About Hair Loss

June 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Hair Loss: A Common Affliction

There are millions upon millions of people around the world suffering from loss of hair every single day. Though the condition may manifest itself in a number of different ways, it remains a major problem, especially for those who are past the fifty years milestone. Because hair loss was the least of humanity’s worries for a very long time, we haven’t started to really look into the problem until the last sixty to fifty years.

Fortunately, our best scientists have managed to unearth some very interesting information, facts that helped to formulate a number of different hair regrowth methods. Before look into what they are though, it is important to take a quick glance over the causes of hair loss; knowing why you are losing your hair will be of tremendous help when selecting your course of treatment.

Why Does Hair Loss Happens

To get the most obvious answer out of the way, the most prevalent cause for hair loss is heredity. Indeed, people have been passing down hair loss genes for many generations now, to the point where it has become an unavoidable reality for countless families around the world. Unfortunately, if the cause of your hair loss is indeed rooted in your genes, it will take a considerable amount of luck and effort to actually grow your hair back.

There are certain other causes leading to the condition that can be controlled, such as dietary deficiencies and constant exposure to physical and/or mental stress. Constant damage to your hair, either through chemical products, prolonged exposure to sun rays or even tugging and pulling can eventually lead to hair loss. If you are taking any medications, it is possible that hair loss is one of their many side effects.

The Concept of Growing Hair After Losing It

Most, if not all people who end up losing their hair ask themselves if it will ever grow back. As was mentioned before, if your hair loss is a result of heredity, then the chances of it growing back naturally are slim to none; even if you were to undergo treatment, you would probably never gain all of it back.

If you have lucked out and your hair loss is not a result of your genes, then there are some very good news for you: unless your body has become too old and damaged to sustain hair gain, removing the cause of the problem will more often than not lead your hair to grow back strong and healthy. Keep in mind that the available treatments (including surgeries and whatnot) can have side effects and risks, meaning it’s up to you to decide if retrieving hair is really worth it.

Regulating your Testosterone Levels

Certain studies have shown that increased testosterone levels in men and women can lead to the loss of hair, or more precisely, a lack of growth stimulation. In order to find out what your testosterone levels are, simply visit your family doctor and ask him to perform the necessary tests on you. If it is discovered that your testosterone levels are above the recommended average, then talk to your doctor about ways in which you could lower them, preferably through natural supplements (various drugs have been formulated to achieve this effect).

Changing Up your Lifestyle

In the section where the causes of hair loss were discussed, it was mentioned that a poor diet can eventually lead to the onset of the condition, and that wasn’t an understatement, especially in today’s world where junk food is rapidly outgrowing everything else in popularity. In addition to eating six to ten servings of vegetables and two to four servings of fruits per day, you ought to make sure to include lots of iron, zinc and biotin in your diet. Being deficient in iron was proven to lead to hair loss, and the latter two nutrients contribute to keeping your hair strong and healthy.

In addition to making certain changes to your diet, it would also be beneficial to look into ways of reducing the stress you experience on a daily basis, particularly from an emotional standpoint. There are countless techniques and programs to help you achieve that goal, ranging from aroma and sound therapy all the way to complex physical relaxation exercises. This will also help you to deal with the stress associated with the hair loss process itself.

Stop Using Chemical Products

Chances are that you are pouring chemicals into your hair on a daily basis, regardless of whether it comes in the form of a mere shampoo or an entire coloring kit. Practically every type of hair product on the market out there contains chemicals which, in the long run, end up damaging your scalp and your follicles. In other words, most of the products meant to fight hair problems are actually the cause of all your worries (especially when it comes to products containing ammonia).

Ideally, you should stop coloring your hair and only wash it using water. While it may sound a bit crazy, if you thoroughly rinse your hair on a daily basis with nothing but water, it will grow stronger, fuller and healthier. If you absolutely must color your hair, then only do it once every two to three months using ammonia-free products. Long story short, cutting down on the chemicals that get dumped on your hair is a great way to stimulate it to grow back again.

Physical Product

If you like to try out physical product then I recommend ProVillus

Surgery: The Last Resort

I find myself personally very lucky to have found Todd Davis eBook because surgery and just hospitals in general I have been afraid with since I was a little boy. But if all has failed and you remain desperate to have your hair back, then the only real recourse left is surgery. Indeed, there are actually procedures that transplant more resilient follicles from the back of your scalp all over the weak spots in your hairline, vertex and crown. In the long run, this is definitely the most effective method for hair re-growth, at least in terms of success rate when compared to all the other options. However, before diving into any surgical procedure, try out the natural methods first, and don’t forget to research about the possible side effects and dangers such a process might entail.

Most importantly though, remember that hair loss isn’t a grave health problem but for me it was socially frustrating. I hope you found this article valuable.

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