In the previous three “How to Cure Hair Loss” articles, I discussed some of the base reasons for hair fall. This article is last, but not the least, on hair-loss issues. There are several approaches and methods to prevent hair loss, which include Holistic, Medicinal, Surgical, and fashionable. I will address some of them for my readers and students. Before trying any of the Hair-growth remedies or topical medicines, please ensure that it is not like “one formula fits all.” Our crowning glory “grows” on the scalp, and scalp is sensitive skin.
A massage with hair oil, Protein mask or infusion, and medicine on the scalp can benefit hair growth. Consulting with your physician will keep you from getting any sensitivity or irritation on your scalp. Here, I will discuss some of the treatments that help reduced hair loss.
Holistic approach for hair loss cure contains ancient herbs and medicines that help to reduce excessive hair-fall comprised but not limited to following.
Aloe assists in the hair regrowth process, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it repairs dead skin cells and promotes a healthy scalp. Aloe increases circulation and strengthens hair strands with essential vitamins and minerals that can deter hair breakage.
How to Use Aloe-Vera?
Gently rub Aloe-Vera pulp on the scalp, wait up to an hour before gently shampooing to remove the gel. Repeat once a week
Indian Gooseberry or Amla powder has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat Hair-fall. Amla powder has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects, conditioned the scalp, and promote healthy growth.
How to Use Indian Gooseberry?
- Grind dried Indian Gooseberry (Amla) in fine powder and soak two table speen of Amla powder in 1/3 cup of warm water overnight.
- Apply this paste in your hair roots, and cover with a plastic shower cap.
- Leave in your hair for 30 minutes to one hour, then gently rub and rinse thoroughly.
Burdock root has been used since ancient times to prevent thinning hair and bald spots, relieve scalp irritation and encourages hair growth.
How to Use Burdock Roots?
Gently massage Burdock root oil on to the scalp 3 to 4 times a week. Burdock root oil combines fatty acids and minerals plus essential amino acids to produce the hair proteins, thus, supports hair regrowth. Do Not use Burdock Root oil in case of Diabetes, Pregnancy, or Nursing.
Essential Oils have medicinal effects on overall health and have been used in hair tonic and remedies for centuries. This is the most tried hair loss cure treatment on the planet. A few of the known essential oils are as follows.
Bay Essential Oil
In some cases, especially male-pattern baldness, Bay essential oil may help hair follicles resume normal hair production. Do Not use if pregnant or have Cancer, Liver disease, Kidney disease, or Hemophilia. May cause skin irritation, not suitable for children under six years of age.
How to Use Bay Essential Oil?
- In a dark glass spray bottle, add 4 oz water and 24 drops of Bay Essential Oil.
- Spray this mixture onto the scalp once a day.
- Shake well before use.
Rosemary Essential Oil
This is one of the world’s most popular Essential Oil with medicinal properties. It helps improving blood circulation and has antiseptic properties. Thus, it may stimulate fibroblast growth with a possible increase in epidermal cell turnover. Do not use if pregnant, have Epilepsy or Hypertension.
How to Use Rosemary Essential Oil
In a dark glass bottle, add 100 ML of Jojoba or black Sesame oil, and 20 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil. Apply every other day, and shampoo after 30 minutes to one hour.
There are only two treatments that actually counter hair loss, stimulate hair growth, and are approved by FDA
1) Minoxidil, and 2) Finasteride
It is a topical medication that is applied on the scalp twice a day. Minoxidil is sold over the counter as a nonprescription drug. It comes into two strengths, 2% is regular, and 5% is extra strength. The most popular Minoxidil hair growth medicine is “Rogaine”.
It is only for men, and it is an oral medication. But there are several side effects of this medication so please consult your doctor before use.
Some of the other useful hair loss cure treatments include following.
Biotin Vitamin B-7, Vitamin H
It is a very effective OTC supplement used for hair growth. The deficiency of vitamin B has been associated with greasy scalp and baldness.
Anti-Hair Thinning Shampoos
Pura D’or is a herbal shampoo, made with the leading and effective plant-based formula. This blend is a clinically proven and tested formula known to reduce hair thinning by promoting hair strength and thickness, increased volume, and reduced breakage.
This Hair thickening shampoo is another brand you can trust to minimize hair fall. Wash your hair with thickening shampoo every other day, and leave on its conditioner for 2-3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Points to remember
A balanced diet always plays a critical role in our entire body, and a good sleeping pattern is essential for good health and good hair.