Ways to treat hair loss, naturally

People constantly search for ways to treat loss of hair and many will go the extra mile just to stop the thinning of hair or the receding of the hairline.

According to the Hair Loss Society, at least 21 million women and 35 million men suffer from loss of hair. The rate of loss is much higher in men than women, and two-thirds of men will start losing hair from as early as 35years.By the time they reach 50 years, 85% of men will have lost a substantial amount of hair.

Initially, hair loss, thinning hair, and balding was mostly associated with men. However, latest statistics indicate that women are also being affected and makeup 40% of the cases today. At least 80% of the women will have lost hair by the time they reach 60 years, and many will suffer from esteem issues.

Natural Ways of Treating Hair Loss

1. Stress Management

scalp with a dryerAccording to Molly Roberts, MD, and President of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), stress both emotional and physical, is a major contributor to hair loss. Managing stress is an effective way of reducing the rate of the receding hairline, thinning of hair, and balding.

Before rushing to the doctor’s office, a victim should first look at his/her stress levels and deal with it. A study by the American Hair Loss Association points to women going into depression after experiencing loss of hair especially after reaching menopause.

2. Proper Nutrition

Sally Kravich, author and nutritionist advices people to adopt a healthier diet once they start noticing receding hairline or loss of hair. Hair needs certain nutrients to grow and become stronger, and when it lacks the vital compounds it becomes weaker and starts falling off.

Switching to a better diet which contains vital ingredients such as iron, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, proteins, biotin, calcium, and vitamins helps increase the natural skin oils (lipids) as well as eradicating free radicals.

3. Avoid Destructive Styling Techniques

According to Frederick Joyce, M.D., member of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, and founder of Rejuvenate Med Spa, hair loss due to genetic or hereditary factors are usually out of individual control. Nonetheless, many people damage their hair due to bad grooming and hair styling.

Regularly drying the hair and scalp with a dryer, use of strong bleaches, shampoos, and conditioners should be avoided. Also, avoid the use of dyes, rubber bands, perms, curling wands, and straightening irons as this may be hard on the hair.

Mentioned above are some of the methods people use to treat the loss of hair. The effectiveness of the techniques differs from one individual to another, and this is attributed to various factors such as hereditary issues, age, nutrition, environment, individual characteristics and more. It is paramount to undertake research and follow professional advice on ways to treat loss of hair.