Of all the physical changes we experience as human beings perhaps no other is more misunderstood, been the subject of greater deliberate misinformation, has the potential to evoke disproportionate anxiety in a sufferer, or attracted more unscrupulous operators than hair loss.
Even the great Julius Caesar was said to be sensitive about his balding scalp, and wore a laurel of oak leaves to both hide hair loss and denote his status as Rome’s premier citizen.
Obviously hair has long ceased to be merely protection and insulation for our skulls and brain. It’s an intrinsic part of our body image – how we see ourselves and wish others to see us. Our hair defines our vitality, virility, personality and sexuality. Unlike no other part of our body, the versatile, regenerative qualities of our hair allow us a certain ‘chameleon-like’ ability to continually change our appearance – and often how we feel about ourselves – by altering its length, color, style, and wave.
It’s little wonder why many people become anxious, distressed or even depressed at the prospect of losing their ‘crowning glories’. This is often the time they become vulnerable to the promises of glib but unprincipled peddlers of bogus hair restoration programs.
Let’s now examine what they are.
Hair Loss Treatments …
History is replete with bizarre remedies for regrowing hair; the rough-tongued ‘lick’ of a dairy cow, manure poultices, or a brisk daily rubbing of one’s scalp with an onion or garlic clove! Absurd as those practices sound today, desperate, follicle challenged people still appear willing to invest substantial amounts of money for equally dodgy ‘cures’ such as battery-operated bio-stimulating helmets, oriental herbs worn under a ‘cling-wrap’ scarf, and even silt supposedly from the River Jordan!
At present, the more well known hair loss companies build their ‘treatment’ programmes around some form of Minoxidil-based topical solution. Minoxidil is presently still the only topical lotion medically approved to stimulate follicle hair growth, and a number of commercially available brands can be purchased ‘over the counter’ at pharmacies.
To give the impression their treatment programs are somehow unique, ‘special’ shampoos, cleansers, toners, scalp stimulators etc. are included as ‘essentials’ to treatment success. These products have little if any affect on hair regrowth, and seemingly are only there to justify the exorbitant cost these companies demand.
For many years much has been made about the need to increase scalp blood flow, the rationale being that the more nutrients the hair follicles receive the better the hair growth. In one sense this is true, and for two reasons: the hair follicles that become progressively miniaturized in androgenetic alopecia do have a decreased blood supply in comparison to unaffected follicles elsewhere on the scalp. Secondly, hair growth and quality is affected by one’s nutritional status. However hair will not cease shedding or effectively regrow just by improving scalp circulation. In all cases the underlying cause of the problem, be it nutritional, metabolic, or the hormonal conversion of androgenetic alopecia, must be addressed in order to correct the condition.
Hair Transplanting …
Surgical hair restoration (transplants) is a genuine and permanent option to help increase scalp hair density or replace hair follicles destroyed from ciccatricial (scarring) processes.
Recognised transplant surgeons now use very advanced micro and or mini-grafting procedures (1-3 hairs per graft), and the old “toothbrush look” of plug grafting should not be a consideration.
Those considering a transplant option should consult with a Member of either the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Surgical hair restoration is a very price competitive field of medicine, so consumers should not hesitate to negotiate the best price.
The Alternate and Most Effective Solution?
The best solution for hair loss and most cost effective is the All Natural product approach. A proprietary blend of botanicals that naturally inhibit DHT formation, while also providing nutritional support for prostate health . Saw Palmetto and Nettle are two key minerals needed, both of which block DHT and have been used in traditionally for many years. Strong, healthy hair begins with the proper nutritional building blocks, and providing essential minerals and vitamins are effective for hair follicle support, these minerals include, Zinc, Magnesium, Biotin and Vitamin B6…which are also essential for immune function, skin and nail health, protein digestion and healthy red blood cells.
So if your looking for an Effective, safe hair solution, with no side effects, Natural products are your best option.
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