With so many "magic" pills and topical potions, it can be challenging to find a thinning hair treatment that actually works. The best approach to treating hair loss is by finding its cause. Hair thinning occurs when the rate of hair lost surpasses the hair growth rate. The leading cause of hair loss in both men and women, even though there are factors that can exacerbate hair loss. Hormones, diet, illness, pregnancy / childbirth, stress and medication can all be causes of hair loss.
Unfortunately, many "hair loss" products on the market are ineffective and just do not work. Be wary of shampoos and topical solutions that promise to regrow hair. Below are three natural thinning hair treatments that can help your recover the hair on your head.
- Eat a healthy diet – Oftentimes, thinning hair is a manifestation of something going wrong inside of the body. Take a moment to assess what you are eating. Does your diet consist of high fat, sugar, and sodium foods? Are you eating processed processed foods? If your answer is "yes" to one or more of these questions, then you need to change your diet. Try eating foods high in protein, and increase your fruit and vegetable intake. If you find it a little difficult to add whole foods into your diet, juicing is a great way to getting the recommended five fruit and vegetable servings per day; the nutrients can help you maintain your head of hair.
Change your hair products accordingly – Unfortunately, your favorite shampoos and conditioners may be doing more harm than good. Harsh chemicals such as sodium lauryl / laureth sulfates, methylparabens, and other detergents can dry out the hair, making your hair loss problem a lot worse. Fortunately, many beauty companies are realizing the harm of these substances and are making products without these chemicals. Of course there are more natural hair products on the market, and you can usually find these at your local health store.
Check for fungus – If your hair loss is coupled with a flaky scalp that looks like dandruff, then you may have a head fungal infection. Fungus is a nasty contributor to hair loss since it eats keratin that makes up the hair. In fact, it is imperative to check for fungus before starting any type of thinning hair treatment. The best way to know for sure if you have scalp fungus is by visiting your dermatologist. If fungus is the culprit, anti-fungal drugs, such as Griseofulving, can be very effective at eliminating the fungus. If you have scalp fungus, it is important to treat it immediately to prevent it from replicating and getting worse.
Depending on the cause and severity of your hair loss, any of the three methods may have to be used in conjunction with medication. If you are losing hair at an alarming rate, contact your doctor immediately.