As important as a person’s clothes and accessories might be to his sense of fashion, the hairstyle can completely make or break the overall look. Unfortunately, many men suffer hair loss and eventual baldness.
Although baldness has become generally accepted by society and is often a sign of maturity and sophistication, some individuals do not find their baldness attractive, and lose quite a bit of self-esteem along with their hair.
However, if you are suffering a receding hair line or bald spots, don’t fret. There are numerous hair replacement procedures and techniques available to you. Let’s take a look at some effective hair replacement treatments.
With non-surgical hair replacement, the aim is to conceal or otherwise reduce visible bald spots without the use of any invasive procedures. Non-surgical methods are generally reserved for those with extensive hair loss.
-Hair duplication. Non-surgical hair replacement techniques include hair duplication. This technique in itself has many options, but generally consists of matching real human hair and/or finely crafted synthetic hair to your own. Experts match the texture, thickness, curliness/straightness, and growth pattern perfectly to your own.
This hair is then acutely implemented into a base (of which there are many choices). The final result can be attached to your scalp with whichever method you prefer, but includes various advanced adhesives and other methods. It is breathable, natural, and durable. You can even go swimming and shower without having to worry.
-Pharmacological options. If you are suffering from hair loss, you may consider turning to pharmaceutical options, although results with hair duplication are generally more satisfactory.
Minoxidil is the only FDA approved drug on the market and can be taken orally or applied topically to the scalp. Minoxidil works to increase the strength of your existing hair, and though there have been a few reports of hair growth, the drug is mainly effective in increasing the thickness of hair that still exists.
Finasteride is available over the counter and claims to reverse the effects of balding by decreasing DHT. DHT is the main hormone that causes hair loss and baldness. Though there aren’t any guarantees, Finasteride has a fairly loyal following of men touting its hair growth abilities.
Some men and women are more interested in surgical options. However, in order to be eligible for these slightly invasive hair replacement treatments, you must have existing hair either on the sides or the back of your head.
-Hair transplants. Although hair transplantation held some risks in the past, recent advancements in technology have made the procedure much safer and thus more popular. This method takes hair follicles from areas of your scalp with healthy, thick hair growth and transplants them into the balding areas.
With a few treatments, you could get back that full head of hair you want. Even better, the hair transplants are all natural because they came from your own head. This procedure has also made significant advancements, and looks completely natural. The hair can continue to grow in its new place naturally.
Preventing Hair Loss
While if baldness is hereditary for you, or otherwise unavoidable, there are some things you can do early-on to at least slow or reduce balding.
You may not think there are significant effects of stress on your scalp, but constantly being bombarded with physical and emotional stress is not healthy or enjoyable. Get enough sleep. Exercise reduces stress and keeps your blood circulating.
Take care of your hair. Wash regularly, but not too often. Be gentle with your hair. Don’t use harsh hair products. Remember that hair is like any other organ in your body and needs nourishment. Eat right and make sure you have a balanced diet to ensure healthy hair and a healthy scalp.
If you’re experiencing balding, remember that there are options for hair replacement that are effective and undetectable (even to you). You’re also not alone. Millions of men and women deal with hair loss all around you. However, you no longer have to passively accept it.