Traction Alopecia is one of the several types of hair loss. It is caused by constant hair pulling or any other source of physical traction. The name is self explanatory, as traction means pulling something on the surface whereas alopecia is a medical term used to describe hair loss. Unlike other hair loss types, Traction Alopecia is entirely and avoidable and reversible condition, as long as the sufferer is vigilant and seriously wants to get rid of the problem.
Luckily, the damage caused to hair follicles due to traction does not affect their ability to regrow, at least in the short run. The first thing that you need to do is know the exact cause of hair loss and avoid it in future. Most of the time, lost hair comes back automatically as soon as you address the underlying cause. To speed up hair regrowth, you can always benefit from massaging. The best way to strengthen affected hair follicles is by ensuring efficient blood supply to them, and this is exactly what massaging does. It enhances scalp circulation which in turn stimulates hair follicles and triggers hair regrowth.
You can use any of your favorite oil to massage your scalp. Three time-tested oils that have proven to be helpful in stimulating hair growth include:
Castor oil is a rich source of various nutrients that your hair need for healthy growth. These include protein, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids and minerals. Besides that, castor oil is a natural antifungal agent and this characteristic allows it to treat various scalp disorders and infections. Take two tablespoons of raw castor oil and gently massage your scalp with it for 5 to 7 minutes. Let it sit for half an hour and then wash off. Repeat this procedure twice or thrice a week and you will notice significant improvement within a couple of months.
Rosemary is a perennial herb that is known for its health benefits. It is mostly used for treating skin conditions but it can also help reverse hair loss due to fungal infections as well as due to traction. Massage your scalp with rosemary oil for a few minutes every other day and rinse off after waiting for 20 to 25 minutes. Follow this routine for 2 to 3 months and you will be surprised by the outcome.
Coconut oil offers the easiest and simplest way to repair damage and improve hair growth. Since ancient times it has been the most sought after natural remedy for hair growth, especially for those who feel their hairs are not growing at all or that their hair growth rate is very slow. When using coconut oil to reverse hair loss due to traction alopecia, take two to three tablespoons of coconut oil and microwave it for 30 seconds. Stir the oil and use it to massage your scalp, paying special attention to the areas with bald patches or hair thinning. Leave it on for an hour and then rinse off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. For best results, leave the oil on overnight and shampoo the next morning as usual.
If you fail to regrow hair with these natural remedies, chances are that you have permanently damaged the hair follicles. In this case a hair transplant surgery is probably the right treatment. The surgery allows you to regrow natural looking hair in the affected areas.
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