Preventing hair loss in men


Preventing hair loss in men

In men, it’s called male pattern baldness and affects up to 80% of males at some point in their lives. In women, the same condition is referred to as female pattern hair loss and is less common. Other terms used are diffuse alopecia or alopecia androgenetica. This article gives tips of Preventing hair loss in men

Some studies show that close to six million men and three million women in Canada suffer from some degree of hair loss. For many, this causes emotional distress and may affect social relationships. Loss of self confidence often results. Many people also feel shy about having their picture taken because they are sensitive about their looks.

If you are among the six million men, here are some tips that should help:

1. Find out if your hair loss condition is hereditary – If it runs in your family, chances are better than 80% that you will suffer from early hair loss too

2. Do not use anti-dandruff shampoo – This will not prevent hair loss and might even make the situation worse

3. Avoid over-washing – It dries out your scalp and can contribute to hair loss or folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles)

4. Use a shampoo that is designated for men and is clear and colorless

5. Minimize or eliminate chemical treatments – When you color or highlight your hair, the chemicals will enter the bloodstream and reduce the nutrients normally needed for a healthy scalp

6. Avoid products that promote hair growth – They are usually expensive and not helpful

7. Consider a change of shampoo – You may be sensitive to some ingredients in shampoo which only make the situation worse

8. Give your hair a rest – Avoid styling products and heat appliances as much as possible

9. Avoid stress – Feeling anxious or sad will not help you fight hair loss

10. Try to use natural remedies – You can find plenty of advice on the internet, some are helpful but some are pure hype

11. Trim your hair – Split ends and uneven tips will only make your situation worse

12. Mix a few drops of lemon juice with water – Soak a cotton pad and apply it to the areas where your hair is thinning for about 3 minutes, three times a day

13. Massage your scalp with castor oil – It helps stimulate blood circulation which is essential for hair growth

14. Use natural oils – Apply different types of natural oils to your scalp in the evening before going to sleep, cover with a shower cap and keep overnight. It will stimulate blood circulation in the scalp which is vital for hair growth

15. Eat healthy food – Vitamins B6, C, D and E are important for a healthy scalp, proteins from meat and legumes will also increase your strength

16. See a doctor – if the tips above don’t work or you have any other health problems associated with hair loss, see a dermatologist to discuss more options Simple home remedies may help stimulate blood circulation in the scalp and thicken thinning hair

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