Posted on | February 12, 2010 | No Comments
Hair loss affects the majority of human beings sooner or later in their lives. It may cause many social troubles and personal traumas. People refuse to be bald and at the first sights of hair loss symptoms many of us start searching for the cause of hair loss. It is necessary to realize that the 2 most common reasons that lead to hair loss and hair thinning are the high level of the dihydrotestosterone (DHT hormone) and lack of essential nutrients. Therefore, the most beneficial products for hair loss and thinning should be focused on these two causes.
We have a tremendous choice of products for hair loss that are in stores nowadays. So, it very hard to pick up the proper hair loss treatment without some knowledge of them. We offer you a short but rather comprehensive survey of hair loss products that you can choose from. Generally speaking, there are 3 options available:
- Drugs for hair loss treatment
- Natural, or herbal, hair loss products
- Home products for hair loss
So, let’s speak of them in succession.
Synthetic products for hair loss. There are quite many synthetic solutions that are available in stores nowadays and even more are being researched and tested. These products reduce certain chemicals levels in the organism that slow down the hair growth. As a matter of fact, most of them require a prescription, but some are still available over the counter. The most popular synthetic hair loss products are Rogaine, Minoxidil and Propecia. All of them are approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Rogaine (a similar trade name Regaine) has proved to be effective for both men and women. It significantly slows down or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. The first thing that has to be said about Rogaine is that it is for genetic hair loss only. Minoxodil is the main active component in Rogaine. It reduces the level of dihydrotestosterone in the scalp preventing hair follicles from shrinking. It also opens and revitalizes shrunk ones. So, Rogaine, as well as Minoxidil, are the treaments that are applied topically on the scalp (commonly twice a day). Hair regrowth will usually starts in a few months and is more obvious on the crown of the head.
Contrary to Rogaine and Minoxidil, Propecia (also marketed as Proscar, Fincar, Finpecia, Finasteride, etc.) is not a product intended only for hair regrowth. It was initially developed as a synthetic antiandrogen that acts by inhibiting type II 5-alpha reductase, controlls DHT and shrinks the prostate. Surprisingly enough, this product has shown its ability to work even better then Rogaine and Minoxodil in regrowing hair on the back of the head. It also grows hair back on the front of the scalp as well.
Although, synthetic hair loss products bring quite good results in a short period of time, they usually has a number of side-effects because of toxic constituents in them. These components may result in some disorders and bring harm to other organs. Propecia, in particular, has been linked as a possible cause of erectile dysfunction. Propecia lawsuits have been filed by men who have sustained long-term sexual side effects. What is more, synthetic drugs are mainly focused on the activity of dihydrotestosterone keeping other hair loss causes, including deficiency in essential nutritious substances, on the background.
Natural/herbal hair loss products. A lot of people don’t know that apart from the conventional treatments of hair loss, such as synthetic medicine, there is also the natural approach to the problem. The natural method is based on supplying certain organs with vitamins and nutritional substances to enhance their function and to increase the immune system of the body. Natural treatments for hair loss usually have few or no side-effects. Therefore, those who have preference for natural/herbal treatments may find them much more beneficial. There is one more advantage of natural hair loss treatments – they are often cheaper than chemically based products.
There are such natural products for hair loss as: saw palmetto, aloe vera, nettle root, pygeum, green tea, polygonum multiflorum, and many others. Some of these are taken in tablet form and some are made into preparations that you massage into your scalp. Some of them, for example, saw palmetto, has a DHT inhibiting effect and works in a similar manner as some synthetic inhibitors.
Home hair loss products and treatments. These are all kinds of products and home-made preparations, tips and methods that have been traditionally resorted to since ancient times. They belong to the so called folk medicine and sometimes are disregarded as something that can really work. But still some of these products and methods of treatment show positive results in stopping hair loss and promoting hair regrowth. Here are some examples of them: a mask of egg yolks with honey, solution of apple cider vinegar and sage tea, scalp massage with essential oils, aloe vera or coconut milk, all sorts of home-made shampoos, etc.
Summing it up, there is a great amount of hair loss products available on the market. Some of them are more effective, others are less. Some are safer, others are less. Some are more expensive, others are less. But we hope that this humble survey will help you choose if not a certain product but at least the direction.
Posted on | February 8, 2010 | No Comments
One of the most difficult conditions that both men and women have to face is gradually going bald with age. Though, even young people nowadays start losing hair and it can hurt their confidence to a greater extend and bring much distress in their lives. Today many people are really care much of how they look and the majority of them can’t put up and live with the bald head. Thus, it turns out quite dissonant for them to start experiencing hair loss and maintain their self-esteem at the same time.
Nowadays hair loss and hair thinning are among most widespread and disturbing disorders of the modern world occurring in various forms. There are numerous types of hair loss and one of the most prevalent is the so called male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia. It is sometimes also called receding hairline, as hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead is the typical characteristic of it. Statistically, this condition starts to develop by age of thirty in twenty-five percent of men, though, it can occur in some men even in late teens. And by the age of fifty-five there are more than two-thirds of balding men with this pattern.
As a matter of fact, there are certain signs of this forthcoming condition. The most evident is that it is preceded by gradual hair thinning. And this is an early hair loss symptom that should be taken seriously. The sooner you start hair loss treatment, the better it is. But despite the fact that there are heaps of books, tips, methods, and recommendations, the personal choice of proper hair loss product seems to be a difficult challenge.
Hair loss industry is a flourishing business that produces both chemical and artificial remedies and natural products for hair loss. There are actually tons of hair loss products available on the market nowadays for temporary and faster result which you can find at humanhairextensionsonline.com.au. But because of the huge amount of brands and label on the market, choosing the right product has become a hard task especially for those who don’t really know what to try first (or next). This very fact that it is not easy to find a suitable hair loss product that really works for one often results in frustration and emotional discomfort what even aggravates the condition. But still, if you have tried a few brands without getting any good result, never lose hope. Fortunately, there are always a few products for hair loss that are worth learning more about and giving them a try.« go back