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What are some highly rated home treatments for hair loss?

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Some of the most highly rated home treatments for hair loss include using a nioxin shampoo and improving the diet, according to Men's Fitness. An over-the-counter drug that helps treat hair loss is minoxidil, commonly known by the brand name Rogaine, notes WebMD.

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Getting enough protein is essential for promoting hair growth, notes WebMD. This is facilitated by eating a variety of protein-rich foods, such as two to three 3-ounce servings of meat per day, fish, milk, beans and nuts. These foods are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that aid in making the scalp healthier.

While it does not directly help regrow hair on the scalp, nioxin shampoo makes the scalp healthier, improving the overall health of the hair still on the head, notes Men's Fitness. Also, shampoos and products with mint and rosemary help increase blood circulation to the scalp. Rogaine may help prevent the acceleration of hair loss and potentially help regrow the hair in areas where the product is directly applied, states WebMD. However, Rogaine does not affect the hormonal process of hair loss, so the effects may be temporary or minimal.

Doctors also note that avoiding certain styling methods can help prevent hair loss, notes WebMD. Rubber bands, perms, curling wands and dyes can damage and weaken the hair, causing it to fall out. Stress can cause hair loss as well, so stress prevention may reduce the amount of hair that falls out.

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