Recently I found a product which was worth considering adding to the hair loss remedy section of one of my websites. This is not something I take lightly and try to make the best decision possible based on a number of factors. My first criterion is to examine the ingredients. The list included almond oil, golden seed extract, meadowfoam seed oil, hops oil, soap bark extract, wheat germ oil, calendula oil, cherry bark extract, safflower oil, lanolin oil, shea butter, matricaria oil, and vitamins D and E as well as a few other ingredients. Sounds compelling, after all everything but the kitchen sink was thrown in. My second step is, as often as possible, to give the product a try, to see whether is has the desired effect. My conclusion was that while improving hair quality and perhaps stimulating growth slightly it was not worthy of being called a natural hair loss remedy and it was not added. After all it didn’t regrow hair.
There are many different causes for hair loss some permanent, some progressive, and some temporary. Examples of temporary balding are chemotherapy drugs, child birth, crash diets, stress, or surgery. These conditions are medically referred to as telogen effluvium a form or a subcategory of toxic alopecia. They cause hair shedding which can be rapid but regrowth takes place naturally a few months after the cause has been eliminated. For these types of balding our natural hair loss remedy listed above could prove helpful for both stimulating hair growth and overall scalp conditioning.
But in the world of hair loss there is one condition that is head and shoulders above the rest both in stubbornness and frequency. It is known as androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness). It is a genetically driven condition caused by the androgen hormones testosterone, androsteinedione, and dihydrotestosterone. Some experts suggest that it is responsible for nine out of ten cases of balding. The mechanism is fairly simple, androgen hormones lead by dihydrotestosterone (DHT) strangle and shrink the hair follicles. Some of the follicles die, while others are rendered incapable of producing new hair growth. The only real way to control the condition is by either reducing the production of DHT or limiting its access to the follicles.
Are there any natural remedies for hair loss that can do this?
There seem to be two herbs that are mentioned; saw palmetto extract and nettle root extract. There is good evidence to confirm saw palmettos effectiveness and this herb is one of a select few natural substances that have been approved by the FDA for use in hair loss programs. Saw palmetto lowers DHT levels by blocking receptor sites on cell membranes. As DHT levels subside, hair loss will subside as well. Nettle root extract is high in vitamins A and C as well as several hair health minerals. It works by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for producing DHT and has been popular in Europe for many years.
Your next step in finding a natural remedy for hair loss is to search the internet for hair re-growth products containing one or both of these natural ingredients along with biotin, vitamin B6 and natural extracts to provide your scalp and hair follicles with vital supplemental nutrients. It is also important to point out that it is unlikely that severe balding caused by androgenetic alopecia can be reversed. Those who have lost most of their hair due to this condition will have three basic options, hair transplant surgery, wigs, and toupees.
R.D. Hawkins is an enthusiastic advocate of alternative natural health products and supplements with over 10 years experience. To learn more about natural remedies for better health visit Purchase Remedies.com