Natural Remedies For Hair Loss And Why They Don’t Work

Natural Remedies For Hair Loss And Why They Don’t Work


With the modern-day trend towards organic and all things natural, many people look to homeopathic remedies for hair loss when they first notice the problem. These “natural hair loss remedies” can be beneficial to your general health and wellbeing, however the issue is they are far from effective.

In this article, we look at the most popular natural remedies that attempt to treat hair loss and what drives their inefficiencies, plus we discuss effective treatment options.

If you suffer from hair loss, answer these 3 questions to discover the best treatment option for you.


Hair Loss Remedies That Don’t Work

Before you start out on hair loss treatments, you really need to look at what is causing it. The key causes of hair loss are stress, a poor diet, smoking, hormonal imbalances, disease or infection and genetics. By far the most common cause of hair loss is genetics (referred to as androgenetic alopecia) and treating it with natural remedies is only attempting to treat the symptoms and not the cause. The most important first step is to get a correct diagnosis from a hair loss professional.

The list below contains the most popular remedies for attempting to treat hair loss the natural way. The ingredients can be consumed as part of your diet or massaged onto the scalp (often needing to be mixed or made up into a paste for example).

  • Coconut oil or coconut milk – rich in iron and potassium and contains essential oils, fats, minerals and proteins.
  • Flaxseeds – high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Also salmon, sardines and mackerel are a good source of Omega-3.
  • Garlic or onion juice – high in sulphur
  • Beetroot – good source of Vitamins B and C, protein, potassium and calcium.
  • Fenugreek – contains proteins and hormone antecedents
  • Indian Gooseberry – high in Vitamin C
  • Aloe Vera – favourable enzymes

What they all have in common is that they are all reported to be good for your general health, however you would have to consume a huge amount to have any real impact and that in itself could be counter-productive. In addition, they impact your everyday-to-day activities as many of them need to be applied daily. We also know that many topical treatments can’t actually penetrate the skin far enough to make any real difference. They may give your scalp and hair moisture and be great for improving dandruff or scalp inflammation, but that’s about it.

If you are serious about preventing or treating hair loss, then have clinically proven, effective treatments that you can try, without the ongoing use of lotions (eg Rogaine) or pills (eg Propecia)*.

*In some cases you may still be recommended some medication to prevent further loss of your existng hairs. Consult your Gro doctor for details.

Effective Hair Loss And Hair Loss Prevention Options

Hair Implants are the only truly permanent solution to hair loss. Healthy hair follicles are taken from areas of the scalp that aren’t affected by hair loss and are implanted where they are needed. Gro’s unique tools have smaller diameters (less than 1mm) to help reduce the damage to the follicles during extraction and implantation. This means the follicles are more likely to ‘take’ in their new location due to a tighter fit in the skin. We also keep the follicles in a special growth solution (HypoThermosolTM), at a constant temperature of 4°C, to keep them healthy while they are waiting to be implanted. In reducing how much the follicles are handled between extraction and implantation, and providing optimum conditions for survival outside the body, we have increased our follicle survival rate to an exceptionally high level. With a Gro hair transplant, there are no stiches and no scars – the smaller diameter tools mean less pain, less trauma and faster healing, with 100% natural looking results.

Some of the alternative options to hair transplant procedure include:

Scalp Micropigmentation increases the appearance of hair density and covers bald areas. Non-toxic pigment is applied to the area in a series of small dots simulating hair follicles, to colour the scalp and give the illusion of higher hair density. 

If you are just looking for prevention or to thicken up your hair, then PRP therapy could be right for you. PRP therapy is a revolutionary new treatment method for patients suffering from alopecia. Treatment takes place through the injection of autologous serum into the scalp; with the goal of stimulating the scalp to endorse hair growth.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment can be used as a preventative treatment to thicken hair and stimulate new hair growth. A small amount of blood is taken and the blood cells removed to leave behind the plasma, containing growth factors and nutrients that stimulate follicle activity. The plasma is injected into the scalp to improve hair growth.


Next Steps

A correct diagnosis is the first step. Gro are leaders in the hair transplant industry, applying the safest and most advanced innovations in hair replacement techniques and technology. Giving you healthy, natural looking hair with virtually no pain, no stitches and no scars, just 100% natural results, meaning you can enjoy your own hair, for life. 

If you have been considering treatment options for hair loss, you can click on one of the buttons below or see more information on the hair loss clinic Sydney, hair loss clinic in Melbourne, hair loss clinic on the Gold Coast or hair loss clinic Brisbane pages.  Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 787 563 so we can answer any questions you have and show you how the Gro difference can provide a natural, permanent solution to your hair loss.

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