Hair loss affects more than one in five people in the US with men being at a greater risk than women. Several factors can cause hair loss including stress, age, medication, lifestyle changes, and diseases like alopecia areata. It is entirely possible to regrow lost hair follicles with care and treatment. In this article we shall look at some hair loss treatment plans that are ideal for every budget type.
Minoxidil is commonly used for the treatment of hair loss. It is FDA-approved and is a nonprescription substance which is effective at slowing down hair loss. A hair loss specialist suggests using it for eight months continuously to see a change. For best results, massage the solution onto your scalp once or twice daily.
Some users reported experiencing increase in hair loss in the initial weeks. Experts say that the loss is temporary and treatment can be still continued if there is no scalp itching or burning. You can purchase Rogaine’s solution with a 5% minoxidil concentration priced $23 (2.1 ounce, pack of 1) for women and $24 (2.1 ounce, pack of 1) for men.
You can use a range of shampoo products to curtail hairfall. Shampoos containing zinc pyrithione can reduce hair loss caused by dandruff. Head and Shoulders Deep Moisture Shampoo is an excellent choice available at $6. You can also make your hair look fuller by using a volumizing shampoo which deposits ingredients like keratin and wheat protein in your hair. You can opt for OGX Thick and Full Biotin and Collagen volumizing shampoo available at $7.
You can also use a shampoo to cover bald spots on your scalp. A tinted dry shampoo like Orlanda Pita Color Boost Dry Shampoo (cost $22) can help camouflage exposed hairlines.
Essential oils and conditioners rich in oil
Essential oils can be beneficial in promoting hair growth in addition to giving them shine and strength. Lavender oil ($8 for half an ounce) can generate growth in hair cells and reduce stress. Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties can further improve scalp health. Use it by combining few drops of lavender oil with coconut oil or olive oil and leave it on your scalp for atleast 10 minutes before washing out with shampoo.
Conditioners rich in natural oils can make hair less likely to break when pressure is applied such as while brushing or tying. Honest Company Conditioner containing coconut oil (cost $10) can penetrate your hair and make it stronger.
Research suggests that serums containing peptides can improve scalp health and reduce inflammation which is responsible for hair loss. You can apply Rapid Regrowth Serum (cost $55) or Rene Furterer Serum (cost $82) on your scalp once daily and follow it up with minoxidil for best results.
If you are interested in laser treatment and have a generous budget, the Revian RED Hair growth cap offers 25% improvement in hair density following four continuous months of use. This cap emits red light to enhance blood circulation in your scalp boosting oxygen and nutrient supply to your hair follicles and promoting growth. This cap is priced at $995.