Female Hair Loss(Part 3)

The reasons for hair loss are not considered natural, but medical, and women are no exception. Therefore, you have to understand what factors are involved, and the causes behind it. When women realize that, they look for a female hair loss treatment that suits their needs.

Female Hair Loss Treatment

If you are nodding your head right now, because you are one of the girls, that are looking for a convenient hair loss treatment, don't be discouraged. There are more options than you thought. What kind of treatment for hair loss in women might work for you? That depends on the very cause of the hair loss.

Also, since some of these treatments cost more than expected, you have to balance the benefits of the treatment, with the money you are willing to pay to start using the product.

When we are talking about hair loss, there is one product that could pop up in our minds, due to the fame gained as time goes by. It's name is Propecia, and the generic form of that medication is called Finasteride.

Propecia reduces dihydrotestosterone (DHT). But, before we get into the Propecia info, is important to know what is DHT.

DHT Hair Loss

DHT Molecular StructureDHT Molecular Structure

DHT or dihydrotestosterone is one of the main causes of hair loss. This is a by-product of testosterone. A by-product is something obtained from the principal product, often with an unexpected result.

DHT meets both criteria. First, because it's a by-product of testosterone and second, it does produce an unexpected result.

About 10 percent of testosterone is converted into DHT, and one of the places where testosterone is transformed is hair follicles.

But for reasons still unknown, DHT is crucial for the growth of body hair but fatal for the hair on the head. If DHT builds up in your scalp, it shrinks your follicles and produce hair loss.

Since women have some amount of testosterone in their bodies, they are affected by DHT as well. If you want to know more about dihydrotestosterone go to DHT Hair Loss. Well, it's time to talk about Propecia® and what does it have to do with hair loss.

Propecia® Hair Loss

Propecia® is the generic name for a drug called Finasteride®. Did I tell you that it has never been shown to work in women? It only works for men, and even then, it doesn't work on the temples. Why do I mention this?  

I'm telling you, because there are people out there who say that Propecia® is very effective, but they don't always say that it doesn't work for the female sex. If you are pregnant you should not even touch it, because can adversely affect the unborn child.

This happens when conventional treatments are used instead of natural solutions. You end up paying a price, having to go through the side effects. And speaking of paying the price, Propecia® is one of the most expensive products on the market, with prices hovering around $60.00 or more per month.      

The same goes with Procerin®. It has no effect in women. So, the question is, what really work as a female hair loss treatment? The only approved by the FDA medication is Minoxidil®, or Rogaine 5 %. It is some kind of foam you can get over the counter, or prescription, with a 81 % success rate.

Some women report a decrease, or stopping of hair loss. Using it regularly will regrow your hair till a quarter, but if you decide to stop the treatment, you would better say goodbye to everything you have achieved.

However, a product called Keranique® has shown good results in treating hair loss in women. You may have seen the commercials on television. Use a stimulating scalp shampoo and keratin-volumizing conditioner that combined work wonders for women.    

Hormone therapy is another alternative. So that, you can treat imbalances. It is necessary to see your doctor for testing, and see where is the imbalance, if it's cortisol, estrogen, testosterone, or thyroid gland hormones, namely, thyroxine and calcitonin.

When your doctor see the tests results, he will know what's the better prescription to replace the lack of hormones. That way, your hormonal levels will go back to normal, and your hair will grow back as well.   

There are also corticosteroids, either topical or oral, to treat the alopecia areata, an auto-immune disease. If it's topical would be in the form of drops, or injections directly applied into the scalp in the hair loss areas, but these injections are painful.  

If you prefer an oral treatment, prednisone may be effective but only temporarily, and with unpleasant consequences such as acne, irregular periods, problems with metabolism, and weight gain as a result. Do you think that risk is worth taking?

Other products just cover up the effects of hair loss, like hair building fibers, or hair-thickening fibers. They are products that conceal bald spots, as they say, in just seconds. There are also some dyes, wigs, and toupees that some people use as well.

Hair loss leads to psychological trauma in many women, whom invest a lot of time, effort and money in their hope to finally find a solution to their problem.

Do you remember the saying, "when there's a will, there's a way"? So, if you are seeking earnestly for a real alternative, you'll find the solution sooner rather than later.  

There are natural treatments that stimulate the scalp to grow more hair, cover bald spots, or simply push forward the hairline you are losing.  

But, since conventional products have a stride of side effects, that's why I turned my attention to the natural solutions. What are the alternatives? If you want to know which ones, just go to the next page.