Hair loss is something that could potentially affect us all. We’re an image conscious bunch, and the last thing we want to happen is to look in the mirror one day and see lock after lock of our glorious hair begin to disappear before our very eyes.
It can come in many different forms: bald patches, receding hair lines, and general thinning of the hair. Hopefully it’s just one of these issues and not several of them combined. Whatever the problem though, there are luckily natural remedies to help combat hair loss and keep your confidence levels on tip top form.
Read on to find out what some of the absolute best natural hair loss prevention methods are.
Carnitine is a naturally occurring compound vital for energy production; you’ve probably encountered it before as it is commonly used as a fat burning supplement.
As well as helping to promote the transportation (and excretion) of fatty acids within the system, carnitine also helps to promote a constant energy supply to all aspects of the body’s internal functions. This includes the hair follicles.
You could almost see carnitine as a stimulant; it promotes the growth of hair on the scalp due to the “kick start” it gives the cells in the area, thus sending their production of human hair into overdrive.
If you haven’t already; you should seriously consider including carnitine as part of your hair loss remedy supplement arsenal.
You’ve seen capsaicin before but probably not in a form you recognised! Capsaicin is the compound responsible for making chilli peppers (and other pepper varieties) hot. Because of this, if you haven’t seen it before, it’s highly likely that you’ve definitely felt its effects.
You could be forgiven for never wanting anything to do with this compound again if you’ve found yourself a victim of a slightly “too hot” vindaloo but you’ll be robbing yourself of immense hair loss prevention benefits if you do.
Capsaicin promotes the release of insulin growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in the scalp; an absolutely integral compound needed for hair growth in humans at any stage of their development. Should you find that your hair growth has stalled a little, it could easily be remedied by boosting your IGF-1 levels via capsaicin supplementation as well as topical use.
Its potency is also increased when combined with the next item on our list.
Soy isoflavones are a fantastic way to reduce DHT levels within the body thus giving your scalp more of a “chance” to develop new hair. This will actually help to stall hair loss too which is fantastic.
On its own, this is a beneficial supplement to take if you simply want to reduce the potential of hair loss taking place. But, where it really comes to full fruition is when it is paired with capsaicin as the two work together in perfect harmony to help not only reduce, but also produce new hair cells.
As the soy isoflavones work to reduce DHT levels and stall hair loss, the capsaicin works to promote IGF1 production and generate new hair. That’s a pretty fantastic combination we’re sure you’ll agree. We highly recommend using this combo both as a oral supplement, as well as a topical remedy.
It’s probably not going to be too difficult to convince you to eat more raspberries. Who doesn’t love them? They actually come equipped with ketones that help to reduce body fat levels too. This is how most people hear of raspberry ketones in the first place.
In this instance though, we’re not looking at its fat burning capabilities. This is all about hair regrowth and hair loss prevention. Luckily, it has been shown in tests that raspberry ketones are actually highly effective at promoting hair regrowth.
Topical application of raspberry ketones work in a very similar way to capsaicin in that they promote the release of IGF-1 within the scalp. This leads to the production of new hair cells and helps to combat potential hair loss by keeping your hair count as high as possible.
If not for the other potential benefits raspberry ketones have to offer, this benefit alone is well worth their inclusion in your hair loss arsenal.
Biotin is one of the most essential components needed for healthy hair growth and is one of the easiest to completely miss out on too. You’ve got to ensure you take in adequate vitamins and minerals on a daily basis if you want to ensure that you not only take in enough biotin, but you also receive a hit of the other vital elements needed to produce hair cells like vitamin D and Iron.
Biotin is a form of vitamin B (vitamin B7 to be precise). It’s easy to see how so many people neglect it because all forms of vitamin B tend to come from green and leafy vegetables as well as oily fish, eggs and other items that we typically ignore as part of our modern food intake.
It works due to the fact that it aids the protein keratin in its vital production efforts throughout the body, one of which is the construction of hair, thus ensuring that you don’t see any signs of thinning any time soon.
Jojoba oil very closely resembles the natural oil produced by human skin.
We need to secrete oil in order to keep our pores well lubricated and prevent any potential blockages. This is an incredibly important bodily function that is perhaps needed the most on the scalp.
When your scalp dries up, pores get blocked and you begin to produce dandruff due to the skin on the surface of the scalp drying out and flaking. When this takes place, hair growth becomes incredibly difficult due to there being no “space” for hair cells to grow amidst the clogged up dirt.
By applying jojoba oil to the surface of the scalp, this will ensure that the pores stay well lubricated and hair growth is able to flourish fully.
These items are very easily sourceable and they’ll all help you to maintain your current head of hair whilst also preventing any future thinning.
If you’re already at a stage where negative effects have taken place, don’t worry. By incorporating either one or several of these products, you’ll be sure to maximise your hair regrowth potential and recover those hair cells in no time at all.
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Author: Alex Eriksson
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