Put Down the Head Scarf and Try These Hair Growth Strategies for Women

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For women, hair loss and thinning can be even more traumatic than it is for men, simply because of the social importance placed on women's hair. For example, phrases such as "crowning glory" have long been used to describe women's hair, and these phrases aren't traditionally applied to men. Luckily, as a woman with thinning hair, you have lots of hair regrowth treatment options.

1. Nutrition-Based Approach

If you're looking for a proactive response to thinning hair, consider tweaking your approach to nutrition. Protein and vitamin B12 both contribute to healthy hair. You can get those elements from a supplement or by eating meats or dark-green vegetables such as kale or broccoli.

Additionally, you may want to get your iron levels tested. If they are low, consider boosting the iron in your diet with meat, fish, beans, or iron supplements.

2. Topical Solutions

You can also buy topical hair treatments. You apply these treatments directly to the scalp, and they make your hair thicker. Most topical treatments don't actually cause more hair to grow, but they help to increase the volume of the hair you already have. To ensure the solution you are buying works, talk with your doctor or make sure that it's approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

3. Laser Hair Regrowth Treatments

Surprisingly, just as lasers can stop hair from growing, they can also be a useful tool in hair regrowth treatments. In many cases, follicles stop working due to inflammation, and lasers get to the heart of that issue. You can go to a treatment place, but you can also treat yourself with lasers that you buy and use at home.

4. Hormone Therapy

In some cases, hair loss is tied to hormonal imbalances. If you are still menstruating, birth control pills have been linked to more hair growth. However, you should be aware that when you stop taking these pills, your hair may start to fall out. After menopause, you may want to consider hormone replacement therapy. This treatment basically blocks the male hormones that can cause hair loss.

If you prefer injections, you may want to talk with a healthcare professional about corticosteroid shots. When shot directly into your scalp, these hormone steroids can stimulate hair growth. They are best saved for severe cases of balding.

5. Relaxation

In many cases, stress can contribute to losing hair, and if you want to keep your mane, you may need to find ways to relax. Meditation or time at the spa can help. Additionally, go to the salon and have your hair washed. The massage on your scalp can help stimulate your follicles. Finally, some people find acupuncture to be a relaxing way to address hair loss and manage stress.

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