Are you concerned about your receding hair line or hair loss?, especially on the crown of the head. By age forty, two-thirds of Caucasian men are noticeably bald. Doctors usually divide types of hair loss—medically termed alopecia—into two categories: scarring and nonscarring forms. The scarring forms tend to be less reversible. They usually result from infection that causes inflammation around hair follicles, which eventually leads to the follicles being replaced by scar tissue.You can try natural remedies for alopecia hair loss, once underlying cause of hair loss is confirm. Among the disorders that should be ruled out first are hypothyroidism, parasitic infestation, protein deficiency, mineral deficiency, hormonal changes, ringworm, side effects of drugs, and stress. If an underlying medical problem is identified, it can be treated accordingly.
Scarring types of alopecia may or may not be reversible, depending on the extent of damage to the hair follicles. Once true scarring has occurred, hair loss cannot be reversed; however, if an infection is treated early, some or all follicular activity may return.
Natural remedies for alopecia hair loss
You may want to try these natural remedies for nonscaring alopecia hair loss before opting for any medical treatment.
Garlic collyrium paste
Two to three cloves of garlic are ground together with a pinch of collyrium (kajal) and applied to the hairless patch. If there is any irritation, butter should be smeared over the patch.
Dry wet hair through friction
A naturopathic cure is to dry the wet hair through friction, i.e. rub the head with the fingertips till the hair is completely dry.
Scalp massage with mustard oil and tobacco
Another method is to grind the tobacco in mustard oil and use it for massaging the scalp.
Arnica has been evaluated as a treatment for hair loss as a result of androgenetic alopecia, stress and psychological causes.
Avoid animal proteins
Chinese medicine teaches that the kidneys influence the scalp and hair. Avoid eating excessive amounts of meat, which stresses the kidneys. A diet based on meat seems to speed up hair loss. Avoid consuming excessive amounts of animal fats, animal proteins. and salt. This may help delay hair loss in men prone to male pattern baldness.
Try nutritional supplements
To address possible deficiencies, take a good multivitamin and mineral supplement daily.
To ensure proper assimilation of nutrients, take a full spectrum digestive enzyme supplement providing 5,000 international units of lipase, 2,500 international units of amylase, and 300 international units of protease, plus 500 to 1,000 milligrams of pancreatin, with each meal.
Note: Long-term supplementation with pancreatin is not advised, as it can cause your pancreas to reduce its own production of this important enzyme. Overuse also has the potential to cause nausea or diarrhea. After two months on pancreatin, discontinue use and monitor your reaction If you find that your problems recur, discuss pancreatin supplementation with your health-care
High doses of inositol can stimulate hair growth in some individuals with non scarring types of hair loss, even after long-term loss. Take 200 milligrams twice a day. Choline acts together with inositol. If you take inositol, take an equal amount of choline.
Vitamin E is necessary for skin and scalp health, including llu- health of the hair follicles. Choose a product containing mixed tocopherols or d-alpha-tocopherol (avoid the dl-alpha-tocopherol form) and start by taking 200 international units daily. After two weeks, increase the dosage to 400 international units daily.
Note: If you are taking an Anticoagulant (blood thinner), consult your physician before taking supplemental vitamin E
Selenium assists in the utilization of vitamin E. Take 100 to 200 micrograms daily.
Try the following supplement program
Take 1,000 to 3,000 milligrams (1 to 3 grams) of a free form amino-acid formula, in capsule or powder form, two or three times daily, either before or after meals.
Take 1,000 to 3,000 milligrams (l to 3 grams) of a mixed (chelated mineral formula at lunchtime and 2,000 milligrams at night.
Silica and zinc
Silica and zinc are important for hair growth and strength. Take 100 to 250 milligrams of silica once or twice daily, plus 15 milligrams of zinc twice daily. Take zinc with food to prevent stomach upset. If you take over 30 milligrams of zinc on a daily basis for more than one or two months, you should also take 1 to 2 milligrams of copper each day, to maintain a proper mineral balance.
Take a vitamin—B-complex supplement that supplies 25 to 50 milligrams of the major B vitamins two or three times daily.
Biotin promotes hair and scalp health and, in some cases, can even prevent hair loss. The best sources of biotin are nuts, brown rice, brewer‘s yeast. You can also take an additional 500 microgram to 2 milligrams of biotin daily.
Take 500 to 1,000 milligram of vitamin C twice daily. Vitamin C supports hair formation and helps with the structural support of the hair follicles.
Eat a nourishing and well—balanced diet that includes plenty of good-quality lean protein, such as that found in fish, grains, and legumes. If your cholesterol level is not too high, include moderate amounts of cheese and eggs in your diet. Also eat lots of mineral-rich foods like vegetables, grains and legumes, plus some nuts and seeds and sea vegetables. This type of diet will supply ample protein and minerals and best support hair growth. Deficiencies of protein and minerals may be factors in hair loss.
If you are experiencing hair loss, have a hair analysis done to uncover any nutritional deficiencies or toxic metal contamination. As hair is formed, available minerals and amino acids circulating in the blood are laid down in the hair. A hair analysis can therefore provide a picture of your mineral status and pick up any exposure to toxic metals. You should also consult your physician to check for an underlying health problem, such as hypothyroidism or infection.