Top 3 Ways to Restore Your Hairline
In most cases, you can bring back your hairline when you treat your hair and scalp better. You can also take medication to support hair growth. However, there are situations when naturally regrowing your hairline is no longer an option, or hair medication fails to give you results.
This is when hairline restoration surgery can help. Usually known as hair transplant surgery, this is an invasive procedure where the surgeon will take the donor’s hair and transplant them to areas of thinning or balding hair.
In this article, we will show you the top 3 options for restoring your hairline.
Let’s get to it.
Make nutrition and lifestyle improvements.
You can improve the health of your hair by eating a diet that’s rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, biotin, zinc, and iron. You should also eat plenty of protein, which is essential for hair growth. Excellent sources of protein include chicken, fish, eggs, and nuts.
Poor nutrition can cause hair loss. Just like other parts of your body, your hair needs a healthy blood supply to grow. If you’re not getting the nutrients your body needs, this can affect the health of your hair. You may also try taking supplements if you can’t get the necessary nutrients from your diet.
Activities that limit blood flow to the head, such as wearing tight ponytails, cornrows, or braids, can also cause hair loss. If you frequently wear your hair in a style that pulls on your scalp, you may develop an inflammation called traction alopecia, or gradual hair loss caused by damage to the follicles from prolonged pulling.
When you’re under a lot of stress, your body produces high levels of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone, and it can interfere with the production of proteins that are essential for hair growth.
Use medication and natural compounds.
Minoxidil, usually sold under the brand name Rogaine, comes as either a liquid solution or foam and is applied topically on the scalp. It’s thought to work by widening blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the scalp. It’s available over the counter in 2% and 5% concentrations.
Finasteride is a pill taken once a day. It works by preventing the production of a male hormone called DHT, which is responsible for shrinking hair follicles. It’s available as a generic medication and under the brand names Proscar and Propecia.
There’s also some evidence that using natural compounds may help with hair loss. There is evidence showing carnosic acid, the active ingredient in rosemary oil, can heal tissue and nerve damage in the scalp.
The enzymes in aloe vera help to break down sebum and helps keep your scalp fresh, clean and healthy. When there is too much oil, the scalp gets itchy and patchy. This condition is known as seborrheic dermatitis. Although it doesn’t cause hair loss, excessive scratching can destroy follicles and contribute to hair thinning and baldness.
Get a hair transplant.
There are two types of hair transplant techniques. The classic technique is FUT or follicular unit transplantation. But many people consider the newer technique called FUE or follicular unit extraction to be more effective.
The difference in the two techniques lies in how the surgeon obtains the donor hair. In the classic FUT technique, a strip of skin is removed from the back of the head and the hair follicles are harvested from that strip. In the FUE technique, the surgeon removes individual follicles from the back of the head one by one.
With FUT, there is a linear scar that runs along the length of the donor strip. This scar is usually not visible unless you wear your hair very short. But some people prefer not to have a long scar at all. With FUE, there are no stitches and no linear scarring.
FUE is an attractive option because it is minimally invasive. It’s also much less painful and has a shorter recovery time than the FUT technique. However, not everyone is a good FUE candidate because you need to have enough donor hair to harvest.
There are a number of options available for those who are experiencing hair thinning or baldness. You can try to correct the problem with diet and supplements, use medication or natural compounds, or get a hair transplant. The best option for you will depend on the cause of your hair loss and your preferences.