There are people worldwide, suffering from hair loss. Hair loss is one of the things that lower your self-esteem and make you feel vulnerable and susceptible. Also, who doesn’t want lovely and healthy hair? Hair loss depends on varied factors together with unhealthy diet, stress, modern lifestyle, use of harmful chemicals, and many more. One thing you need to keep in mind is that despite what your hair type is i.e. straight, curly, dry, oily, wavy etc, the basic hair structure of our hair is perhaps the same. There are several layers in the fibers of our hair. Broadly, we call the first layer “Cuticle”. It’s the outermost layer which contains very thin cells and gives shine to your hair and protects the inner layers from damaging. “Cortex”, the second layer, which is accountable for the hair color, texture etc. Proteins like Keratin are present in this layer. The third and the innermost layer is “Medulla”, composed of thin and soft transparent cells and air spaces. The health of cortex and medulla depends on Cuticles integrity of protecting them. By keeping all these aspects in mind, let me give you the answer of the most frequently asked question by hair loss sufferers. And the question is,
- Is it possible to regrow hair?
Simply, Yes. It is possible to regrow hair either naturally or medically if the follicles are intact to your scalp. But if they have disappeared or scarred, then the chances of their regrowth are relatively low. Consequently, you must care for your hair otherwise once the balding process gets started, it would be difficult to stop it.
- What really works to regrow hair?
There are considerable things that you can endeavor in order to improve and regrow your hair. If you are into natural remedies, you can try the following steps :
- Massage your scalp with your preferable oil. It will stimulate the blood flow in your scalp.
- Don’t over wash your hair. Over washing will lead to the disposal of essential moisture and will make your hair dry and frizzy.
- Use sulfate-free products.
- Exercise. It not only improves your overall health but also boosts the ability of absorbing nutrients of your body.
- Drink water.
- Eat healthy.
- Stop excessive styling of hair. ( i.e. Straightening, drying etc.)
- Gently Towel dry your hair.
- Use hair masks using natural ingredients like eggs, yogurt, honey, aloe Vera, etc.
- Maintain clean and healthy scalp. (wash at least 3 days a week)
Medically, you can use oral medications like Finasteride, Minoxidil, etc. Or you can get Plasma Injections i.e. PRP Treatment (Platelet -Rich- Plasma). Let’s jump into another perpetually asked question.
- How long will it take to regrow hair?
Genetically, four to six months are required to regrow hair on the scalp. Science however, verbalizes two to four months, adequate for hair regrowth. After two to three weeks, little regrowth can be visually perceived. In 1-2 months, hair starts growing saliently and you can optically discern an inch increase per month. As the duration varies between different hair consultants, one factor on which each of them accedes is that your hair regrowth will highly rely on your diet and your hair care regime.
- Can hair grow back after balding?
Hair loss is easy to govern but once you have encountered baldness, growing hair back is an arduous task. Nonetheless, there are numerous ways to get back a head full of haircut using Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia),are the foremost and FDA (Food and Drug Administrative) approved drugs that are highly recommended to treat baldness.
- How to regrow hair on bald spots fast?
Didn’t pay enough attention to hair loss and now it has turned into a bald spot on your head? Well, there are few things that you can take into account for growing hair fast on bald spots either naturally, medically or surgically.
Eat foods that stimulate hair growth (eggs, spinach, meat, salmon and fatty fish, etc.). Lower levels of Vitamin D can cause spot baldness therefore, get checked and if prescribed, orally consume vitamin D supplements.
In order to treat your bald spot medically, you can opt for medications like Finasteride, Minoxidil, Corticosteroids, and Methotrexate, etc.
Surgically, you can go for Hair Transplant (FUT or FUE), Laser Therapy, Mesotherapy, PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma) Therapy and Hair Concealers, etc.
Still, No step should be taken without a proper checkup and consultation of your medico. Get examined first and then take the next step.