Written By Lizzie Weakley / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Have you noticed larger clumps of hair in your shower drain or visible patches of scalp on your head? With 35 million men and 21 million women experiencing hair loss at some point in their lives, you’re not alone.
Hair loss has a variety of causes, such as hormones, autoimmune disorders, cancer treatment and aging. Whether your hair loss is due to illness, genetics or just getting older, here is a beginner’s guide to help you deal with your thinning tresses.
Start Treatment Early if losing your hair
Most hair loss treatments are focused on slowing and preventing further loss rather than re-growing what has already fallen out. It’s important to get started with a treatment regimen when you first notice hair loss to preserve as many follicles as possible. First-line treatments for hair loss include vitamins, medications, hormone therapy, medicated shampoos and cooling caps.
Consider a Hair Transplant if losing your hair
A hair transplant is the only treatment that can fully restore hair permanently. This procedure starts with harvesting donor follicles from parts of your scalp like the sides and back of your head, which are less prone to thinning.
These follicles are transplanted to parts of your scalp that are thinning or bald. A multi-therapeutic hair transplant takes this technology a step further by combining it with topical medications, hair care techniques and lifestyle interventions.
Try Wigs and Extensions if losing your hair
If you have already lost a significant amount of hair or a transplant is out of your budget, it may be time to look into wigs or extensions to replace your lost locks. Extensions can add volume and scalp coverage for people with diffuse hair thinning, while wigs are better for those with complete hair loss. Wigs are also a great solution for temporary hair loss caused by chemotherapy or acute illness.
Go Natural if losing your hair
There are many over-priced concoctions on supermarket shelves that promise to deliver a full head of hair, but do they work? The answer is usually no.
However, there are effective natural hair loss solutions that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Vitamins like biotin, antioxidants and B vitamins can help treat hair loss on their own or as a supplement to other treatments.
Remember, you don’t have to treat your hair loss just because you can. Although there are many effective treatments available, many people prefer to rock their bald style. The most important thing is to be yourself and have confidence regardless of what is or isn’t on your head.
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Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.