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What can a woman do against hair loss?

Tuesday 11 November 2014
In an other article, we talked about the two most common causes of hair loss in women: hereditary hair loss and telogen hair loss. We receive many questions from women who want to do something against these forms of hair loss. In this article, we will provide you with extensive advice on how to combat the hair loss. You will find out which products are best to use and why. 

There is an important distinction between hereditary hair loss and telogen hair loss. For telogen hair loss, it is in some cases possible to eliminate the cause. This is never possible for hereditary hair loss. And yet, the effects of both types of hair loss are the same: the hair will grow less long and thick and the hair follicles remain longer in their resting phase. Because of this, the treatment for hair loss in women is mostly the same. Fortunately, there are several ways to effectively combat hair loss.

There are several ways to stimulate (new) hair growth and to improve the condition of the hair and the scalp:

Treatment against hair loss for women
Combining these methods will ensure a greater effect, as they all work in a unique way. If you prefer to have your hair grow back as much as possible, it is certainly advisable to combine several products.

At the beginning of hair loss, when it is not very visible, a good foundation can be laid simply by using a shampoo and nutritional supplement. If you want a better effect or if your hair loss is already clearly visible, it is advisable to start using a lotion or laser helmet additionally. Applying a lotion and the investment in it will prove to pay off. 

Lotions

Spectral.CSF is especially developed for women with hair loss. It contains, amongst others, Adenosine, an active ingredient of which its effect have been determined in independent research. It even surpasses known treatments such as Minoxidil. Adenosine gives the same result, but without side effects. Fluctuations in blood pressure, which is a possible side effect of Minoxidil, is therefore out of the question. Additionally, CSF does not leave any residue, making it easy to use.

Spectral DNC-N is especially developed for men and women who suffer from hereditary hair loss. It includes Nanoxidil. This is an improved version of the classic hair growth agent Minoxidil. Nanoxidil improves and stimulates the hair growth and gives good results in women. Nanoxidil works with every type of hair loss. But what makes DNC-N so much more effective against hereditary hair loss, are the various other ingredients. These slow down the processes that cause hereditary hair loss.

Neofollics lotion provides a targeted treatment for (hereditary) hair loss. The lotion stimulates the hair growth and combats hair loss. It also ensures for thicker and fuller hair. The treatment is suitable for both men and women. The lotion contains a combination of 11 active ingredients that combat hair loss in multiple ways. The lotion contains a large variety of plant extracts that inhibit DHT in a natural way and stimulate hair growth. In addition to being effective, the lotion is pleasant to use and gentle on the skin.

In this article you can read more about which lotion is best suited for your situation.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy in women is also very effective and extremely easy to use. This technique is only recently available for consumers and has been approved for medical use against hair loss by the FDA in the United States. The cost of a laser helmet is higher, but the ease of use and long-term costs are lower. Also, there are no side effects to laser therapy. On our page about laser therapy, you can read more about the treatment method. The Theradome laser helmet can be used as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with a lotion for additional results.

Shampoo and conditioner

The three best shampoos to stimulate hair growth and to combat hair loss are Revita shampoo, Regenepure DR and Neofollics shampoo.

These shampoos contain a variety of proven active ingredients which improve the hair growth and slow down hair loss. The most popular are ketoconazole, caffeine, piroctone olamine and ecklonia cava. The shampoos are also nourishing for the scalp. Almost all shampoos are based on cheap industrial cleaners which actually have a strong degreasing effect, causing the scalp to dry out and the hair to become greasy faster. All of our shampoos naturally contain only high quality ingredients that nourish the scalp and allow the hair to grow better and stronger. Your scalp will feel much healthier. It becomes less dry and flaky and your hair will become greasy less easily. They also work well against dandruff.

Neofollics Shampoo contains 1% piroctone olamine and Regenepure DR contains 1% ketoconazole. Studies show that 1% piroctone olamine scores better in a number of areas in comparison than Ketoconazole. Revita contains a lower concentration of ketoconazole, 0,25%. The higher concentrations of ketoconazole in Neofollics Shampoo and Regenepure DR make them extra effective agains hair loss and dandruff, but the ingredient can also dry out the hair and scalp a little. This is why it is adviced to combine the shampoos with a nourishing conditioner like Regenepure Biotin conditioner (also contains hair growth stimulating ingredients) or use the shampoo every other day. On the other days, you could use Regenepure NT shampoo. This is a nourishing shampoo with also hair growth stimulating ingredients.

Shampoos are easy to use, but the effectiveness of the other products is often higher. Yet, the use of a hair growth stimulating shampoo is strongly recommended, because it creates an extra effect on top of the other products. The combination really works better.

More differences between the shampoos you can read in this article.

Nutritional supplement

For extra effect, Neofollics tablets or Foligain caplets is recommended. With this, you will give your body the important building blocks it needs for good, healthy hair growth and you will be assured of the right vitamins and minerals to make your hair healthy. Additionally, it contains various plant extracts that slow down hair loss in a natural way. In this article we compared the two nutritional supplements.

Camouflage

If you want quick and certain results, you can fill up the hair with hair fibers. For many of our clients, this is the best way to make thinner spots invisible. It a purely cosmetic solution whereby hair fibers attach to the existing hair and thus make the hair appear fuller. It is perfect in combination with the aforementioned treatments. In the long term, the cause is covered by the products mentioned above, and on the short term, the condition is visually improved by the hair fibers.

How long should the treatment last?

It is possible to combat the effects of hereditary hair loss. The cause, the creation of the hormone DHT, can not be stopped permanently. The effect of the treatment continues to build up as long as the treatment is continued. The hair loss will come back when the treatment is stopped. Only in the case of telogen effluvium it is possible to stop the cause, although the improved and healthier hair growth can still be a reason to keep using certain products.

Hair growth is a slow process. A realistic term to be able to evaluate the effect is 3 to 6 months. The full effect usually can not be seen until after 12 months. Hair grows at a rate of about 1,25 cm per month. In 'problem areas' this is much slower and hair roots can remain in resting phase for a long time. Especially in long hair it is difficult to see the new small hairs. We always recommend to have other people take a look at it every now and then. These are often better at noticing differences. Because the results are not visible until after a few months, it is important to continue the treatment for at least several months. Unfortunately, people often discontinue a good treatment after only 1 or 2 months, because the desired transformation has not been noticed. Realistic expectations and perseverance are therefore essential to achieve results.

Hair loss is a difficult problem for women. In our culture, long, healthy hair equals femininity. While men can opt to shave their head, this is no option for women. It is important to not feel shame, after all, is not something that you have chosen and a lot more women suffer from this problem than you think. Part of the pain is caused by the loss of control.

Hopefully, with all the information on this page, you have a good idea of what you can do to regain control of your situation. Should you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.