You look at the bathtub after taking a good shower and notice lots of hair, you quickly look at yourself in the mirror and think, OMG there is less hair on the sides!!!!!
What am I going to do?
First of all, take a deep breath.
You don’t need to start thinking about cures for hair loss, or imagining what you would look like without hair, what you are going to do is make sure that you really are suffering from male pattern baldness with 3 easy ways.
Is anyone related to you bald? and I am not talking about your brother-in-law, I’m talking about blood relatives, for example your father or your uncles. If they are not showing symptoms of male pattern baldness you are probably in the clear.
Oh no, my uncle on my Mom’s side is bald, why did my Dad marry a woman that has a bald brother? Doesn’t he care about his children? What to do now?
Hairs in the tub or on your pillow are not an indication of male pattern baldness. Each hair has a growth cycle, meaning that it falls off and then grows back, what is different with male pattern baldness is that the growth cycle stops, so finding hair does not mean you are going bald because everyone loses their hair.
Is my hair line progressively receding? Chances are you are not going to wake up one day and find yourself bald; you are going to notice a receding hair line over a period of time. Therefore, if you are just noticing your hair line receding it does not mean that you are going bald. Give it some time, and monitor yourself.
Yep, I’m balding 😦
Are you sure? If you are, don’t give up, there are numerous cures for hair loss. You can find them carefully laid out in another blog post here.
If you are not sure, bookmark this page, and read about the cures after you monitor yourself.
Hi everyone ! If you are visiting my blog then you are probably looking for the best ways to cure hair loss. I know a lot about this subject, because I suffer from hair loss. The purpose behind this blog is to organize all that information you find online into a nice post for men only. Let’s start … There are 3 major ways to control hair loss:
1.Work on the scalp directly
2.Work on testosterone
3.Increase blood flow
We will talk in that last section briefly about hair transplants and accepting baldness.
1. Working On the Scalp: The chemical that is used to control hair loss is minoxidil , it takes many names such as Rogaine. You probably heard of Rogaine before, what you do is apply it to the scalp 2 times a day and it will keep your hairline intact and probably induce hair growth in bald spots. Most people benefit on Rogaine, but in rare cases it doesn’t work. Its disadvantages are that you have to leave it on your scalp for 4 hours; it will take 3 months to show results; and if you stop using it your hair will fall out again. Stickiness and bad smell can be a disadvantage that you can overcome by buying a more pricy version of Rogaine that leaves very little trace. Some people experience side effects such as redness of itchiness of the scalp.
2. Working on Testosterone Levels: The chemical that controls hair loss at the testosterone level is DHT blockers, it takes many names such as Propecia. The idea here is that testosterone will produce a chemical called DHT that will stick to the origin of the hair and suffocate it. Propecia and other similar medicine will stop that process. You have to take a pill daily to maintain your hair and cause hair gain. Since it works on the hormone level this method is more legitimate than Rogaine, but it does have way more side effects. Propecia can cause dizziness, and a small decrease in sexual desire, it is very dangerous to pregnant women and should not be touched by them because it may have serious side effects on the baby. Like Rogaine, hair loss is most likely to resume if you stop using Propecia. But on the positive side, taking a small pill once a day is way easier than leaving Rogaine on your scalp for hours.
**A Combination of Both**
There are some products that mix Minoxidil with small doses of DHT Blockers, these products can prove to be effective, but are generally a bit pricier than Rogaine. A product I use is Lipogaine for Men Lipogaine for Men on AmazonThe best thing to do when buying a hair care product online is to check the comments and ratings.
3.Increasing the Blood Flow to the Scalp: This can be done by Low Level Laser Therapy, which is basically using lasers to stimulate blood flow to the scalp and maintain hair. This can be done in many ways such as laser combs; which is the least effective way, since it mainly gives more density to the hair you already have and doesn’t produce more hair or cause significant hair growth. A better way is going to a clinic that specializes in laser therapy, you will undergo a series of 25 minute session that are completely pain free. Low level hair therapy is the least invasive way to treat hair loss and doesn’t have side effects, but it is also the least effective way, and like Rogaine and Propecia it may need follow up.
Now let’s talk about hair transplants: basically hair transplants is when you take the good hair that is located on the back of your head and never falls out and you put it onto bald spots. Transplants are permanent and they wont fall off, but the rest of you hair, the one that isn’t from the good hair may fall off as time passes, so you will need to replace it with some good hair from the back of your head again. After undergoing the procedure you will see little red dots where the hair was transplanted so it is noticeable. Also transplants are costly.
Accepting Baldness: The choice that many people take and is for sure the cheaper choice ! Baldness can be considered as a sign of manliness because it is caused by high testosterone levels, and it is very common if you look on the street. Many guys take pride in their shiny head. And since hair loss is hereditary, some guys take comfort from seeing their uncles bald too. If you decide to go bald just remember that Bruce Willis is bald too.