If you are a candidate for something more natural there are a few hair thinning remedies that will either decrease or halt you hair loss. Some of us are blessed with good genes while others are not. But did you know that baldness is also genetically related? It can occur in men and women if our DNA had the “bald” gene. So more than likely if you notice an unusual amount of hair loss, either while brushing your hair or while shampooing, it could just be heredity. Hair thinning in women could be the result of an autoimmune disease such as lupus. The best solution would be to visit your family doctor to learn what really is the reason for your hair loss.
By far the most popular and cost efficient hair thinning remedies for women is to wear a wig or a hair weave. In addition, wearing a wig is safe with no side effects and if you purchase several wigs, you can change your looks as often as you desire. Another plus to a wig if it is made of human hair, is that it can be styled or curled or dyed just like you would on a person. You can update your look as often as you like. A huge disadvantage of wearing a wig is that you probably can not go swimming, or perform any function that could result in the wig falling off.
Another hair thinning remedy is the use of a hair transplant. The idea is the same as when you would perform an organ transplant. The major difference here is that the physician will use your own hair to make the transplant. In this procedure the doctor will take hair that is still growing and transplant it into another hair follicle where it is not growing or reasonably thin. This method is painful as well as expensive. In some cases for this treatment to be effective, several transplants have to be done in order for it to be a success. Even though you do undergo a hair transplant does not mean that it will stop any future hair loss. You might have to reconsider another hair transplant at that stage.
Minoxidil is an over the counter medicine that has shown women with thinning hair some great results. Research data indicates that about 25 percent of women who in fact did use this product saw new growth of hair. Most of women did report a stop or slowing down of hair loss. The disadvantage of this medication is that it has to be taken continuously to prevent any hair loss.
Doctors might suggest the use of corticosteroid medications to treat hair loss. This medication is injected directly into the scalp. This prevents any hair from falling out and has been known to stimulate new hair growth. You will notice a change a month after the medication has been injected. If your hair loss is moderate, your doctor may just suggest the use of a topical corticosteroid. The disadvantage here is that the ointment is not as effective as the shot itself.