Did You Know It's National Hair Loss Awareness Month? 5 Ways to Get More Hair

K. Mathews on 23 Aug 2011 at 4:37pm

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month – how are things looking on top of your head?

If your hair is a little (or a lot) sparser than you’d like it to be, you’re not without options. Here are 5 methods you can try in order to regain lush locks:

1. Hair Transplants

hair loss treatment options

This procedure involves transplanting new follicles into balding areas to restore the hair there. Despite the soreness that follows and the steep average price of $14,200, 72% of patients believe that hair transplants are worth it.

2. Medications

Rogaine is a popular over-the-counter treatment that many find successful at regaining hair. Propecia is also popular with balding individuals, though you’ll need a doctor’s prescription for that. Seeking a doctor’s advice is a good idea anyway, since different medications are better for different types of hair loss.

3. HairMax LaserComb

Though some doctors are skeptical about the extent of its benefits of laser treatments on thinning hair, the FDA has approved this device after a clinical trial found it effective.

4. Hairpieces

If surgeries and treatments aren’t your thing, you could always go a more traditional route with a hairpiece like a wig or toupee. Hairpieces are not without their own hassels, however. The more authentic they look, the more expensive they are, plus they require more maintenance than real hair. 

5. Latisse

Studies are currently underway to determine whether Latisse, the drug that does wonders for producing longer eyelashes, could have the same effect on growing hair on the scalp. While one of our readers already swears by it, you might want to wait to hear the studies’ results before investing in a product that’s so expensive.

Have you tried any of these hair loss solutions? 

Photo credit: anatern on Flickr; Dr. Sanusi Umar; Amazon.com; HairMax.com; myxer.com; Latisse.com

Comments (8)

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I have very thin hair like my mother and her mother; grandma was bald when she passed away. I wear wigs like she did, but I leave them off when running, swimming, skiing, biking, etc. Wearing a beautiful wig helps me feel less self consious (pardon the spelling!). For great tips on wigs and new looks, I use the Youtube site, Many Faces of Beauty. April does a great job demonstrating how to wear wigs, tries new styles and colors, and is just a Diva! She gives her honest opinion about wig quality and ease of application. Very helpful even if you just want to change your look for a day.
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I have seen her videos! That is a great resource. I love wigs even though I don't wear them regularly. Until I saw her stuff, I had no clue how many amazing kinds of wigs were out there!

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Wow! I can't believe we missed that either. I had to look it up as I'd never heard of it. Definitely seems less labor-intensive than the HairMax!

Check out this photo

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OMG, I totally want a hair-growing helmet. That looks so space age!

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I can't believe you missed the amazing iGrow hair growing helmet on this list! Just put it on and Grow!
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I am trying Latisse now so I will let you know how it works! :) I can't afford to rub it all over my head but I'm sure I could test a strand for you? lol



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It'll be really interesting to see what happens with those Latisse trials... wonder what the cost will be, considering how expensive it is just for lash lines!

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