We discuss hair loss often on this site and for good reason. We love our hair and do not want to lose it. There are a plethora of products on the market touting how to stop and even reverse hair loss but I wanted to share a not-so-known method called PRP therapy along with nature or natural vitamins and oils that neither get much attention.
In a world where styling has become a staple in our everyday lives, hair loss is becoming a growing epidemic and one that more and more of us are trying to fight. While it can seem like a fruitless battle, there are actually a number of different ways we can combat hair loss, from changing up our diets, PRP therapy to promote healthy growth and even just a few essential oils. Here, we’ve put together our very own guide to some of the best ways you can combat your hair loss.
PRP therapy is a three-step process that can be used for injuries, muscle pains and, of course, hair loss. Designed to take your own blood and utilize it’s healing qualities to improve the health of your scalp, it’s a natural remedy worth considering.
The steps are as follows:
- Blood is drawn from the patient and put into a centrifuge.
- After the time spent spinning in the centrifuge, the tube is removed. The blood will have separated into three layers: Red blood cells, platelet-poor plasma and platelet rich plasma (PRP).
- The PRP will then be injected into areas of the scalp in areas of low or no growth.
- The theory behind PRP therapy is that the platelet-rich plasma has healing properties and by injecting this into the scalp, it will promote healthier follicles that will produce strong, healthy hairs. As it’s your own blood, there’s no foreign body or medication involved and there is no chance of any adverse reactions.
Check Your Vitamins
If your hair has been a brittle, weak or simply lacking the life it once had, you could find that you’re low on certain vitamins. In some cases, vitamin deficiencies can also cause hair loss, and the biggest culprits for this are:
Iron – Without enough iron in your blood, your hair follicles won’t get nearly enough to promote optimal levels of growth.
You could take supplements, or include more fish, red meats, spinach or other green vegetables into your diet.
Vitamin A – Vitamin A is the driving force behind sebum – the oil that keeps our scalp nourished and our hair healthy. Without this, you’re likely to see flaky skin, itching and dry or brittle hair. Introduce more carrots, pumpkins and any other yellow or orange vegetables into your meals.
Vitamin D – Healthy cells in our body rely on Vitamin D to stay that way, and so without the right levels, hair is unable to grow healthily or very quickly. Opt for oily fish, mushrooms and eggs for a natural source of Vitamin D, or consider taking supplements.
If you’re unsure as to which vitamins you might be lacking in, you can visit your GP and request a test. They may be able to suggest further remedies or dietary changes you could make.
Get An Essential Oil Massage
Essential oils are a great way to sit back and relax, and oils like lavender, thyme, tea tree and peppermint are all recommended for promoting the health of our hair. Thanks to their ability to stimulate the scalp and promote better growth overall, a massage with a number of different oils could be just the solution you need. In particular, peppermint and tea tree oil are known to cause a cooling, almost tingly effect over the scalp, which promotes increased blood flow and therefore healthier growth overall.
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While all of the options on this list have shown signs of helping to fight hair loss, it’s important to speak to your doctor in severe cases. We all lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair a day, but when this goes above average, speaking to a professional can help set you on the right path for a natural solution.