The most common form of hair loss for men and women is DHT-related; DHT is a hormone which, simply put, weakens the hair follicles of your scalp (not on the rest of your body, ironically) because of their specific ‘receptors’, which are present in all the areas where hair loss is taking place (such as the top of your head, for example). This creates hair loss and increasingly weaker hair follicles which, in time, becomes dormant or completely inactive. This type of hair loss has been commonly referred to androgenic (or andro-genetic) alopecia and it’s the most widespread form of hair loss affecting the majority of men and women today. This is, therefore, the type of hair loss which this page is addressing.
Female Hair Loss Natural Treatments. There are many reportedly ‘solutions’ to this problem, some more effective than others; however, if you are a woman of child-bearing age (before the menopause), your options will not include effective DHT blockers such as Propecia; however, you will have other options, not available to men. One of these is topical progesterone (2 per cent minimum, through a dermatologist’s prescription).
But what are the options if you wish to pursue a natural path towards treating hair loss? Female Hair Loss Natural Treatments are:
Some would say that taking Saw Palmetto helps, since it’s supposedly an alternative to Propecia. However, I have not found it particularly useful in my case and my scalp tended to be ‘irritated’ by it, both topically and if taken in tablet forms. It may work for some people but it did not work for me.
Women have another natural option to traditional hair loss treatments, especially women whose hair loss is hormonally-based (which is a large number):
The option of regulating hormonal imbalances at internal level; this is achieved usually by taking high levels of Agnus Castus (sometimes sold as ‘Vitex’) and, if you prefer a homeopathic remedy, Folliculinum (with or without estrogen).
Agnus Castus is, simply put, a hormone regulator affecting the pituitary gland; this benefit may take place by lowering your prolactin levels (sufferers of hyperprolactinemia to tend to suffer from chronic hair loss – this condition is due to the malfunction of your pituitary gland) or by re-balancing your estrogen-progesterone ratio, which also affect hair loss and some other skin problems (hormone-triggered acne, for example).
Folliculinum is a homeopathic remedy given during the first 14 days of your menstrual cycle (from your 1st day of your period), with or without estrogen (again, in homeopathic form). It’s given in very low potencies and it is supposed to counteract the damaging effects of the male hormone testosterone (and its derivate, DHT) on your scalp. It’s particularly indicated for women who suffer from menstrual irregularities and, again, women who tend to have either high levels of testosterone or DHT or tend to be particularly sensitive to it. It may also benefit your acne, if you suffer from it. Incidentally, Folliculinum is also prescribed (by homeopaths) as a natural fertility treatment, again, in very low potencies.
I have found both options above useful and I would not hesitate to recommend them if you suffer from hair loss caused or triggered by hormonal imbalances and excess DHT.
Before starting any homeopathic treatment, make sure you understand homeopathic doses and potencies to avoid making mistakes.