How Come My Hair Loss Remedy Does Not Work?

The first and the most common mistake most hair loss sufferers make is having unrealistic expectations. This will always lead to frustrations, no matter how good or bad the treatment was. Irrespective of what the manufacturers and marketers of any hair loss product say, do not believe that you can recover all of your lost hair. The best available treatments only enable you to slow down the balding process or, in better instances, to keep the existing hair. The ultimate achievement you can expect from any hair loss treatment is to regrow the hair you have lost in the previous three years. But this is only possible if you start treating your condition at an early stage of the balding process. This brings us to the second mistake many hair loss sufferers make - denying their hair loss and starting to treat their condition only once they have already developed a bald patch. The later you start treating the baldness, the less chances you have of regrowing lost hair. In order to regrow hair you should have fine miniaturised hair left in your bald areas. This hair is often called peach fuzz. Once your hair follicles have died and there is no baby hair left, no miracle can rejuvenate them.

Many hair loss sufferers, as they start conducting their research, become scared reading about the potential side effects of proven medicinal treatments such as finasteride or minoxidil and opt for allegedly safer alternative treatments. Marketers of natural, hair loss remedies tend to overexaggerate the negative side effects of medicinal drugs in order to lure you into buying their product. The chances that you will lose your sex drive from finasteride or grow additional facial hair because of minoxidil are typically less than 1%. You should first try the proven medicinal treatments and only if you have experienced negative side effects try some alternative therapy. Starting with unproven products right away deprives you of the opportunity to test some of the best remedies available out there. If you begin treating your condition with an alternative treatment, the likelihood you pick the one that works well for you is close to nothing. Thus, you are almost certainly wasting time while the hair loss continues to advance. And do not believe that all natural, hair loss treatments are safe. That is not true either.

Another common mistake is to use multiple treatments at the same time. If you wish to try different things, do not try them all simultaneously. Any treatment requires a minimum of four months to kick in and you should allow it at least six months to deliver results. Overdosing will not speed up or improve results either.

And lastly, do not overreact to seasonal shedding periods. Shedding is common to almost any hair loss treatment. If you start a new treatment such as Rogaine, you will first have to shed the old hair. Rogaine will stimulate your hair follicles, resulting in increasing the thickness of your miniaturised hair. But this will not happen overnight. First, the old thin fibber must be shed, then the hair follicles rearrange themselves in order to start producing thicker hair. Typically, the first signal that the treatment is working is accelerated hair loss.