Baldness and thinning hair are conditions that can have a devastating effect on a person’s self esteem. People have been looking for a cure for baldness for years and the research is getting closer each year. Experts have identified two key ingredients that speed up hair loss: Stress and DHT. This article will cover both and preventative measures you can take to work against these two factors to act as a baldness cure. Science has also made great strides in re-growing hair through proper diet and if necessary surgery.
DHT is a testosterone derived hormone. An excessive level of DHT has a nasty habit of blocking, clogging, and killing off hair follicles, which is what leads to baldness. Hair itself is generally considered dead, but the follicles at the base are what alive and cause hair to grow. Reducing the level of DHT is the first step in fighting hair loss. Stress is the other big enemy. Being stressed out has a lot of negative impacts on the body, the main of which is causing hair follicles to die off.
Saw palmetto and nettle roots are natural herbal treatments that act as DHT inhibitors and go a long way in combating hair loss. A proper diet high in Vitamins A, E, and folic acid will help keep DHT levels low and promote healthy hair. You can also use rosemary, peach leaves, and other herbs to create a wash that will promote follicle growth. There are countless ways to combat stress, from simple meditation to exercise. A healthy diet and exercise will help a great deal with hair loss prevention as well as all around wellness.
The last step in the baldness cure race is turning to science. Modern technologies have come a long way from the hair plugs and bad toupees you see on TV sitcoms. A company will now do exact hair matching as well as take measurements of your head to create a perfect fit. The glues used to hold it into place have also begun to come in a waterproof variety to allow swimming. Hair micro-transplantation, the current term for hair plug surgery, has become a much cleaner and more common procedure. The ability to work at the follicle level to implant specific groups of follicles at specific depths and angles has created new looks for people that you would have never known they were bald if you didn’t know them before hand.