Hair loss can seriously affect one’s self-esteem. Thankfully, it can be combated in several different ways. According to expert Dr. Cam Simmons, there are six main ways of dealing with hair loss. One of them may be the best option for you. Read on to find out more.
1) Diet and Nutrition
Did you know that what you eat can affect your hair? If you go on an extreme diet and don’t get enough vitamins and minerals, then your hair will suffer. You need to eat a properly balanced diet, get plenty of biotin (the hair and nail vitamin), and drink plenty of water. This might just be enough to stop your hair loss.
2) Nioxin Shampoo
Nioxin contains some compounds that have been known to stimulate the scalp, and therefore your hair follicles. It contains things like peppermint and other chemical compounds that work quite well, as long as you keep using it. There are sprays and conditioners that can be used along with the shampoo in order to boost its power. In the end, you might end up with more hair regrowth, although the results depend on how often you use the shampoo and related products. If you want to see consistent progress, you’ll need to use them constantly.
3) Laser Therapy
This form of therapy sounds much harsher than it really is. It consists of using a laser light in order to stimulate blood flow on the scalp. As a result, your hair follicles will be more active and might even begin growing hair again. The downside to this method is that it must be used consistently – up to 15 minutes a day, three days a week – in order to work. That’s quite a time commitment for those who are very busy.
4) Hair Transplant Surgery
According to Dr. Cam Simmons, hair transplant surgery is one of the best ways to deal with hair loss. These surgeries are very effective (depending on the extent of your hair loss, of course) and the results look incredibly natural.
There are two medications that are approved by the FDA in order to help regrow hair. This is one of them. Minoxidil works by affecting the hair follicles. The hair that you currently have won’t fall out, but you’ll see little new growth. There might be a bit of peach fuzz in certain areas, but you really can’t control which areas will see this new growth. On top of this, when you stop taking the medication, you’ll lose your hair.
This is the other FDA-approved medication. Its official name is Finasteride, and it is designed to work as a kind of fertilizer. Many people take it and Minoxidil at the same time in order to boost their hair growth and keep their existing hairs on their heads. Again, the downside is that you need to keep taking the medication because once you stop, all of your hair growth progress halts as well.