Statistics show that by the age of 35, around 66 percent of men lose a considerable amount of hair, and by 55, 85 percent of men have significant hair loss...by which I mean bald or balding. I'm really sorry, but that means there's a giant chance you're either going to go completely bald, or at least partially.
Let's be clear: There’s no shame in hair loss. A lot of us choose to embrace it, rather than trying to regrow it. Even if you do take the measures to grow it back, it’s unlikely you’ll ever have your 18-year-old hairline again.
So, what can you do?
1. Reduce Stress
There are many evils in this world, but stress is actually one of the worst, and it’s a lot more dangerous than you’d think.
2. Take More Vitamin D
“Vitamin D helps hair reset its growth phase,” explains Dr. Melissa Piliang, M.D., a hair-loss expert at Cleveland Clinic, and recommends taking 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 every day -- particularly in the winter when we don't see much sunlight.
3. Eat The Right Foods
Some of the best anti-hair loss foods are:
* Iron-dense proteins, like beef and lamb
* Lean, anti-inflammatory protein, such as wild salmon
* Dark leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, and broccoli
* Mineral-rich foods, like beef liver, nuts, and eggs
* Zinc-rich foods, like oysters, pumpkin seeds and chickpeas
* Antioxidant foods, like blueberries, artichokes, and cranberries
* Selenium-rich foods, like Brazil nuts and yellowfin tuna
Foods to avoid include:
* Trans fatty acids, like vegetable oil, corn oil and soybean oil
* Processed foods
* Too much caffeine
* Foods with high glycemic indexes
4. Try Minoxidil (Rogaine)
Rogaine won’t restore your lost hair, but it can help you hold on to what’s left. The FDA-approved topical med increases blood flow and delivers more oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles.
5. Get an Appropriate Hair Cut
If you’re thinning uniformly, you still have a host of style options. Even if you plan to “have your hair your whole life”, it’s going to get significantly thinner over the years. The follicle itself will shrink, as will the density of the hair overall. Have your barber texturize your hair when you go in. He or she will snip away at the hairs to give it slightly different lengths throughout. This will do two things: It will allow the hair to fall into place without getting too bulky—especially since you can still wear your hair down and get full coverage, even if it’s less dense than before—but it also adds definition and texture for whenever you style your hair up.
If you’re receding at the temples, a slightly longer style—a couple inches or more—will benefit you most, if you want to cover the temples
6. Try Toppik
Toppik is not a spray-paint, cream, cover-up lotion, or a hair piece. Rather, Toppik uses something known as "micro-fibers" which, when applied, bind to your hair, and create the illusion of thickness. The fibers used by Toppik are made of the same protein, Keratin, that real human hair is composed of. These fibers actually mesh with your hair so completely that it's nearly impossible to tell that you have anything in your hair. With Toppik, you will instantly see a more natural and thicker looking head of hair.
7. Try iRestore
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I know what you might think - this sounds untrue or misleading, some might even call it a scam. But i know for a fact that it works as i have some friends who use it. Again, do not expect to get the same wavy hair like you used to, but given a few months (yeah, this takes a while and requires persistence) you will definitely see the difference.
If its any consolation, many women actually think bald men are sexier than men with perfect hair - check out my other blog post on Bald Men for more on the matter.
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Sources: www.gq.com, www.maxim.com, www.toppik.com, www.forhair.com