Natural Female Hair Loss Treatments
If you want to have healthier hair, you need a healthier body with a more balanced hormone pattern.
The most common form of female hair loss is called "androgenic alopecia", which is thought to be caused mostly by having too much testosterone. Testosterone production is indirectly stimulated by a poor diet. An incorrect diet -- the "standard American diet" -- is responsible for the widespread incidence of "insulin resistance", which is an inability to efficiently utilize insulin.
An Improved Diet Is Necessary
The problem with insulin resistance is that it can lead to increased testosterone production, increased potency of testosterone, as well as increased chronic inflammation. Both testosterone and inflammation are implicated in hair loss.
So the best place to start with getting your hair back -- or saving what you still have -- is to improve the quality of your diet so that you can better rebalance your hormones and reduce inflammation.
The Natural Solutions for Female Hair Loss e-book has a detailed diet to normalize your testosterone and other hormones so that your hair will stop falling out and you can set the stage for hair regrowth.This diet is also supportive of healthy hair because it is free of junk food and is high in nutrients that are essential for your hair to be strong, healthy and look good.
Nutritional Supplements May Help
The "Natural Solutions for Female Hair Loss" e-book also includes a review of 7 herbs and 26 nutritional supplement that research has shown either slow scalp hair thinning, or promote growth.
The University of Lubeck in Germany recently conducted an experiment on human hair. They discovered that l-carnitine promotes hair growth. Exposure to carnitine stimulated hair shaft elongation and reduced hair cell death in this study.
The researchers concluded, "Our findings suggest that L-carnitine stimulates human scalp hair growth..." They further encourage one to explore l-carnitine " as a well-tolerated, relatively safe adjuvant treatment in the management of androgenetic alopecia and other forms of hair loss."
Low levels of B-vitamins can lead to unhealthy hair and set the stage for unnecessary hair loss.
Among the B-vitamins, biotin appears to be the most important. It is involved in the process of healthy hair growth. It's good for your nails too! This is why some shampoos contain biotin.
The reason for this is that hormone and enzyme receptor sites on a woman's scalp are located differently as compared to a man's scalp. Therefore, changes in hormone levels affect the hair follicles of women in locations that are different from men.
In high doses biotin can be effective in assisting restoration of hair growth, with no known side effects. A high dose might be in the range of 5,000-8,000 milligrams daily.
Saw palmetto is a natural plant substance that inhibits the action of testosterone. Women with PCOS tend to have high testosterone levels, which then leads to female hair loss and hirsutism.
If you have an oily scalp along with thinning hair, frequent shampooing is advisable. Surface oils in your scalp contain testosterone, which can cause the hair follicle to shrink and the hair to fall out.
The omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in highly purified fish oil, are helpful for preventing dry, brittle, or thinning hair.
A deficiency in minerals such as manganese and zinc may contribute to hair loss. You can prevent this with a higher quality diet or you can take a high-quality multi-vitamin/mineral supplement.
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