Best Hair Loss Treatments and Products
Hair loss and thinning hair can be rather unnerving, to say the least. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to help hair grow faster, longer and fuller. And with the right treatment, you can slow down or even stop thinning hair.
Of course, it must be said that getting to the underlying root cause of your hair loss is crucial to ensuring the treatment is effective. Once you have a better understanding of what’s causing your hair fall, consider these hair loss and thinning treatment options.
Haircare Products for Hair Loss
Washing your hair frequently keeps your scalp healthy and clean, and in turn may protect against hair loss. It’s important to use a mild shampoo as a harsher formula may dry your hair and cause it to break, leading to more hair loss. Here are some of our top haircare brands and products for hair loss and thinning hair:
Nioxin shampoos and treatment products were developed to address the three signs of hair thinning: derma (an unhealthy scalp environment), density (fewer hair strands) and diameter (finer hair strands), which in turn leads to thicker, fuller hair. Nioxin products are available in a range of products and sets for different hair types and concerns, including a cleanser shampoo, conditioner and treatments.
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The Kérastase Densifique range replenishes and revives thinning hair lacking density to enhance thickness and replenish strands. Densifying technologies including Hyaluronic Acid and Intra-Cyclane® create hydrated locks that strengthen the hair and protect against further stress.
L’Oreal Serioxyl is a haircare range designed specifically for thinning hair. Available in shampoo, conditioner, a treatment and combo pack, it is suitable for people with a lack of density and/or who have a sensitive scalp.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Anti-Thinning
Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Anti-Thinning Scalp Care range is a colour-safe, sulfate-free, 3 part daily system contains the patented formula Regeniplex® – an exclusive botanical blend containing Clover Flower Extract, powerful Pea Protein Peptides, and Kakadu Plum. Addressing the underlying cause of hair loss, the anti-thinning haircare range promotes a healthy, happy, optimum scalp environment – reducing hair fall due to breakage, thinning and DHT.
Studies have revealed that a Mediterranean diet rich in raw vegetables and fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, and salad greens, may reduce the risk of male and female pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), or slow its onset.
Hair follicles are made mostly of protein called keratin, so it makes senses that eating a diet rich in protein may also help prevent hair loss. Fill your plate with healthy choices like nuts, beans, peas, fish, low-fat dairy products, chicken, and turkey.
Vitamin A, which is composed in part of retinoids, has been linked to increasing the rate of hair growth. It’s also thought to help with sebum production, which keeps the scalp in a healthy condition. So add some sweet potatoes, sweet peppers and spinach to your next shopping list.
First things first, before introducing a new supplement, always chat to your doctor who will be able to prescribe the right dosage for you. Taking any extra vitamins if you’re already getting the nutrients you need, may actually do more harm than good!
A collagen supplement is an absolute must if you’re looking to strengthen your locks. Collagen is an amino acid and hair follicle cells use amino acids to produce keratin protein, which promote hair growth, strength and elasticity. You also get the added benefits of Omegas 3 and 6 which are great for hydrating hair. Since it is a natural antioxidant, collagen is able to help regenerate the hair follicle. Sounds like a winner to us!
As you know by now, healthy hair is dependent on your overall good health. In cases of malnourishment, or with certain eating disorders, new hair may fail to generate from follicles, in which case you might want to consider a good multivitamin that includes vitamins A, B, C, D, iron, selenium, and zinc, which are all important to the hair growth and retention processes, specifically with cell turnover.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are called essential fatty acids. Omega-3 helps your body fight inflammation, and premature hair loss may be related to inflammation. Omega-6 is important for overall skin health, which can benefit the scalp. Plant-based oils are primary sources of omega-6, while omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish.
Medications & Medical Treatments
There is a range of hair loss medications and medical treatments available, which include:
- Finasteride (for men) – also known as Propecia
- Minoxidil – also known as Rogaine
- Laser therapy / red light therapy
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) / Stem cell therapy
- Hair transplantation surgery
Everyone sheds hair daily, which is perfectly normal. But when your hair loss is persistent, it’s best to see your doctor to establish the root cause and diagnose if your hair loss is caused by issues like stress, scalp infections, androgenic alopecia, or simply aging.
At the end of the day, some hair loss treatments work, and some don’t. The key is to understand that the outcome mostly depends on each individual and the cause of the hair loss.
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