Natural Hair Loss Treatments

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Natural Hair Loss Treatments

What To Expect From Natural Hair Loss Treatments

Whether you are just now addressing your bald spot, balding or general thinning, or perhaps have not seen the results expected from mainstream pharmaceuticals such as minoxidil you may be searching for options. One popular option are those falling under the general category of natural hair loss treatments.

If you are one of the millions of men and women who are in this situation it almost certainly would be helpful to know what to expect. Sure the manufacturer will give you some clues written on the back in tiny mouse print so small that even a mouse with a pair of binoculars would have trouble reading it but it is generally better to get a breakdown from someone who has lived it.

What is the likely cause of my hair loss?

There are a lot of possible causes for temporary hair loss or exasperating permanent loss of hair. Examples of temporary hair loss would be certain medications, chemotherapy, stress, certain illnesses, prolonged high fever, poor nutrition, and long term use of harsh hair care products. These causes are generally unsettling but temporary and hair re-growth with resume once the cause has been determined and eliminated.

On the other hand there are just a few conditions that cause permanent balding and thinning with the most notable being male and female pattern balding. Statistically this condition impacts 9 out of every 10 men and 1 out of every 3 women.

A good rule of thumb to follow when evaluating balding and thinning hair is if the follicle complex has not been damaged hair re-growth will likely resume on its own. The big problem with male and female pattern balding is that it does damage follicles. In fact, before a person recognizes they have a problem somewhere between 10 and 15 thousand follicles will have been damaged.

There lies the problem; not only will our natural hair loss treatment need to protect existing hair but be able to open and rejuvenate damaged, dying, or dead hair follicles. The more dead follicles, the greater the loss of hair, and the bigger the problem.

What ingredients do natural hair loss treatments contain?

Most natural hair loss treatments work in a similar fashion and take about the same amount of time to produce results. Some contain one or more of a number of ingredients know to block the balding hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Examples of these ingredients would be saw palmetto, nettle root, red clover, niacin, arginine, or biotin.

Others take a different approach and work to improve circulation and nourish the scalp and hair. Examples of natural circulatory boosters would be ginkgo biloba, rosemary, prickly ash, field horse tail, and yarrow.

And still another group combine the two approaches for optimal results.

How long before results are seen?
It won't take long. For me the first sign that things were improving was the texture of my hair started to change from dry and lifeless to softer and thicker feeling. I equated this sensation to how my hair used to feel 10 or 15 years ago before male pattern baldness became a concern.

The next thing I started to notice was less hair left in the shower, on the pillowcases, and on my clothes. This second stage is normally seen from 7 to 14 days after starting treatment.

Gradual improvement will continue to be seen with noticeably thicker, fuller, and denser hair finally occurring at around the 3 month mark.

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