Male Hair Loss

Male Hair Loss

Male hair loss is a common problem. The probability that men suffer from hair loss increases with age. Approximately the 40 percent of the male population in America suffer from visible hair loss by the age of 35. But by the age of 60 that percentage grows to a robust 65 percent.

But according to symtomfind by the age of 35 a whopping rate of 75 percent of all American men will experience some kind of hair loss. By the age of 50, the 85 percent of men will suffer from thinning hair. And we all know that thinning hair is considered as a hair loss problem by itself.

So this is a major real problem in the US and we can say the same for the rest of the world. That is why it's crucial that everyone who has hair loss or thinning hair look for ways to treat that condition. Male hair loss undermines self-esteem and certainly appearance.

Male Hair Loss Definition

There are two types of male hair loss. First, is a genetic condition named male-pattern baldness, which starts with a receding hairline and thinning hair on top of the head. Then, sooner or later forms the "M" pattern. That is, when you see face to face the one who has it, it would seem as if the shape of an "M" has been drawn between the hair and the forehead.

The other kind of male hair loss is due to factors as illness, side effects of some medications, stress, and skin conditions that cause hair loss.

But in order to win the battle against hair loss, you have to accomplish these four steps:

            ·    Prevent your hair to fall, or

            ·    Stop your hair loss

            ·    Make your hair regrow

            ·    Treat your thinning hair

It is useless to try to make your hair regrow, when it keeps falling off. In the same way, what good is having your hair to grow back, if it grows so thin you can barely see it? So you have to master all four steps to win your battle against male hair loss.

Men Hair Loss Prevention

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Preventing your hair to fall out is always your first objective. Because, if you can prevent your hair from falling, then you don't have to worry about anything else. But always remembering that is natural to lose around 50 to 100 hairs per day. The problem would be to lose larger amounts of hair than that.

So, how can you prevent to lose larger amounts of hair? Well, that depends upon the medications you are taking right now. Also is the stress you are bearing in your daily life. It is essential to see if you have medical conditions that are provoking your hair to fall out. There are a lot of factors involved that you have to check out, to see if are affecting your hair.

What steps can you take to prevent excessive hair loss? There are 15 of them, like:

            ·    Wash hair regularly with a mild shampoo. Do it every time you come out of a swimming pool to eliminate chlorine

            ·    After washing hair, use a good conditioner

            ·    Always brush your hair with a gentle motion

            ·    Don't color hair frequently. Harsh chemicals will not only damage it, but also to hair follicles as well

            ·    Avoid exposing  hair to direct sunlight, using a cap or hat

            ·    Massage head gently with fingertips using circular motions, to increase blood circulation in scalp

            ·    Eat protein foods like meat, poultry, pork, seafood, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, beans, lentils, seeds, nuts and fish like salmon which also contain omega 3 fatty acids

            ·    Consume fruits and vegetables that contain zinc and folic acid, like bananas, grapes, papaya, strawberries, avocados, broccoli, asparagus and cabbage

            ·    Eat some leafy greens as spinach, kale, chard and mustard greens. They are a good source of vitamin B-12 and iron, essential for the good health of your hair. It's better cooked than raw, if you want a higher concentration of iron

            ·    Check out your medical conditions, to see if they are provoking your hair to fall. Illnesses like anemia, lupus, diabetes, and either hypo or hyperthyroidism are some to watch. Even strong headaches could be the cause

            ·    Verify that the medications you are taking now for whatever condition you are suffering, don't have side effects that cause your hair to fall. Ask your physician

            ·    Male hair loss could be a genetic condition named male pattern baldness, in which the hormone testosterone changed into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). If so, you'll have to use solutions or treatments to fight DHT and prevent their buildup in hair follicles 

            ·    Avoid stress at any cost. I know it is difficult in these turbulent times we are living into, but your body and especially your hair will be grateful for this

            ·    Try to relax listening music like soft rock, pop, jazz bossa nova, even classical music

            ·    Get enough sleep

Stop Male Hair Loss

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The first logical thing you want to achieve in your quest to master your male hair loss, is to stop it or prevent it from falling. But, how?

If you want to reduce, prevent or stop your male hair loss, consider the 15 steps listed below:

            ·    Massage scalp with natural and essential oils

            ·    Wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo

            ·    Dry your hair gently if you use a towel

            ·    Avoid blow your hair dry or heating constantly

            ·    Do not brush your hair when it's wet, because your hair is more fragile in that condition

            ·    Untangle your hair with your fingers, instead of hairbrush

            ·    Don't use braids, ponytails or other hairstyles that cause an unnecessary pull on your hair

            ·    Drink lots of water.  An 8-ounce glass of water for every 15 pounds of your total weight

            ·    Take vitamins, like vitamin C

            ·    Avoid smoking at all costs

            ·    Decrease or totally eliminate to drink alcohol

            ·    Exercise regularly

            ·    Hear soft music to de-stress the soul

            ·    Meditate on positive things

            ·   Keep hair free of sweat, when the heat is on  

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Male Hair Regrowth

The third one is to regrow your hair. I know it is the most difficult part in your effort to master your male hair loss. But don't lose hope.

There are different alternatives for men's hair loss, ranging from hair restoration to treatments, or products for hair regrowth, which minimize hair loss. Among treatments there are medications or drugs, and natural treatments.

Not all products for male hair loss are the same. Some products just exists to cover up the signs of hair loss, such as wigs, toupees, and concealers. Others don't have the medical background to satisfy the claims to treat your hair loss.

Because the loss of hair involves the emotional side of many men, much time and money is spent looking for a male hair loss solution in the form of medications, transplants, and cover-ups.

Thinning Hair

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Thinning hair is the last, but not the least, of the four main problems that have to do with male hair loss. In the case of some men, if they just can thicken their hair would be enough to look real good.

A large number of men who suffer from thinning hair, have the most common type of hair loss, a genetic condition called androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. This causes the hair follicles to shrink gradually over time and is provoked by hormonal changes.

A sure sign of androgenic alopecia is a receding hairline and thinning hair in the crown or upper part of the head.

Other cause of thinning hair is smoking. A beautiful hair doesn't match with smoking. Cigarettes have 599 ingredients, of which 69 of them are extremely poisonous, and could also trigger cancer. That quantity of toxins without doubt prevent blood circulation to your hair follicles, resulting in thinning hair.

Another reason for a thin hair is a diet lacking of protein, as well as some conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid problems, lupus and ringworm, a skin disease caused by different kinds of fungi. 

There are certain medications that tend to thin out your hair. Chemo and stress are among the factors involved.

So, what to do if you suffer from thinning hair? Here is a list of what you can do:

          ·    Eat protein foods like meat, poultry, pork, seafood, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, beans, lentils, seeds, nuts and fish like salmon which also contain omega 3 fatty acids

          ·    Take vitamins like vitamin C and biotin

          ·    Drink lots of water

          ·    Limit your alcohol intake

        ·    Take hair growth supplements but ask your doctor first 

          ·    Use a shampoo that doesn't contain alcohol or sulfates, but don't overuse it

        ·    Let your hair dry for itself, or use a soft towel

          ·    Limit the use of hair dryers and hot tools for styling hair. 

        ·    Use volumizing products, like a hair mousse or conditioner

          ·    Exercise regularly to promote blood circulation to the scalp

          ·    Relax amigo! Meditate and hear soft music     

Male Hair Loss Treatment

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Male hair loss is considered not a medical condition, but natural. The brand name of finasteride is called Propecia, a medication that reduces dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that forms from testosterone. If DHT builds up in your scalp, it shrinks your follicles and produce hair loss.

Propecia has demonstrated some results as a hair-loss treatment, but not a natural solution. Propecia is one of the most expensive product in the market, with prices ranging around $70 to $100 per month.  

On the other hand, you can get Procerin with no prescription. The good news is, it doesn't carry out side effects like Propecia does. The bad news is that many men inform that Procerin had little to no effect on them. So, it is a safer product, but with almost no results. You do the math here.  

Right now, there is no permanent remedy for hair loss or thinning hair, because there are many hair loss treatments out there that only produce results while you are using them. Other hair loss products just cover up the effects of hair loss, like hair dyes, wigs, and toupees.

Hair loss causes psychological trauma in many men, who invest a lot of time, effort and money hoping to finally get a solution to their problem.

Do you remember the saying, when there's a will there's a way? Even though hair loss does not have a cure for the moment, that doesn't mean you will be stuck with the condition.

There are treatments that stimulate the scalp to regrow your hair, cover bald patches, or just push forward the receding hairline you are losing.

But, since conventional products have a stride of side effects, that's why I turned my attention to the natural solutions. What are the alternatives in that field?

Natural Cure for Baldness

There is not a known cure for male hair loss, but there are treatments that can improve your appearance. But I am still positive to get a solution for hair loss and baldness, by a natural way. If you don't resign yourself to get stuck with the condition, that way you can finally move forward.

What are the natural options to master your hair loss? There are essential oils, natural products and supplements to regrow your hair, cover bald patches, or make hair thicker.

We will consider just 10 ways to fight your male hair loss or hair thinning naturally. Here's the list:

        Olive oil. Yes, you did read well. Olive oil is being used since time immemorial. It is a natural product that is effective in cover up patches of hair loss gradually. If this is your specific problem, you can line up your cannons in that direction, using olive oil.

       Castor oil. You probably have heard, that in the past mom or grandma was chasing everywhere the little ones around to give them a spoonful of castor oil when they got sick. Fortunately there are other ways to utilize castor oil, and one of them is to combat hair loss too. It nourishes the hair roots and promote regrowth, especially to replenish a receding hairline.

        Coconut oil. That natural product is perhaps better than you imagine. It stimulates hair follicles and thicken your hair. It smells good too. I can say that, because I personally use coconut oil, and I tell you it is very effective!

       Cayenne Pepper. Cayenne is also known as capsaicin. When you rubbed it over your entire scalp, achieves two things. First, since it irritates the skin, also stimulates hair follicles. Second, it promotes blood circulation to the scalp, and as a consequence if you have a good diet, brings on all the nutrients needed for your hair. 

        Aloe Vera Gel. This is a herbal plant that not only cures stomach ulcers, if you take a tablespoon first thing in the morning for three months and another before bedtime. But this wonderful plant does much, much more, even for your hair loss. If you apply it directly to the scalp, the power of its enzymes will open up the clogged hair follicles and stop hair loss.

        Camphor Oil. This oil has anti inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties. It is also a natural relaxant to calm you down, and get you rid of nervous tension, and stress. It also promotes blood flow to the scalp and helps to bring your hair back, especially filling in those bald patches. Promotes a shiny and healthier hair.

       Egg Yolk. Not only the eggs are good to eat, also to put it on your hair, to repair it and make it grow. Besides eggs are full of protein and biotin, two key elements for the hair building, because the hair is compound of 70 % keratin protein. It is especially effective covering bald patches, and to strengthen your hair.

        Rosemary Oil. Some benefits of this oil are, promotes the growth of hair's cells, and the dilatation of blood vessels, which helps in the stimulation of hair growth.

        Arnica Oil. If you use this oil on a bruise, or wound, not only helps it heal faster, Regarding your hair, prevents it to fall. It is effective as well reducing scalp inflammation, and unclogging hair follicles.

        Onion oil or onion juice. Onion has sulphur, and that alone, helps promoting blood circulation. It is effective not only covering bald patches, but baldness in general, and killing fungus and bad bacteria over your scalp.

There are other natural products proven effective against hair loss and baldness. That's for sure. I just presented a briefing here. But I will let you know all the others gradually, so stay on connected.

Probably you are wondering now, what is the correct form to apply those products. Well, that lies in the near future. Live with that for the moment! 

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