Reversing Men’s Hair Loss: Cardio, Capsaicin, & Coconut Oil
When it comes to the natural progression of a man’s life, nothing is more irritating, frustrating, and sometimes downright embarrassing, than hair loss. Fortunately, there are a handful of clandestine remedies out there that have seen varying degrees of success. I call them the 3 C’s: cardio, capsaicin, and coconut oil.
Cardio and Reducing Stress
We all know that increases in stress can cause hair to grey – but what a lot of people didn’t know is that stress can actually cause hair to fall out (just look at Twilight star Kristen Stewart after her break up with Rob Pattinson). Any number of stress reduction techniques can help to reverse and prevent this process, though exercise is cited not only because of its ability to lower the levels of cortisol in your body, but also because it increases circulation. When your heart starts beating a little harder it will pump more blood to your scalp, which means that more nutrients will reach your hair follicles and promote growth. Just remember to be smart about it—don’t run more than your body can handle at the risk of injuring yourself.
In a question sent to editors of St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a reader mentioned that a beautician had advised mixing 8 ounces of vodka with an entire can of cayenne pepper, let it stand overnight, and then strain and apply it to the scalp to counteract hair loss. The editors weren’t afraid to mention that at first they were skeptical—however, after further research they can confirm that capsaicin (the natural chemical that makes peppers hot) promotes hair growth. Mixing with soy isoflavones is apparently what does the trick.
The Coconut Oil Experts would agree that coconut oils have wonderful effects on the skin and hair—but they aren’t the only ones reporting this. Onlymyhealth.com recommends the addition of many different types of oils to the hair for promoting growth. Pure grape seed oil or olive oil (especially if you mix either with rosemary) massaged on the scalp will coax the revitalization of hair follicles. Castor oil and jojoba oil, on the other hand will give your hair a nice shine by moisturizing the hair and protecting it from damage—however, there’s nothing like a once-a-week scalp massage with coconut oil to pack those growth-inducing nutrients onto your scalp and transform your existing hair from a thinning mop to a regal mane.
Other Hair Loss Treatments
There are plenty of other natural remedies that people like to try when combatting hair loss. A simple change of diet may do it for you—eating foods higher in iron may reversed a previously-unnoticed case of anemia. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and nuts are also great for follicle-nourishment. Of course, if all else fails, there are plenty of OTC treatment options that work by blocking the DHT hormone that causes hair loss.
As with almost every home-remedy out there, each of these options will yield various results depending on the user—try them out for yourself and go with whatever works for you. If you’ve tried any of these before or experience success with any of these treatment options in the future, leave a comment below detailing your experience!
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