Medical: What are some “natural” tips for hair growth?

CAUSES

Understanding Hair Loss — the Basics webmd.com
“…There are many types of hair loss, also called alopecia:….

Telogen effluvium is temporary hair thinning over the scalp that occurs because of changes in the growth cycle of hair. A large number of hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing hair shedding and subsequent thinning…”

Causes of Hair Loss in Young Men belgraviacentre.com
“…Stress is an often cited cause of temporary hair loss, and it can trigger genetic patterns of hair loss.

Certain other lifestyle choices are also thought to play a part in the development of hair loss in young men, such as issues with their diet, and smoking. The chemicals and carcinogens found in tobacco are believed to slow down hair growth which leads to thinning hair and can result in significant hair loss if not addressed. Recreational drug use also has the potential to cause hair loss because they can be a shock to the system. Drug use is often accompanied by nutrient depletion and deteriorated health, which means temporary or permanent hair loss is a very probable side effect….”

Hair loss Fact or Fiction? Do hats cause baldness? And more!


“Published on Oct 13, 2014

Ken Paves and Dr. Keri Peterson debunk hair loss myths with Katie Couric. Hair loss part two.”

-Hats?

Does Wearing a Hat Cause Hair Loss? Eileen Bailey / @eileenbailey , Patient Expert healthcentral.com
“…One of the myths surrounding hair loss is that wearing hats will cause or contribute to premature baldness. Fortunately, for men like Mark, this is not true. There is no scientific research that shows wearing a hat contributes to hair loss. In order for a hat to cause hair loss, it would need to be tight enough to cut off circulation to the hair follicles.

One of the reasons many people believe that hats cause hair loss is because of the amount of hair left inside a hat when you take it off. Whenever you see this, you might worry that your hair is quickly falling out. But we lose hair every day, as much as 80 to 100 strands daily. Usually, you will see this as you comb and brush your hair or when you shower. However, your hats may catch some of this hair and as it builds up over time, it may seem as if there is a lot of hair in your hat.

What Does Cause Hair Loss?

There are a number of reasons for hair loss:

Stress or illness
Hormonal problems, such as hyper- or hypo-thyroidism
As a side effect of some medications
Fungal infections
Wearing tight hairstyles such as pigtails or cornrows
Overuse of chemicals found in permanents or relaxers
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-Shampoo Chemicals
*see Health: Beauty-Hair Washing Treatment Tips? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Is Your Shampoo Causing Hair Loss? Try These Tips from a Specialist by Lois Joy Johnson | blog.aarp.org
“..Dr. Robert Dorin has identified a number of ingredients that may be at the root of the problem. Here are some to avoid:

Foamers and thickeners. Dr. Dorin says that sodium laurel sulfate, or SLS – the chemical that produces all that nice, bubbly lather – “strips hair of essential oils, breaks down protein essential for hair health, and halts growth. Sodium chloride (better known as table salt) is used as a thickener in products containing SLS, but it can cause dry, itchy scalp and encourage hair loss. Polyethylene glycol (also known as PEG, polyethylene or polyoxyethelyne) is another thickener that strips hair of moisture. If you’re undergoing salon keratin treatments, these ingredients undo the benefits.”..”

12 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Shampoo and Conditioner (They Cause Cancer..)By
Carly Fraser – Jun 24, 2015 livelovefruit.com
“…There are over 12 toxic ingredients to avoid in shampoo and conditioner, mainly because they have been linked with causing cancer, and other disease and illness.

Even shampoos labelled as containing “all-natural ingredients” aren’t safe. They still contain things like DMDM hydantoin and ammonium laurel sulphate. Not things that sound all-natural, right? My rule is – if you can’t eat it, then you shouldn’t put it on (or in) your body…”

Men

Here’s how to fix the 7 most common causes of hair loss Dennis Green Mar. 8, 2016, 2:04 PM businessinsider.com
“…When a man starts to realize that he’s losing his hair, he tends to panic. He immediately assumes there is nothing that can stem the tide of genetics rushing up to meet him.

Don’t panic — it may just incite further hair loss. There are actually many reasons why men lose their hair, and some of them are even preventable. Our friends at Lloyds Pharmacy have created an infographic to help you figure out which one you’re suffering from — and how to stop it in its tracks…

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Top 10: Causes Of Hair Loss askmen.com
The Top 10 Causes Of Hair Loss And How To Prevent Them
“…About half of men live with male pattern baldness. Just so happens it can occur at an early age or later stages. Appearance is everything and the market offers some great products for thinning hair. Masking your look will certainly do you justice when hitting the town on a date. But have you stopped to think about what is truly happening to your body? Is hair loss in anyway connected to some of the recent physical scares you’ve encountered (or might)?..”

Male Hair Loss Causes and Treatments – Understanding Male Pattern Baldness and What You Can Do


“…There is a wide range of male hair loss causes, and thanks to modern medicine, many choices of hair loss treatment for you to consider. The majority of men lose their hair thanks to inherited genes and the normal aging process, but there are other causes as well. The key to selecting an effective hair loss treatment is to determine the underlying cause of hair loss and then select among the assortment of hair loss solutions to find the most appropriate treatment.

Male Pattern Baldness.

Up to 90% of all male hair loss is due to male pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia. In this situation, the cause of hair loss is due to genes inherited from the father, the mother, or both. The older a man gets the more likely balding is to occur, although some men begin to lose their hair as early as their late teens or early twenties.

Male pattern baldness generally appears in one of two ways – thinning hair on the crown of the head or a receding hairline. One way to predict the balding a man will experience is to look at hair loss and causes in his relatives. This is not always accurate, though, as sometimes male pattern baldness can skip a generation.

Cause of Male Pattern Baldness.

Experts say that as many as 50% of all men will experience hair loss, ranging from mild to moderate, by the time they turn 50 years old, and 65% of males will have perceptible baldness by the time they are 60 years old. Whether due to aging, genetics or a combination of the two, why exactly is it that hair loss occurs?

The answer is a chemical called dehydrotestosterone, or DHT. It is a male hormone that collects and builds up around hair follicles, eventually causing the follicle and the hair growing out of it to be killed. As DHT levels rise with aging, more and more follicles are affected by it and hair loss becomes more pronounced.

Other Male Hair Loss Causes…”

Women

10 Common Causes Of Hair Loss In Women self.com
“..There are many different types of hair loss. Some, like genetic andogenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss) are irreversible and out of your control—you get the hand you’re dealt. But others, like the very common telogen effluvium, which is temporarily increased shedding caused by a wide variety of health and hormonal changes, can be fixed. With telogen effluvium hair loss, you need to think back to four or so months before to determine the culprit, Bethanee Schlosser, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology and director of the Women’s Skin Health Program for Northwestern Medicine, tells SELF. “Shedding peaks about four months after the incident” that caused it, she explains. Other types of hair loss may happen progressively over some time and depending on whether they damage the hair follicle, can be either permanent or fleeting.

If you’ve noticed your hair is falling out more than usual, looks thinner, or seems to be growing more slowly, here are some of the most likely things that could be causing it…”

PREVENTION

7 Foods That Stop Hair Loss By Leah Polakoff September 1, 2016 prevention.com
“…While contending with bald spots and thinning tresses is stressful, there is hope: Research shows that it’s possible to thicken hair back up through dietary changes.

Fill your plate with the following foods, which are rich in proven hair-growth nutrients, as described in the new book Eat for Extraordinary Health & Healing. ..

Salmon

Hair is a protein fiber (as are nails), which means you need to eat protein to grow new strands and keep the existing ones strong. Protein is also required to produce keratin, a key structural component of hair.

A smart choice is marine-based protein, like salmon, which has been shown to boost hair health in women thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin content.

Honey

When used as a topical treatment, honey can improve the look of thinning hair. In a study of patients experiencing seborrheic dermatitis, which includes scaling, itching, and hair loss, those who applied a solution of 90% honey and 10% water to their scalp every other day for 4 weeks reported an improvement in hair loss at the end of the study….


Seaweed

A recent study found that a supplement containing cistanche tubulosa (a desert plant used in traditional Chinese medicine) and laminaria japonica (an edible brown seaweed) promoted hair growth in people with mild to moderate hair loss. After 16 weeks of supplementation, volunteers saw a 13% increase in hair volume and a 27% increase in hair thickness. The supplement was also effective at treating scalp inflammation and dandruff.
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8 (Actually Delicious) Foods That Can Make Your Hair Grow Faster stylecaster.com
by Natasha Burton stylecaster.com
“..Yellow peppers

Yellow bell peppers have nearly five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges (341 milligrams, as opposed to 63). This is very good news for your locks—vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage.

Oysters

Zinc deficiency has been known to cause hair loss and poor scalp conditions, and oysters are loaded with zinc—just three ounces contains 493-percent of your daily value. But not just any oysters will do: Steer clear of the ones caught in the Gulf of Mexico, which may contain unusually high levels of Cadmium due to the 2010 BP oil spill.

…Eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of those aforementioned omega-3s, and they are also contain biotin (which many people trying to grow their hair take in supplement form). But be aware: It’s not the “healthier” egg white that will make your hair long and beautiful, it’s the yolk. Eating too many egg whites can actually block the absorption of biotin into the body, causing a depletion of this micronutrient.
Sunflower seeds

Just a few little seeds can supply you with an abundance of vitamin E, which will enhance blood flow to the scalp and promote faster hair growth.
Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene, the precursor for vitamin A that not only promotes a healthy scalp but effectively promotes hair growth, too. Choose foods loaded with beta carotene over supplementing with high doses (over 2500 milligrams) of vitamin A from retinol, since it can be toxic at very high levels….”

TREATMENTS

34 Powerful Home Remedies For Hair Growth That Work Wonders
July 14, 2017 stylecraze.com
“..So how to grow new hair naturally? There are many advantages of going natural with hair care. The most important being the fact that it works and it is inexpensive. It’s like having the cake and the cherry at the same time!

There are many remedies from nature that deliver great results. We have split this list into 4 categories of Kitchen remedies, essential oils and dietary needs for better clarity…”

Home Remedies for Hair Growth top10homeremedies.com
“..Common causes of hair loss include nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, stress, use of improper hairstyles, heating tools, chemical-laden hair products, genetics, and various other reasons.

But you need not worry. There are some home remedies that can help nourish your hair and promote new growth. These remedies will prove to be highly effective if you follow them regularly for at least a month…”

Powerful Tips for Rapid Hair Growth || Natural Home Remedies For Fast Hair Growth and long hair


“Today I am Going To Show You , Powerful Tips for Rapid Hair Growth || Natural Home Remedies For Fast Hair Growth and long hair

Here are the top 10 ways to help your hair grow faster.
Eat a healthy diet. Eating a diet rich in protein and vital vitamins and minerals is an essential prerequisite to healthy hair growth. …
Use castor oil. …
Massage your scalp. …
Flip your hair upside down. …
Stay stress-free. …
Whip up an egg mask. …..”

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