London: HAIR supplements that stimulate hair growth may seem like a no-brainer if you are experiencing hair loss, but knowing where to begin may seem overwhelming and you may be skeptical as to the claims being made. Luckily, certain supplements have shown promising results, including essential oil.
Hair loss can be pernicious because the physical change may cause psychological issues over time, such as a loss of self-esteem. Although hair loss may signal an underlying medical condition, it is not usually a cause for concern and may grow back in time. If you continue to lose hair, however, there are a number of treatment options available that may help to stimulate hair growth.
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Research suggests that lavender oil, for example, may stimulate hair growth and treat the condition’s associated problems. The plant oil, which has been shown to aid skin conditions and sleep problems, has also been shown to encourage hair growth in a study published in the journal Toxicological Research.
The study found that lavender oil applied to mice made them grow more hair and their hair also grew thicker and faster than normal. The study also suggests the oil may help to address male and female pattern baldness, a type of hair loss that is permanent.
Other ways to treat pattern baldness: According to the NHS, finasteride, and minoxidil are the main medications used to treat male pattern baldness. Minoxidil can also be used to treat female pattern baldness but women shouldn’t use finasteride, cautioned the health site.
Another solution to permanent hair loss is to wear a wig but there are pros and cons to the different types of wigs. As the NHS explains, synthetic wigs last six to nine months, are easier to look after and cost less than real-hair wigs but can be itchy or hot.
Alternatively, a hair transplant is suitable for people with permanent baldness, although suitable for people with other types of hair loss, such as the type that causes bald patches (alopecia areata), notes the NHS.
What does it involve? A hair transplant is a procedure to move hair to an area that’s thin or bald. “A hair transplant is usually carried out under local anesthetic and sedation, which means you’ll be awake but will not feel any pain,” explains the NHS.