Hair is of prime importance in everyone’s life. Hair loss or Balding can make someone look at least a decade older. So, Hair loss is something that every person wants a solution to.. It’s reassuring to know that there’s some recourse out there if it ever gets bad up there.
Despite the array of shampoos, vitamins and alternative therapies on offer that promise to stop balding in its tracks, unfortunately, there are no sure-shot ways to completely stop hair loss. However, there are a few precautions you can take to slow it down. Also, there are a lot of gimmicky devices and procedures and supplements out there—each of them promising to be the revolution—there are really only a few things that actually work.
- REALIZE YOUR HAIRLOSS AT AN EARLY STAGE AND SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP
Hair loss is progressive and early intervention is better – so as soon as you start to notice it, you can take action. Most of the people lose time in realizing and accepting hair loss and hence it progresses to a much-advanced stage before they care-seeking professional advice. If you want to fight hair loss, you need to start at the first sign of thinning or shedding. Getting the hair loss evaluated and knowing the primary cause as well as the solution to control it is mandatory in preventing balding. With hair loss – the more you delay, the worse it can become.
2 CONTROL YOUR STRESS LEVELS.
Stress is one of the biggest underrated causes behind hair loss: Stress can cause the hair to stop growing and cause excessive shedding. It can also stimulate an autoimmune response reaction where the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles resulting in hair loss such as in Alopecia areata (auto-immune hair disease). The hormones that our bodies release when it’s stressed is what disrupts the hair growth cycle. Minimizing the stress levels in whatever way possible can work wonders for the hair loss. There are different activities which can be incorporated in daily life to control stress like meditation, performing yoga, exercising frequently, eating healthy, staying hydrated, and avoiding smoking, drugs, and alcohol.
- SAY GOODBYE TO THE BAD HABITS
Love your hair and it shall love you back. Giving the TLC your hair deserves can be a game-changer in controlling hair loss. Shampooing the hair too less or too often are both not so good habits for your hair. Washing your hair in poor quality water, over usage of the hot styling tools and too much sun exposure can all make your hair fragile, brittle, thin and more likely to break, whilst repeatedly tying the hair knots too tightly or Braiding the hair can lead to traction alopecia. Of course, chemically treating your hair – for example, perming or bleaching it – is also damaging, as it changes the structure of your hair. If you must colour or treat it, use deep-conditioning hair masks and heat protectants between treatments.
- EAT HEALTHY
The importance of a good balanced diet should never be neglected when it come to hair loss control. There are numerous vitamins you can take that help hair grow faster and stronger; biotin is always mentioned in this routine. There are some supplements available which have the right cocktail of the hair rejuvenating vitamins and should be taken consistently. At Musk Clinic, we recommend Viviscal and Nutrafol in particular. Viviscal promotes hair growth by providing nutrients your hair needs to grow such as Vit B complex, and zinc among other nutrients which promotes thicker, stronger and longer hair. Nutrafol is an amazing vitamin formulated with marine collagen, saw palmetto, and ashwagandha. Marine collagen is enriched with B vitamins, which promote hair growth, saw palmetto prevents testosterone from being converted to DHT, and ashwagandha reduces inflammation.
Though there are so many self-proclaimed hair magic portions in the market, there are limited options when it comes to actual hair loss medications. Globally, there are two clinically-proven drugs that can prevent further hair loss – minoxidil and finasteride. Minoxidil is a topical treatment that is thought to increase blood flow and nutrient uptake to the hair follicles, making the hair stronger and thicker, especially at the crown of the head. It is available in different strengths and the correct strength should be advised by the treating physician
Finasteride blocks the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that has been linked to genetic balding, which shrinks the hair follicle and shortens the growth cycle. It’s designed for long-term use – once you’ve started using it, you need to stick with it, as otherwise the hair that you have regrown may fall out.
- HAIR PLATELET THERAPY / PRP THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections aim to stimulate the existing miniaturising hairs with special proteins called growth factors. These are known to play a role in hair growth. After the initial 6 treatments, you will most likely need 1-2 treatments a year to maintain the benefits. It is one of the most promising and natural treatments for hair loss.
- GET A HAIR TRANSPLANT
Many people are sceptical to undergo a hair transplant as they are not fully aware of how promising and successful this treatment could be. It may seem like a drastic step, but if your hair loss is advanced, a good hair transplant could be your best bet. If your hair loss is caused by male pattern baldness or genetic hair loss, you could be a particularly strong candidate for surgery, but it can also treat hair loss caused by external trauma, such as burns. It won’t work if you have gone completely bald as it relies on active hair follicles being transplanted into thinning areas of the scalp, but it’s a long-term solution to the problem! With hair transplants, there are 2 important things to remember: Do it at the right time & Do it right the first time! If you would like to know more, kindly drop in for a consultation with our surgeon of hair transplant in Ahmedabad at the Musk Clinic.