Non-Surgical Hair Growth Remedies
Interested in the best non-surgical hair growth remedies? Ads for hair growth remedies can be found everywhere on the internet. In fact, many have dramatic before and after photos to accompany them. There are many different options to be found, and it can be difficult to decide whether they are worth trying. After all, how do you know who to trust? Medical pages are all well and good, but there are more personal blogs than those. As a rusult, it’s no wonder both men and women get lost when looking for legitimate non-surgical hair growth remedies.
And it’s fair that not everyone is interested in surgery. Whether financial, pain-related, etc., digesting the idea of having your head chopped and poked at, we get it. Say no more. So, if you’re reluctant to get a hair transplant such as a FUT or FUE, there are some non-surgical hair growth remedies to consider. We will discuss several of them in this article, we will start with the most natural and gentle treatments first, before discussing more advanced options that could include technology or prescriptions.
Optional Non-Surgical Hair Growth Remedies
Massage & Oils
When it comes to gentle non-surgical treatments, scalp massage is a great option. Working with essential oils such as peppermint, cinnamon, or rosemary has been shown to increase the circulation in the scalp. As a result, this stimulates new follicle growth. These oils also have anti-inflammatory and antifungal actions that can improve the overall health of the scalp. Mix a few drops of one or more of these essential oils in carrier oil such as avocado or pumpkin seed oil and slowly massage into the hair using the fingertips for about 5-10 minutes. Leave the oils on the scalp for up to two hours before washing and styling as usual.
Another oil that gets a lot of fanfare is castor oil, specifically black castor oil, which is less processed. While there are a lot of anecdotal reports of castor oil being a helpful oil for stimulating hair growth, there are currently no studies that support this claim. There is also no evidence that castor oil is bad for hair. While the castor oil may not be assisting in hair growth, it still has a lot of benefits for the structure of the hair. Just like your skin on your face and body, your hair and scalp also require nutrients such as fatty acids, antioxidants, and minerals in order to be healthy.
Castor oil is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E which have been shown to fight free radicals in the hair. Additionally, vitamin E may minimize inflammation in the scalp. Furthermore, there’s a connection between free radical damage and signs of aging in the hair such as graying and increased breakage. At the very least, castor oil will help to protect your hair and support its future health.
Another non-surgical option is hair growth vitamins. Common popular brands include Nourishvita, Nutrafol, and Sugar Bear Hair. NourishVita went through a thirty-day trial that was held by volunteers. The results that were noted by the team conducting the trial included increased hair growth speed, increased hair density, regrowth of lost hair, and a fuller look to the eyebrows and eyelashes as well.
Nutrafol and Sugar Bear Hair (aka SugarBearHair) have enthusiastic customer reviews but have been criticized for their vague ingredient lists. While these vitamins can be helpful and don’t have the same adverse side effects as the prescription hair loss medication finasteride, a lot will depend on the severity of your hair loss, and the contributing root causes. At the very least hair vitamins can be a helpful preventative treatment, especially if your hair loss is related to hormonal imbalances or stress.
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Finasteride, also known by its brand name Propecia is a prescription drug that has been shown to increase hair growth. Finasteride is in an 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. According to Medline Plus, it “treats BPH by blocking the body’s production of a male hormone that causes the prostate to enlarge.” Finasteride treats male pattern hair loss by blocking the body’s production of a male hormone in the scalp that stops hair growth. Unfortunately, finasteride comes with some unfortunate side effects, particularly for men. These include difficulty maintaining an erection, loss of libido, impotence. Finasteride only works as long you take it. In other words, it’s a lifetime commitment. If you discontinue use of this drug, you’ll lose any hair you’ve regrown. However, it can still prove to be a valuable tool.
The same goes for Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine. This is a topical treatment, not an ingestible one. It’s found in both spray and foam forms and is applied to parts of the head where hair is thinning or absent. Minoxidil widens blood vessels to deliver more oxygen-rich blood to the hair follicles. Additionally, Minoxidil helps increase the size of hair follicles. As a result, users frequently observe growth of thicker, stronger hairs. While it has been shown to prevent future hair loss and increase hair growth, it is another treatment that will cease to work if you stop using it. Therefore, it is not a long-term solution. Unless of course you plan to take it fro the rest of your life. Finally, while minoxidil side effects are rare, some people do experience scalp irritation as a result of using minoxidil.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Another non-surgical hair loss treatment to consider is LLLT laser cap therapy. At Laser Cap Me, we’re proud to feature the CapillusRX 312, the highest performing laser cap available. It contains 312 prescription-strength laser diodes and comes with a five-year warranty. This treatment is completely pain-free, and only requires 6 minutes of use per day. But that’s not all.
Unlike many other LLLT devices, Capillus means convenience. Wear it on the go. Discreately! The Capillus RX 312 lasercap fits under most hats. This means you can wear it under your favorite baseball hat, flatcap, sunhat, you name it! It has been clinically studied and shown to increase hair growth and hair density in 95% of the study participants that used the non-placebo device. LLLT laser caps such as the CapillusRX 312 have no known side effects either so they are completely safe.
Capillus is a great option to enhance your other hair growth remedies and hair restoration efforts. It works great with at-home hair strengthening regimens as well as pills and topical solutions. Additionally, if you do find that surgical intervention is in your best interest, Capillus is a fantastic addition to any hair transplant procedures.
Surgery May Be Necessary
Now, while you not want to hear it, some people need serious intervention to restore lost hair. And while non-surgical hair growth remedies may help, they are not a long-term solution to severe hair thinning. Hair loss treatments such as FUT and FUE are surgical procedures that are commonly known as hair transplants. In the past, people referred to them as hair plugs. However, technological advances have come a long way and the results offered are astounding. The transplantation process is identical for both procedures. However, they differ as far as methods for harvesting follicular grafts are concerned.
An FUT procedure harvests grafts from a strip of the scalp. Frequently, this will provide a large number of grafts and is much less expensive than FUE. However, this results in the need for sutures at the incision site. As a result, stitches are necessary to close up the two portions of skin. On the other hand, FUE is performed by harvesting the grafts individually from the back of the head in a dispersed pattern. FUE is often the preferred hair transplantation method because it is less invasive, the recovery time is shorter and the scars from the donor sites are practically invisible.
While surgery may not be your first choice, depending on the severity of your hair loss, it may be a consideration in the future if other non-surgical methods prove to be ineffective. The best plan is to schedule a complimentary consultation with our team at Laser Cap Me. You can schedule your appointment at your convenience. We can assess your current condition, and make our recommendations as far as the best way to restore your hair.
Call Laser Cap Me for Your Capillus RX 312 Lasercap!
Why wait? Contact Laser Cap Me today to ask about the Capillus RX 312 laser cap. If you’re not sure, still call us so you can have a free virtual consultation. We’ll discuss your available options and how laser hair therapy may be beneficial for your unique hair loss situation.
What have you got to lose except more hair? Contact us today and stop your hair loss problem! You can reach us at (213) 403-0455, or send us an email. You can also find out further details by visiting our clinic’s site Best Hair Transplant.