Hair Loss in Men

Hair Loss in Men


Hair loss in men is generally attributed to the cause of male pattern baldness which shows up a thin lining sidewards. Male pattern baldness shows up in a telltale shape: a receding hairline with thinning strands around the crown of your head. Over time, that area will go bald, but you’ll still have a horseshoe pattern of hair above your ears circling to the lower back of the head.

Men with this trait can start to lose their locks as early as their early teens. In general, the sooner it starts, the greater the loss will be.  Some other reasons for hair fall in men can be attributed as follows:-

  1. Diseases like anemia or thyroid problem
  2. Radiation and chemotherapy treatments
  3. Medications such as blood thinners, high dosage of vitamin A and steroids that men undertake to get muscle build up.
  4. Scalp infections
  5. Problems in diet like deficiency in iron.
  6. High level of stress.

Treatment of hair loss in men

Well, there are many ways in which baldness in men can be reduced. We provide you with some of the methods:-

Hair Transplants

The two most popular hair transplant techniques are follicular unit transportation and follicular unit extraction.

  1. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT): FUT is the more “classic” method. It involves removing some skin from the back of your scalp, where there is an abundance of hair, and reinserting the hair follicles into the part of the scalp where you are experiencing hair loss.
  2. Follicular unit extraction (FUE): In FUE, hair follicles are removed directly from the scalp and transplanted to the bald parts of the scalp.

Scalp Massage

Not only do massages feel wonderful, but they can help with your hair loss, too. Massaging the scalp stimulates the hair follicles.

Balanced Diet

A well-balanced diet can keep your hair in tip-top shape. Make sure you are including a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, unsaturated fats, and lean proteins in your diet, and limit your intake of sweets.

Certain vitamins and minerals found in food are associated with healthy hair. Try adding in these types of foods:

  • iron-rich foods, including lean beef, beans, green leafy vegetables, iron-fortified grains, and eggs
  • foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such salmon, mackerel, tuna, flax seeds, egg yolks, hemp seeds, and walnuts
  • high-protein foods, like eggs, lean meats, and seafood

Last but not least, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water.

Stress Reduction

Stress can really do a number on the body, including your hair. Hair loss may be a result of a stressful lifestyle. Strategies to reduce stress include:

  • regular exercise
  • listening to music
  • doing yoga
  • meditating

Getting enough sleep is also essential.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Try to be as gentle as possible when brushing or styling your hair. Constantly twisting, twirling, or pulling your hair tight can lead to hair loss. If you’re worried about hair loss, you may want to avoid the following:

  • tight hairstyles, such as pigtails, cornrows, braids, and buns
  • hot oil treatments
  • chemicals used in perms and hair straightening treatments
  • hot curling iron or straightening irons
  • bleaching your hair