It’s easier to hang on to your hair than replace it once it’s gone. But be careful as you explore your options. Most “miracle”products and treatments are shams. When in doubt, your doctor or a dermatologist may be able to help.
Hi Sarah, my hair looked perfectly fine until last month when I started noticing that the hair at the very front of my head have started thinning, I made the mistake of trying a lot of chemical styling products. Last week I saw that everytime I sweat,the entire front portion of my hair, (atleast 10% of it) just falls forward, on noticing closely it looks like there are very few follicles at that circular area. I am freaking out. My mother’s side of the family has a long history of hair loss, and my father (52) just discovered that his hair have started receeding too, precisely the place where mine have started. I am just 20, is there no way I can reverse it?
The reasons for hair loss are many. When hair loss begins suddenly, the cause may be due to illness, diet, medicine, or childbirth. If hair loss is gradual and becomes more noticeable with each passing year, a person may have hereditary hair loss. Certain hair care practices also can cause noticeable hair loss.
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Some of the hair growth companies included the right ingredients, but had too little of each ingredient, which is the key compound in effective hair loss prevention and growth. They use much less than what was used in the clinical studies that led to hair growth. Other companies filled their supplements with cheap fillers, binders, and other synthetic ingredients. Almost all of them avoided quality control testing.
Ketoconazole shampoo in conjunction with an oral 5α-reductase inhibitor has been used off label to treat androgenic alopecia. The antifungal properties of ketoconazole reduce scalp microflora and consequently may reduce follicular inflammation that contributes to alopecia.
Take biotin supplements. Biotin is a B vitamin found in animal products that leads to healthy hair, skin and nails. Biotin supplements are often marketed as hair-growth supplements for this reason. Take biotin supplements as recommended or increase your intake of foods containing biotin, like liver and other meat products as well as walnuts and leafy greens.
Why is this pattern of hair loss only in the front and on top? That’s where hormone-sensitive follicles live. The follicles on the sides and back of the head aren’t affected by DHT usually stay healthy.
Use heat-free styling techniques. Along the same lines, avoid using curling irons, straightening irons, or any other type of hot styling tool to style your hair. Try embracing your natural hair texture and leaving it alone whenever possible. When you do use heat styling tools, use the lowest, coolest setting you can.
Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic, said that Rogaine works better on the top and crown (for reasons not fully understood, the frontal hairline tends to be more resistant to treatment) and ideally should be started as soon as women notice thinning. “Any regrowth you get is a minimal amount,” Dr. Piliang said. “So the more density when you start, the better results you get.”
PURA D’OR recommends at least three months of daily use to see the best results from their shampoo. It’s safe for use on any hair type, as well as colored-treated hair. It does not contain sulfates or parabens.
Coconut oil is beneficial in nourishing hair and reducing hair loss. This remedy suggests grinding coconut scraps in grinder. Extract coconut milk by squeezing the paste formed after grinding. Gently apply this coconut milk on the scalp. Let it rest for 20 minutes. For best results, apply or massage your hair with coconut milk, once in a week.
That said, it seems that spot treating with minoxidil does work (even for the front of the hair), but my concern is that I read that after a few months minoxidil can cause shedding in other parts of the hair, even when not applied to those sections. Do you know anything about this?
Caffeinated drinks (such as coffee, tea, and sodas) are dehydrating and thus, drinking these can actually cause water imbalance. Try to stick to water and unsweetened teas and juices and limit your caffeine consumption to one to two drinks a day.
i went thru two hair transplant surgery’s .$18,000 dollar’s later still no hair and end up with really bad scars on my head and very less felling left in my scalp due to surgery’s . so dont beat ur self to death for it try to live with ur self just being balled . look many actress been balled all there life for example vin diesel . sean connery . all i am gonna say live ur live . the best u can enjoy
I hate to sound pushy or needy but please, please reply to me, my dermatologist will not be available to see me about my hair loss until February and I don’t know where else to turn! I’m absolutely desperate ?
Aloe vera contains enzymes that directly promote healthy hair growth. Regular use can also relieve scalp itching, reduce scalp redness and inflammation, add strength and luster to hair, and alleviate dandruff. Both aloe vera gel and juice will work.