Hair Loss Remedies
Hair loss remedies come into their own when hair fall begins to exceed regrowth. The average human head has roughly 100,000 hair follicles and each follicle can grow about 20 individual hairs during a person's lifetime.
The severity and nature of baldness can vary greatly and natural products such as Profollica are sometime used to treat male pattern alopecia, alopecia areata, which involves the loss of just some of the hair from the head and alopecia totalis which involves the loss of all head hair, to the most extreme form, alopecia universalis, which involves the loss of all hair from the head and the whole body.
Temporary loss of hair can occur in areas where sebaceous cysts on the head are present for one week to several weeks. Poor digestion, parasites and nutrient deficiencies like iron or biotin deficiency shouldn't be overlooked as possible causes. Some drugs or medications can cause hair loss too. This usually improves when you stop taking the offending medicine.
Some of the medications that can cause hair loss include blood thinners, medicines used for gout, chemotherapy drugs used for cancer, too much vitamin A, birth control pills, retinoids used to treat acne and skin problems, blood pressure medications and antidepressants.
One type of baldness is called traction alopecia which is most commonly found in people with ponytails or cornrows who pull on their hair with too much force. In the past it was believed that baldness was inherited from a person's maternal grandfather. While there's some basis for this belief actually both parents contribute to their offspring's likelihood of hair loss.
Hair Loss Remedies
You might try using double strength herbal sage tea as a hair rinse or apply to the scalp every day as a tonic. An Asian remedy for hair loss is to rub sesame oil on your scalp every night, cover with a cap or old towel and in the morning wash with a good herbal shampoo and rinse with a solution of one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one quart of water.
There is also the garlic oil natural hair loss treatment. At bedtime, puncture two garlic cloves and squirt the oil on the scalp. Massage, cover with a cap, shampoo and rinse in the morning.
One of the most popular Russian hair loss remedies uses honey and vodka. Combine one tablespoon honey with one shot of vodka and the juice of a medium size onion. Rub mixture into the scalp every night, cover with a cap and shampoo in the morning.
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Polygonum multiflorum root tuber is traditionally used in China particularly and is one of the favoured hair loss remedies and also helps to combat premature greying of hair. It is also known by the Chinese name He Shou Wu (Heshouwu) and may be an ingredient of various products including Shen Min, Shou Wu Pian and Shou Wu Wan.
Hair loss remedies that use olive oil and rosemary are quite popular. Use equal amounts of olive oil and oil of rosemary and combine them in a bottle. Shake vigorously, massage into the scalp, put on a cap and shampoo in the morning. Another oil remedy is to massage the scalp nightly with an oil made of one part rosemary oil and two parts almond oil.
Another very popular natural hair loss remedy is onion juice and honey. Prepare 1/4 cup of onion juice with one tablespoon of honey; massage the scalp with the mixture every day. The raw onion remedy for hair loss is to take half a raw onion and massage the scalp with it. Cover the head overnight, shampoo and rinse in the morning.
Consider picking one of the least harmful, topical, natural home hair loss remedies and try it on your scalp for at least 30 days. Also concentrate on boosting your immune system to give your hair the best chance to regrow. Make sure to keep your scalp in good condition at all times.
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