Hair loss can be a leading cause of insecurity in men and women alike. While women often have the option of choosing to have hair extensions put in and similar services, men typically don’t have as many options. Here are 5 ways men can increase hair growth, and how Interventional Pain Associates can help.
5 Ways to Increase Hair Growth
Try Essential Oils
If you have a patchy beard that won’t grow in fully or have trouble stimulating hair growth at all, try adding in essential oils. The most common essential oils that are key to beard growth, according to Ask Men, are:
- Almond oil: this oil is rich in beneficial fatty acids and magnesium
- Argan oil: a natural anti-inflammatory oil, organ oil boasts natural phenols
- Jojoba oil: not only will this leave your face feeling moisturized, but it can actually help unclog hair follicles
- Peppermint oil: this highly concentrated oil can help increase blood flow and circulation
- Pumpkin seed oil: pumpkin seed oil is a natural DHT blocker with pro-hair effects
- Rosemary oil: if thinning hair is your problem, this oil has the antioxidants shown to prevent hair thinning
- Tea tree oil: this oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is a potential mid skin sensitizer
You can try these oils separately, or you can look for a beard oil that incorporates several of these together. Additionally, if you want to try these essential oils for the hair on your head, we suggest adding a few drops to your shampoo each time you wash your hair.
Switch Up Your Diet
If you have trouble growing your hair, try changing up the foods you eat each day. Healthline recommends the following foods for hair growth:
- Eggs: they’re a great source of protein and biotin, both of which promote hair growth
- Berries: loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, berries can help protect hair follicles from damage and boost collagen absorption
- Spinach: this leafy green is good for all kinds of things, but with folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, it can definitely work to promote hair growth
- Salmon: this fatty fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help hair growth
- Sweet potatoes: these have beta-carotene, which means they’re good for hair
- Avocados: this healthy fat is loaded with vitamin E, which also promotes health growth
- Nuts: which contain a variety of nutrients, like vitamin E, to promote health growth
- Seeds: many of the nutrients found in seeds, like selenium, help with healthy hair
- Sweet peppers: Peppers have vitamin C, which can aid in hair growth
- Oysters: one of the best food sources of zinc, oysters help support hair growth
- Shrimp: this food is a great source of protein, B vitamins, and more that can work to prevent hair loss
- Soybeans: these have a compound called spermidine, which can activate hair growth
- Meat: red meat has protein and iron to help prevent hair loss
Start a Skincare Routine
Many may think that skincare routines are just for the women, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you want to promote beard hair growth, you need a good routine to keep your skin healthy and the hair growing in without a problem. If you don’t have a good skincare routine, give this one a try:
- Start by exfoliating. This will help treat bumps like the occasional acne and ingrown hairs.
- Watch how you shave. Change your razor blade after every third shave, and shave in the direction of hair growth.
- Shampoo your facial hair. This will help the dry skin under the beard.
- Moisturize! Your facial hair can often dry out the skin underneath, so make sure you moisturize well.
If you find your hair isn’t growing and you’ve switched up your diet, try hair growth supplements. Adding supplements that have a range of vitamins, biotin, and more can help grow in that hair.
PRP Hair Rejuvenation
If none of these natural, at-home remedies are helping your hair growth, try PRP hair rejuvenation. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a concentration of platelet cells taken from a patient’s blood. We begin by drawing blood from your arm, then it is centrifuged and spun to ensure a high concentration of platelets. The resulting blood will have distinct components of red blood cells, normal plasma, and platelet rich plasma. The platelet rich plasma portion of the blood is separated, and then injected into the areas you need more hair growth in. These injections help stimulate collagen and tell cells to become active again, jumpstarting the hair growth process.
Make an Appointment Today
If you’re struggling with hair growth and want to try a therapy not found at the drugstore, make an appointment with Interventional Pain Associates today. PRP hair rejuvenation can work to give you the thick and full locks you once had again. Call today to learn more: (512)-795-7575.