Hair loss is not usually a welcome sign. Unless your hair is far to thick, then losing it might not be that big of a deal, but the truth is, not many of us have that problem. Most of us want to be able to keep the hair that we have and if it starts falling out it can be detrimental. We don’t always know why we are losing hair but it is fairly normal, unfortunately. Most people will experience some degree of hair loss in their life time, depending on their situation. Hair loss can occur for several reasons, including but not limited to:
- Pregnancy and postpartum
- Hormone imbalance
- Vitamin or mineral deficiency
You may decide to undergo hair transplant surgery or some sort of hair restoration process through a hair clinic. When going considering a hair restoration process like hair transplant surgery, make sure you are looking at all the options before you, before making a drastic decision. Hair transplant surgery can be expensive and extensive depending on how much hair you have lost. It may seem like the only way and while it may be beneficial, there are some things that you may want to try before delving in to something as major as hair transplant surgery. Knowing your options is always important when doing anything so here are some alternatives to surgery and drastic measures.
This is a method that is use mainly for short hair. It involved a pigment being carefully applied to the scalp along the epidermal layer. The pigment replicates follicles in order to blend with the hair that is still on the head. This gives the illusion of thicker hair or fills in areas where there is no hair. Sometimes, even after a transplant, thinning continues to happen for awhile so having scalp micropigmenetation done in conjunction with the surgery can be beneficial also. It is almost like a medical hair tattoo but looks incredible natural and real. No chemicals are used, the formula is completely natural.
While this may seem elementary, you would be surprised at the positive results that people have experienced. Increase blood flow to the scalp is the main purpose a hair restorative head massage. Head massage will also drain away toxins that build up in the scalp. To make the massage even more beneficial for hair growth stimulation, you can use coconut oil, sunflower oil or olive oil during the massage, rubbing it into your follicles. Massage for about 20 minutes a day and then let the oil sit on your scalp for about an hour before washing it out. Once the hair begins to grow back you can lessen the massages to once a week.
Avoid Brushes and Combs
There is a myth circulating that tells little girls to brush their hair 100 times a night and it will grow quickly and shiny. This is not true. Brushes are actually terrible for your hair. They stretch and pull and yank and damage the follicles. The best way to detangle your hair is after you put in your conditioner when in the shower, use your fingers to gentle separate your hair. Towel dry by squeezing the water out of your hair with your head right side up. This is the opposite of the regular; flip your head upside down and wrap it up tight in a towel and once the drips are dried, yank a brush through it.
Stress and anxiety is one of the major causes of hair loss so try to stay upbeat and happy. Count your blesses and think of all the good things that are going on if your life instead of focusing on the negative aspects. If you are content and enjoying life, your body will begin to relax and function normally again and not fight within itself which is what causes hair loss.
If these do not work for you, then by all means, pursue the hair transplant avenue, but if there is any chance that you do not have to undergo surgery in order to make yourself happy with how you look, then try it out. It may do nothing and then you can get the transplant but it may work; you’ll never know unless you try.