Hair Transplant – Natural Alternatives You Need To Know

Hair transplantation is the only thoroughly proven way to permanently restore hair to the scalp's thinning or bald areas.
By Jenn Sinrich

Last Updated: Apr 7, 2022

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How does hair loss happen?

Hair loss is caused by stress, hormone changes or imbalances, unfavourable genetics and age.

However, the experience of losing hair increases stress levels and many experience anxieties as our hair is intrinsically linked to our identity.

Fears and uncertainty around the effectiveness of potential solutions mean that many feel forced to remain unhappy with their outward appearance.

This list has been designed for those people who may be seeking alternative therapies before they look into a hair transplant.

These remedies focus on natural techniques that are both tried and true as well as brand new.

Consider U-FUE

Dealing with hair loss is a sensitive thing if you’re exhausted of completely natural or herbal remedies but still do not want to draw too much attention to your locks, consider an FUE hair transplant.

Sometimes known as U-FUE, and popular with public personalities as an inconspicuous solution, this procedure does not require the patient to shave their head like the more traditional hair-enhancement surgeries.

The results appear completely natural as the donor hair is taken from the patient’s own scalp and allows them to maintain the original hairstyle and colour following the procedure.

Increase Your Iron Intake

Iron is an essential mineral for the human body, facilitating the production of haemoglobin and myoglobin which help the growth of new, healthy cells.

This includes hair cells and follicles, so maintaining an iron-inclusive diet is a natural remedy for hair regrowth.

Consider incorporating beans and lentils, tofu, cashews or spinach into your diet or pick up some iron supplements.

Pumpkinseed Oils

Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron, so this is a two for one alternative. Research shows[1] that orally taking a concentrated capsule of PS0 every day can see hair count increase by 40%.

However, these results were accumulated throughout six-month programmes and are a long-term prevention method.

Pumpkinseed oil delays testosterone from turning into a compound known as DHT, which is linked to hair loss and male pattern baldness.

PRP Therapy

This is another clinical treatment of hair transplant that employs completely natural components.

The procedure utilises Platelet Rich Plasma, which is found in your own blood and enriched with growth protein taken from red blood cells (that Iron facilitates).

A blood sample can be drawn directly from your own scalp, spun in a centrifuge to create a concentrated vial of PRP.

It is then re-injected into the scalp and ultimately stimulates hair growth and rejuvenation. This is a non-surgical procedure that is proven to delay signs of hair loss and inspire new hair growth.

Wash It Properly

Whilst a lot of shampoos and conditioners boast that they are rich in B7, this isn’t the most crucial ingredient in your toiletries bag.

B7 is found in a lot of commonly consumed food, including eggs and mushrooms, and has not been conclusively proven to support hair regrowth, but rather hair quality.

Alternatively, check out the back of the bottles to see if they contain zinc, amino acids such as cysteine and L-lysine, sandalwood, lavender, rosemary and thyme.

Completely natural hair loss solutions have their benefits; they’re easy to incorporate into your daily life and diet and are often cheap.

However, results are not guaranteed and do take a long time to take effect.

With medical advancement and accessibility to technological improvements, alternative hair transplant procedures can be a quick but long-term solution, without feeling as extreme as traditional, full head surgeries.


Que: Are hair transplant permanent?

Ans: Yes, the results of a hair transplant are visibly long-lasting and are considered to be permanent.

Que: Does hair transplant look natural?

Ans: Yes, the results of hair restoration surgery can look so natural that it may appear as though you never lost your hair at all.

Que: What are the types of hair transplant?

Ans: There are two types of hair transplant methods: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).

The best option for you will depend on your individual needs and the recommendations of your physician.

Que: What does a hair transplant cost?

Ans: The cost of hair transplants is dependent on many different factors. The cost of a hair transplant is highly variable and typically ranges anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000.

Que: What are the complications associated with a hair transplant?

Ans: Side effects from a hair transplant are usually minor and clear up within a few weeks.
They can include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Swelling of the scalp
  • Bruising around the eyes
  • A crust that forms on the areas of the scalp where hair was removed or implanted
  • Numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp

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