Can Hair Grow Back After Balding?
When hair starts to fall out it can be a cause for concern. Once it starts you may be wondering how you can regrow your hair, or if it’s even possible. While hair can regrow on its own sometimes an intervention is required. We’ll take you through the causes of hair loss along with the best solutions in order to combat hair loss and regrow hair.
- What Causes Hair Loss?
- What Are The Natural Remedies to Regrow Hair?
- What Are The Medical Solutions to Regrow Hair?
- What Can Elithair Do to Help You Regrow Hair?
What Causes Hair Loss?
There can be many causes for hair loss from genetics to stress and illness to styling damage. The most common reason for men and women to lose their hair is hereditary or androgenetic alopecia. This female pattern/male pattern baldness can cause irreversible damage to the hair follicles over time.
This is due to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which shrinks the follicle and can lead to hair loss. This process called miniaturisation causes new hairs to stop growing in that place. Once the follicle has been shrunk and closed over or is scarred and no new hair has grown there in years there can be no new growth.
If thinning hair is caught early there are ways to slow down and even regrow hair in the affected areas before severe damage is done. The key is to implement treatments at the first signs of hair loss as results will be less effective over time.
There are other types of hair loss where regrowth is more difficult to achieve. With alopecia areata the immune system attacks the hair follicles causing hair to fall out in patches. This type of hair loss can be unpredictable and treatments can only work temporarily before another period of shedding commences. New studies have shown that treatments are being developed to help combat alopecia areata like using common arthritis drugs in order to provide regrow for hair.
What Are The Natural Remedies to Regrow Hair?
Maintaining a healthy diet is important for helping with hair growth. Protein and iron are both crucial for keeping your hair healthy. If you’re suffering from anaemia there can be increased hair loss although this is reversible with the right diet and food supplements. Furthermore hair shedding has also been known to be associated with nutritional deficiencies in biotin and zinc.
If you’re noticing hair loss along with other physical symptoms it is important to contact your doctor for medical advice and to get a blood test to see what may be lacking in your diet. Natural vitamin supplements can be beneficial to regrowing lost hair as a result of deficiencies and can help hair to become stronger and healthier.
Taking care with your hair routine can also promote hair growth. Gentle brushing of dry hair can help to incorporate natural oils into your hair which help provide regrow for hair. Don’t wash your hair too often as it can leave hair dry and brittle making it more prone to breakage.
Tight hair styles can lead to traction alopecia which causes the hair to fall out as the follicles become sensitive due to the tension applied. Along with these small changes to your hair care routine there are further natural ways to help with stimulating hair growth.
Massaging your scalp, particularly when combined with serums or oils, has been shown to increase hair thickness. By stimulating blood circulation with a scalp massage, hair is encouraged to grow in the area.
Stress can also be a big factor in hair loss so taking time to relieve tension and relax is an added benefit to massaging the scalp in preventing hair loss.
Make sure to massage with your fingertips in small circles while applying continuous light pressure to increase blood flow. While this may take several months to see results, consistent application can help hair grow.
What Are The Medical Solutions to Regrow Hair?
There are medications which can help to regrow hair as well with varying results and side effects. Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, is a treatment applied directly to the affected balding area twice a day.
This is available over the counter and is sold in different strength solutions. By activating potassium channels in the hair follicles, hair loss can slow down and even lead to regrowth in the area.
The growth cycle is extended for the hairs by using this but the treatment can cause redness and irritation in the area. Additionally the results can only be enjoyed for as long as the solution is applied, once stopped the growth will reverse to the state before hair loss treatment.
Other treatments applied directly to the scalp include laser/light therapy and platelet rich plasma injections.
While taking a pill may seem like a more convenient option for aiding in regrowth, there can be uncomfortable side effects here too.
The medication Finasteride works by blocking the enzyme which causes hair loss and can help to stimulate new growth in the balding area. It can only be prescribed to men and again needs to be taken consistently in order to keep your results.
Furthermore taking the medication can lead to a loss of sex drive or a low mood. Taking this while you're young if you’re beginning to notice a receding hairline or balding around the crown can help to slow down hair loss but eventually more long term solutions will need to be considered.
Providing long-lasting results, a hair transplant is the only permanent solution to hair loss. By extracting healthy hair grafts from the back or sides of your head, they can be implanted into the affected balding area in order to regrow the hair.
The new hair transplanted here will not be affected by the same balding if you’re experiencing hereditary hair loss as the hairs are not sensitive to the DHT hormone. In just a few months hair will regrow in the balding areas and restore your hair to its natural state.
What Can Elithair Do to Help You Regrow Hair?
No matter the stage of hair loss, our consultants are on hand to provide the best advice for you in how to stop hair loss and regrow hair naturally. If you’re looking for preventative measures to take, our shop has a range of products from serums to supplements in order to encourage regrow for hair.
For those who are looking to achieve long term results that provide full, thick hair, a hair transplant with Elithair is your best choice. Find out more today with a free, non-binding offer to take your first steps towards new hair.