Hair loss treatment – the ‘cheapest method’ to stimulate hair growth and avoid alopecia

Hair loss can be a natural part of the ageing process, and most of the time, it's nothing to worry about. We can even lose up to 100 hairs on our bodies every day, without even noticing. But you could prolong the life of your locks by regularly massaging your scalp, it's been revealed.

Losing your hair could be caused by a number of different conditions, said the NHS.

Stress, weight loss, or even an iron deficiency can lead to some form of hair loss.

But, there are some home treatments you can use that might help to prevent some types of hair loss, including alopecia.

One of the easiest ways to stimulate hair growth at home is to simply massage your scalp.

A scalp massage has been claimed to prolong the life of your hair, according to medical website Healthline.

It works by stimulating blood flow to the top of the head.

Simply use your fingertips to gently apply pressure to your scalp while you use your shampoo in the shower.

You may even be able to buy a handheld scalp massager that's specifically designed to be used while washing your hair.

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"Most cases of thinning hair are treatable at home," said the medical website.

"Perhaps the cheapest method of getting thicker hair is a scalp massage. It doesn't cost anything, and there are no side effects.

"When you wash your hair, gently apply pressure with your fingertips around your scalp to encourage blood flow.

"For even more benefits, you can try a handheld scalp massager to also remove dead skin cells."

If you'd prefer to use a physical remedy for hair loss, you should consider using thyme oil.

Thyme oil is one of the strongest essential oils to lower your risk of hair loss, scientists have claimed.

It promotes hair growth by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp, it's believed.

If you choose to use thyme oil on your hair, simply mix it with a carrier oil, and massage it onto your scalp.

Losing your hair isn't necessarily something to be worried about.

But, on rare occasions, it could be a tell-tale sign of another medical condition.

You should speak to a doctor if you suddenly start losing your hair, or if you develop bald patches.

There are other treatments for hair loss - including transplants - but they aren't available on the NHS, and you'll need to pay for them.

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