Healthy Hair Growth after Female Pattern Hair Loss

It’s often said that "Beauty is on the inside," and that looks don’t matter. However, for women suffering from hair loss, the reality can be painfully different. Despite our winning personalities, for most of us appearance does matter, and hair loss can take a toll – emotionally and psychologically.

That said, we are not in this alone! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40 percent of women will experience hair loss by the time they reach the age of 40.

Top Issues for those Suffering from Androgenic Alopecia

Below we address some common concerns regarding androgenic alopecia (also known as female pattern hair loss or hereditary hair loss), along with natural alternatives for supporting healthy hair growth. If your question is not addressed, feel free to contact one of our experts by clicking to the left. 

What causes androgenic alopecia (also known as female pattern hair loss, genetic hair loss, hereditary hair loss)?
My physician told me that hair loss is natural and nothing to worry about. Is she right?
How is androgenic alopecia typically treated?
Will my hair loss be like that seen in male pattern baldness?
My maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother suffered from hair loss. Does this mean I have an increased chance of androgenic alopecia?
Is hair loss caused by female pattern baldness reversible?
Is there anything I can do to prevent androgenic alopecia?


Natural Remedies for Androgenic Alopecia 

If you have been diagnosed with androgenic alopecia or hereditary hair loss, natural remedies are available that can reverse hair loss, prevent future hair loss, and encourage healthy hair regrowth. 


Consume Green Tea.

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) has been well-documented for its many health benefits. It contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols which scavenge free-radicals that can cause oxidative stress and damage to the hair follicles. Recently there has been some suggestion that Green Tea has an anti-androgenic effect in the body. Studies have shown that a higher intake of Green Tea leads to higher levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), a protein which prevents testosterone from converting to DHT (the underlying cause of androgenic alopecia). Research also suggests that Green Tea can help reduce inflammation, providing a healthier environment for hair growth. By drinking Green Tea or using a Green Tea extract, or even rinsing your hair with Green Tea, you can benefit from its healing properties.


Use healthy oils internally as well as on your scalp.

We've all heard the health benefits associated with consuming omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) including fish oils, algae-derived fatty acids, and hemp or other seed oils. Cold-pressed oils from plants such as jojoba, argan, evening primrose, borage seed, and coconut are also rich in fatty acids including omega-3, omega-6 (especailly gamma-linolenic acid, GLA), and omega-9 fatty acids, along with many other phytonutrients. Massaged onto the scalp, they reduce inflammation within the follicles, encourage circulation to the scalp, regulate sebum (oil) production to create a healthier environment for hair to grow in, moisturize and protect the scalp and hair, and repair and rejuvenate damaged hair follicles. In addition, essential oils (not to be confused with pressed oils) including rosemary, lavender, chamomile, helichrysum and many others, provide therapeutic benefit to the scalp and follicles. Add a few drops of essential oil(s) to your jojoba, coconut or other oil and massage your scalp a few times a week, or use in a weekly hot oil treatment. You can also add a few drops of essential oils to your shampoo and conditioner.


Eat green apples.

Clinical trials have revealed that procyanidin B-2, an ingredient found in apple skins promotes growth at the hairline as effectively as extra strength minoxidil does at the vertex.The skin of the immature (baby) green apples is the richest known source of this procyanidin.



Exercise increases blood circulation to all areas of the body, the scalp included. Studies have shown that increased blood circulation to the scalp can assist in stimulation of the follicles and encourage them to begin producing hair again.


Supplement your diet with Hair Essentials™.

Hair Essentials™ provides more than 20 hair-healthy herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients that are delivered to the scalp where they quickly work to:

  • Reduce the production of DHT
  • Inhibit the binding of DHT to hair follicles
  • Stimulate inactive hair follicles
  • Reduce scalp inflammation which can lead to hair loss
  • Encourage hormones responsible for hair growth to stay in balance
  • Regulate the time hair remains in the dormant stage
  • Provide vital nutrients for the structural development of healthy hair
  • Protect hair follicle cells against oxidative stress and damage
  • Seed follicles with the nutrients they need for new hair growth

Hair Essentials™ customers often notice decreased shedding or hair loss within the first few weeks. Most customers report dramatic improvement and faster hair growth by three months. Many customers report that their hair grows 75% to 100% faster, in as little as 3 months!


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