4 Ways to Grow Hair Without Visiting the Doctor

Most men and women assume that the only way to address hair loss is to see a doctor. And once they see the doctor, they assume that one of three things will happen:

(1) The doctor will prescribe medication.

(2) The doctor will refer them to a hair surgeon.

(3) The doctor will tell them all hope is lost.

But do you want to know a little secret? You might not need to see a doctor at all. There are ways to grow hair without ever needing to step foot in a waiting room.

At-Home Hair Loss Treatment Options

According to data gathered by The Hair Society, 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss. And while it often starts as early as age 20, men experience a major uptick in hair loss around the age of 35 (40 percent of men). It continues to accelerate to the point that 70 percent of men aged 80 and over have some degree of hair loss.

Women don’t typically experience balding, but most will experience some amount of hair loss. By the age of 60, 80 percent of women have experienced hair loss or thinning.

In other words, it doesn’t matter your gender or age – you’re most likely going to experience hair loss at some point. And while many people resort to hair loss doctors and surgeons, there are plenty of DIY hair growth options that you can do from home.

  1. Laser Therapy

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is one of the safest and most effective options on the market. Initially discovered in the 1960s, laser therapy technology has improved over time and is now used almost exclusively for at-home hair loss therapy.

Also known as cold laser therapy, LLLT uses a process known as photobiomodulation to enhance cellular functioning in the scalp and improve circulation. As the circulation is restored to the area, dormant hair follicles become re-energized and the hair growth cycle is initiated.

The beauty of laser therapy is that it’s easy, painless, and convenient. You simply wear a laser cap for 30 minutes per day (every other day). You can wear it while you’re watching TV, cooking dinner, or doing chores around the house. And though it does take time to see results, many people report seeing significant results in as little as four months.

  1. Hair Growth Masks

DIY hair masks are very popular. There are dozens of different recipes, but this egg, oil, and honey mask is one of the most effective. (People claim it helps grow longer and thicker hair in just a month.) The recipe consists of:

  • Coconut oil to promote hair growth and moisturize.
  • Olive oil to remove pollutants and dust from the scalp (also strengthens and moisturizes).
  • Honey to improve the health of individual hair follicles.
  • Eggs to nourish the hair. (Full of vitamins, proteins, and fatty acids.)

Other popular hair mask recipes include ingredients like avocado, bananas, rosemary, castor oil, and green tea.

  1. Improved Diet

Most people don’t realize that hair growth and diet are closely linked. And just as the wrong diet can cause premature hair loss, the right diet can encourage faster and fuller hair growth.

For starters, make sure you’re staying hydrated. This ensures proper circulation throughout the body and paves the way for more efficient delivery of critical vitamins and nutrients. In terms of food, you want plenty of protein, biotin, vitamin D, zinc, and selenium.

Good foods for hair growth include eggs, avocados, berries, spinach, fatty fish, nuts, sweet potatoes, seeds, beans, shrimp, and oysters,

  1. DHT Blockers

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen (sex hormone contributing to the development of male characteristics – like body hair). However, it can also lead to hair loss. And if your hair loss is due to male pattern balding, then blocking DHT could slow it down.

DHT blockers, which often come in shampoo, conditioner, or vitamin form, can inhibit DHT, improve circulation to the scalp, and encourage a healthier, fuller head of hair.

Adding it All Up

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to attack hair loss and fight back against balding. And while there are certainly some medical procedures and medications that can help, they aren’t always necessary.

Using some combination of laser therapy, hair growth masks, improved diet, and DHT blockers, you should be able to slow down the loss and possibly even regrow new hair. Good luck!

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