Overcoming Hair Loss on a Budget
If money wasn’t an issue, wouldn’t life be so much simpler? We could literally throw money at a problem and make it go away without a second thought. However, most of us were not born with a silver spoon in our mouth or can claim the title of prince or princess. We have to stick to our budget otherwise we could be out living on the streets within months. So if you are suffering from hair loss and becoming wide-eyed at the price tags that are attached to treatment options, you are not alone. After all, what good is regrowing your hair if you can’t pay for your groceries? Luckily for you, there are a few ways to battle your hair loss and stay on a tight budget at the same time. It may just be easier than you think.
Minoxidil Is No Longer Expensive
There was a time when minoxidil was only available with a prescription. This meant going to your doctor and talking to them about your hair loss problem. The fact is that you probably know more about how to treat hair loss than the doctor.
Those days are over since minoxidil can be purchased without a prescription and at most of your superstores. Back in the day, minoxidil used to cost upwards of $100 a month when it first came out under the Rogaine brand. But now you can just purchase the generic form of the medication under one of several brand names and it will average out to less than $20 a month if you do some smart shopping.
You also have the choice to go with the liquid or the foam minoxidil. Most people agree that minoxidil foam is easier to use than the liquid. Plus, it has been noted that there are fewer side effects with the foam. Both seem to work about the same, but if you are looking to apply it in a minute instead of ten minutes, the foam is where it's at.
Hair Loss Supplements That Won’t Break the Bank
Don’t fall for those advertisements that promote expensive hair loss supplements that state they are better than the rest. If you look at the ingredients list on the package, you will realize that all of these vitamins and minerals contained in the product can be had for pennies on the dollar. First rule, if you are on a budget and battling hair loss, leave those costly brands on the shelf and purchase your own vitamins and minerals at a greatly reduced cost.
For instance, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, zinc, iron, and protein are all supplements that can halt hair loss and help with regrowth. A month’s supply of these can be purchased for merely a few dollars. However, if you choose to go with a brand name hair loss product, you could be spending more than $100 a month easily.
Scalp Massages Can Be Done Right at Home
Scalp massages sound like something that only rich people get as massages are anything but cheap. However, who is to say you can’t give yourself a five-minute scalp massage or even purchase an electronic massage device for your scalp that you can use over and over again? This will not be nearly as expensive and it can pay off in the long run. Scalp massages enable better circulation which helps the hair follicles produce hair that grows thicker and faster. And while the blood flow increases to the scalp, it brings along the needed nutrients that will keep your hair on your head even longer. It may take a few months before you notice a difference, but in the meantime, you can just enjoy the scalp massage every night before you go to bed.
Shampoos That Can Help Hair Loss
It makes sense that anything you put on your hair and scalp will either further your hair loss or help prevent it. You have to shampoo your hair anyway, so you might as well use a shampoo that can make your hair thicker, halt some of your hair loss, and even regrow your hair that you long ago wrote off, if you are lucky.
DHT is a big culprit in people losing their hair in the first place. The good news for you is that there are natural DHT blockers contained in hair loss shampoos that can help you out. But be a wise shopper when you are choosing the right shampoo. The $50 shampoo bottle is no better than the $15 shampoo bottle if they both contain the same ingredients. Those fancy graphics on the bottle will not help regrow your hair any better than the generic version of the same thing. Reading the ingredients list on your shampoo bottles should be looked at as your new part-time job if you are seriously interested in preventing the thinning of your hair.
Affordable Laser Caps for New Hair Growth
If you were experiencing hair loss ten to fifteen years ago, you might have looked into those laser combs that were hitting the market around that time. They were very expensive for their limited technology and they required the user to be actively participating the entire time. After fifteen to twenty minutes, your arm was tired just from running that laser comb through your hair repeatedly. But don’t worry. Times have changed for the better.There are laser caps now available that you can set and forget and let them do their magic in stimulating new hair growth without any inconvenience. Just place it on your head for less than half an hour every other day and you can bring back your hair from when you were much younger. You may not be able to grow that big afro or mullet that you had as a teenager, but it will be better than what you currently have at the moment. Having your hair follicles in the growth cycle for as long as possible will result in a thicker head of hair in a matter of time.