Saturday, February 16, 2008

5 Hair Loss Treatment Techniques That Work

Fortunately for us, balding is a condition that can be treated in most cases, but unfortunately, the sheer amount of techniques developed for this purpose can be confusing at best.

Obviously, treatment will also depend on what exactly causes the hair growth problems: for example, if one is suffering from some form of cancer and undergoes chemotherapy, he won't be able to fight the hair growth problems with regular treatment methods.

Let's take a look at 5 of the most popular baldness treatments, together with what different types of the condition they're best at working with.

1.Growth Stimulators - True, growth stimulators don't work against hair growth problems, but they can help you ease the growth/loss negative ratio so that your baldness does not become too visible too soon.

Although growth stimulators are not the best solution to your problem, you can use them in conjunction with another type of treatment that specifically works against hair loss, with great results.

2.DHT Inhibitors - Male pattern baldness is caused by a hormonal dysfunction in testosterone, which gets binded to 5-Alpha reductase, an enzyme that converts the hormone to DHT, or dihydrotestosterone.

When the level of DHT outweighs the level of testosterone in the body, hair loss is likely to occur. DHT inhibitors work against this binding process, stopping DHT from forming and cutting down baldness before it can occur. Used in conjunction with hair growth stimulators, DHT inhibitors are quite effective.

3.Anti Androgens - Another factor that causes baldness is the binding of testosterone to androgen receptors, a combination that damages the hair follicles and causes them to weaken. Androgen binding occurs further down the road, whereas 5-Alpha reductase binding is the first chemical combination that takes place in the hair loss condition.

Usually, a combination of anti androgens and DHT inhibitors works best, but if DHT can handle your hair loss problems alone, there's no need to go the extra mile and use this third treatment method as well.

4.Anti Inflammatory Treatment - Your scalp and hair follicles can get hammered by several factors, including itches, inflammations, flakes, scratches and rashes. All these can work together and thin down the hair follicle, eventually making it weaker.

Anti inflammatory treatments may include lotions for the scalp or special anti-dandruff shampoos that can eliminate these factors, allowing your hair to grow unhindered.

5.Super Oxide Dismutase - A hair follicle is virtually a foreign tissue from our body's point of view and as such, tissue cells will try to fight it out of the system using super oxide.

Usually, this super oxide isn't strong enough to cause hair growth problems but in some cases it may do so and you'll want to reduce it with the help of SOD's, or super oxide dismutase treatments.

Aside from reducing super oxide levels from your body, SOD's also positively affect hair growth, so basically they're a 2-in-1 package for people suffering from hair loss. Combined with an anti inflammatory treatment, SOD's can literally cure you of your condition.

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