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Men And Hair Loss

Updated on April 21, 2011

Baldness or loss of hair is one of the many things men do not look forward to. This loss of hair is referred to as alopecia. Alopecia totalis means loss of all the scalp hair, therefore complete baldness. Alopecia universalis means loss of allover body hair. When the hair falls out in clumps or in patches, it is called Alopecia areata.

Many factors are implicated in male hair loss that includes heredity, hormones, and aging. Women now and then have the same type of hair loss, but it is not as harsh and usually occurs after menopause.

Women also lose a little hair two or three months after giving birth because the hormonal changes during pregnancy prevent normal hair loss.

Some situations that encourage hair loss are poor blood circulation, some sort of acute illness, post surgery, radiation, skin disease, sudden weight loss, iron insufficiency, diabetes, thyroid disease, leading a poor diet, vitamin deficiency, stress and drug consumption, especially those used for chemo.

The vitamin Biotin is a growth factor and contributor in fatty acid synthesis and has a value in slowing hair loss.

A lack of Biotin leads to hair loss. In tests with Biotin for balding men, Biotin was used as an alternative of estrogen in a cream applied to the scalp. This cream that also contained Niacin, a histamine releaser was applied every day at bedtime.

The Histamine release triggered by Niacin is necessary for cell development and reproduction.

Within six to eight weeks, 80 percent of the men in the study showed noticeable reduction in hair fallout.

The results concluded of hair loss from 100 to 350 hairs per day, to an average loss of less than 50 hairs at the end of the study.

Re-growth of hair also happened in this study using Biotin and Niacin together. Younger men in the study had better results.

Raw thymus glandular stimulates your immune system and function capacity of your glands, therefore reducing hair loss.

Primrose oil improves hair texture and prevents it from being dry and brittle. Do not forget the importance of the B vitamins such as B3, B5 and B6 for normal hair growth.

For good scalp circulation take Vitamin C. Also Vitamin E improves scalp circulation as well promoting a healthy growth of hair. While you’re at it add some Zinc as well.

To avoid and reduce hair Loss you can also massage the scalp with olive oil every night before you shower and go to bed for a couple or more days every week, let it take affect for a few minutes and rinse off. Olive oil is also a great dandruff killer.

Other home remedies include Sage tea used as a rinse to promote hair growth, as well the same with Apple cider.

Also for stimulating the scalp for new hair formation you can make a blend of one capsule each of Biotin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Niacin and Inositol. Add a bit of carrot juice, wheat germ oil and/or olive oil. Stir well and apply to hair and leave it soaking 15 to 30 minutes and rinse off.


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