Hair loss is one of those health issues which straddles between being considered a legitimate health concern or a cosmetic hiccup. For most of us suffering from hair loss, this ‘cosmetic hiccup’ can make you feel as if the world is coming to an end. To make matters worse, most treatments are not available on the NHS, so it comes out of your pocket.1 With this in mind, it’s important to find much more cost effective and natural remedies to get the best and lasting results.

Rich, good-looking, and healthy hair is something that we all aspire to have. Great hair not only makes you look good, it’s also a sign of good overall health. The fact is, however, that many of us, both men and women, never really know what is the cause of our hair loss. The available research notes that there can be numerous causes, some of which we have no control over.

Some causes of hair loss include:

  • an illness
  • stress
  • cancer treatment
  • weight loss
  • iron deficiency

In many cases, hair loss may be temporary, while in others it can be the beginning of the end – to going bald.

Treating hair loss

Hair loss is a problem faced by both men and women. Although there may be specific causes in each case, the recommended treatment is usually quite similar.

Here are some of the recommended fixes for hair-loss:

Shampoo

There are countless of shampoos on the market which have proven to be beneficial to improving hair growth and hair quality. What’s most advisable is to make sure that the shampoo you’re getting has Ketoconazole in it. This ingredient works best.

Scalp massages

Try scalp massages. If you can’t go to a professional, consider getting a significant other to do it. It’s easy. Simply add a couple drops of a natural oil (lavender, rosemary) to your hair and massage lightly. Massages tend to stimulate the hair follicles, thus increasing growth.

Natural oils

You can use natural oils as a substitute for your normal moisturizer. In addition to the ones noted above, consider the following: coconut oil, argan oil, extra-virgin olive oil, pomegranate seed oil, rosemary essential oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil. These natural oils will add moisture and shine to your hair while also aiding in faster and healthier hair growth.

Consider your diet

A balanced diet is beneficial for numerous ailments. Making sure that you have enough protein in your diet is critical. You can find protein in egg whites, milk and fish.

Increase vitamins & minerals

Hair loss or poor quality hair sometimes comes down simply to a deficiency in necessary vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A, C, B12, E, iron and zinc are all critical to having healthy hair. Make sure you get in enough of these.

Drink more water

Ensure that you’re always topped up on that H2o.Water isn’t only important for keeping your immune system strong and your body hydrated, but it also serves as a great cleanser and is critical for tissue growth and general health.

Reduce stress

It’s no myth that when people are stressed their hair falls out. This actually really does happen. Keeping a handle on your emotional and psychological health is important.

Exercise

Regular exercise allows sweat to clean out and unclog your hair pores. Exercise is also excellent for improving general health.

Take good care of your hair

Wash it regularly, use a nice soft brush to comb and keep it moist as much as possible.

Trying new things

If none of the natural remedies is working, how about you consider the most natural option of them all – going bald. No matter the shape of your head, embracing a new swagger may actually not be that bad. But if that’s not what you’re going for, there are some more modern (but costly) alternatives.

Alternatives to dealing with hair loss include:

  • Wigs
  • Tattooing
  • Hair transplant
  • Light treatment
  • Immunotherapy
  • Scalp reduction surgery

References:

  1. Causes of Hair Loss – NHS

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