Hair Loss Herbal Remedies That Work!
Hair loss herbal remedies have become extremely popular as a remedy for hair loss. The jury though is still out on the effectiveness of most of them. In fact it would be fair to state that most of them are useless!
However there are some that are effective and there are some naturally occurring herbs that even if used individually have proven more effective that other types of medication.
Procerin is one of those completely natural hair loss herbal remedies that works which is why its so popular. However it is best suited to thinning hair or alopecia areata.
The effectiveness of any cure whether its a natural hair loss remedy or not (i.e. a hair transplant) is dependent on two things. Firstly the extent of hair loss, for example is there still some hair on the bald area even if its very thin or not and secondly the sex of the bald person. Look, I’m not trying to be funny here. Facts are that women are easier to treat than men with natural herb treatment. It seems as though this is attributable to the estrogen/testosterone balance.
Let me explain just a little here. As men get older (generalizing here) they produce more testosterone, so do women but in lesser quantities. Now testosterone is often a hormone that is associated with hair growth that’s why men tend to be ‘hairier’ than women and women with high levels of testosterone often have excessive hair growth problems. The thing is too much testosterone in men inhibits the action of enzymes within the hair follicles causing thinning hair and at worst alopecia totalis ( complete baldness). The same goes for women, too much testosterone vs too little estrogen and hair thins and/or alopecia areata occurs (small balding patches).
The common factor in this scenario is that the levels of testosterone in the follicles is the major contributing factor to hair loss for both sexes!
Now that this explanation is out of the way what herbs in particular are we looking at that can counteract the testosterone?
The major herb that comes to mind is called Saw Palmetto. This herb is obtained from Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens or Sabal serrulata), which are palm-like plants that can grow to heights of 10 feet and produce berries from which the compound is extracted. Now before you shout ‘snake oil’ think that the humble ‘aspirins’ origin is from willow tree leaf extract! You may also be saying that Saw palmetto is claimed to have many other properties of healing etc – maybe so but we are only interested in the baldness connection.
This humble extract along with others seems to inhibit testosterone production that accumulates in the hair follicles in particular without destroying the distribution of testosterone in other parts of the body. This is particularly good news for men as too little testosterone produces a weakened libido!
For male hair loss Provillus contains many of the herbs that Procerin contains plus the proven constituent Minoxidil which is an approved FDA hair restorative compound.