Thinning hair, balding areas, and a receding hairline in men are visual signs of aging. The following strategies and medical procedures may help in hair regrowth.
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Strategies to Combat Hair Loss the Right Way
Receding Hairline in Men: What’s the Root Cause?
Male-pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss that affects 50% of males over 40 years. Two main factors can cause a receding hairline in men:
Environmental factors such as poor nutrition, smoking, over-exposure to sunlight, and high-stress levels may contribute to hair loss.
Family History and Aging
Hereditary condition that comes with aging is the prevalent cause of hair loss. If someone in your family has male-pattern baldness, chances are you may also acquire this trait. This happens gradually in predictable patterns such as receding hairline and bald spots.
Some men experience early-stage baldness as early as in their 20s, which progresses eventually with aging. The first sign is a receding hairline that usually progresses into a distinct M shape. Eventually, the hair on the head’s top or back usually begins to fall out, leaving a bald spot.
Solutions for Receding Hairline in Men
Although receding hairline in men is caused by aging and hereditary factors, several preventive measures can be used to manage or slow down hair loss in its early stages:
Apply Essential Oils
Essential oils are concentrated compounds extracted from plants’. Aside from aromatherapy, essential oils may also aid in hair growth.
Aroma oil extracts mixed with a carrier oil such as jojoba, olive, coconut, and argan oil are excellent for scalp massage. For instance, lavender oil may generate faster hair growth in an experiment conducted in mice. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that promote healthy hair.
Other essential oils for scalp massage are peppermint and rosemary oil. In another study, peppermint oil has resulted in hair growth effects, a significant increase in dermal thickness, follicle number, and follicle depth without any toxic signs. Rosemary oil, on the other hand, has shown a similar beneficial effect as minoxidil, a common drug for hair growth but with less scalp itching as a side effect.
Proper nutrition is just as important for hair growth as in overall health. Deficiency in protein, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals has shown to contribute to hair loss.
Consuming food with high nutritional value is vital to slow down hair loss and receding hairline. Foods high in vitamins A, B, C, D, iron, selenium, and zinc are essential for hair health. Moreover, since hair follicles are made up of a protein called keratin, protein-rich foods such as eggs, soy, chicken breast, lean meat, and dairy products may help optimum hair growth.
Stress is inevitable in daily life. However, severe or prolonged stress may lead to serious health problems – including hair issues.
Severe stress is linked with hair loss, specifically alopecia areata, a condition that causes hair to fall out in small patches. This happens when the body is under chronic stress, and its immune system attacks the hair follicles — causing hair loss.
To manage stress, try to allocate a few minutes for meditation, do physical exercises, and aim for at least seven hours of quality sleep.
Several over-the-counter and prescription drugs for hair loss are available such as minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia) that treat hair loss in men and enlarged prostate.
Always consult your doctor before taking any medications to avoid complications and unforeseen side effects.
Hair Peptide Therapy (PTD-DBM)
Peptides are smaller and more broken down than proteins making it easier for these amino acids to enter the bloodstream more quickly. These short strings of amino acids can help produce elastin and collagen responsible for healthy hair and smooth and firm skin.
PTD-DBM (Protein Transduction Domain – Dvl Binding Motif) is a peptide-based topical scalp treatment that prevents the follicle’s shrinking action of the enzymes and hormones. This results in effectively rescuing the follicle at a stem cell level.
Studies in rats and humans have shown significant hair regrowth. Hair peptide therapy may help reverse hair loss and increase hair growth within the course of treatment.
Both biological and environmental factors can cause a receding hairline in men. With the help of lifestyle changes and effective treatments, hair loss can be alleviated.
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