Hair loss is extremely common. Affecting most men and increasingly more women over their lifetime. As a result, it is natural to look for treatment. Help to preserve and improve the quality and condition of your hair.
The most common hair loss condition is natural. Estimates that two-thirds of men will start losing their hair by their mid-30s. Some men can happily accept hair loss. Many just shave their heads. But it does not have to be accepted. For those that want to keep their hair and youthful look, there are treatments.
The causes of hair loss can be diverse. Not all treatments are suitable for all hair loss conditions. Or for both men and women. Because of this, it is important to research. Confirm with a professional as to the correct treatment for the specific hair loss condition.
The longest FDA approved hair loss treatment is applied topically to the scalp. Minoxidil will not restore your lost hair, but it can help to maintain and, in some cases, improve the quality of the existing hair. The treatment increases blood flow and delivers more oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles. It can be used twice daily to achieve the best results and available in different percentage strengths for men and women.
Used in tablet form daily by men for male pattern baldness. Finasteride works by decreasing the amount of a natural by-product of the male hormone (DHT). Decreasing the amount of DHT leads to increased hair regrowth and slower hair loss. Women should not use this medication.
Used in various forms from Clinical machines to hand-held comb and caps that can be used at home these are the only other hair-loss treatment approved by the FDA in recent years. The use of low-level light helps stimulate improved cell reproduction, oxygen and blood circulation to the hair follicles. Used every other day for twenty-five minutes per session for the best results.
Other products, although not approved are widely recognised as being helpful in the fight against hair loss and like any treatment results will vary from person to person.
1% ketoconazole used in anti-dandruff shampoos, there is research ketoconazole is an anti-androgen. Anti-androgens block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that shrinks hair follicles.
Vitamin D-rich foods include swordfish, salmon, tuna, milk, and orange juice. A British Journal of Dermatology study reported that people with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss, were three times as likely to be D deficient as those with healthy hair.