The 4 Best Ways To Deal With Going Bald

As men get older, it becomes difficult to take care of our health and appearance. It’s harder to lose weight and then there’s the issue of male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is a common condition that affects many men. It usually starts with a receding hairline or thinning hair at the top of the head.
Losing your hair isn’t the end of the world. However, it can do a number on your self-esteem and lead to a reduced quality of life as a result. There are ways to deal with going bald, however. Here we will go over several ways that you can deal with hair loss.

1. Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair transplant surgery has become a popular option for those dealing with male pattern baldness. This procedure involves moving hair from parts of your scalp where it is still growing to the areas that are thinning or bald. The two types of hair transplant surgeries are FUT and FUE.

The first step when deciding on getting a hair transplant is not about picking between FUT and FUE but finding a reputable clinic such as Sharma Hair Transplant Clinic. Then, you will go through a consultation in which they make an assessment of which type will be best and a specific plan for your hairline.

FUT, or Follicular Unit Transplantation, involves taking a strip of skin with hair from the back of your head. Then, the surgeon separates this strip into smaller pieces to implant in the balding areas. This method can leave a scar where the strip was taken, but it's usually hidden by your hair.

FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, is a technique where individual hair follicles are removed directly from your scalp and transplanted to bald spots. This method doesn't leave a large scar like FUT, but it might leave tiny, barely noticeable scars where each hair was removed.

Regardless of which type you opt for, the goal is to make it look as natural as possible. The outcomes can be very promising, making your hair appear fuller and more youthful. However, it's important to have realistic expectations. The success of the surgery depends on many factors, including the quality and density of your donor hair.

2. Medical Treatments
There are some medications on the market that could possibly help you with your receding hairline. Minoxidil and Finasteride. Each works in a different way to help manage hair loss. 

Minoxidil is a topical solution that you apply directly to your scalp. It works by helping blood flow to the hair follicles, which can encourage hair growth and slow down hair loss. People using Minoxidil might start seeing results after several months of regular use. However, as soon as you stop using it your hair will start to fall out again.

Finasteride, on the other hand, comes in pill form and is taken once a day. It targets the hormonal cause of hair loss. It lowers levels of a hormone that can shrink hair follicles, leading to hair loss. Finasteride can be quite effective in slowing down hair thinning and may even lead to regrowth in some men. However, it also comes with the possibility of side effects, including sexual dysfunction. Like Minoxidil, the benefits of Finasteride only last as long as you continue the treatment.

3. Lifestyle Changes
Taking care of your hair goes beyond just the products you apply to your scalp. Some lifestyle changes can also help. Eating a balanced diet can support hair growth and strength. Foods rich in protein, like fish, lean meats, and beans, are essential because hair is primarily made of protein. Including vitamins and minerals in your diet, such as vitamin E, zinc, and iron, found in nuts, leafy greens, and whole grains, can also help nourish your hair.

Regular physical activity isn't just good for your body. It can also benefit your hair. Exercise increases blood flow, including to your scalp, which can promote hair health and growth. Activities like walking, jogging, or cycling for at least 30 minutes a day can make a difference.

4. Embrace It
Many people decide to embrace their baldness instead of trying to hide it. This means accepting and being proud of your look, even without hair. You can start by keeping your scalp clean and well-cared for. Some choose to shave their remaining hair to get a neat, polished appearance. Finding a style that you feel comfortable and confident in is key.

This is a contributed post.

1 comment

LoveT. said...

Good post. Yes, all together maybe can help.