Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can ravage one’s mental health for many reasons. Hair is a shield that many people hide behind; it can be a barrier against insecurity. Losing clumps of hair can therefore cause self-confidence to plummet at an alarming rate.
What’s more, in a hair loss study in mice, researchers found that 33 percent of the animals that consumed green tea extract experienced hair regrowth after six months, while no mice in the control group experienced improvement.
There are other suggested explanations for the role green tea plays in hair growth.
Hair growth is largely related to oxygen and nutrient delivery to the skin. In fact, poor blood circulation can lead to hair loss.
Therefore, researchers reason that drinking green tea may increase the supply of these nutrients to your scalp and improve hair growth.
Some wigs are available on the NHS, but you may have to pay unless you qualify for financial help.
If your hair loss is causing you distress, you may benefit from some psychological support.
You may benefit from joining a support group, or speaking to other people in the same situation on online forums.
Try these online support groups:
- Alopecia UK
- Alopecia Awareness.