There are a number of guidelines to consider when choosing female hair loss treatments.
Vitamins & Minerals
Female hair restoration products need to be both mineral and vitamin rich. Specifically, zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and including Vitamins A, B, C and also E. This combination will promote collagen production and also nourish the hair follicles.
Another option to consider for female hair loss treatment is a DHT (dihydrotesterone) blocker. Many are available in shampoo and conditioner form and are designed to be used daily. Regular cleansing of the scalp and hair can help prevent DHT from damaging any more of the hair follicles. It is important to note that a DHT blocker will not re-grow hair like other female hair loss treatments, but a DHT blocker will stop further hair loss.
We are all familiar with laser treatment for hair removal. Lasers can also be used to restore hair growth. Laser therapy promotes blood flow which in turn improves the hairs protein and cellular metabolism, as a result creating thicker and fuller hair. Laser treatment in many cases is used in conjunction with transplant surgery to improve the quality of the new grafts.
Laser combs work on the same principal as laser therapy only on a smaller scale, usually in the privacy of your own home. The comb is designed to deliver a low level single wave of focused energy to nourish the living hair. Laser combs can be purchased from most transplant surgeons or treatment clinics.
Hair replacement Systems
Thanksfully the days of the bad toupee is over. A hair replacement system is custom designed for each individual. Replacement systems use real hair giving a more natural appearance and feel.
Pills and Topical Drugs
To date there are only 2 approved FDA hair restoration treatments available on the market and they are Rogaine and Propecia.
Propecia is taken orally once daily to control the hormone that causes hair loss. At present Propecia has only been approved for men as it can have harmful side effects for women when pregnant and also in women of child bearing age.
Rogaine is a topical treatment suitable for both men and women. It is designed to be used daily and there are many men and women who have had excellent results with Rogaine.