We take our hair for granted until we start losing them; Sounds cliché, but experience tells that it's true. The internet is stuffed with surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options, and we do not say they are ineffective. Most of them are really effective, but now on the internet you will find a step by step guide to help treat your hair loss. This is a must read, no matter if your head is full of hair, you've just started losing them, or have already lost a lot.
Stop It Before It Happens
Are you lucky enough? Not just because you have a head full of hair, but for the reason that you are concerned about the health of your hair before losing them. No matter what your genetics dictate, with proper care and treatment you can slow down your hair loss to a reasonable extent.
Give your hair a boost of proteins, iron, vitamins and minerals and minimize your chances of hair loss by a great extent. Also, avoid experimenting with your hair. Do not try the products you are not hundred percent sure about their safety. Do not even think of trying hair styling tools like the curlers and straighteners; just a couple of sessions, and you will regret this endeavor for the rest of your life. And above all, it's not mandatory for you to try every hair care product that is making high claims. If ever in doubt of a hair loss, consult a qualified dermatologist immediately. Do not care about the doctor's fee if you really care about your hair, because the latter surely is an asset.
Treat – It's Not Too Late
If you've already started losing your hair – do not lose hope. Do not think that there is nothing you can do. You can slow down, stop, and even reverse your hair loss – courtesy advances in technology. Internet research and reading a book about hair loss is not a bad idea – but do not forget to pay at least one visit to a Trichologist – a qualified doctor who specializes in hair loss – and discuss everything going on in your mind with him .
Your doctor will have numerous surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options for you.
Topical And Oral Meditations
Hair loss in its initial stages can be effectively controlled and in some cases reversed as well with topical and oral medications. Two FDA-approved drugs used for hair loss control are Minoxidil and Finasteride . The former is an over the counter application sold in strengths ranging from 2 to 4 percent. You can buy any of them depending on the amount of your hair loss – but only after consulting a doctor.
The latter (Finasteride) is a prescription medicine sold in the form of oral pills. You need doctor's prescription for purchasing these anti-hair loss pills. Take them as prescribed by your doctor and not only your hair loss will stop but you will also notice new hair growth in the affected areas.
Camouflage Your Bald Patches
If your hair loss has progressed a little more and you think medications may not be helpful, you always experiment with hair loss concealers. There is a wide range of customized wigs, toupee and hairpiece available in the market to help you cover the bald patches without undergoing a surgery. These concealers usually do not harm the existing hairs; however, their use in the long run may harm your remaining hair). Another downside of these hair loss concealers is that they offer a temporary solution and you are always at the risk of being spotted bald.
Hair Transplant Surgery
If you've already lost a lot of hair and think that preventive measures alone are not sufficient – do not be disappointed. You've still got options, effective and reliable. And the most reliable way to cover your hairless that is hair transplant surgery. The technique does not trigger hair regrowth; instead it redistributes existing hair follicles on your head to add a fuller and thicker look to your scalp. Two most commonly used hair transplant techniques include Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) .
The only possible limitation of a hair transplant is the availability of donor hair. Traditionally, you must have adequate donor hair on the back or sides of your head to have a good hair transplant. But nowdays, new techniques like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) can harvest donor hair from any part of the body which can be planted on your head – Body Hair Transplantation.
If a shaved head suits you, it is the most cost effective and convenient option. If you are not ready for it yet, choose any of the above options and have great looking hair.