Women can lose their hair for a variety of reasons, including age, a genetic condition or insufficient diet. If you experience hair loss, check with your doctor to determine the cause of it and whether you can reverse it. In some cases, you may be able to make your hair grow back by simply making some dietary changes. Other types of hair loss may require special products to make hair grow again.
Minoxidil, commonly available in non-prescription form as Rogaine, can help make hair grow. The drug treats both male- and female-pattern baldness, as well as alopecia areata, an auto-immune disorder that leads to hair loss. If you decide to use minoxidil, you have to use it for four months before you see any results. Sometimes, it takes up to a year before your hair begins to grow, according to Medline Plus. You use minoxidil by massaging it in either foam or liquid form into your scalp twice a day. Unfortunately, once you stop using the product, your hair will stop growing as well.
A natural way to try and make your hair grow is to take biotin, or vitamin B7, supplements. According to WebMD, the human body needs plenty of biotin to grow healthy hair as well as healthy nails and skin. You can find biotin in eggs and beans, such as pinto beans. If you want to boost your biotin intake to see if it helps your hair grow, you may want to consider taking a biotin supplement. The normal recommended daily amount of biotin is only 300mcg. Some doctors recommend that patients with hair loss try to get at least 3mg daily. Even if you are not struggling with hair loss, it may be worth it to try biotin supplements to give your hair a boost.
It sounds silly, but the laser comb may actually help your hair grow. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the laser comb as a safe and effective way to promote hair growth in 2007. To use the comb, you brush it over your scalp several times a week. The tests conducted on the comb involved men, but according to WebMD, some doctors think it may be more effective in stimulating hair growth in women. The comb is an expensive investment, with prices ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, as of 2010.
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