Bad news gents.
By the age of 35, over half of you will have thinning hair.
The good news is you've caught it early and we are going to take care of it.
Today, we are have our guide to natural thin hair remedies for men.
Let's jump in!
Thin Hair Guide - Contents
Here's all that we are going to cover today. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about thin hair and natural remedies to help.
- Understanding Thin Hair in Men
- 1. What ARE the signs of hair loss in men?
- 2. What are NOT the signs of hair loss in men?
- 3. Can you stop your hair from coming out?
- Unnatural Treatments for Thin Hair & the Side Effects
- Natural Remedies and Treatments
Understanding Thin Hair in Men
1. What are the signs of hair loss in men?
The top of your head is the most common place men begin to lose hair and is where you should look first.
It may be a gradual thinning but you will be able to notice it.
Another sign of hair loss is if you notice any circular or patchy bald spots.
If you have always had a bald spot on the crown of your head, that is normal. You will have to keep an eye on this spot though and make sure it doesn't grow any larger.
One simple trick is to always gently towel dry your hair never using the towel like a shoe shine action, as when your hair is wet it's very fragile and the polishing friction can break your hair, especially on the crown.
A noticeable change in your hairline is another sign of hair loss as well. Now if you were born with a widow's peak then that is your natural hairline.
However if your natural hairline begins to move upwards, you know that you are loosing hair for sure.
2. What are NOT the signs of hair loss in men?
While there are many signs to actual hair loss, there are also a lot of issues that don't necessarily mean that you are loosing your hair.
An itchy scalp could be a sign of hair loss; however, a lot of the time this could be due to having a dry scalp or even dandruff, from simply using the wrong hair products.
When your hair is wet it will always look thinner than normal. This is often due to your hair clumping together. You always want to check your hair for loss or thinning when it is dry and styled.
It is also important to note that a little bit of hair coming out in the shower is normal. A few strands of hair shouldn't make you swear.
However if there are huge clumps coming out in the shower or your comb is full of hair, this is a sign that you could be experiencing some hair loss.
If you were born with a widow's peak as I mentioned before, that is completely natural.
A widow's peak is actually a dominant genetic trait and is not an indication of your hair thinning.
While it is necessary for us as a society to look to the past to help better form our future, you shouldn't do this when it comes to hair.
There is no concrete evidence to where exactly baldness is inherited from. Just because your grandfather (on either side) is bald, that does not mean you will be. Scientist are still trying to figure it out.
So, relax if your grandfather is bald.
3. Can you stop your hair from coming out?
Yes and no.
Let me explain.
Once hair is gone, that can not come back by natural means.
You could get implants or a wig but that would obvious and very expensive.
It is possible to pause hair loss though. This is why it is very important to catch it as early as possible and to begin treatment.
You also want to try to live as healthy as you can.
Healthy Body = Healthy Hair
We will touch on this idea later but first, we want to talk about unnatural treatments you can try.
Unnatural Treatments for Thin Hair & the Side Effects
Because we get so desperate to cure thinning hair and stop ourselves from loosing our hair, we will resort to any means possible.
This often leads to us choosing unhealthy and unnatural treatments to cure it.
While very popular, these unnatural treatments can lead to some very bad side effects.
Finasteride, found in Propecia, is a dihydrotestosterone blocker.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone that binds to men's hair follicles and damages them to the point of growth not being able to happen anymore.
In essence, DHT kills your hair follicles and once they are killed there is not really a way to bring them back. This "blocker" is known to block DHT preventing it from killing your hair follicles.
Being unnatural, Finasteride can lead to many different side effects including:
- Impotence Loss of Interest in Sex
- Trouble Performing (down there)
- Swelling in Your Hands and/or Feet Dizziness
- Running Nose
- Skin Rashes
I don't know about you but I don't want any of those side effects.
Minoxdil is an antihypertensive vasodilator.
You're probably wondering what exactly this means.
Basically, Minoxdil widens the blood vessels when applied to your scalp which allows blood to flow to your hair follicles easier by dilating your blood vessels.
This increased blood flow will allow for more nutrients and oxygen to get to your hair follicles which may cause more hair growth.
Minoxidil, also being unnatural, has been linked to the following side effects:
- Intense Allergic Reactions
- Fast and Irregular Heartbeat
- Chest Pain
- Unusual Weight Gain
- Difficulty Breathing
Again, this seems like a lot of side effects to endure to help with hair loss.
Luckily there are natural remedies and treatments that do no cause such side effects.
Natural Remedies for Thin Hair
These are the best ways to try to combat thinning hair without any extreme side effects.
Vitamins That Help Thin Hair
It should go without saying that every man should be on a multivitamin of some sort.
This will help to balance your overall health and keep your body working properly.
However, there are some specific vitamins that help with your hair.
Vitamin A helps with the healthy production of sebum in your scalp. Sebum is an oil in your scalp that helps your body seal in moisture and prevents your skin from becoming overly dry. This will help your hair to not become brittle and dry.
Vitamin B helps hair maintain its healthy color and Vitamin E helps to improve blood circulation in the scalp which will allow your hair follicles to continue to reproduce.
Vitamin E does the same thing that Minoxdril does, which I mentioned earlier, but naturally and without any of the side effects!
Dietary Changes that Promote Healthy Hair Growth
We all want to be more fit and healthy, right?
Well, having a healthier diet can also improve your hair.
A high protein diet including lean meats, fish and soy will help to promote hair growth for your entire body.
Also, it is important to stay well hydrated.
In general, if it is healthy for your whole body, it is healthy for your hair.
Healthy Life Choices that Help Hair Growth
As I stated before, it is a good rule of thumb that anything healthy for your body is healthy for your hair.
This would include de-stressing, physical exercise, and keeping your hair clean from sweat.
Things that can hinder hair growth and cause your overall healthy to decline should be avoided. These include smoking, excessive alcoholic intake and extreme stress.
It has been shown that smokers are twice as likely to have hair loss as opposed to non-smokers.
As mentioned, It is important to be gentle with your hair especially when it is wet. When your hair is wet, it is in its weakest state.
Do not brush your hair when it is wet.
Thinning Hair Guide - Summary
There you have it gents.
We know that losing your hair is scary and makes you feel horrible but you've caught it early and you're taking steps to end it.
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You've got this guys!