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  • Hayk Matsakyan

Hair loss is a common condition that affects men and women worldwide. Research shows that 85% of males and 33% of females experience hair loss. People suffer from different kinds of hair loss conditions, but 95% of men who go bald have Androgenic Alopecia, a condition called male pattern baldness.


In addition, about 65% of men above 35 in the United States suffer from Androgenic Alopecia. Most men ask: can lost hair be recovered naturally? Well, we will answer this question in today’s post, but first, let us tell you that effective treatments for most hair loss conditions are available.


For instance, you may slow or reverse your hair loss. Most men take medications approved by the FDA to regrow their hair. These medications include Minoxidil and Propecia for pattern baldness. However, when conservative treatments do not work, people undergo hair transplant surgeries.


In addition, some people experience hair loss due to an underlying condition. So doctors advise them to treat that disease to regrow their hair. On the other hand, conditions like Alopecia Areata (patchy hair loss) may not require thorough treatment, and some people with this condition regrow their hair without any treatment or therapy.


According to Mayo Clinic, pattern baldness or hair loss caused by a chronic condition prevents people from regrowing their hair naturally. So, the answer to the question “Can I recover my lost hair naturally” is “yes” and “no.”


It depends on what type of hair loss you are suffering from and what caused the condition in the first place. Let us now discuss how to recover hair loss naturally. Read on!


Scalp Massage


Scalp massage is a holistic approach to improving your scalp’s health and promoting hair growth. Not only does massaging your scalp increases blood flow to the follicles, but it also enhances hair thickness.


A study published by the National Library Of Medicine (NLM) shows that standardized scalp massage encourages hair growth, volume, and thickness in the dermal papilla cells. These cells are in the bottom of the hair follicles and play a substantial role in hair formation, growth, shedding, and regrowth cycle.


Topical Products


Numerous topical products can stimulate hair growth in men and women. For example, rosemary oil is one such product that can improve thickness, volume, and growth when applied to the scalp.


In addition to rosemary oil, you can use onion juice, coconut oil, and aloe vera to streamline the process. A study published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) highlights that onion juice effectively treated Alopecia Areata in 87% of people.


Onion juice contains essential nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals that nourish your hair follicles, increase volume, improve shine, and strengthen hair. Moreover, onion juice can reduce the risk of thinning and breakage.


Healthy Diet


Maintaining a balanced diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is essential to recovering lost hair naturally. Foods such as nuts and seeds, fish, and eggs are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids.


These essential fatty acids fight inflammatory compounds and stimulate tissues to improve or maintain a healthier scalp. In addition to omega-3s, you must consume veggies and fruits to get the vitamins and minerals required for hair growth.

Consult with a Doctor


Although natural remedies work for some people, they may not regrow everyone’s hair suffering severe thinning or loss. We recommend consulting a qualified, experienced, and skilled doctor to seek proper treatment.


As mentioned earlier, an underlying medical condition may have caused hair loss, and treating it can recover the lost hair. So, a health professional can help you determine the cause of hair loss and suggest the best treatment options, such as:


· Medications

· PRP therapy

· Laser therapy

· Hair transplant surgery

· Scalp Micropigmentation

· Etc.


Final Words


While some people use natural remedies to recover lost hair, these methods may not work for everyone. A doctor with years of experience can tell you whether you can heal your damaged scalp tissues naturally or via medical treatments.

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Hair loss affects more than 80 million people in the United States. About 75% of men experience hair loss, commonly known as alopecia, after age 35. Although hair loss usually affects older adults, anyone can suffer from it.


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a person loses up to 100 hairs daily. Most people ask why the crown suffers the most from hair loss. What are the reasons behind it? Today's article will answer this question. Read on!


Hair Loss at Crown of the Head


A bald spot on your crown is the early sign of hair loss, also called male pattern baldness. Although a bald spot does not mean losing all your hair, it indicates you will shed hair over time. In addition to losing hair at the top of your head, you may also experience a receding hairline.


Research shows that 95% of hair loss at the crown in men is due to Androgenic Alopecia, a genetic trait that causes a thinning crown. The problem is usually due to genetic sensitivity to a byproduct, "dihydrotestosterone," or DHT of a hormone called testosterone. Let us discuss this further!


Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)


Male pattern baldness also called a balding crown, is one of the most significant problems for men. A hormonal byproduct "DHT" causes this problem. The byproduct's primary function is to develop body hair and voice deepening.


These are male characteristics that a man develops during puberty. However, a growing body of research evidence shows that DHT adheres to androgen receptors on scalp follicles, leading to acute or chronic shrinkage.


New hairs developed are weaker, more delicate, and more prone to shedding. Moreover, DHT affects the hair growth cycle, particularly the Anagen phase. It reduces the length of the Anagen phase and increases the Telogen phase duration, causing news hairs to take more time to grow back. Sometimes, the prolonged Telogen phase stops hair growth.


Harsh Chemicals in Hair Products


Commercially manufactured hair products contain harsh chemicals that can speed up hair loss at the crown. For instance, a shampoo containing sulfates attaches to the scalp's sebum oil and damages the follicles. Not only do sulfates stop sebum from reaching the follicles, but it also dries your scalp, resulting in skin irritation and eczema.


Formaldehyde is another chemical or carcinogen found in shampoos and conditioners. It can affect the overall condition of your hair and scalp and promote thinning of hair at the crown.

Polyethylene glycol is a harmful ingredient found in commercial haircare products. Although it is a thickening agent, it prevents natural oils and optimal moisture levels from the hair, leading to the formation of a bald spot at the crown.


Final Words


Hair loss at the crown is one of the men's most troubling issues because males are the most affected compared to women. Taking care of your hair using organic products is critical to maintaining its overall health.


However, suppose you have already developed the signs and symptoms of hair loss at the crown. In that case, you can consult a dermatologist to prescribe you an adequate treatment, such as minoxidil, an FDA-approved medication.


On the other hand, if this medication fails to improve your symptoms or regrow your hair, you can undergo a hair transplant such as FUT or FUE or Scalp Micro Pigmentation also known as Hair Tattoo. Make sure you hire a professional, licensed, and experienced hair transplant surgeon or SMP artist to achieve your goals.

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  • Hayk Matsakyan

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

A receding hairline is one of the most significant problems for men and women, affecting mental and social wellbeing. Studies show that this condition is more common in men than women. A receding hairline is the first sign of Androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness.


Although you can find various treatment options to manage your receding hairline, the effect of this condition varies from person to person. For instance, some people’s hairline does not recede quickly, and they experience more hair loss at the crown of their head.


However, most males experience a fast-receding hairline. Today’s article will discuss the reasons for faster hairline receding. Read on!


Why does Hairline Recedes Quickly?


A research study published on NCBI states that 50% of men experience a receding hairline before the age of 50. However, the same research concludes that this condition can affect people at the end of puberty after the age of 20. Let us now discuss the causes of a receding hairline and why it occurs fast.


Hairline Becomes Sensitive to DHT Levels


A receding hairline is due to male pattern baldness, a condition that causes hair loss or baldness in men. When you notice a weakening hairline, your hair loss has started. Looking for optimal solutions is critical to reducing further risks.


Androgenic alopecia causes your hair follicles at the hairline to become sensitive to dihydrotestosterone, a byproduct or modified form of testosterone hormone. Thus, it causes the hair follicles at the hairline to shrink and weaken, producing shorter, thinner, and weaker hair.


In addition, DHT also replaces the thicker hair with weaker and thinner ones, causing your hairline to recede faster. Sometimes, DHT stops the hair growth at the hairline, and the journey towards hair loss hastens.


Smoking can Weaken Hair Follicles


Your lifestyle and daily habits are directly proportional to your overall physical and mental health. For example, a balanced diet and exercise improve your health. However, smoking or consuming heavy alcohol reduces blood flow to your organs, tissues, and cells.


The same is true for a receding hairline. A 2020 research study shows that smoking tobacco can severely affect your hair follicles and cause the hairline to recede quickly. However, this depends on a person’s genetic makeup, meaning some people experience more hair loss at the crown instead of the hairline.


Smokers often have grade-3 deep hairline recession. About 47% of people who smoke cigarettes have grade-3 hair loss, and 24% experience grade-4 hair loss on the Hamilton-Norwood scale.


Oxidative Stress Recedes Hairline


Oxidative stress is another significant cause of a fast hairline recession in men. Free radicals are molecules that react to hormones, essential nutrients, and enzymes in your body, altering your genetic makeup. The higher the free radicals in your body, the higher the oxidative stress, leading to a hair recession.


Another research study highlights that exposure to environmental pollutants, UV rays of the sun, and allergens can also increase oxidative stress in your body, preventing blood vessels from transporting essential nutrients to your hairline. As a result, your hairline recedes quickly.


Final Words


Although a receding hairline has significant psychological consequences, the good news is that various treatment options, such as medication, hair transplant surgery or scalp micro pigmentation can help you overcome the issue. Contact us today for more information!

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