Types of alopecia and its treatment with natural remedies
The causes of baldness in men can be different. Hair loss is not an unusual process of the human body until it becomes pathology. If the hair growth function is disturbed, complete or partial hair loss of the head may occur. The cause can serve a hereditary predisposition as well as a predilection for various addictions. It is impossible to accurately determine at what age alopecia will disturb you but some prerequisites for baldness in men can be the reason for initiating treatment.
What kinds of alopecia are differentiated?
- Androgenetic alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia ranks first among all types of alopecia and causes hair loss in 96% of men. It is hereditary and is transmitted in the form of genetic information even at birth. As a result of this type of balding, the parietal and frontal parts of the head are affected in men. The reason for this is the influence of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone on the hair follicles. The first signs of the beginning of alopecia are: discoloration of the hair, as well as their becoming thin and short.
- Diffuse alopecia
It is formed as a result of a malfunction of the body. This type of alopecia has 2 forms. The first one can be caused by intoxication of the body with any poisons, radiation, chemotherapy used in the treatment of cancerous tumors. The second type is caused by the mental overstrain, diets and also some hereditary diseases.
- Focal or nesting alopecia
A distinctive feature of such alopecia is focal damage to the scalp of a rounded shape. The disease occurs due to a malfunction in the human immune system, in which the root follicles are damaged. The cause may be a transferred viral disease, emotional stress, anaesthesia.
- Cicatricial baldness
More often, the causes of cicatricial alopecia are fungi, bacteria, viruses, progressing in the cutaneous and scalp. Also, the disease can cause physical or thermal injuries. There is an irreversible process of damaging the hair follicles, which causes inflammation and leads to their overgrowth with a connective tissue.
Natural remedies for the treatment of baldness :
- Massage of the head
During the washing, it is recommended to do a massage, which is an excellent way to increase the speed of hair growth, due to the enrichment of hair follicles with nutrients. Massage is carried out with your fingertips for 2 minutes, while the head should be under a stream of cool water.
- Nettle Lotion
In order to prepare this wonderful remedy, you need to stock up on fresh nettle leaves, as well as apple cider vinegar. The recipe is simple: about 5 tablespoons of nettle, which must be filled with 250 ml of water. After that – add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. From the moment the mixture boils, boil for another half hour on a small fire. The resulting broth is filtered and rubbed into the head. This action can be carried out 2 or 3 times a week for 2 months.
- Castor oil mask
Castor oil in the amount of 2 tablespoons must be mixed with a tablespoon of mustard powder. This mixture should be left for 30 min, warmed up before use and slightly rubbed into the scalp. Application is recommended twice a week.
It is important to remember that such remedies are not the main source of treatment but are used only in conjunction with the main medical treatment as its supplement. Natural remedies are recommended only as addition to the treatment with effective drugs, among the most well-known Propecia is successfully used in men as the minus of natural recipes is that it will take you much time till you notice any signs of improvement compared to the drugs intended to work much faster.