5 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Telogen Effluvium
By: Kratika Tue, 08 Nov 2022 5:43:48
Telogen effluvium can make your hair shed like there’s no tomorrow. You might find clumps of hair in the shower, in your bed, everywhere!
Normally, a hair follicle goes through three phases: anagen (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (shedding) phase. Only 5 to 10 percent of hair strands are in the telogen phase, causing 100 to 150 hairs to shed.
But when you have telogen effluvium, about 30 percent is in telogen. Shedding – and hair thinning – will significantly increase.
# Manage Stress
Telogen effluvium is commonly caused by intense stress. Examples include triggering events like childbirth, severe trauma, or a major life change. These situations can throw your body for a loop and cause hair loss within three months.
Does this sound familiar? If so, focus your telogen effluvium treatment on stress relief. It’s the safest and least invasive remedy, and doesn’t have side effects. Keeping tabs on your mental health is good for you, anyway.
# Eat A Balanced Diet
Like stress management, eating well is a natural cure for telogen effluvium. This will prevent mineral and vitamin deficiencies – two common causes of hair loss.
Keep in mind that supplements won’t always do the trick. For example, there isn’t enough solid evidence to link biotin supplements with the reversal hair loss.
There’s also a possible link between iron deficiency and hair loss. However, get your levels checked before taking supplements, which are only recommended if you have anemia. Otherwise, you’ll be at high risk for toxicity.
# Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil lengthens the life cycle of hair follicles. It works by reducing inflammatory mast cells, which can significantly shorten the said cycle. Fewer mast cells mean that follicles will stay in the anagen phase and therefore, keep growing.
To top it off, lavender oil will deepen hair follicles, giving each strand a support.
# Peppermint Essential Oil
Another telogen effluvium treatment is peppermint oil. It increases the activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), an enzyme that controls hair growth. The mRNA expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) will also get a boost, helping the hair grow back thicker.
# Japanese Cypress Essential Oil
Like lavender, Japanese cypress oil can extend the follicle life cycle. The division of hair follicle cells will also improve, making it useful for hair regrowth.
This remedy can even increase the mRNA expression of IGF-1 by 426 percent! That’s more than double the effect of minoxidil, which only has a 204 percent increase.
Collagen and elastin synthesis around the hair follicles will also get better. As the life cycle goes on, each follicle will be able to support regrowth after telogen effluvium.