Managing Hair Loss in a Natural Way

by on December 19, 2011

Managing Hair Loss in a Natural Way

Hair is considered as the person’s crowning glory, especially for those women who have long hair. Many people, especially the women, are very particular with the proper hair care. Hair fetish people make sure that proper maintenance measures are being followed in order to ensure healthy hair. Nowadays, there are a lot of products that are out in the market, promising to make the hair full of life, making it bouncy and shiny. It is not bad to try these products, but we can never deny the fact that majority of these are artificially made.

The normal hair growth cycle usually lasts for about two to three years. Each strand grows for about 1 centimeter every month. According to studies 90 percent of hair on the human’s scalp is on the growing phase and 10 percent is on the resting phase. Hairs on resting phase will then fall off, giving a chance for new hairs to grow. This stage takes place every three to four months.

The human’s hair is composed of a specific type of protein called keratin. Each strand is composed of a hair shaft which is the visible part, a part where the root grows which is called the follicle, and the hair bulb, this is the part where the melanin (responsible for the hair color) is being produced.

There are a lot of people who are scared whenever their hair falls off. Shedding off some hair each day is actually normal and considered to be part of normal hair growth and hair loss cycle. But in some cases, there are some people who experience an abnormal hair loss cycle. There are people who suffer from excessive hair loss. The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. Some people believe that alopecia is a symptom of cancer. This is actually a fallacy. Alopecia is not a symptom of cancer; it is a side effect of a certain treatment for cancer, like chemotherapy.

The treatment for hair loss is divided into two categories, the artificial treatment and the natural treatment. Though there are a lot of artificial treatments that are out in the market, many people still prefer to treat hair loss in the natural way. Here are some of the most effective ways to alleviate the problem in hair loss.

Massaging the hair scalp is a good way to manage hair loss. This method can promote normal blood flow to the follicles of the hair. It is proven that it can trigger the growth of hair in minor hair loss cases.

Qi Gong, which is a traditional Chinese method, is believed that can promote proper blood circulation in scalp. Aromatherapy can also help in alleviating the problem in hair loss. Person can use the mixture of lavender (usually six drops of it) and some essential oils such as almond oil, sesame oil or soybean oil. The mixture will then be massaged to the scalp for about 20 minutes.

Saw Palmetto is also considered to be an effective natural regime for hair loss. It originated from North America. Its extracts contain essential elements such as fatty acids and sterols. Sterols lower the levels of DHT which is responsible for androgenetic alopecia. Saw palmetto is good in hair loss prevention as well as in treating hair loss.

Nettle root extracts are enriched with essential vitamins that are good for the hair such as vitamin A, vitamin C and some important minerals and lipids.

Studies also show that Borage oil is effective in terms of treating hair loss. This oil contains omega-3 type of fatty acid that can promote re-growth of hair. Borage seed on the other hand, contains omega-6 type of fatty acid which can aid in preventing baldness among males.

Stinging nettle is known for centuries as an effective hair tonic. The action of this herbal medicine is to stimulate growth of new hair.

Another effective regime for hair loss is the apple skin. According to some reliable studies, procyanidin therapy is good in alleviating baldness among males, thus apple procyanidin shows potentials in increasing the levels of hair growth.

Indeed, there are a lot of natural ways that one can take into consideration, in order to battle the problem in hair loss. For better guidance, proper research may help or one can seek professional guidance.

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