Preventing Hair Loss in Men & Women

by on March 22nd, 2010 at 7:00 am

While we often hear people comment on personifying the likeness of someone they admire – whether financially, romantically, physically, etc. – it’s quite uncommon to hear them go as far to say that they hope to emulate their hair loss.

Although many people choose to shave their heads, this is a much different scenario than a person who suffers from involuntary balding. Research has shown balding occurs more often in men than women, and the experience can be horrifying for both parties. Balding is especially hard to deal with when it occurs prematurely or in women in general, who often find coping with baldness to be a very traumatic experience that can lead to self-esteem issues, anxiety and depression. It’s common for men and women to shed hair on a daily basis; some women deal with thinning hair more so than baldness as their age progresses.

Permanent Hair Loss

Balding can either be permanent or temporary. Males are most commonly affected by androgenetic alopecia, which is permanent balding influenced by genetics that can occur as early as their teens or early twenties, with the top of the head and hairline at the temples showing the first signs.

Women experiencing pattern balding seldom experience complete hair loss. Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia of the hair follicle can also lead to permanent hair loss, which can affect both men and women.

Temporary Hair Loss

Alopecia areata, defined as a non-contagious autoimmune condition resulting in temporary balding in both men and women, occurs in small spots of the head, eyebrows, or beard in men and is usually hereditary.

Sudden loss of hair occurs when the normal hair growth cycle is interrupted, known as telogen effluvium, most often as a result of emotional stress, surgery, or nutritional deficiencies. Hairstyles that stress the hair follicle can lead to traction alopecia, another form of temporary balding, such as hair that is pulled too tight or is excessively styled.

How to Help Stop Hair Loss

The average person sheds approximately 50 to 100 hairs daily, which is considered normal. Also keep in mind possible factors such as poor nutrition, certain medications, medical treatments, underlying diseases, hormonal changes, trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) and hair treatments (bleaching, dyeing, tight braiding, tight ponytails,  blow drying, straightening or hot curlers) which can all accelerate hair loss.

Herbal and homeopathic remedies, as part of a holistic therapy approach, offer an effective natural solution to stimulate and encourage hair growth as well as support blood circulation, hormonal balance and thyroid functioning. Natural remedies are a gentler alternative for people experiencing hair loss over the harsh effects of conventional medication.

Herbs commonly used include Ginkgo biloba, Rosmarinus officinale and Xanthoxylum clavaherculis, which increase blood circulation, promote a healthier scalp and support sound hair growth. Other herbs such as Equisetum arvense, Avena sativa and Echinacea restore hair growth and nourish hair follicles, helping to slow down hair loss.

ReGrow Scalp Massage Oilsupports healthy hair growth by nourishing hair follicles and scalp.

14 Responses to “Preventing Hair Loss in Men & Women”

  1. kim

    Mar 22nd, 2010

    My hair is very, very fine, oily and long.
    I loose a lot daily and especially after washing.
    What should i do? By the way i take a thyroid medecine, but my hair was falling before now its worse.

  2. P.Gough

    Mar 23rd, 2010

    Hi Kim,

    We have two products: Re-Grow plus and ReGrow Scalp Massage Oil™ which support healthy hair growth by nourishing hair follicles and scalp.

    You can find out more info at http://www.nativeremedies.com/products/agerelated-hair-loss-regrowplus.html

    You can also try aloe vera. Just scrape the gel out of a leaf and put it straight into your shampoo bottle. It should help to significantly nourish your scalp.

    I hope this helps!

    • socorro

      Jun 10th, 2010

      I tried putting aloe vera in my shampoo years back when I started to lose hair to no avail, but htat does not mean it will not work on someone else. I use aloe vera for everything possible. From sunburns, blisters, to when you burn when your cooking. It leaves no scar. I think aloe vera is terrific.

      • socorro

        Jun 10th, 2010

        Sorry on previous comment I misspelled ‘that’.

      • P.Gough

        Jun 11th, 2010

        Thank you for your comment Socorro, I completely agree. An Aloe Vera plant is a must have for any home that values the use of natural remedies!

  3. kim

    Mar 23rd, 2010

    Thanks!
    I will try it and see how it works.

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    Apr 5th, 2010

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  5. There are lots of helpful new options making use of a combination of treatments in a topical style which could greatly increase hair growth. Waxing, rather than pulling, sits and opens skin pores together with it’s temperature and consequently will not increase hair growth mainly because the hair usually do not sense just as if they are being ripped away from your pore. A unique technique to correctly increase hair growth is usually to be sure that you are receiving an abundant amount of the appropriate vitamin supplements.

  6. Alex

    Aug 16th, 2011

    @socorro: i think too, aloe vera is terrific

  7. sabrina clements

    Nov 9th, 2011

    Hair loss is the main problem of men and women… I have hair loss problem.. I want solution for this

  8. A. Grano

    Nov 9th, 2011

    Hi Sabrina,

    Check out this post 10 Foods for Lovely Locks

    http://www.nativeremedies.com/blog/natural-healthy-hair-care/

  9. Remedies for Hair Loss

    Jan 20th, 2012

    Have food rich in all vital nutrients – proteins, iron, vitamins, minerals, in particular Vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium, zinc and silica– this strengthens the hair and prevents it from falling. A diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, green and leafy vegetables and fruits will provide all the necessary nutrients. In addition also take milk, honey, wheat germ, yeast and liver.

  10. wolverine

    Mar 17th, 2012

    hi to everyone ,
    i read the above comments…i am having hair loss for an year and my hair in crown areas have been reduced … by applying onion juice will it get regrown again . onion or radish which is best ?
    plz tell … thnks fr ur future reply !!!

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