What To Do About Thinning Hair
- Posted on: Nov 7 2019
Approximately 320 millions Americans are dealing with thinning hair or hair loss. Most people think this is a problem mainly for men, but that’s just not true. Millions of women find their hair has gotten thin, brittle, and even have patches of scalp without any hair at all.
The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to undergo surgery to improve your thinning hair. Here are some holistic, non-surgical options for anyone suffering from thinning hair.
1. De-stress. Telogen effluvium is a condition where high levels of stress (or even potentially chronic stress) results in hair loss. In most people the hair gradually re-thickens within about 3 months. Reducing your stress with therapy, yoga, and meditation can be a good way to prevent or reverse this condition.
2. Try nutritional supplements. Especially in women hair loss can be a sign of underlying nutritional deficiencies. Iron and Vitamin D are two very common deficiencies that can result in thinning hair. In my office we recommend Nutrafol, the most up-to-date thinning hair supplement today. You can buy it also online at my store HERE.
3. Apply topical rosemary oil. One study found the effects of topical rosemary oil to be equal to that of minoxidil (Rogaine) for thickening hair. And bonus: rosemary oil had less skin irritation than minoxidil. Check one out on Amazon by clicking HERE.
4. Try low light laser treatments. Low light laser treatments are scientifically proven by multiple studies to thicken hair without the need for chemicals. The laser stimulates hair follicles to enter a growth phase, resulting in more hair and thicker hair. There are several types available to purchase and use at home, and costs range from $250 to $2000+. HERE is a less expensive one with good reviews on Amazon if you’re interested in checking one out.
5. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. This is the most popular, trending option for thickening hair. In this procedure, a doctor or nurse draws your blood and removes the plasma, which is rich in platelets and growth factors. This PRP is then injected into the scalp, resulting in thicker hair. If the other options above aren’t working for you, then this might be a reasonable, minimally-invasive option.
If you’re interested in learning more, please check out my previous podcast with Dr. Alan Bauman, the country’s foremost expert in treating thinning hair. We cover all of the above, including more controversial options such as stem cell therapy and robotic hair replacement surgery. You can listen to the episode by clicking HERE.
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