A Few Useful Tips on Treating Hair Loss

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Having unrealistic expectations is the first and foremost mistake. This will always lead to frustrations, no matter how good or bad the treatment was. No matter what the marketers of any hair loss product say, do not believe that you can recover all of your lost hair. Most treatments only enable you to slow down the balding process or, in better instances, to keep the existing hair. The best possible result you can expect from any treatment is to regrow the hair you have lost in the previous three years. But this is only possible if you start treating your condition at an early stage. This brings us to the second most common mistake many hair loss sufferers make - denying their hair loss and beginning to treat their condition only after they have already developed a bald patch. The later you start treating the baldness, the less chances you have of regrowing lost hair. In order to regrow hair you must have fine miniaturised hair left in your bald area. This baby hair is often called peach fuzz. Once your hair follicles have died and there is no hair left, no miracle can rejuvenate them.

Many hair loss sufferers, as they start working on their research, get scared reading about the potential negative side effects of proven medicinal treatments and opt for allegedly safer alternative treatments. Marketers of natural, hair loss remedies tend to exaggerate the harmful side effects of Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) in order to lure you into buying their product. The chances that you will lose your sex drive from finasteride or grow additional facial hair because of minoxidil are statistically under 1%. You should first try the proven medicinal treatments and only if you have experienced negative side effects or no positive improvement try some alternative therapy. Starting with unproven products right away deprives you of the opportunity to test some of the best remedies available out there. If you start treating your condition with an alternative remedy, the likelihood you pick the one that works well for you is close to zero. Thus, you are almost certainly wasting time while the hair loss continues to advance. And do not believe that all natural, hair loss treatments are safe. That is not true either.

Another frequent mistake is to use multiple treatments simultaneously. If you feel like trying different things, do not try them all at the same time. Any treatment requires a minimum of four months to kick in and you should give it at least six months to deliver results. Please note that overdosing will not speed up or improve results.

And lastly, do not overreact to sudden increase in shedding. Shedding is common to almost any hair loss treatment. If you start a new treatment such as Rogaine, you will first have to shed the old hair. Rogaine works by stimulating hair follicles, resulting in increasing the thickness of your miniaturised hair. But this will not happen overnight. First, the old thin fibber must be shed and then the hair follicles rearrange themselves in order to start producing thicker hair. Therefore, the first sign that the treatment is working is accelerated hair loss.