Anonymous asked in HealthMen's Health · 1 decade ago

Hair loss remedies?

Hi, does anyone know any hair loss treatments that actuallywork.

My hair has been thinning over last 15 years or so, I am 40 now, and is becoming noticeable. I am not interested in a hair transplant or buying any silly old product advertised. But before I shave it all off and become a proud baldie, at least thought I'd see if any one had tried anything with some success.


18 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    There are several forms of hair loss. If it is male pattern baldness (Androgenetic alopecia) then the hair loss cannot be fully cured in most cases, but just frozen for some time with the treatments availiable on market today.

    1) Hair transplant (FUE technology) creates really natural hairline, no scars, the best way to go if you have enough donor hair and money of course.

    2. Propecia (Finasteride) and Minoxidil are the only ones approved by FDA and proven to work in most men so far.

    Generic Propecia (finasteride) is also ok. I use it with same results, and unfortunately same side efefcts(a bit dry feeling in the scalp) as brand propecia. Have tried lots of herbal crap before it and laser combs, so far the only thing that prevents my hairloss, not much regrowth, but has stopped my hairloss completely.

    I buy from this pharmacy for the last 2 years - . It is under $1 per pill for 1mg propecia.also see

    But before you consider to start propecia you must really study about the side effects. It can mess your hormones real bad if you are not lucky, so you must choose, hair or these side effects. Quite a big perecent have these side effects, more than Merck - the company that holds

    Propecia trademark is saying. see the link for side effects stories

  • Laura
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Here a few simple home remedies which can be tried at home to control hair fall. 1.Rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea this helps hair grow.. 2. A medicine rich in sulfur is also recommended as sulfur plays an important part in the structure of the hair. 3. Massage with olive oil before going to bed at night and next morning, wash off the hair gently.. 4. To treat hair loss apply a little lemon juice with some black tea.Massage well and shampoo. 5. Beat two eggs,and add two tablespoons of water to it. Rinse hair and pour the egg mixture over the hair.Massage the scalp well and leave for 10 minutes.Then wash it.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can try regain which is available over the counter, but its pricey.

    Also you can ask your doctor for propecia tablets, But they are not usually available on the NHS, so he would write you out a private prescription. I had a private prescription come into work for these recently, and they cost £92 for a 4 week supply, so it depends on how much you want to try and keep your hair! Also, neither pf these products are guaranteed to work. Like all medications, they work for some people, not others, so you may be wasting an awful lot of money.

    Personally, I dont think you should fight nature. Shave it off - I would much rather see a guy confident with his shaven head than some sad old git with a desperate comb-over!

    I work in a pharmacy and see so many blokes trying regain and propecia tablets, i just wanna tell themto forget it and go bald gracefully.

    Women do not have a problem with bald men, or thinning hair, we really dont care.

    Shave it off!

    Source(s): Im a pharmacy dispenser
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Millions of people all over the world are affected by hair loss, and it's not only the males that suffer this condition as even females are affected by this problem. What's sad is that many of the individuals affected by such a condition end up just accepting what is happening to their hair due to lack of information or options.

    If you are looking for natural hair regrowth methods this is a good guide you can read

    Hope it helps.

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  • 4 years ago

    The hair is not just a part of your body and it is a symbol of beauty, status and health. It is important for you to take proper care of your health in order to prevent early hair loss. Learn here It is not a very serious problem and with a little bit of caution you will be able to prevent further hair loss. There are certain uncontrollable factors like pregnancy conditions or certain illness or genetic factors that will result in hair loss. But, this does not mean that you cannot do something about your hair loss.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The thing is it depends whats the reason for it. From my own experience and my granny (..and grannies granny,..and so on) the best for hair is a CASTOR OIL, just few drops on ur fingers and massage it into a scalp, better wrap it after for 2-3 hours and wash it off. It really does work if u do it every second third day for a period of time ( i know sounds like...).

    Unfortunately in Ireland its being taken away from shelves, cause people started to drink it ( don't know why..?!)

    Definitely works!

    PS: its a free world, but who put 1 on "bad" have no idea, doing what i just described i "grew" and "planted" extra hair, which i was not suppose to have genetically, so...up to u: leave it or take it

  • 1 decade ago

    Hair loss is hereditary.It may be due to scalp infection.Get your scalp examined by a doctor.Vitamin deficiency,lack of nutritious food are other reasons.If you are having tension hair fall will be fast.Lead a tension free life.As preventive measure,try warm cocunut(or castor seed or alomnd oil)oil massage (few drops )twice daily.Vitamins containing Zinc will slow hair fall(Try Zevit).

    If nothing works, try a wig.Do not loose hope.Bald people are considered more sexy and women love them.Good Luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm now 42, been using a set of clippers now on 0 for about 14 years. Be proud of it!

    seriously, there is only one product that works and it was developed from a heart medicine. You rub it in and hair grows, albeit finer than the original. drawback is.. you have to use it and keep using it (everyday I think) and the cost is ridiculous. Not an option for me , spending that much time preening is a bit narcissistic I think.

    Anyway, go the clippers, buy your own and you'll save heaps of $ on haircuts, you just wash your head with soap (and save more $) and then drying your head is so quick, save heaps of time too!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Regaine has some success and some men swear by it. The only problem is that you have to use it religiously every day or you lose the hair again. There are tablets now availabe from a doctor (I forget the name now - something like Propecia) which can only be taken by men for hair loss. Again, they need to be taken every day to maintain the hair and I doubt they are available on the NHS - I think it would be private prescription only xx

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Badly damaged hair breaks at the scalp. To treat hair loss apply a little lemon juice with some black tea. Massage well and shampoo.Rub oil into the scalp. Wring out a towel in hot water and wrap it on the head. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Shampoo and dry well. Check out for more info.

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