Hair loss in women: the best remedies and effective treatments

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Hair loss (apart from chemotherapy treatment which can cause hair loss) is quite normal since we all lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day, some a little more depending on the type of hair, the age , season or heredity.

The hair grows 1 mm every 3 days which corresponds to about 12 to 15 cm per year. The growth phases are 3 to 6 years and the rest phase of 3 weeks during which the hair dies and its fall phase will extend over 3 months.

Fall is a season known to be conducive to hair loss due to hormonal changes in response to light, but periods of stress or hormonal disturbances such as pregnancy or menopause can cause hair loss in women. 

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In the event of a fall after a pregnancy, do not worry because women then regain all of their hair capital in the year following the birth of the baby.

Thus, if it is normal to lose a few hairs per day, it will be necessary to consult your doctor:

  • – if the loss is more than 200 hairs per day,
  • – if it drags on as it may be related to an underlying medical problem
  • – or in the case of pathological hair loss called alopecia.

This alopecia or baldness in men is most often due to an excess of male hormones, this excess can be hereditary but there are many other factors not always known which also come into account. 

Objective: stronger, thicker, denser hair! So how do you prevent hair loss and promote hair regrowth and growth?

Anti-hair loss food supplements

Hair loss is also linked to deficiencies in zinc, magnesium, calcium, group B vitamins or iron. Hair is also a very good indicator of these deficiencies and in particular mineral deficiencies. 

Too, hair supplements are one of the first reflexes to have during a hair loss since they allow with a treatment of at least 3 months (it is the obligatory condition!) to improve the aspect of the hair and to revitalize the hair cycle.

These food supplements improve capillary microcirculation and reduce inflammation at the bulbar level which precedes hair loss. They provide group B vitamins: B6, B8, Zinc, sulfur amino acids which are necessary for the synthesis of keratin and hair growth.

Some food supplements are also sebum-regulating and can therefore reduce the excess production of sebum which can be the cause of hair loss. In these sebum-regulating supplements, we will mainly find Zinc and pumpkin seed oil for example. 

The presence of Taurine is important in these food supplements because it helps fight against free radicals, responsible for premature aging of the hair bulb. Without forgetting the brewer’s yeast, which has an ancestral strengthening action on the hair.

Hair loss: natural treatments

Herbal medicine against hair loss

The world of plants also has its place in the treatment of hair loss! Thanks to herbal medicine, you can cure your hair problems. Indeed, many plants are found in the food supplements mentioned above and they are generally associated with minerals to be able to benefit from a boosted action called synergistic!

  • – We can use plants in local use by friction on the scalp such as Quinine extracted from Quinquina which is a tree from South America. Quinine is part of the composition of many shampoos, lotions and anti-hair loss frictions.
  • – Scots pine contains a molecule called alpha-pinene which helps promote cell growth locally in the hair bulb.
  • – Liquorice modifies the action of enzymes responsible for hair loss and finally, Boxwood which used as a decoction in the form of friction has a beneficial effect to stop hair loss.
  • – Finally,  RosemaryBurdockNettle Root are all plants with Nasturtium which improve the overall appearance of the hair and help to stop hair loss. Do not hesitate to ask your pharmacist for advice on obtaining and using these plants.

Homeopathy for hair loss

In homeopathy, a number of strains are indicated. Please note, these indications are given in a general way and must be the subject of a visit to a homeopath for the analysis of the field of the individual in order to determine the suitable strain as well as the appropriate dosage for each person.

For all forms of alopecia,Thallium sulfuric is indicated then according to local determination (area of ​​hair loss and appearance of the hair): Bryonia alba, Selenium metallicum, Fluoricum acidum and according to a general determination on the individual: Arsenicum album, Natrum muriaticum, Aurum metallicum, Arsenicum album, Phosphorus, Lycopodium clavatum.

In all cases, seek advice from your pharmacist or homeopath for a treatment adapted to each case.

Aromatherapy for hair loss

CAUTION: Great care should be taken with the first use of essential oils in order to detect intolerance or an allergy and not to use them in children or pregnant women.

Finally, do not expose yourself to the sun within 2 hours of applying an essential oil. Selection of essential oils for the hair:

  • – Ylang ylang essential oil thanks to its antioxidant power.
  • – Rosemary essential oil activates the microcirculation at the level of the hair bulb.
  • – Lemon essential oil for its tonic effect on the scalp
  • – Cedarwood essential oil+ Tea tree essential oil + Palmarosa essential oil is a mixture that can be used in a shampoo for hair loss on an oily scalp.

Be careful, always ask your pharmacist for advice on the use of these essential oils which have active ingredients that are sometimes very powerful and which may be incompatible with the taking of certain medications.

Hair transplant

Hair transplantation generally remains the last resort for significant hair loss  (and or very badly experienced). The natural hair transplant is certainly a relatively expensive means but the installation of implants is something much more frequent and affordable.
Finally, the use of wigs or hairpieces (now thanks to their high technicality of manufacture) makes them almost undetectable accessories and are a very good alternative to grafts or implantations at a lower cost.

Hair loss at the pharmacist’s counter  :

  • – Possibly determine the cause: pregnancy, diet, stress, change in hormonal treatment,  fatigue, hereditary ground …
  • – Offer food supplements over 3 months associated with anti-hair loss shampoos and mild shampoos.
  • – Suggest, if the person wishes, a local treatment to stimulate regrowth.

Then make the first point after 3 months because the effects of all these treatments are visible only after 3 months, this being linked to the natural growth phase of the hair, even if a visual improvement can be noted with some treatments from the first month.

There are solutions to mitigate and slow down this hair loss and above all to stimulate regrowth! So how do you do it? Here are some solutions offered by your online pharmacists.

Hair loss: the causes

Hair loss is quite normal since we all lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day, some a little more depending on the type of hair, age, season, or even heredity.

The hair grows 1 mm every 3 days which corresponds to about 12 to 15 cm per year. The growth phases are 3 to 6 years and the rest phase is 3 weeks during which the hair dies. Its fall phase lasts for 3 months.

Fall is a season known to be conducive to hair loss due to hormonal changes in response to light, but periods of stress or hormonal disturbances such as pregnancy or menopause can cause hair loss in women.

Indeed, motherhood causes a phenomenon called postpartum alopecia which affects about one in two women but no worries because women then regain all of their hair capital the year following the birth of the baby.

Thus, if it is normal to lose a few hairs per day, it is necessary to consult your doctor if:

  • – The fall is more than 200 hairs per day.
  • – It drags on because it may be related to an underlying medical problem
  • – Or in the case of pathological hair loss: alopecia.

This alopecia or baldness in men is most often due to an excess of male hormones, this excess can be hereditary but there are many other factors not always known that also come into account.

Objective: stronger, thicker, denser hair! So how do you prevent hair loss and promote hair regrowth and growth?

How to prevent hair loss?

A few healthy lifestyle tips to get started:

  • – Do not traumatize his hair!
  • Stop the abuse of aggressive products (or those carried out by a professional): coloring, perms, chemical smoothing …
  • – Do not (too) pull on your hair ! Have a suitable hairbrush and pay attention to headbands, elastics, curlers, very tight braids, curling iron, straightening plate …
  • – Avoid too hot water or too hot drying (hair dryer or straightener with heating plates).
  • – Massaging the scalp activates the microcirculation and makes the scalp much more receptive to care: the massage is done with the fingertips in a gentle way with circular movements from the neck to the top of the skull. Funny little spider-shaped massage devices can also be used and are very effective in stimulating micro-circulation.
  • – Wearing a hat in the sun and drying your hair in the open air is a plus for having beautiful, resistant hair.
  • – Use protective hair products (nourishing oils, with or without sun filters depending on the exposure) by limiting too long swimming in salted and / or chlorinated water which makes them brittle.
  • – Rinse your hair with lemon juice diluted in lukewarm water tightens the scales of the hair.
  • – Food also plays a role since a balanced consumption rich in zinc  (seafood, meat, calf’s liver, dried beans, soybeans, lentils, wheat germs, wholemeal bread, etc.) and group B vitamins  ( meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products) helps nourish the hair “from the inside”.
  • – Tobacco also affects the quality of the hair: less irrigated, it is “asphyxiated” by the substances contained in cigarettes.

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