Hair loss is not just about vanity. It’s something that can have a big impact on your life, destroying your confidence and lowering your self-worth. It’s something all of us fear, yet something many of us have to live with.
But there are answers–there are cures. In this guide we’ll show you how to avoid hair loss and stop that hair line from receding.
Hair Loss Pills
The words “Hair Loss Pills” conjures up all kinds of images of snake oil, black market pills. The sort of thing that probably won’t grow the hair on your head, but might give you hair on your tongue. However, that’s not what we mean by this.
There are specific hair growth vitamins out there that can help you with your issues. These vitamins can strengthen your hair follicles and your skin. They can improve the condition of your hair, your nails and they can work wonders on many other things as well.
If you load-up on the following you’re getting more than enough to support hair growth:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- B Vitamins (Biotin, Niacin)
This is one of the best options out there, but it’s also one of the most expensive. It’s surgery, so it’s scary. But it’s non-invasive, it’s relatively safe and it’s effective more or less 100% of the time.
A hair transplant will simply remove hair follicles from one part of your body and put them into your scalp. The only real issues are the fact that it costs a lot of money and can take a few weeks to work. Also, you’re going to have minor scar tissue on the graft spot. Contrary to popular belief, however, this will not be your backside. You sit on that, so it’s not practical to have a wound there. That would be cruel.
Hair Growth Supplements
There are supplements out there that are specially designed to help with hair growth. In most cases, however, these are just combinations of vitamins, such as the ones we mentioned above.
They may also use additional extracts like saw palmetto, which has been proven to reduce the levels of DHT and therefore limit hair loss; and horse tail extract, which probably does nothing but sounds fancy.
Hair Loss Medications
You have probably seen late night TV adverts for hair loss medications like Rogaine and Propecia. They may seem “dodgy”, but there is a lot of truth to those claims. The side effects are minimal and they have been approved by the FDA. There are issues of course, as these are not magic bullets.
Firstly, they are expensive. It might seem cheap for one bottle or one month’s supply, but not when you factor in that you have to take them for many months before you see results. Also, they don’t work for everyone and sometimes they just don’t work at all.
Gentle Hair Care
One of the best things you can do to limit hair loss is to be kinder to your hair. If you constantly tug and pull, dye and bleach, then it’s going to suffer. The stories your mother told you were true–if you’re not kind to your hair then you will damage it.
One of the worst things you can do is tie it into a tight ponytail or put it in cornrows. The constant pressure does damage to the hair, the follicles and the scalp. There’s no coming back from that.
And that’s it! No magic cure. No need to dip your head in the fountain of youth. It just takes simple hair care, simple vitamins and maybe an FDA approved medication or two.