Hair loss may seem like a superficial concern but it can be soul-destroying if you are experiencing it. That’s because many societies attribute value to a luscious head of hair. Subsequently, losing it, especially rapidly, can lead one to feel ostracised.
Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed cure for hair loss, which only adds to a person’s sense of despair.
The lack of guarantee should not deter you from experimenting with the wealth of natural products that are out there, however.
Research has uncovered natural solutions to hair loss and the only way to tell if they will work for you is to try them out.
Tocotrienols supplements are on the more promising end of the spectrum.
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The number of hairs of the volunteers in the tocotrienol supplementation group increased significantly as compared to the placebo group, with the former recording a 34.5 percent increase at the end of the eight-month supplementation as compared to a 0.1 percent decrease for the latter.
In conclusion, this trial demonstrated that supplementation with tocotrienol capsules increases hair number in volunteers suffering from hair loss as compared to the placebo group.
The researchers attributed the effect to the antioxidant activity of tocotrienols that helped to reduce lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in the scalp, which are reported to be associated with alopecia (the medical term for hair loss).
Lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress are destructive chain reactions that take place in the body as a result of unstable molecules called free radicals attacking cells.
As is often the case with hair loss treatments, there are pros and cons to consider before purchasing a wig.
As the NHS explains, synthetic wigs:
- Last six to nine months
- Are easier to look after than real-hair wigs
- Can be itchy and hot
- Cost less than real-hair wigs
Last three to four years
- Are harder to look after than synthetic wigs
- Look more natural than synthetic wigs
- Cost more than synthetic wigs
You may also benefit from joining a support group, or speaking to other people in the same situation on online forums.
Try these online support groups:
- Alopecia UK
- Alopecia Awareness