You may be wondering if hair fall treatments work or not? And the answer is a Big Yes!
When the right choice of therapy is made, the results show up eventually. There are many causes of hair loss, but fortunately, there are also a number of effective treatments that can help prevent or slow down the process. Hair fall can be due to various reasons, of which lifestyle, stress, pollution, and poor diet are the common ones. Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) and Telogen Effluvium (TE) are the common types of hair loss.
Millions of products claiming their benefit in hair fall therapy are available in the market but are these products worth your time and money? They are accompanied by side effects and treatment is prolonged with uncertain and temporary results. Moreover, many of them are not advisable to use during pregnancy and other special conditions. No matter what type of treatment you choose, it’s important to remember that prevention is key when it comes to avoiding hair loss.
Many studies have shown how herbs add to the health of the hair by stimulating the growth cycle, strengthening hair, and improving its thickness. Due to their wide composition, herbal products offer several advantages over synthetic compounds and are gaining importance now because of - good patient compliance as there are no major adverse effects, the cost of treatment is less, their ease of availability, and all these herbs seem to have more than one biochemical action that attributes to hair loss prevention.
Some herbal preparations with clinical significance in hair fall treatment are: -
⦁ Moringa oil- being rich in amino acids and biotin, they attribute to the rejuvenation of hair and increase blood circulation to hair respectively.
⦁ Kalonji oil- Kalonji (Nigella sativa/ black cumin) promotes hair growth naturally as it is rich in thymoquinone and nigellone. Both components are powerful antihistaminics. Antihistamines are usually prescribed for androgenic alopecia. Since they are a source of natural antihistamines , they would be safe to use with no side effects accompanied.
⦁ Amla – It is considered a superfood for healthy hair since its phytonutrients help provide oxygen; nourish and strengthen the hair fibers. Amla can be taken as powder, tablets, or applied topically which is said to be more effective than the latter.
The additional antioxidant property of these products prevents hair damage and breakage caused due to free radicals produced by external factors like stress, pollution, dirt, and internal factors like injury, hormonal imbalance, etc.
Studies show how a diet with low-level vitamin D supplements improves the symptoms. Vitamin D facilitates iron absorption from the gut. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss. Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant also has a role in repairing damaged follicles of hair and boosts oxygen supply and circulation. People are unaware of the fact that Vitamin C produces a vital protein called collagen which maintains good health and structure of the hair, nails, skin, etc. In addition, they also help in ferrous absorption.
Herbal preparations with vitamin supplements would be the best choice for treating hair fall. It helps in successful therapy at a low cost and no or with fewer side effects. With a combination of lifestyle changes and appropriate treatments, you can successfully manage your hair loss and restore your confidence.