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Beware of Hair-Growth Scams

Hair has always played an essential role in our society denoting social status, professional prominence and religious repute, not to mention youthfulness and attractiveness in men and women alike. And yet at some time in our life, we will all experience some amount of hair loss.

Hair-loss and hair re-growth is becoming a popular topic for more and more of us, as we desperately search for answers on how to stop losing our locks and grow more hair, but how much of the information out there is legit, and how much of it is a sham? Here at our  hair loss partner clinics, we get some amazing stories from clients.

Before we even begin to look at the possible solutions let’s take an important look at why men and women lose hair and see if we can save ourselves precious time and money in buying into hair-growth scams and stop the hair-loss process before it begins.

The Five Reasons for Hair Loss:

  • Genetics
  • Hormone levels
  • Reactions or side-effects of drugs
  • Other medical conditions
  • How you look after your hair

OK, so there we have it; the five main causes of hair-loss. If you look at each of these facts then you will be able to understand and possibly prevent future hair-loss.

Genetics are one of the main culprits of hair-loss, with baldness being passed down from generation to generation. Does hair-loss run in your family? If so, it is likely that you will be affected at some point in your life.

Natural changes in the hormone levels as we age are  also to blame for hair-loss in both men and women. The male hormone testosterone causes the hair to thin or malt; this is why men are more prone to balding. However, as women age they lose the estrogens hormone, the increase of testosterone and DHT may very well result in thinning and eventual baldness in women too.

Some drugs and medications can be the cause of hair-loss such as using steroids or undergoing chemotherapy. Always check with your doctor when taking medication and carefully read the label.

People who are under a lot of stress, malnourished or pregnant are all susceptible to hair-loss; have a look at your lifestyle and what is happening with you right now, could your current state have something to do with hair-loss?

Another massive factor in increasing baldness is how we treat our hair. Excessive straightening, perming, dying, bleaching, braiding, weaving and tight tying up of the hair can damage the hair follicles and result in premature hair-loss. Does your hair deserve a break from the wear and tear of daily grooming?

Vitamins, Pills and Potions for Hair Growth

There is an ever-growing wide range of vitamins, minerals, supplements, natural plant extracts and so much more becoming available on the market. Each one promises to stop hair-loss in its tracks and reverse the process, but can we trust these products?

Certain expensive hair-growth pills will claim to save the day with their special hair-growing abilities. But if you take a look at the main ingredients you may be shocked. Vitamins A, B, C and D, omega 3 and omega 6, amino acids, zinc and iron are often found in these super pills. Whilst they are all great nutrients that help to keep you healthy and may contribute to stronger strands, you needn’t pay a fortune for so called “hair-growth” pills when these basic vitamins can be purchased for half the price in standard supplement bottles.

Whilst popping vitamins may benefit your hair-growth as well as your overall health, it is also important to maintain a healthy diet. Our diet has a huge effect on all areas of our body from our weight to skin condition, nail strength and hair state. Consider what you are eating; are you giving your entire body the nutrients it needs to succeed?

What Really Works?

So all that said, the best way to combat hair-loss is a professional consultation and diagnosis with a trained dermotrichologist. An appointment with our partners will allow them to review your case history, take into account all your scalp and hair loss symptoms and provide an accurate diagnosis. They will help you understand why you are experiencing problems and look at treatment options available including the full range of products from Vivipaharma, further genetic testing and cold laser therapy.

Before you put your money on a magic hair-growth solution, use the information provided here to educate yourself on why we lose hair and what preventative measures you can take to keep a head full of hair for longer.

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