Hair Loss: Are Herbal Remedies Effective?

Herbal Hair Loss Remedies Herbal remedies as a hair loss treatment have sprung up all over now that people are more interested in taking care of their health and appearance. Many people prefer to go to a vitamin shop and find remedies to help with hair loss rather than to a doctor that specializes in that area. However, there are so many herbs and vitamins that claim to help with hair loss that it can be quite confusing to know which ones are really effective. One of the most popular are Saw Palmetto that claims to slow down existing hair loss. It is usually recommended in conjunction with other herbs.

Green Tea has been credited with many health benefits as of late. It is said to contain an enzyme that inhibits hair loss. It has certain anti-inflammatory qualities as well. Drinking several cups daily will also help with energy and appetite control.

A popular herb with senior citizens is Ginko Biloba. It claims to help with the circulation of blood to the brain and skin. Many believe that additional circulation will help stimulate the hair follicles to re-generate and go into an earlier growth pattern. An added benefit may be an increase in memory function.

Algae Extract and certain seaweed derivatives are supposed to inhibit testosterone and act as antioxidants. They are believed to reduce damage to the skin and help heal existing damage. Claims have been made that the thickness of the hair shaft is also effected.

When used in moderation these and other herbs should be relatively safe (follow manufacturer recommendations). There is no guarantee however that they will be effective. The best alternative to safe, permanent and affordable hair restoration is hair transplant surgery. Once the hair has fallen out little can be done to restore it. There are medications such as rogaine and propecia that can be of some benefit but you must use them consistently for the rest of your life once you have begun treatment.

Hair Transplantation can restore your natural hair to thinning and balding areas so that you can once again be free to style your hair and go about the rest of your life without worrying about your hair loss.

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