10 Effective Medicines For Hair Growth

by Shruti Goenka

Hair growth is a natural process but various factors like stress, pollution, bad eating habits etc. can play havoc with this process. When this seemingly automatic process faces such obstacles, the effects are seen as hair fall, dandruff and other such hair issues. Then we immediately start searching for remedies to kick-start hair growth again.

Today, one has the option to choose from the numerous hair growth remedies available in the market. Allopathic, homeopathy and Ayurveda, all have excellent products to enhance hair growth. One generally requires these medicines after a spell of hair fall or baldness, so ideally one should cure the main reason behind this hair fall. Though, there are several products claiming cent per cent hair growth, they cannot be relied upon. However, there are a few tried and tested, scientifically proven medicines for hair growth and promise positive results.

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Best Medicines For Hair Growth

The top ten medicines for growing strong and healthy hair are listed below:

1. Cortisone:

This one of the medicines for hair regrowth is potent and has shown very effective results when taken in the form of injections directly on to the scalp. It is readily available in the form of pills as well as ointment that can be topically applied. Pills have proved to be stronger than the ointments and injections and are readily available.

2. Minoxidil:

Minoxidil is a well-known medicine for promoting hair growth. It contains 5% of active Regaine that prevents hair loss. However, this medicine takes months to show positive results when used diligently. A study has revealed that this medicine works temporarily and hair fall reoccurs whenever the medicine is stopped.

3. Finasteride:

Finasteride is another medicine that works on the lines of minoxidil and is more effective in cases where men get bald. This medicine promotes hair growth in the crown region and even helps in preventing the receding hairline.

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4. Rosemary Essential Oil:

This is an unofficial herbal medicine for hair growth and is a successful treatment practiced and promoted by a lot of hair experts. It has to be applied on the scalp. It helps in enhancing the blood flow in the scalp, which eventually promotes hair growth

5. Kalium Carbonicum:

Kalium carbonicum is a homeopathy medicine that is formed with potassium carbonate. It is highly beneficial for preventing the thinning and drying of hair. This medicine, however, should be consumed only after consulting with a homeopath expert.

6. Silicea:

Another effective homeopathic medicine for promoting good hair growth is Silicea. It is derived from sandstone and human tissues and highly effective in nourishing the hair follicles thus promoting good hair growth. It is available in concentrated liquid form and granules also. It is commonly termed as the `homeopathic cell salts’ as it is a part of the 12 tissue salts.

7. Nioxin Vitamins:

This is a medicine purely based on vitamins and minerals and is known to act as supplements to the already existing hair roots and this makes the hair grow faster. It is readily available in the form of shampoos, conditioners and lotions. It is known to promote hair growth in those areas where hair already exists.

8. Diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP):

This medicine is known to be very effective and has to be painted on the scalp. It is available in liquid form and has to be applied once a week to strengthen the hair roots and is not readily available.

9. Licorice Extracts:

This Ayurvedic medicine is known to show wonders in enhancing hair growth if used diligently. Though available in the form of capsules, it can be applied topically as well. It is reasonably priced and excellent for growing good quality of hair.

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10. Sage Tea:

This herbal medicine is famous for enhancing hair growth and also for stalling excessive hair fall. This tea is readily available and the scalp can be washed with it for better results. It is bitter in taste but highly effective.

Before rushing out to buy any of these medicines, we recommend that you consult your health care professional. And it is also important to remember that popping pills, or applying various oils and ointments cannot alone deliver good hair. You need to combine these with a healthy diet as well as a good hair care routine for best results.

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Shruti Goenka

Hi I am very passionate about makeup, fashion and health related topics, I always had a soft corner for makeup and beauty. I believe makeup has the power to enhance features and can turn flaws into strengths. Makeup keeps me busy and yet it gives me the opportunity to follow my passion.