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Top 5 Hair Loss Treatments
My personal experience with these products
Ok firstly these are my personal experiences and opinions on certain products and also nutritional ideas on how to stop hair loss... Stress and other factors can contribute to hair loss so please be aware though most of it is genetic however external issues can also have an effect on hair loss.
Number 1: Laser Therapy (LaserGain)
Ok so some may be skeptical about this and fair enough... I mean what can some lights do right? Well there's a little more to this than what first meets the eye. For one this was discovered by a scientist in Germany who noticed hair grew faster on rats that were shaved when treated with lasers than those that didn't. That's where it all started.
Now I'm not saying this is for all people but for me this worked. I bought one off eBay named the Lasergain with 28 lasers and I've been using it for 2 years and it's worked when I've been off medications (see number 2). I think the reason why laser combs ect have had a bad rap is because of the marketing and as I've been told many products only use 1 laser where my one has 28. It's pretty easy to work out that if it goes over your entire head and it actually does work then it's going to be better than 1 laser.
Lasergain Laser Therapy
Laser Hair Growth Video
Number 2: Finasteride (propecia)
Ok so this treatment is a pill... My doctor prescribed me this about 7 years ago and I would take 1/4 a night before bed. It took me about 3 months to notice that my hair had stopped falling out and about 5 before I saw any regrowth.
I stayed on this treatment for 5 years and for the most part it kept my hair in tact. There were some unpleasant side effects with this number 1 being a lack of libido... This was troubling for me but I still wanted my hair and at that time it was the only thing that worked.
I don't think woman should ever take this product either. So if you are a woman please be aware that it's generally not suitable for females.
Number 3: Rogaine
I used Rogaine after I stopped using finasteride for my hair loss... I had it in foam form and I'd use quite a lot of it morning and night. For me this did slow down the hair loss but didn't completely prevent it and while I was on this treatment I have to say I did lose some hair that didn't grow back... Having said that it seems to work for many others.
The other problem with this treatment is the cost. I felt the need to use a lot more than what they suggested and I'd go through a bottle really fast so it was costing me about $100 a month. Still if you can afford it it's worth looking into at the very least.
A Helpful Rogaine Video
Number 4: Relax!
Ok this sounds really stupid I know however stress plays a huge part in hair loss for both men and woman and I'll tell you exactly why I've listed it here.
My mother is 64 years old... During long periods of stress throughout her life her hair has started falling out. Stress is sometimes unavailable but I think it's important for all of us to manage our stress. Some people pop Valiums to do this and others take the natural route. I personally suggest the natural route.
Rather than give you a vague idea I'll tell you that I meditate. I find a quiet room and concentrate on relaxing every muscle in my body. I generally start with my shoulders and neck and work right down to my toes. As I do this I think about all the positive things in my life... Seems silly but it really works! I do this for about 15 minutes at night and sometimes in the morning before starting my day. Not only will meditation help prevent hair loss cause by stress it will help you think a lot clearer and you will feel better about yourself.
Meditation for Beginners
Nutrition, Sun & Salmon
Now there are a lot of hair loss products which are just a mix of vitamin's that you rub on your scalp but excuse my skepticism but for me my hair feels best when I've had just enough sun and I'm eating well and juicing veges!
Here's why... Vitamin D is a vital source for healthy hair. So foods that are rich in Vitamin D like salmon are fantastic! There's omega-3 fatty acids in Salmon which your body does not make naturally and it's needed to help grow healthy hair. I personally love salmon but if it's not for you try Walnuts they are also filled with those omega-3 fatty acids!
One other thing I would like to mention is vege juicing. This is great for EVERYTHING! One thing I could never do is eat enough veges, I also never really liked the taste. However with juicing you mix all kinds of crazy veges together and you can disguise some of the flavors of the ones you don't like (e.g. for me broccoli) with sweeter fruits like apples. May sound like a strange mix but it really is great for you!