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Written by: Foundation Staff
March 01, 2021
How To Reduce Hair Loss The Natural Way
Hair loss can be annoying for both men and women. But it’s important to remember your hair’s natural cycle. Often times, due to the natural growth and hair loss on your head, people lose around 100 hairs a day! And it’s part of the aging process. By the age of 40, half of all men suffer from hair loss. In women, hair loss occurs in more than half by the age of 70 due to hereditary diseases. Still, there is some good news. Aside from stress, illness, radiation, or harsh shampoos and styling practices, there are a few things to consider when going bald:
Maintaining the correct proportions of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids is important, as is the case with a Mediterranean diet. The right balance helps control both systemic inflammation and insulin resistance, both of which can play a role in hair loss. A 2018 study also found that a diet high in raw vegetables and fresh herbs can reduce the risk of androgenic alopecia. The best results were seen when participants consumed lots of parsley, basil, and lettuce for more than three days a week. Preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone is also vital. Maintaining optimal levels of HGH is important. A study of young men diagnosed with male baldness showed that the blood flow to their scalp was, on average, 2.6 times lower than in a control group. Because of this, devices that use electrical stimulation and infrared light have been helpful to some men. Excess sebum (scalp oil) causes high levels of 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and clogs pores, causing malnutrition and dormant hair roots. Using a good shampoo to keep your scalp clean can help. One study showed that a topical saw palmetto can block 5-alpha reductase and thus limit hair loss. Increase your vitamin A intake to support sebum production and hair growth. Vitamins B, C, D, iron, selenium and zinc are also important for hair growth and hair retention processes, especially in cell turnover. Although more research is needed, rubbing coconut oil into the scalp can prevent hair damage. The lauric acid found in coconut oil can help bind protein in the hair and protect it from breakage at the roots and strands. Scalp massage. A small study from 2016 showed that participants improved hair thickness with just four minutes of massage per day over a period of 24 weeks.
Several other factors play a role for women.
Excessive braiding or repeated nervous pulling of the hair can lead to hair loss. Autoimmune diseases, which are more common in women than men, can kill hair follicles, causing hair loss. Proteolytic enzymes, L-carnosine, and cetyl myristoleate can all help reverse this condition. Hormonal imbalance (estrogen dominance and testosterone loss) and thyroid problems (often caused by hormonal imbalance) can also lead to hair loss. Using progesterone cream and herbs like nettles can help correct the situation.
Keep in mind that any treatment you use could take six months to a year to show improvement in hair loss. Consider a doctor if you experience sudden or extreme hair loss. Some conditions, such as thyroid problems, may not respond to home remedies and may require different treatment.