How You Can Treat Male Pattern Baldness
January 10, 2021
Unlike wrinkling, skin blemishes, loss of muscle tone, and more – male pattern baldness is that one thing that you just can’t avoid. Sure, you can always go for that hair transplant. But that’s more of a treatment rather than a preventative measure. Truth is, if you’re a man and you have hair, you’ll experience male pattern baldness. There’s just no way around it.
However, don’t feel too bad about it. 85% of men will experience some form of hair loss until they turn 50. That is, all men will experience hair thinning, and yes, even bald spots. Though genetics play a big part in this, there are certain things that you can control. And better yet, there are ways to treat and increase hair growth without actually going for cosmetic or invasive procedures.
Debunking the Hairy Myth
Before we get started and dive into the many ways that you can treat your hair thinning, let’s address some urban myths about hair loss. For instance, one legend has it that caps and hats promote hair loss. That, of course, isn’t true. The only way that a hat could affect your hair or skin, was if it was tied on too tight. Another widespread myth accuses the sun for your hair loss. While it’s still important that you cover those bald spots with sunscreen, the sun has nothing to do with your hair growth. If anything, the Vitamin D you get from the sun can strengthen hair follicles.
One common belief recognizes that genetics is a huge factor, but blames your mother’s side. It assumes that the baldness trait is inherited from your mother’s family. But of course, your father has to take half of the blame too. Your ‘male pattern baldness gene’ is just something that you’re bound to have.
So, what can you do to reduce or treat your hair loss? Well, there are certain habits that you can stop. For example, did you know that smoking promotes male pattern baldness? The smoke actually hinders the hair follicle as well as the microvasculature of the dermal hair papilla. In other words, it suffocates the hair follicles, weakens them, and eventually promotes hair loss. It also slows down hair growth and basically prevents your hair from regrowing and rehabilitating itself. If you didn’t have enough reasons to quit smoking, here’s another one for your list.
Another bad habit that you have to break, is using harmful hair products. We know that you want to look your best and using a gel or hairspray can make a difference. But any product that contains harsh chemicals is by definition bad news for your hair’s health. Whether it’s a hair-styling product or a hair dye, if you’re experiencing male pattern baldness, you should stay away from them. You need products that nourish your hair, not ones that deprive it from the nutrients it needs in order to grow.
Now that you know what might be killing your hair, let’s talk about what you can do to revive it. As you age, your body suffers from decreasing levels of collagen. That is an essential protein that has a great number of functions. You may have heard of it in relation to your skin and preventing wrinkles. When it comes to your hair, studies have shown that collagen does actually have positive effects on improving hair growth. You can either start taking collagen supplements or some foods to your diets that boost collagen production.
You can also reconsider your shower habits – long showers with scalding hot water can weaken your hair follicle. The hot water robs the hair and skin of their natural oil, which is essential for their health. We recommend that you start going easy on your hair. Don’t rub it too hard when you shampoo or when you dry it with a towel. While in the shower, use lukewarm water (if possible) and try to take short showers. Which is also, by the way, more ecological.
Once you’ve broken all those harmful habits and picked up a couple of new ones, it’s time to boost your hair growth; to give it that extra push. For this purpose, we recommend a non-chemical, replenishing, and revitalizing shampoo for men. What you need to treat your male pattern baldness is a product that understands men’s needs and their biology. One that complements your new lifestyle habits, increases hair thickness, and strengthens the roots. That way, you’ll boost the hair you have, while promoting the regrowth of the hair you’ve lost.
That’s exactly why we’ve created Particle’s shampoo for men. The idea behind the formula is that we take nature’s best and create a product that can truly help. The shampoo is enriched with ingredients that are known for promoting hair growth. Ingredients such as green tea extract and Ginseng root. We also use biotin, an essential nutrient that has astounding effects on hair growth. In short, everything your hair needs. We understand that a great hair growth shampoo can go a long way when it comes to your hair loss.