- Hair Loss
Author: Howard | Posted: 31-10-2007
The hair that appears after puberty is generally governed by hormones - the testosterone for men, and the estrogen for women. Specifically, the testosterone directs the growth of the hair on the chin, body, and armpit while the estrogen encourages the growth of hair on the head for women, however, when the level of these body hormones drop to a certain point, hair loss is most likely to occur.
To restore the levels of an individual's body hormones, one should have a well balanced diet, eating protein rich food, green leafy vegetables, and fruits. A good diet nourishes the hair as it also nourishes the body. This is the most natural hair loss remedy there is.
Together with proper nutrition is the observance of proper hair care habits. One can do some of these tips listed below to prevent and reduce hair loss.
- Do not wash hair with very warm water. This may cause the hair to be dry and brittle.
- Make sure to use a mild shampoo. Strong formulas can cause thinning of the hair, making it prone to breakage.
- After washing your hair with water, massage your scalp for about ten to fifteen minutes. This stimulates the blood to circulate and strengthen the hair follicles in the scalp.
- Always use a good quality comb or brush. When hair is still wet, it is advisable to use a wide-tooth comb. Avoid excessive brushing.
Another form of hair loss remedy is the in take of drugs such as Propecia and Rogaine, which are the only hair loss drugs approved by FDA. These drugs can slow or even prevent hair loss, however, these hair loss drugs have not been proven to restore hair on the frontal areas.
Aside from the mentioned remedies, hair transplant surgery is also another means of restoring hair, especially for lost hair on the frontal areas of the head or the hairline. Results from a hair transplantation procedure, if done properly, look so natural.
A good hair loss remedy should be able to restore the natural beauty of your hair. It is encouraged to explore all your options before committing to any hair loss treatment. An extensive research and understanding of other options will aid you in deciding the best way for you to treat hair loss. An easy way to do this is making use of the available resources on-line such as articles, forums, and blogs. However you must take action as soon as possible, and it's best to be at the first sign of any hair loss. At this point it is much easier to stop the hair loss and to help restore hair to it's fullness. If you leave it too long then you may have to look into other, more expensive and complicated treatments like hair plugs.