Although there isn't a cure for male pattern baldness, there are ways in which you can halt the hair loss process and give yourself the best possible chance of having healthier, fuller hair for longer. Here, The Male Grooming Review brings you some handy tips and advice on how you can get the best out of your hair and to even slow down or stop baldness.
1. Wash your hair every other day
Washing your hair every day isn't bad for you, but neither is it particularly good for your hair. To get the best out of your hair, you'll ideally want to be washing your hair every other day, as too much washing can leave your hair looking and feeling thinner. It's essential to give your hair 48 hour growing periods.
2. Eat plenty of green apples
This sounds like a joke, right? But seriously, integrating plenty of green apples into your diet really does benefit your hair more than you could ever imagine. Eating green apples can indeed help prevent hair loss and promote healthy hair growth. Green apples are rich in minerals such as iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium which play a great role in the development and formation of hair strands.
Hair health supplements can play a major role in the development and growth phase of your hair. Hair vitamins such as biotin, zinc, copper and saw palmetto, are all excellent minerals that benefit hair growth and help block the pattern of hair loss. Be sure to take supplements packed with key hair beneficiary ingredients - you'll be surprised how effective they can be for your hair.
4. Live a healthier lifestyle
This may seem a little obvious, but eating well and exercising regularly does indeed have benefits for your hair. Living a healthy and active lifestyle can have huge benefits for your overall health, as well as the condition and growth of your hair. We know you're busy, but allocating 30 minutes a day three times a week for a little exercise is a small price to pay if you want to keep your locks for longer.
5. Try not to stress too much
Easier said than done, right? Well, it's true - stress can lead to ageing skin and hair loss, so if you want your hair thicker and better, just try not to stress too much about the little things. Major stress can be avoided by living healthier and eating healthier, doing regular exercise, drinking plenty of fresh water and eating the right nutrients throughout the day.
Many men don’t realise that your hair is at its weakest point when it’s wet and that it breaks easier than at any other time. Instead of combing or brushing your wet hair, wait until your hair is at least 50% dry before brushing to prevent unnecessary breakage. If you’re in a hurry, use your fingers or a wide tooth comb until it’s mostly dry. If you don’t have that much time, use a hair dryer on a low-heat setting to speed up the drying process.
7. Try topical treatments
Sometimes something as simple as a topical hair treatment can be enough to help stimulate some life into those lazy hair follicles, so if you are experiencing thinning across the scalp, it could definitely be worth trying a good anti-hair loss shampoo and an additional daily formula. Topical treatments come in many forms such as serums, foams, sprays and liquids, so it's just a case of trying a few to see what works best for you.
8. Worry less about hair loss
It's true, the more you worry about hair loss the more chance you will probably go bald. So, just think about it less and get on with your life. Be happy, be content, live well, and it's more than likely you'll be happier in life regardless if you have hair or not.
If you're totally serious about holding onto your hair, then seek advice from your doctor, research the right foods to eat and what vitamins to take that will benefit your hair. Look into hair loss treatments such as supplements, shampoos or even hair transplant surgery - whatever fits in with your budget. The faster you act, the more chance you will have of having a healthy head of strong hair for longer.