Most cases of hair loss are attributed to androgenetic alopecia and this has prompted researchers to counter the natural process with natural products.
One that has shown particular promise is ginkgo biloba, which is extracted from the leaves of a tree native to China.
According to research published in International Journal of PharmTech Research, this herb leads to “hair regrowth, through combined effects on proliferation and apoptosis of the cells in the hair follicle thus suggesting potential as a hair tonic.”
Japanese researchers conducted an experiment on mice to substantiate these claims.
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The connection between circulation and hair growth is well documented.
According to a study performed by Massachusetts General Hospital, the increase in blood flow is directly related to healthy and shinier hair.
Using a protein, which stimulates blood vessel growth in skin, the researchers treated the hair follicles of mice.
Their findings show a total increase in hair volume by an astounding 70 percent, with hair being thicker and more new growth occurring.
According to the NHS, synthetic wigs:
- Last six to nine months
- Are easier to look after than real-hair wigs
- Can be itchy and hot
- Cost less than real-hair wigs
Real-hair wigs, on the other hand, last for years and look more natural, but are costlier and harder to maintain, says the health body.
While you consider your options, you may benefit from some psychological support.
“If your hair loss is causing you distress, your GP may be able to help you get some counselling,” advises the NHS.
Source Daily Express :: Health Feed