If you’re having trouble growing your hair out, some beauty websites are claiming that there’s just one simple, natural ingredient available which could allow you to grow your hair out fast – apple cider vinegar.
The original “miracle” recipe, calls for only two thirds of water mixed with one third of apple cider vinegar. Mix well in a large bowl and then transfer into a spray bottle. Spritz this mixture over your hair and leave for half an hour, finally wash off thoroughly with shampoo.
After speaking to an expert, it turns out that apple cider vinegar or any other ingredients can’t actually alter the speed and length of your hair growth, as this is all predetermined. In fact, almost everyone has the same rate of hair growth – half an inch per month.
This process cannot be sped up by washing the hair with particular substances; however apple cider vinegar can’t actually harm your hair either, as it’s very close to the natural pH of the hair. The only way that that you can alter your hair, is by using treatments such as vitamins or injections which can thicken hair strands. However these techniques also require you to undergo a minimum of three months of continuous use.
Which Treatments Are Known To Work for hair loss?
There are numerous other solutions which can help with hair loss, either as a cure, management method or simply a way to camouflage the hair loss.
Minoxidil is a drug which is topically applied to the scalp on a daily basis, clinical trials have proven that Minoxidil can stop and sometimes even reverse hair loss. it works by simply keeping hair follicles active in the growing stage for a longer period of time.
Low Level Laser Treatment (LLLT) can be combined with Minoxidil and works by increasing the blood circulation towards to scalp so that hair growth is encouraged.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) is a procedure in which pigments are deposited onto the scalp so that they replicate hair follicles. Although this procedure is hugely popular with men, women are also benefitting from SMP as it can add the appearance of hair density by minimising the colour difference between the scalp and the hair.