increased appearance of bald spots or thinning. While it is impossible to stimulate dead hair follicles completely, laser light can stimulate the red blood cell production in the scalp. This may help wake up the follicles from their rest cycle more quickly. This process may slow or stop hair thinning or even cause recently thinning areas to re-grow. Although the procedure is non-surgical, extensive studies have not been completed to assess its safety or long-term effects.
Rogaine brand hair treatment products, containing a minoxidil liquid solution, can be obtained over-the-counter in versions formulated for both men and women. Men who are affected by hair thinning may have good results with the prescription medication finasteride sold under the brand name Propecia. Corticosteroids injections, pills, or creams are sometimes prescribed for patients with persistent hair loss which could not be treated with alternative methods. These treatment methods need to be continued for a longer period since any improvement in hair thinning may get reversed if they are discontinued.
There are various clinics that claim to be the best in the market. Therefore, you should do your research well before selecting a clinic for any non-surgical treatment, keeping in mind the factors such as quality, results, cost, and general satisfaction.
Disclaimer: This HairGlamourista article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.