Mankind has used weird hair loss treatments throughout history in an attempt to avoid baldness, and the trend does not seem to stop. There are countless remedies from herbal extracts to as weird as pigeon droppings. Unfortunately, all these remedies have failed when put to the test. The most these remedies can do is make our hair shiny and manageable. No natural remedy has yet been proved to regrow lost hair, or even effectively stop hair loss. Despite all this, there are three remedies to control hair loss and regrow lost hair with their own pros and cons.
Up to now, hair transplantation is the best method to regain lost hair. In fact, this procedure does not create any new hair. It takes hair from one area and redistributes it to the balding area to create a good look. Men have many balding resistant hair follicles. Hair on the back and sides of our head as well as hair on our body are resistant to baldness. Hair transplant takes these balding resistant hair follicles and plants them into the balding areas, usually, hairline and crown of our head. So far, it is the most effective method to regrow hair on our desired place with minimum side effects.
Although hair transplant is the most effective hair loss in men treatment, there is no harm in trying less effective methods as well.
Certain medications have shown a positive impact on hair growth. Top of the list is an oral pill containing finasteride. Others include a scalp lotion containing minoxidil, and a shampoo containing ketoconazole. But they are not the ultimate solution. First, because their effectiveness varies considerably from person to person. Some people show good improvement while others are unable to gain many benefits. Second, their effects are temporary. If you choose to stop the medication, within months, you will lose all those hairs that you gained or maintained using these medications. Moreover, these medications have many side effects; many people may not want to trade off these side effects with hair.
Low-level laser therapy
This is a relatively new treatment for hair loss. FDA has recently approved this treatment to treat hair loss. Before you get excited, it is worth mentioning that although trials have proved its effectiveness to control hair loss and regrowth of hair, the extent of improvement is not clear. Laser combs are affordable now. If you see considerable improvement in your hair density, it is certainly the treatment of choice for you.