Bald patches on the scalp indicate severe hair loss. If you have also spotted a bald patch on the scalp, chances are high that you are suffering from alopecia areata – an autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system starts attacking his/her hair follicles. There are numerous fungal infections as well that can cause a person shed hair to an extent where bald patches start appearing on the head. Other factors that can contribute to alopecia include hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, being rough and use of harsh chemicals.
Genetics: genetics play a key role in determining your hair color, texture and their life cycle. If you see thick healthy heads in your family, you don’t need to worry much about hair loss and baldness. But if you can spot numerous bald heads in your maternal or paternal family, you are most likely to suffer from baldness.
Hair care products: Frequent use of hair care products like hair sprays, mousses, hair styling serums etc. can also damage your hair shafts. Harsh chemicals present in these products, especially the cheaper ones, can damage your hair follicles to an extent where they fall out permanently. Also avoid excessive use of hair styling tools like blow dryers, curling rods and flat irons.
Being rough: Your hair are much delicate than you think. They want you to be very gentle while you are massaging, washing, combing or styling them. Be very gentle while you massage your scalp. Also shampoo and condition your hair properly. Never comb soaking wet hair.
Traction alopecia: Traction alopecia is most commonly caused by wearing hairstyles that continuously pull hair tightly. Avoid wearing hair style like tight buns, braids, ponytails and cornrows. Also avoid perming your hair permanently.
Hormonal fluctuations: One of the most common causes of hair loss in men and women is hormonal imbalance. While men shed hair due to increased levels of dihydrotestosterone, women face several situations in their life where their hormone levels fluctuate, especially during pregnancy and menopause.
Nutritional deficiency: Like other parts of your body, your hair also need a balanced diet for their healthy growth. If your body lacks protein, iron, vitamins or certain minerals your hair will be weak and dull, prone to hair fall. If nutritional deficiency is the reason behind your hair loss, a healthy, balanced diet can have significant impact.
Skin conditions and fungal infections: There are certain skin conditions and fungal infections that can hamper healthy hair growth, and may also cause the hair follicles to fall out, resulting in bald patches. Fungal infections can be effectively treated by consulting a qualified trichologist.
Here are three really effective natural remedies for bald patches:
Olive oil and cumin seeds: Take half cup olive oil and add one teaspoon cumin seeds into it. Let the cumin seeds soak in oil for 15 to 20 minutes and then rub the oil on your bald patches. Massage the scalp for 5 to 7 minutes and then wait for half an hour before you wash your head. Repeat this process daily for best results.
Coconut oil and fenugreek seeds: Take coconut oil enough for your hair length and add one teaspoon fenugreek seeds into it. Simmer the mixture on low heat for a couple of minutes and then remove from the stove. Strain the oil and let it cool to room temperature. Massage your scalp with this oil, focusing on the bald patches. Leave it on for 25 to 30 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. For best results massage your head with this oil twice or thrice a week.
Honey and onion juice: Take half cup onion juice and mix enough honey into it. Rub this mixture on bald patches for 8 to 10 minutes. Leave it on for another 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with a mild shampoo. Repeat this remedy on alternate days for faster results.
Hair transplant is considered the best solution for bald patches. If nothing works, you can always put your trust in a hair transplant surgery. It is a surgical solution for bald scalp. In a hair transplant procedure, surgeon takes out hair follicles from the sides or the back of the head and plants these hair follicles in a bald or thinning area. You cannot see the results right after the surgery. Transplanted hair follicles take around 3 months to develop blood supply at the recipient site, start their normal hair growing cycle and you enjoy new hair on your scalp.
Following are some factors which make hair transplant the most demanded hair loss solution.
Hair transplant is an excellent way to regrow hair on an area which has lost its hair growing ability permanently. One thing which you must take into consideration is that it is a procedure to regrow hair and it does not stop hair loss so, along with treating your bald scalp you must also take the surgeon’s advice to stop hair loss.
If you are interested in a hair transplant surgery for bald patches, visit Cosmetic Surgery Studio clinic now and take your first step towards a thicker and denser head of hair. We also offer free online consultations for our esteemed clients. To book an appointment now, fill the consultation form below.