Natural Solutions for Hair Loss
Do you feel as though your hair isn’t as thick as it used to be? Perhaps you’ve noticed your forehead is suddenly becoming larger with the occurrence of a receding hairline, or you’ve gotten a glance of a thin spot on the back of your head. While it’s normal to shed hair on a regular basis (you normally lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day), significant hair loss can be troubling. Let’s take a look at some possible causes and solutions for your hair loss . . .
Do you feel as though your hair isn’t as thick as it used to be? Perhaps you’ve noticed your forehead is suddenly becoming larger with the occurrence of a receding hairline, or you’ve gotten a glance of a thin spot on the back of your head. While it’s normal to shed hair on a regular basis (you normally lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day), significant hair loss can be troubling.
Before you try to find a remedy for your thinning hair, it helps to understand the exact cause. Possibilities include:
Hereditary Baldness. The most common form of hair loss, hereditary baldness is frequently seen among people who are otherwise the picture of health and may have at least one family member who went bald. It can happen at any age. Men with this trait tend to become bald on the tops of their heads or completely bald, while women generally experience overall thinning. My dad’s family has this going on . . . if you look at a family picture, there’s no doubt that he and his three brothers are related!
Alopecia Areata. Hair loss is sudden and rapid, often resulting in random, round bald patches among healthy individuals. It may be the result of an autoimmune disorder. The loss of hair tends not to be permanent, and may grow back on its own within a year after the hair was originally lost.
Scalp Ringworm. Also known as tinea capitis, this condition is caused by a fungal infection that is common among children.
Hair Coloring and other Chemical Treatments. Bleaching, coloring, relaxing, perming—all of these things are considered safe, but done excessively or over time, they can cause hair to become brittle and break.
What can you do to restore your hair? While there are many drugstore and prescription medications and surgical procedures that can help, they may not always work or cause certain negative side effects. You may want to consider these natural remedies instead:
Aloe Vera. This plant extract is believed to stimulate hair growth when rubbed directly into the scalp.
Saw Palmetto. This herb lowers levels of the hormones that lead to hair loss in men.
Jojoba Oil. A moisturizing oil, jojoba promotes hair growth and is ideal for use by people with sensitive skin.
No matter what the cause, losing your hair is usually an unpleasant experience. However, with the above information you can now address your hair loss concerns – safely and naturally.