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There are many people who believe that hair loss is a disease, or is caused by a disease. However, this is simply not true. Baldness is not usually caused by a disease or sickness, but it is usually related to a number of factors. These factors might include aging, heredity, and testosterone levels in your body. These account for most of the usual male and female pattern baldness that is found. However, there are several other factors that might be either causing your hair loss, or contributing significantly towards it.
Hair loss is the cause for much depression among men and even women who find themselves balding. There are a number of reasons why balding occurs. For some people, balding is the result of an illness or a treatment for an illness, like chemotherapy. For other people baldness happens because they wear certain tightly pulled hairstyles. Hair loss may also occur for no reason at all other than the fact that your ancestors lost their hair as well. No matter what the reasoning, the result is the same—no hair. For some people, this is devastating. Learn how to deal with hair loss so that you can continue to lead a happy and healthy life, both mentally and physically.
There is again no sure-fire way to prevent all hair loss; however, there are some methods that have been used that work on some people. In addition to the dietary improvements and suggestions already offered, there are some naturopathic remedy suggestions. Massage and aromatherapy have been used with some success. In minor cases of temporary hair loss, hair growth can be stimulated by massage, since blood and oxygen flow to the scalp must be healthy in order for hair to grow. A blend of six drops each of lavender and bay essential oils in a base of four ounces of either almond, soybean or sesame oil massaged into the scalp and allowed to sit for 20 minutes has been used by aromatherapists to stimulate the scalp. Once the mixture is in the scalp for 20 minutes, wash your hair and scalp with your normal shampoo mixed with three drops of bay essential oil. Massaging the scalp in general for a couple of minutes a day can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles and in mild cases stimulate some hair growth. Of course, one must be careful to be gentle when massaging and not tug at the hair or use the fingernails when massaging the scalp. If one is concerned about fingernails getting in the way due to extra long fingernails, there are several options. One is a flat-handed massage, which while not as effective as the finger massage can provide some circulatory benefits and results. There are several electric massagers on the market that have an attachment for scalp massaging as well. An oriental method called Qi Gong (pronounced Chi Kung) has been used to increase circulation to the scalp and face also. The fingers should be placed at the center of the skull base and then begin to tap approximately 30 times. Work your way outward toward the ears continuing to tap gently. After reaching the ears go back to the center of the skull a little higher up and work your way around to the ear region. Keep going up about eight levels, each time repeating the process.