Thinning hair as guys age is natural, we all probably know that by now. In fact, male baldness is so common that 25 percent of men begin to bald around 30 years old, with about two-thirds either completely bald or having a balding pattern by the time they reach 60. That means thinning hair is the rule more than the exception.
Still, why is it that so many guys freak out at the sight of more skin being visible atop their heads at time passes? Well, outside of the great unknown — not everyone can look like Jason Statham or Kelly Slater when completely bald — it’s the fact that guys think other people will care.
As we’ve pointed out before, however, women actually think bald men are more dominant and attractive, with those shiny domes portraying confidence. Yet, because so many guys still don’t believe women’s opinions for some reason, we’re here to help with some thinning hair solutions that can help delay the process, and, in some cases, even regrow a few strands of hair.
Laser treatments for thinning hair can help regrow new hair by reducing inflammation in follicles on the head that prohibit them from regenerating on their own. And, while the thought of a laser on your head may seem a bit terrifying, researchers show that, after about six months of twice-weekly laser treatments, density in hair improved on patients.
Biotin is a vitamin that many women take to help their hair (and finger nails) grow healthier and faster. The same thing can happen in men, too, meaning, for you boys with thinning hair, it might be time to scoop some of this to combat the fact that you’re losing some fur up top. It’s not something that will show drastic change, but, in the early stages of hair loss, it can help keep your hair growing when coupled with other products.
Minoxidil is the only proven FDA-approved ingredient to help improve the effects of hair loss. With years of research to back it up, Minoxidil is used to enhance the size of a hair follicle, which, in effect, produces a bigger strand of hair. Of course, there is one thing to keep in mind if/when you start minoxidil, and that’s to be aware that it must be taken every single day once you start. Basically, taking a pill every day to help prevent more hair loss and/or regrow thinning hair.
Don’t think what you’re eating can impact your hair? Think again. By increasing the amount of nutrient-dense whole foods into your diet, you can really help your thinning hair problems. In fact, according to Whitney Bowe, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, “One of the first ways I can tell how healthy someone is — and if they’re eating nutritiously — is by looking at their hair.” That means eating things like salmon, vegetables and getting a good source of both vitamins A and C every day.
We all know that stress is a huge factor in thinning hair, so, when you can control it, try your best to reduce stress as much as possible. A few things that can be done are deep breathing exercises — like yoga or meditation — as well as regular exercise like running or walking. Simply staying active will help clear your mind and save yourself from piling up all of life’s troubles on top of one another.