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Common oil found in every store could reduce hair hold, according to a doctor who claims adding it to your routine can help thicken your locks
According to a doctor, a regular household oil could help combat hair loss naturally.
While hair loss can be a concern for some and can even be a source of anxiety and depression, an obstetrician and gynecologist has claimed that coconut oil can help thicken and slow hair loss. Dr. Jennifer Ashton said the oil could be one of several common products that help.
She said: “There is very limited data showing dramatic improvement in hair growth or hair thickening with coconut oil. But you should always tell yourself: risk versus benefit. This is incredibly low risk. There may be no benefit. there, but it certainly won’t do any harm.”
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She also added that animal studies have shown that peppermint oil stimulates hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp. Ashton added: “Peppermint oil vasodilates. (That) means it takes the blood vessels and makes them bigger. If you make a tube bigger and you’re talking about a blood vessel, that increases blood flow. Menthol, eucalyptus and peppermint can absolutely do that. do that,” reports Good Morning America.
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When that hair starts to disappear, many will do whatever they can to keep that hairline firmly in place by taking supplements, getting transplants, or disguising it as it creeps back. A new survey dubbed ‘hairxiety’ has found that nine in 10 young adults worry about the possibility of their hair thinning, receding or disappearing altogether.
Harley Street Hair Clinic, the leader in hair transplants, discovered that Gen Z is already stressed about losing their hair, as 88% of 18 to 24 year olds said they were worried about losing strands.
This is compared to 74% of the population who have healthy locks, meaning the youngest adults are also the most likely to think about the possibility of hair loss. Hair loss can start at any age in men, but most commonly from puberty, with many starting to see their hairline disappear from their early twenties; this is usually more noticeable by your late thirties.
Pattern baldness is a little more extreme than just a receding hairline, because the hair on the head thins and bald spots appear, often around the crown of the head. There is a genetic factor and pattern baldness can affect any gender, although it is more common in men.
Hair loss as we age is common: three-quarters of men and almost two-thirds of women experience it, including two-thirds of 18-24 year olds. Environmental factors can also cause hair loss, including increased stress, which can cause your locks to turn gray and even disappear.
This is a self-fulfilling cycle, as a third of 18 to 24 year olds say they suffer from increased stress levels directly as a result of losing their hair. A quarter also said their overall self-confidence had been affected by their appearance, particularly their hair.
Worryingly, a tenth added that their concerns about hair loss had affected their mental health beyond insecurities and resulted in depressive episodes and thoughts.
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