Three Sham Hair Loss Treatments to Watch Out For


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When some people start losing their hair, they also start losing their minds. Going bald can cause a person to feel lower self esteem, hurt their body image, and become depressed.

As a result, many are willing to take desperate measures. In fact, one recent survey even found that 47% of people would be willing to spend their entire life savings on hair loss solutions if it meant getting their hair back.

While there are as many legitimate, advanced hair restoration options out there as there are sham hair loss treatments, the fact is that several purported hair loss restoration treatments simply don’t work. Here are a few to watch out for.

Hair Loss Restoration Brushes.

The idea behind such hair loss restoration devices as magnets, brushes, and massagers is that if you can stimulate and improve blood flow to the hair follicules, you can reduce hair loss and improve hair growth. Unfortunately, there’s no hard evidence to support such a claim. While there are a few legitimate treatments out there that do improve circulation, such hair loss restoration devices as a special brush won’t work.


Although Minoxidil can work for some people, it can’t work for everyone. In fact, this over-the-counter, hair loss restoration treatment only works for about 38% of patients. For the 62% of people who can’t be helped by over-the-counter Minoxidil, they may be able to use a prescription strength alternative, but even then there’s no guarantee that it’ll work.

Hair Transplants.

Today’s hair transplants don’t always turn out quite the way that they should. Many doctors who aren’t qualified or even certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery offer this procedure, despite not having the authority or credit to do so. Plus, the risks of a hair transplant often outweigh the benefits. Even if administered by a licensed professional, this hair loss restoration treatment can cause scarring, poor density, surgical complications, infection, and unnatural looking results.

All this being said, there are still several, legitimate hair loss restoration treatments out there that can

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