What Are My Options for Natural Hair Loss Treatments? And How Much Do They Cost?
Dealing with hair loss is like any investment – you’re willing to pay whatever you need to so you can look and feel better, but you want it to work. And natural hair loss treatments can be a safe, effective way to address this problem. Given that hair loss products and procedures can cost anywhere from a few bucks to thousands of dollars, making sure you know what your options are and are spending your money wisely is even more important.
So let’s look at the most popular options for natural hair loss treatments (and some not-so-natural options as well), compare prices, and see what you get for your money…
Not-So-Natural Hair Loss Treatments: Surgical Options
Surgical procedures to address hair loss are definitely an option, but certainly not among the most natural of hair loss treatments. These procedures are expensive, and often time consuming, but they’re also some of the most effective and reliable options available. For a hair transplant, a doctor can move a section of skin – often from the patient’s back – where hair still grows and transplant it to the head. The hair then continues to grow naturally, covering the thin spot. Another procedure, though less common than it used to be, is where the bald spot is actually surgically removed, and the skin on either side is sewn together, eliminating the thin spot altogether.
The first type of surgery (hair transplant), where a trained medical professional will take grafts from other parts of your head or body and patch them onto your bald or thinning spots on your head, is often then most expensive option. You’ve probably seen the commercials for Bosley on television. They are certainly the most well-known of the hair transplant specialists. Now, we’re going to be honest here – this probably is the most effective and reliable solution for hair loss. Your own, natural hair continues to grow after the procedure and many patients find it to be a permanent solution.
So what’s the problem? It’s expensive. Very expensive. Their own website says the average patient invests between $4,000 and $12,000 per procedure. Plus, if you don’t live near a consultation office, you will have to travel just to talk to someone to find out how much it will actually cost you. It’s not just a financial investment, but one of time and energy, too.
The second type of surgery (scalp reduction) is less well-known, but still available. This is generally a two-step process. The first day, the doctor will re-route some of the arteries in the scalp, in order to ensure proper blood-flow when the procedure is finally complete. Then, 4-6 weeks later, the doctor will actually remove the balding area and close the area by sewing the skin on either side together. The average cost of the total procedure run between $2,500 and $5,000. Scalp reductions are often used in conjunction with hair transplants, or topical solutions, so they can be even more expensive.
Natural Hair Loss Treatments: Hair Solutions
And what do we mean by “hair solutions?” These are toupees, weaves, and sprays, which could be considered natural hair loss treatments. No supplements or nutrients are involved. No surgery, or medical procedures.
A quality hair piece or weave can cost between $1,000 and $3,000 for a custom fit. It’s not unusual to need to go back to your cosmetologist every month for a refitting, or reweaving. Some people prefer disposable hair pieces that are worn for one or two months at a time, and then discarded. These can run about $200 each, or approximately $1,200 per year.
Also, remember on top of the expense of these hair pieces, caring for them can be a hassle. You have to style them carefully. You have to be diligent about caring for them. You even have to make sure you have the right kind of pillow cases! The list of things to remember and do differently gets long with these options.
And what about those sprays? You know the ones – you spray them on thinning hair and suddenly the hair is full and thick again, just like magic! They work by attaching fibers to the hair you have left, making it appear thicker, without actually changing anything about your hair. It’s a very temporary fix – and it can still be an expensive one, too. Brands range from $9.95 all the way to a whopping $79.99.
Natural Hair Loss Treatments: OTC Hair Loss Products
Perhaps the most well-known options for hair loss are the over-the-counter ones. These are the ones you can buy at the drugstore or grocery store, like Rogaine or hair loss shampoos. They are marketed specifically for hair loss, and don’t require a prescription. Some have FDA-approved active ingredients. Some simply include supplements that are believed to curb hair loss.
Rogaine is almost a household word when discussing hair loss. It’s easy to find and easy to use. And at $27.99 for a one-month supply, it seems like a pretty good deal. So long as it works. You see, Rogaine’s effectiveness is entirely dependent upon the type of hair loss you’re dealing with. For most men who are looking at a receding hairline, Rogaine isn’t going to help them. In fact, it says right on the packaging that it’s for hair loss on the top of the scalp, not the hairline at all. And since no single product works for every person, if you spend your $27.99 and it doesn’t work, all you’re left with is a thin spot and a thinner wallet.
As for shampoos, you have many options. However, they range in price from $9.99 to $40.00, for an average-sized bottle. That’s right, $40, and not even for a large bottle. Unfortunately, the quality and effectiveness reviews run in the average range as well, so it’s buyer beware out there.
Prescriptions Medication Options for Hair Loss
If you really want a prescription – or if the OTC options just don’t work for you – your doctor can help, too. There are drugs developed especially for hair loss, such as Propecia, and others that can be prescribed “off label” – meaning the drug was originally designed to do something else, but appears to be effective for another issue as well. Adovart is an example of an “off label” drug prescribed for hair loss.
Talk to your doctor about available prescriptions and options. Be sure to discuss all other medical conditions, and any medications you may already be taking. A prescription is a big deal – but still, it might be the right path for you. The price varies, based on insurance, generic vs. name brand, and a few other variables, so be sure to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about that as well before making a decision.
Natural Hair Loss Treatments: Nutritional Supplements for Hair Loss
There are so many nutrients and minerals that have been shown to help as natural hair loss treatments that we can’t begin to list them all without putting you to sleep. So let’s talk about a few of the most respected ones.
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is especially effective when used in combination with zinc. Plus, a zinc deficiency can actually cause hair loss, so making sure you get enough zinc in your diet is an excellent defense against thinning hair.
Then there’s grape seed extract. Grape seed extract promoted the growth of hair follicle cells by 230% in in vitro animal studies. That’s not a typo – two hundred thirty percent. And let’s not forget gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is one of the omega-6 fatty acids. As such, it is necessary for human health, but our bodies don’t make it naturally. We have to get it from our diets or from supplements. One of its important functions is to stimulate hair growth.
But that’s just the tip of the vitamin and supplement iceberg when it comes to dealing with hair loss. Because there are so many supplements that can help with hair loss, it’s hard to even know how to start pricing them. If you search for Biotin, you get prices ranging from $3.99 to $35.99 per bottle. That’s a pretty wide price range. How are you supposed to know about quality, doses, or combinations? Should it be plain biotin, or combined with something else? Is the price difference truly reflective of a quality difference? Does higher mcg always mean higher efficacy – and what’s a mcg in the first place? All of these questions, this confusing range of prices, and just for one hair loss supplement – out of so many!
Just gathering all of these would be daunting, let alone trying to get all the effective hair loss supplements. Luckily, you don’t have to even try. Before you get overwhelmed, know an answer is available – Restore FX – a safe, natural hair loss treatment.
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Do you realize that a natural hair loss product that could actually address the causes of your hair loss costs less than a spray that simply hides the problem for a single evening? Seems outrageous, but it’s true.
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