Bald spots can be a great cause of concern for men and for women. There are, however, oftentimes reasons for them, and ways that we can treat them.
Causes of bald spots
There are lots of different reasons that you might notice a patch of your hair falling out, causing a bald spot. However, most of these causes are treatable. If you notice your hair falling out at a much quicker rate than usual, and you start to notice a bald spot beginning to appear, you should see a doctor or a dermatologist in order understand whether or not it is due to aging and genetics, or if the balding is caused by an underlying condition.
Cause 1: Aging/Genetics
Commonly, when men reach about 40 years of age, they may begin to experience hair loss and some balding, resulting in a bald spot. In order to reduce hair loss, hair supplements like those created at KeraHealth can be effective.
Cause 2: Skin Conditions
Skin conditions are another fairly common cause of hair loss. Conditions like eczema and psoriasis can cause the skin to become very dry and itchy, and can cause hair loss in circular patches.
Cause 3: Medication
Certain forms of medication, like chemotherapy, anticoagulant medications, and anti-hypersensitive medications, can all cause hair to fall out in chunks, causing bald patches. Oftentimes, once you stop taking the medication your hair will begin to regrow.
Home remedies to regrow hair
If you are noticing hair loss that is creating a bald patch, there are lots of different home remedies that you can try in order to stimulate hair regrowth. Here are some of our favourites!
A scalp massage can help to stimulate blood flow to your hair follicles. This, in turn, brings more oxygen to the hair follicle, increasing the chances of hair regrowth. At Kera Health, we have created the Scalp Energiser, which is a scalp massaging tool that helps to stimulate the scalp and enhance hair growth. By using it, you will stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss!
Oils for regrowing hair
There are many oils that are known for stimulating hair regrowth, that you probably already have in the cupboard. Here are a few that we think are the best!
Peppermint oil, has been showed to increase circulation an promote hair growth. It is most frequently used in the form of an essential oil. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Peppermint oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps increase circulation, and can help reduce pain. All of these attributes work simultaneously and can help to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss.
Rosemary oil has been used to stimulate hair growth for centuries. Rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory properties, promote nerve growth, and improve circulation. As it improves circulation, it ensures that the hair follicle is getting enough oxygen, which, in turn, promotes hair growth. Overall, rosemary oil is a great home remedy for stimulating hair regrowth i n areas of balding.
Aloe vera is a plant that has a gel substance in its leaves, which can be used in yo ur hair! You can either use it in a gel form or as an oil. It is packed with essential oils and minerals that help to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss.
Topical Products – naturally based
Though home remedies are great options for helping increase hair growth, topical products, like hair growth shampoos and conditioners, can also be used in order to really ensure that you are giving your hair the right tools to grow. Hair growth shampoos and conditioners made here at KeraHealth have been clinically tested and have been shown to stimulate hair growth, while thickening and strengthening your already existing hair. If you are noticing hair loss and balding in certain areas, try out our hair growth shampoo and conditioner!
Topical Products- drug based
Minoxidil is an effective drug that reduces hair loss, giving the impression of overall thicker hair. It can be used in as a solution or a foam and has been clinically proven to help reduce male and female pattern balding.
Ingestibles- supplements and vitamins
Vitamins are key for ensuring your hair remains strong, thick and healthy. Taking vitamin supplements is a great way to make sure that your body is getting the right amount of specific vitamins like vitamin A, C and E that stimulate hair growth and strength.
Collagen is a structural protein that makes up a lot of the hair strand. By using collagen based products or taking collagen, you can stimulate hair growth and ensure that the new hair is strong and healthy.
KerCysteine is an exclusive product used in Kera Health Supplements. Over time your body loses keratin due to age, stress and environment. KerCysteine helps to revitalise the natural keratin your body loses over time, and as keratin is an integral part of the hair shaft, KerCysteine is therefore a great supplement to take to increase hair growth and strength.
Surgical options to regrow hair on bald spots
For a lot of people, the most permanent solution to the regrowth of hair on bald spots are having hair transplants. This surgical option ensures that your hair remains thick and healthy and completely regrows over a bald spot.
Hair transplants are the most common surgical solution to hair loss and balding. A hair transplant is a natural, permanent solution to balding. There are two methods of hair transplant, the FUT method and the FUE method.
The FUT method
FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplantation. During an FUT surgery, a surgeon cuts a strip of skin form the back of the patients head and from this, they extract the individual hair follicles and reimplant them into the area that is balding. It provides a permanent solution to balding, and it is cheaper than an FUE surgery.
Laser therapy is another common treatment for stimulating the regrowth of hair follicles in areas of baldness.
Low-Level Laser therapy
Low-level laser therapy irradiate photons into scalp tissues, which are absorbed by weaker cells to encourage their growth. This is less invasive and painful than hair transplant surgery, and is known to be effective.
Coping with bald spots
Coping with bald spots can definitely be challenging, however, there are definitely ways to cope with them.
There are multiple different styling methods you can use in an attempt to cover up a bald spot that you may have. If you are suffering from a bald spot on the crown of your head, a well-executed up-do can make all of the difference. Another option could be to add a fringe or change your centre part to a side parting in order to help deal with a balding area.
If you are noticing balding or certain areas of your hair balding, you should definitely go and speak to a dermatologist to find the cause of it.
Physical and mental wellness
Balding can be an indication that something is wrong with your physical wellbeing, and it can also take a toll on your mental wellbeing. It is therefore important to go and speak to a dermatologist to make sure the hair loss isn’t caused illness, and if you feel as though it is impacting your mental wellbeing, it is important to speak to someone about how to manage it.
Hair regrowth on bald spots using KeraHealth hair products
If you are noticing balding in certain areas, using products like hair growth shampoo and condition or taking hair supplements created by KeraHealth can be a great first step in combatting hair loss and improving your hair strength and thickness. Start your hair care today with KeraHealth!
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