Although we highly recommend hair transplant’s as the hands down, most effective way to restore your hair, we would be remiss to at least mention some of the ingredients in some of the more natural remedies for Hair loss. In fact, if you aren’t giving your hair the support of nutrients such as protein, iron, omega 3s and vitamin B , you may be hurting your hair’s chances of recovery rather than helping. The following ingredients, though they have been used for hair loss in the past, may or may not work, but it won’t hurt to be taking these too.
Other factors also come into play, such as nutrition, not just for your hair, but for your overall health too.
Biotin is one of the best natural remedies for hair loss. It is water soluble, and is a B-complex vitamin that helps to convert nutrients into energy. Biotin also improves the protein infrastructure in hair, skin, and nails. Certain studies of women who have taken marine protein supplements did notice hair growth in affected areas, and less hair loss overall. An easy way to get more Biotin into your system is by adding these foods into your diet:
- Organ meats, such as liver or kidney
- Egg yolks
- Certain nuts, such as almonds, and walnuts
- Legumes such as soybeans or peanuts
- Whole grains
Another excellent natural remedy for hair loss is Flax-seed. Flax-seed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, and contain Vitamin E, which have strong antioxidant properties. This will keep your hair follicles protected and can also help to stop scalp damage. Flax-seed also helps improve the efficiency of the capillaries, and increases blood circulation. The omega-3s nourish your follicles and hair shafts, and increases their
strength and resistance to damage. Flax seed can be added to many meals as a supplement or topping including adding to:
- Baked goods
One of the most underrated natural remedies for hair loss is Folic acid. It is a known fact that Insufficient folic acid in the diet can result in hair loss. It is also known as Vitamin B9, though rarely called that. Folic acid aids in tissue regrowth and will improve circulation, which in turn helps your hair follicles function correctly. Folic acid also helps transport nutrients to the hair and improves cell division around your hair follicles. You can increase folic acids simply by adding:
- Oranges, grapefruits and other citrus
- Dark leafy green vegetables such as spinach or Kale
- Cereals, and breads
Vitamin A is critical for many functions of the body, including the reproduction of cells, and is an antioxidant, which can protect your hair follicles from damage from free radicals. In addition it can keep the scalp moist and elastic. Unfortunately, taking in too much Vitamin A can cause their follicles to reach the end of their growth cycle too quickly, causing them to fall out. If there aren’t new hairs to replace those that have fallen out, baldness can occur.
Since hair loss is directly affected by Dihydrotestosterone, and having high levels of this male hormone can cause male patten baldness, it’s good to have Vitamin C as a way to combat balding. BY adding more vitamin C to the diet, scientists found that the DKK-1 “baldness’ protein would completely stop. Besides this, it can help the body produce sebum, the natural oil that protects your hair and strengthens it.
It can help with DNA & RNA production, critical for These trace minerals are important for maintaining scalp health through cell reproduction, tissue growth, and repair. Zinc can also help to balance the body’s hormones, and in some studies helped reverse gray hair back to the original coloration.
Selenium is an antioxidant and trace element/ mineral that helps to kill free radicals in the body. It also activates an enzyme in the body that helps other free radical killers, like vitamin c. This can further assist in the fight against baldness, including both male and female pattern baldness. Unfortunately lately many people hinder the effectiveness of Selenium in the body by smoking, drinking excess alcohol or taking birth controls pills.
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It’s always best to not rely solely upon articles on the internet to self diagnose, but leave the questions to a professional like Dr. Gabel. He’ll give give honest feedback about what the best course of action is for you. In addition, he may have a more tailored plan including other natural remedies for hair loss besides those listed here. Dr Gabel’s office can be reached at 503-693-1118