5 treatments for Hair Loss in Seniors

5 treatments for Hair Loss in Seniors

The loss of hair is such a universal sign of aging. Though mostly genetic, the loss of hair in men and women can be caused by other factors, mostly if the person is healthy or not or has taken care of their hair or not.  But sadly most times, there really is nothing else for it, and people just lose their hair. This is often down to just genetics; if a family member is bald, then chances are you may have that same gene pattern. Usually it is common for people to start noticing balding patterns when or after they have turned 40 years old1.

The Biggest Culprits of Hair Loss2


Usually if the cause of hair loss is hormones, it means that your body is not producing enough or there has been change in your hormonal makeup, like when a woman is pregnant. Most women say that during pregnancy, their hair is thick and full of life, but once she gives birth, there is a significant hair loss that coincides with changes in her body.


As with most things, when we want to change things in our body, we must be able to take the gut into consideration. The diet that you have may not be good for maintaining your hair growth or thickness. Check the nutrition of your food and you may find a culprit there.


 We all know that stress can change your metabolic makeup so if this is the cause, please learn to relax.

Medications and Illness 

There are just some things that trigger hair loss. This is one of them. If the body goes through a major burst in medicine or goes through a certain procedure, this may just be the trigger to your hair loss.


There are some of us that sure put our hair through the ringer. Not blaming you, you just want to look good. But those years of pulling and tucking and gelling your hair have come at a price. The damage to the scalp if styling too much can cause baldness.

Another reason for the lackluster head of hair, is from the fact that as we grow older, our cells do not regenerate as quickly or as well as it did when we were younger. It slows down, and we see that in our bodies, and some see it in their gradual hair loss. There are of course many other reasons why hair loss occurs, like an iron deficiency perhaps or something hormonal like hypothyroidism, which stunts the hair growth and slows metabolism, or other autoimmune diseases.


Treatment Options Available3

No matter what the cause for your hair loss, there’s hope! There are treatments out there that can possibly help slow down if not regrow your whole head of hair back to its shining glory. Of course this is not an exhaustive list, and if some do not work, then maybe you should consult your doctor and find the best treatment for you. Here are the 5 best and consistent toppers of lists to help regrow your hair, or to maintain it.

1)  Revita Hair Growth Tablets 

Revita tablets is a nutritional supplement that provides nutritional support to fortify continuous hair growth. This supplement also helps to prevent hair loss and promotes hair growth. This helps with all alopecia related factors: oxidative damage, inflammatory and hormonal causes. Please read the label though before ingesting and consult your doctor before trying this supplement out. 

2)  Lipogaine Hair Stimulating Shampoo 

This product has been touted online as being the next big thing in hair growth. For those who are into knowing what is going into the products that they use, then this is the product for you. It boasts all natural ingredients that help stimulate and regrow hair. 

3)  Nizoral

Though this is usually associated with dandruff, the ingredients of this known shampoo also helps stimulate hair growth. So you get no dandruff and fuller hair: a win win, wouldn’t you say? 

4)  Minoxidil Topical

For this treatment we would urge you to see a doctor before using it. Minoxidil is an over the counter treatment that is known to help stimulate hair growth. But a word of caution: please ensure that it does not go against any other medication you may be taking. Make sure that you are approved to take it, even if it is over the counter. Also, you will need to use this continuously as it does not ensure permanent hair growth. 

5)  Ultrax Labs Hair Surge, Caffeine Hair Loss Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo

A little on the pricier side we admit, but three key ingredients to hair growth make this worth the money: caffeine, ketoconazole, and saw palmetto. All these ingredients will help stimulate hair growth, and it does not hurt that this shampoo smells great! 

No one solution is perfect for everyone, and we understand that some treatments may work wonders for some  while yielding little to no results for others. 4Nonetheless, let this article be a positive first step for you as you begin your journey to a beautiful head of hair. Good luck!


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Hrovatin, Domen. “17 Best Hair Growth Products for Men & Women That Actually Work.” Balding Beards, Mar 25, 2020.
[3] WebMD. ‘Skin Problems and Treatments: Hair Loss.” WebMD, 2020.
WebMD. “10 Anti-Aging Hair Care Tips.” WebMD, 2020.
[5] Mayo Clinic. “Hair Loss.” Mayo Clinic, 2020.