Hair loss treatment: Massaging essential oils into the scalp shown to improve alopecia

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Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be hard to halt because you are often facing fierce opposition. Hair loss is mainly caused by hereditary conditions that kick in as the ageing process gets underway. Despite these colossal challenges, research has alighted on some surprising solutions.

The degree of improvement on photographic assessment was “significant”, the researchers wrote.

“The results show aromatherapy to be a safe and effective treatment for alopecia areata,” they concluded.

Conventional treatments for hair loss

There are other things you can try if your hair loss is causing you distress. But most treatments aren’t available on the NHS, so you’ll have to pay for them.

According to the NHS, finasteride and minoxidil are the main treatments for male pattern baldness.

It is important to note that some of the above treatments may not be available on the NHS.

Additional support

Losing hair can be upsetting. For many people, hair it is an essential part of their identity.

“If your hair loss is causing you distress, your GP may be able to help you get some counselling,” advises the NHS.

You may also benefit from joining a support group, or speaking to other people in the same situation on online forums.

Try these online support groups:

  • Alopecia UK
  • Alopecia Awareness.



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