If you search for hair loss treatment, you will be overwhelmed by so many treatments, every oil, lotion, potion, and pill offering you miraculous results. Still, we can see a number of people unable to grow hair through all these treatments. Let us have a look at effective hair loss treatment. If you don’t see a treatment listed here, chances are good that it is just another snake oil.
If you have still got hair, care is better than treatment
While for many people, hair loss is inevitable, others lose hair due to improper care. Even if you are genetically predisposed to hair loss, taking proper care can delay your hair loss for many years.
The use of wrong products is the most important cause of triggering early hair loss. People often don’t think of the health of their hair when selecting hair products. It is always safe to stick with basic hair care products like shampoos and conditioners. When choosing shampoos and conditioners, the most important thing is to know your hair type. You may have oily, normal, dry, or combination hair. Selecting the shampoos and conditioners according to your hair type ensures that you gain maximum benefit and avoid side effects.
It is usually safe to use styling products occasionally. However, if you are at high risk of hair loss genetically, you should consider avoiding these products altogether. There are many dangerous products like hair straightening and hair perming. They can induce permanent hair loss even if you are not prone to genetic hair loss.
Medication can help certain individuals in certain situation. First, there is no medicine to grow hair on bald scalp. Most the medication can do is stop further hair loss and make your thinning hair healthy and thick again—which may have dramatic effects.
Second, the results of medication are temporary. You can maintain your hair as long as you use medication. Whenever you decide to stop using medicine, you will lose all hair grown or maintained by the use of medication. Still, it is better than nothing. The following medicines are proved to control hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
- Finasteride: Finasteride is an oral pill. It controls hair loss by inhibiting hair-killing hormones. It is considered most effective hair loss medication. However, it has some side effects as well. That’s why it is recommended to consult your doctor before starting this hair loss treatment.
- Minoxidil: This is a topical solution applied twice a day. It helps by stimulating hair growth when applied to the scalp. It is tiresome to apply it twice a day. Furthermore, this medicine is also not free from side effects.
Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair transplant is the most effective hair loss treatment for people with enough donor hair. Fortunately, most of us have enough donor hair on our head or body, and most of us are good candidates of a hair transplant.
A transplant means extracting donor hair from one area of the head or body and planting these hairs into the required area. Furthermore, donor hair should be extracted from a balding resistant area like the back and sides of our head.
A hair transplant gives you what no other method can give—your own naturally growing hair. It is the best way to have your confidence back and enjoy your life to its fullest.
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