Hair loss for most people is quite common and it happens to us as we age. Frankly, I don’t know of any man who’s happy to lose their hair, including me. So the big question is how do you handle hair loss, or even reverse it?
Who is experiencing loss of hair?
Statistically speaking, by the age of 35, 66 per cent of American men see some sort of hair loss. Even worse, by the time they turn 50, 85 per cent of all people will have severe hair thinning. Hair loss may occur for a variety of reasons like medical conditions or medications.
Today, we’re just going to talk about a male hair loss pattern that’s an inherited trait and not related to any drugs or diseases. I am not a doctor and all I say here is based on my experience and my thoughts.
Drugstore shampoo can increase hair loss that most men worry about A case of hair thinning How To Tell If You Are Suffering Hair Loss So your doctor is the first place to start when you notice some hair loss. Speak to them to find out if something is wrong so that you can get to the real end of it. So the main question of course is how to handle hair loss or maybe even reverse it? Okay, to answer that, let’s look first at what causes hair loss in male males. Male hair loss pattern, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is the result of increased DHT in your body. DHT is a hormone that raises rates as men age and as the DHT levels rise, the size of your hair follicles decreases and shrinks until no hair can grow any more. Which means thinning and shortening the hair until all of it is gone.
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Since baldness in the male pattern is genetic, looking at your ancestors pays off. So long as you have ruled out other medical causes, it also means you have to play with the cards that you have been dealt with. My paternal grandpa had a full head of hair which was perfect in my situation. My grandpa was pretty bald on my mom’s side though. My father, on the other hand, is quite bald too and while he always had quite thin hair, my hair was very thick and much more like my father’s father, so I hope for the best. That being said, managing hair loss while you still have hair seems to be a lot easier than once it is all gone.
Hair Loss Myths: Debunked Myth #1:
Grooming & Hat-wearing Contributes to Hair Loss Others say that hair loss has something to do with the type of hat you wear or the grooming you do but that’s simply not the case. Brushing your hair or wearing a baseball hat is absolutely fine and has no impact. You shouldn’t just rip on your hair, of course, and try to rip it out, which may have an impact, but short of that, general grooming and head wear won’t have any impact. So what about all of the hair you see when you take a bath or shower? Well, it’s normal for the American Association of Dermatologists to lose about 50 to a hundred hairs on your head a day.
Jeeves wearing a bowler hat Jeeves wearing a bowler hat (not a hair loss cause!) Myth #2: hair vitamins are effective The truth is there is no such thing as hair vitamin unless the cause of your hair loss was a nutritional shortcoming. There is no proven track record of any hair vitamin reversing or treating or slowing down any form of hair loss, nor is there a single study out there that proved the hair vitamin Biotin has any impact on hair loss. It’s often found in shampoo and while it’s not proven to help, it probably won’t hurt to have it as well so you can still use your shampoo even if it contains biotin.
Biotin is thought to prevent hair loss Biotin is thought to prevent hair loss Myth #3: Certain Factors (Stress, Sunlight, etc.) Hair loss is also not caused by any stress, lack of movement, or the sun shining on your eyes.
Yours Really with tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses on the second day Direct sunlight isn’t a known cause of hair loss Myth #4: More Testosterone Means Hair Loss It’s not true when you say guys who go bald have more testosterone and increased testosterone have something to do with the lack of hair in your head, not true! Studies have shown that bald men have equal levels of testosterone to men who aren’t bald.
Hair Loss Truth: Smoking Contributes to Baldness Smoking makes your baldness more serious and the next time you smoke the cigarette, it is just something to keep in mind. So without further ado, here are the five best hair loss remedies prescribed from the easiest to potentially the worst, but again, talk about it to your doctor to make sure it’s right for you!
Zino Davidoff Smoking A Zino Davidoff Cigar Smoking A Cigar Hair Loss Treatment 1. Finasteride Seemingly, a drug called Finasteride is the best way to treat hair loss. It is a prescription drug which is also known as Propecia. It’s been on the market since 1997 and every day you just take it by mouth in the form of a tablet. This addresses hair loss on your scalp’s crown and middle part but not on other parts of your body. So how exactly is that working? This blocks the DHT receptors by around 70%, slowing down your hair shrinkage and shortening and thus keeping your hair longer.
Studies indicate that Finasteride must be taken regularly to see its effect. Results can be first seen after three months but you have to keep taking it, otherwise after 12 months of not using it, everything you have done in the past will be gone. Reports have shown that 80 percent of the men who took Finasteride held a relatively good count of their hair follicles. 64% of men also regrowed after two years, which is astounding
Additional studies have shown that a hundred percent of men on a placebo have hair follicle loss after five years, while only 35 percent of men who would take Finasteride suffered from hair loss on a regular basis, which is a fairly significant difference. So how is it that you get your hands on? Okay, you need to talk to your doctor and contact them. It is a prescription drug and it’s the only way as such. Please ensure the potential side effects are discussed.
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I came across a site called the PFS Foundation when I did my research, which means the Post Finasteride Syndrome Foundation, and there are lots of men sharing experiences about Finasteride and the side effects they experienced that can include depression or impotence or other more serious side effects. It even seemed as though many doctors from Europe, including France, Germany and Italy, were vehemently arguing against the use of Finasteride for hair loss treatment versus in the United States, it seems to be subject to less scrutiny from the Post Finasteride Syndrome Foundation Post Finasteride Syndrome Foundation. You may also have heard about the drug Dutasteride which is very similar to Finasteride in the sense that it blocks DHT even though it is more effective in the sense that it can block up to 90 percent of DHT versus Finasteride only blocks up to about 70 percent of the DHT hormone. So clearly it is more effective but it is not approved for hair loss care by FDA in the US.
2. Minoxidil It is also known as Rogaine. It is an over – the-counter drug, and FDA approved for hair loss care in the US. Ironically, it should only be used around the scalp’s crown, and nowhere else. It is basically a foam you have to add twice a day to your crown to be successful. That is a serious commitment in my mind. In top of that, this apparently month-long tube is costing $34 and it’s more than a dollar a day.
Rogaine The good news is that Rogaine or Minoxidil has proven to reduce hair loss in men. 62 per cent of male participants said in a one-year survey that they noticed a decrease in hair loss when they used it. It was found to be moderately effective for hair regrowth by 84 per cent of men. When you stop using it, the cons of Rogaine is all going downhill again. So if you start using it, you have to keep using it twice a day that’s just too much of an undertaking to me. Side effects cause irritation to the scalp and skin. Speak about specifics to your doctor yet again.
3. Hair Transplant This is not a treatment but actually works by transferring hair follicles from places where you have a lot of hair to areas where you don’t have any hair. Yes, it sounds like a lot of work and that’s because every single follicle has to be relocated from the back or from the side of your scalp. Therefore it takes a lot of time, is very expensive and can also cause a lot of discomfort. There is of course a risk associated with the procedure, such as bleeding or scarring. Also, most men have treatments for hair transplantation anywhere between two and four, so it’s not just a one-off deal.
Hair Transplant Hair Transplant Now, how does that look? Hair transplantation has, honestly, come a long way. It looked rather like a corn field with distinct rows in the early days. It seems very normal these days if done properly. Many men who have hair transplants later take Rogaine or Minoxidil just to keep reducing their hair loss. There are many well-known men out there who have used it including Elon Musk and Kevin Costner. There’s Wayne Rooney in England too and he began something called the Rumi effect when he did it. So even many other soccer players had hair transplants and it becomes very clear when you look at the before and after, but it looks a lot better too.
4. Laser therapy It is also known as low light therapy or cold laser therapy and it works by irradiating photons on your scalp, thereby helping to increase the scalp’s circulation. The theory is that the photons stimulate your scalp’s circulation, and thus support your hair growth. While more circulation is good for your hair, blood flow alone can overturn your hair’s shrinkage. Clinical hair laser treatments need to be performed many times a week, especially at the start, to see results.
Laser hair therapy Laser hair therapy In time, it will be less but it is still a very time-consuming effort and it is also very costly. You usually spend billions of dollars a year. There are still insufficient data to prove that laser therapy is very successful over the long term when it comes to preventing hair loss. Although there are some promising findings, the data is at best inconsistent. In addition, the long-term safety and efficacy have not yet been identified.
5. Scalp Micropigmentation Well, this doesn’t really address hair loss, it’s more of a cosmetic procedure, imagine you’re tattooing little dots on your head so it looks like you’ve got a buzz cut that was intentional and not forced because you’re bald. It costs from $1000-$4000 depending on how many hair-points you have to tattoo on your scalp. It’s a fairly new procedure and it doesn’t give you any hair back, it just makes it look like there’s hair that could grow and you’ve just decided that you don’t want to.
Scalp Micropigmentation Scalp Micropigmentation Some companies also advertise hair powders which should immediately help your hair. It’s just a beauty thing at the end of the day, and has nothing to do with hair growth or hair care. So although it’s really cheap, it contains ammonium chloride which is something you can find in hair dye but really, it’s just a cosmetic thing and I don’t think it should be classified under hair loss treatments.
CONCLUSION So what is it that you will take? That is, frankly, a decision you have to make. Just keep in mind that not following any of those therapies is good and just being positive about it. Only think of Vin Diesel or Jason Statham, their lack of hair hasn’t changed their personality, appearance, confidence or even masculinity. We have in fact made being bald a key part of who they are. Feeling proud of what you’ve got should always be the target because faith is a look that’s always fantastic.
Jason Statham looks confident even without a full head of hair Jason Statham looking confident even without a full head of hair Honestly, when I started the study, I figured Finasteride was a very reasonable thing for me to do because it was just a pill a day that wasn’t too costly. Then, when I looked at the side effects and came across the website of the PFS foundation and read more about it, I noticed that there could be some serious side effects and indeed, although there might be only a small number of people affected, the seriousness and durability of the side effects still make me wary of it and I probably won’t take it because I don’t want to risk getting depressed or impotent Usually, you think if there are any complications, I’m just not taking a drug and it’s all back to normal but evidently that’s not the case for all the people who take Finasteride and encounter some side effects. So, that’s just something to consider.
Observing hair in the mirror Observing hair in the mirror At this stage, I have no issues with my crown, it’s full of hair so even if I had problems with a thinning crown, I would probably never take minoxidil or Rogaine twice a day, it’s just a lot of work, it’s not inexpensive and it’s just very impractical for my lifestyle. I think the transplantation is something I would most definitely do, including hair powder and micropigmentation, hair lasering or hair transplantation. Yeah, it’s an operation, but there’s no hormone blocker involved, it’s just shifting follicles on my head to a different position, so it’s essentially cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery and it’s so expensive, maybe I’m doing it at a certain point in time, but I don’t expect to do it at this stage.