Noticing a bald spot appearing on your scalp can be embarrassing and hurt your self confidence no matter your age. Bald spots do not mean you are doomed to total and continued hair loss however, thankfully there are ways to regrow hair on a bald spot and reverse hair loss.
Causes Behind Bald Spots Appearing
The best step you can take in reversing a bald spot is to determine the underlying factor behind your hair loss. Once you identify the cause there may be specific steps you can take to stop the hair loss from spreading.
This is the fancy name for male pattern baldness and is also the most common cause for developing a bald spot. If you are a male and noticing a receding hairline and loss of hair on your crown then you may be experiencing androgenetic alopecia. There is no known cure for this type of hair loss, but using one of the natural treatments listed below can help you maintain the hair you have and manage future hair loss.
If you suspect that out-of-balance hormones may be playing a role in your hair loss then you can go to your doctor to have your levels tested to determine if that is the issue. Hormonal imbalance affects both men and women and can cause your hair to thin or fall out. A doctor can prescribe a hormone treatment that should correct the issue and your hair can grow again.
One sign that your hair loss may be hormonal is also noticing dry, brittle hair or hair that looks sparse and thin. These symptoms can indicate a thyroid imbalance. Having a baby or going through menopause both decrease estrogen which leads to hair loss.
Stress is a hormone-related hair loss problem as well. When your body is in a recurring state of high-stress then it creates extra cortisol, the hormone that is triggered when you feel stressed out. Elevated levels of cortisol impair the production of certain hormones in the body that send you into hormone imbalance and high levels of cortisol affect the function and regulation of the hair follicle leading to hair loss. Because stress also weakens your immune system and leads to a build-up of belly fat, it’s a good idea to look into changing your lifestyle and learning stress management techniques for regrowing hair and for better health.
This may just be the easiest cause of hair loss to reverse. Take a close look at the hair products you use and the hair styles you choose. Harsh hair products can do more harm than good so try switching to gentle, sulphate-free, shampoos and conditioners.
If you pull your hair back in a tight pony tail everyday then you may notice thinning hair overtime, switch up your hair styles and give your hair a break. Applying heat protectant before using heat tools is another way to protect your hair from hair loss.
Medical Conditions and Medication
Talk with your doctor about any underlying medical conditions you have to see if they can lead to hair loss. Certain medications can also lead to hair loss so read the fine print and check with your doctor to see if that’s the root of your hair problems.
Is it Possible to Regrow Hair on a Bald Spot?
Yes! It is possible to regrow hair, especially if you can identify the issue behind your hair loss and target your response to the underlying problem. While you are troubleshooting, working with your doctor and determining WHY you are dealing with hair loss you can still take action with natural products to reinvigorate hair loss on your bald spot.
These remedies are easy but they will take consistency and patience, new hair doesn’t grow overnight. Pick one or two of these bald-spot reducing techniques and try it 3-5 times each week to start to see results in as little as 3 weeks.
Oil Treatments for Bald Spots
Essential oils have long been used to target hair loss and encourage regrowth. Essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, peppermint and thyme have all been used to stimulate new hair growth. Mix the oil with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil (both of which are great for your scalp!) every time you use it. Mixing 6-7 drops of oil with a tablespoon of oil will be enough to target your bald spot by massaging it into your scalp.
Castor oil has also been used to stimulate hair growth and is a natural oil treatment for regrowth.
Massaging action will stimulate blood circulation to your scalp and the anti-inflammatory properties of the oils will help improve circulation as well.
On the days when you aren’t applying oils to your scalp make sure to still give yourself a scalp massage. This is an easy and enjoyable way of regularly improving blood circulation.
Hair Products for Hair Loss
There are many products on the market that are targeted for hair loss. They often come with a large price tag but they also come with lots of testimonials and an easy application product with a dropper for targeting your thinning spots. Make sure to do your research and read reviews across the web to see if the hair-growth product is worth your money.
Nutrition and Diet
Find a supplement that contains the vitamins and minerals that aid in hair growth. There are many supplements on the market that are targeted specifically at hair growth and include B vitamins, Vitamin E, Zinc, Biotin and Iron. Taking a daily hair supplement is a simple step towards seeing new hair growth on your bald spots.
Your diet affects your hair so make sure you’re eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. The nutrients you get from your food absorb in your body even more efficiently then the ones you take in from a supplement, so maximize your results and eat a healthy diet with your daily supplement.
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