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What to Do When Your Find a Bald Spot

What to Do When Your Find a Bald Spot

If your hair part is widening, you have bald spots, or you’re shedding more than average per day, you may be experiencing hair loss. There are several types of hair loss, each with its own set of causes. Hair loss in women is simply when a woman experiences unexpected, heavy hair loss. 

Hair shedding is a natural process in which some hairs fall out while others grow in. Hair loss and bald spots occur when the balance is disrupted.

Bald spots can cause feelings of embarrassment and frustration, as well as a decrease in self-confidence. 

What Causes Hair Loss and Bald Spots?

Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Stress
  • Certain Hair Care Practices
  • Medical Conditions that are Inherited or Related to the Body’s Immune System
  • Hormone Levels
  • Cancer Treatment for the Skin

Keep in mind that some hair loss day-to-day is to be expected. On average, people lose about 100 strands of hair per day as part of a natural turnover rate.

For more serious conditions, there are treatments available to help regrow hair on a bald spot or thicken hair growth where thinning has occurred. However, it’s important to rely on tried-and-true hair-growth methods and to be cautious of products and treatments that make big claims with little scientific evidence to back them up.

SImple home remedies can sometimes produce good results, but if home treatments aren’t working for you, you may need over-the-counter or prescription medications to regrow hair. If these approaches do not work, medical or surgical procedures may be required. 

What Are Some Natural Bald Spot Treatments?

Natural hair growth methods typically focus on improving scalp circulation, promoting hair follicle health, and restoring hair quality. Many hair growth products can be found in the home and are frequently used for other purposes. 

Rosemary Essential Oil: Rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory properties and improves circulation, making it an excellent natural treatment for hair loss. Each night, gently massage a small amount into your bald spot, or consider using natural shampoo containing rosemary oil.

Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint oil is used to treat headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and a variety of other ailments. However, it may also be an effective topical treatment for safely increasing hair growth. Apply peppermint oil to your scalp with your fingers or use peppermint shampoo.

Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera is commonly used as a topical skin treatment for wound healing and burn relief. But it also helps regrow hair and protect the scalp from disease. Aloe vera's anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its high concentration of enzymes, minerals, and other beneficial ingredients, make it a safe and often effective hair growth treatment. 

Before shampooing your hair, massage it into your scalp.

Massage: A vigorous scalp massage, which requires no products, is one of the simplest ways to help boost circulation in the scalp and stretch hair follicle cells to promote thicker hair growth. Press your fingers firmly against your scalp and rub them across it for at least 5 minutes.

What Are Some Over-The-Counter Baldness Treatments?

There are numerous over-the-counter products on the market that claim to reverse or at least slow hair loss. Here are some tried-and-true over-the-counter baldness treatments:

Minoxidil: Minoxidil is one of the most widely used and well-proven treatments for baldness. It comes in liquid, foam, and shampoo forms. Prescriptions are also available for stronger forms of minoxidil. Minoxidil may cause skin irritation or unwanted hair growth on the skin near the scalp. If minoxidil does restore hair growth, it must be used indefinitely or the effects will fade.

Products with Collagen: Collagen, a protein found in the skin and other parts of the body, has also been linked to hair growth and thickening hair that has begun to thin due to androgenetic alopecia. Look for collagen-containing shampoos, conditioners, ointments, or serums. Use them while bathing or rub them into your scalp. It is also available as an injectable. Collagen-based supplements may also be beneficial, but there is less evidence that they promote hair growth.

Vitamin Supplements: Hair growth is linked to several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A and B, vitamin C, D-calcium palmitate, vitamin E, and iron. However, taking excessive amounts of any supplement may put you at risk of complications. Before beginning a supplementation regimen, consult with your doctor. 

Klassi-La’Chiq Beauty Essentials

Hair loss can be very traumatic for a woman, but it’s a common problem and the majority of the cases are treatable. It’s possible to regrow hair with at-home remedies and over-the-counter treatments. One of the first steps to help with hair loss is to get your hair healthy again.

If you’re dealing with breakage, Klassi-La’Chiq's beauty supply retail store offers all-natural beauty products, hair supplies, wigs, and more. Our professionals can assist you with choosing the best at-home treatments. Contact us today for more information about the products we carry. 

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