It has been said that in life, there are only two things that are certain: death and taxes. But I would like to add a third one, and that is hair loss in men.
While hair loss in men has long been considered as inevitable, advances in science and better understanding of hair loss or balding has resulted more awareness of solutions that are available to stop it and possibly even reverse it. And that means even you can learn how to avoid hair loss.
Long time ago, scientists have believed that baldness was an inherited trait. New research, however, has shown that this may not be the case. We now know that an overabundance of the hormone DHT might actually play a role in hair loss. When your body produces too much DHT it tends result in what is known as “follicular miniaturization” — which means that the hair shaft becomes smaller and smaller over time.
So what can you do right now? These four tips will give you wats to keep your hair and scalp healthy by minimizing the effects of DHT and stop, or at least slow down, your hair loss or balding:
1. Keep your head or scalp clean. Sounds simple? Yes, but believe it or not it’s easier said than done! Residue from the hair products you use can build up on your scalp and prevent hair follicles from growing normally.To prevent this, thoroughly wash your scalp every day (or as often as possible) to remove that buildup and keep the coast clear for new hair to grow.
2. Healthy hair starts on the inside. No part of your body can function at its peak without the nutrition it needs — and that includes your hair! Eating a balanced diet will be a good start in growing healthy hair. Make sure you get plenty of zinc, copper, and lean protein in your diet by eating foods like fish, eggs and leafy green vegetables. I also advise drinking plenty of water, that will keep your body and your hair properly hydrated. I drink more than 8 glasses of water a day!
3. Regularly use hair products that nourish up the hair you still have. Volumizing shampoos, for example, can make your hair thicker.
4. Visit your doctor or your local pharmacy. I do not buying just any medical solution off the shelf without consulting your physician or a pharmacist. There are a lot of prescription and over the counter hair loss treatments but you have to make the treatment is appropriate for your physical condition and hair loss. Remember that prescription drugs for hair loss may have unpleasant side effects so carefully discuss these possible side effects with your doctor or pharmacist before you self-medicate hair loss.
These tips can help you avoid hair loss in men but always consult a medical professional if you are contemplating on treatment. By following the simple tips above you can slow down your hair loss and maybe even regrow some of the hair you’ve lost.