Even though hair is considered by many to be a superficial attribute, for sufferers of baldness this seemingly superficial feature can have major impacts on self-esteem and how one is perceived. For many, the appearance of a single bald spot can be a terrifying occurrence, potentially heralding the arrival of a steady decline into total baldness.
Some attempt to rectify this with treatments of all descriptions, from topical creams to pills reputed to improve hair growth to costly and invasive surgical hair transplant surgeries.
But in this article we take a look at a few things you can do completely naturally, and more or less on your own, to try and prevent those bald spots from taking up further head real estate.
So with that in mind, let’s try and figure out the best way to regrow bald spots naturally or, at the very least, provide some viable options.
The Topical Approach
The huge amounts of anti-hair loss creams and ointments on the market is staggering, yet studies have shown that simple and all-natural oils can be used to improve the health of existing hair and even promote new hair growth. A double blind, placebo controlled study from 2014 demonstrated the efficacy of pumpkin seed oil at helping combat baldness.
Aside from the effects of the topical solutions themselves, the topical approach may have another secondary benefit. Studies have shown some efficacy of scalp massage in helping to treat hair loss. The physical action of the massage, as well as the relaxing experience it induces, has been shown scientifically to help fight hair loss.
The Internal Approach
After you’ve made it through the gauntlet of topical solutions for hair loss, there still remains the pharmacopoeia of pills, herbs, and supplements which claim to help you regrow your lost hair. Plans to regrow hair even extend into the realm of diet and nutrition, with protocols like the Rebuild Hair Program by Jared Gates (see NewspaperCat.org for details) becoming increasing popular in recent years.
A very informative paper titled “Nutritional Factors And Hair Loss” was published in the journal Clinical Experimental Dermatology in 2002.
The paper outlined some important, scientifically documented nutritional factors which play a role in hair loss. Iron deficiency is noted as a potential contributor to hair loss. Similarly, the essential amino acid L-lysine is identified as important, with double blind studies showing that a significant number of women with hair shedding responded positively to iron and L-lysine therapy.
But before you go out and grab some L-lysine and iron supplements (or any of the other supplements purported to stave off hair loss,) take heed of the author’s warning: “Excessive intake of nutritional supplements may actually cause hair loss and are not recommended in the absence of a proven deficiency.”
Aside from nutritional deficiencies, smoking and consuming alcohol have been shown to contribute to hair loss. Abstaining from alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco may be helpful to prevent hair loss.
Scientific evidence suggests there is no single best way to regrow bald spots naturally. However, there are plenty of available treatment options that are likely to help either by themselves or in combination with each other.
Experiment with these simple and scientifically-backed methods before you throw money and time away chasing after a cure-all! You might be surprised at their efficacy.