Stimulate Dormant Hair Follicle Growth
Active hair follicles go through a natural cycle of growth that includes a period of growth, a period of rest, and then shedding or falling out. If you’ve started to notice thinning in certain areas of your scalp, i.e., your hairline receding or a visible bald spot, it may be part of the normal process or it could be the result of dormant hair. Hair loss occurs when the hair follicles go dormant and are no longer able to produce hair. When an entire area goes dormant your hair begins to look and feel noticeably thinner.
How to Wake Up Dormant Follicles
It may be possible to promote hair growth by using a few simple techniques. For most hair regrowth options available, it helps to begin treatment before your hair follicle become dormant. To determine an accurate diagnosis consult with your medical provider if you are experiencing unusual hair loss. Here are a few recommended solutions for stimulating hair regrowth:
Natural Remedy: Massage your scalp with a mixture of almond oil and rosemary and peppermint essential oils. Add three or four drops of peppermint, rosemary, and sage essential oils to a tablespoon of olive oil and massage into your scalp once or twice daily. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, these essential oils may help to stimulate new hair growth when used in scalp massage. However, if you are using minoxidil it is recommended that you consult your health care provider regarding possible interactions between it and any natural topical products you may want to try.
Medication: Rogaine (minoxidil) is available for men and women in spray form. This medication is used to prevent further hair from thinning, and has even led to hair growth in a small percentage of men. Propecia (finasteride) is an oral drug that is only available for men, and has been found to only work in about 60% of the men who use it. Be sure to talk with your doctor about the potential side effects of Finasteride as they may include irrevocable sexual dysfunction. Treatment with either medication typically takes a year before patients see results.
Hair Transplant / Hair Restoration Surgery: The procedure removes hairs from dense areas of the scalp and relocates them to areas where hair has been lost. Today techniques are so developed that once you heal, your hair looks completely natural.
Laser Treatment: Low-laser therapy is used to stimulate hair growth by driving blood to hair follicles. This option is available in dermatologists' and doctors' offices who specialize in hair loss as well as at many hair-loss centers.
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