By the time men reach 35, about two thirds of them will experience some degree of hair loss. In most cases, the hair loss is genetic. In some cases, it can be caused by lifestyle issues such as a poor diet and stress or by medical issues such as underlying health conditions or medications being taken. Fortunately, most hair loss is not an inevitability. There are things you can do to either prevent hair loss or to slow it.
Here are some effective things you can do to start preventing your own hair loss (or to slow it down if it’s already begun):
Use an Anti-Fungal or Dandruff Shampoo
Dandruff can be a sign that you have yeast on your scalp. The yeast irritates the skin, causing the flaky dandruff. Yeast can also be caused by a certain type of testosterone that forms in the hair follicles, which is also associated with hair loss. By using an anti-fungal or dandruff shampoo, you can eliminate the yeast and may reduce the hair loss caused by this increase in testosterone.
Smoking doesn’t cause hair loss, but it can certainly make it worse. Studies have shown that those who smoke experience more hair loss than those who don’t. There is no clear explanation as to why, but quitting smoking may be able to help slow your hair loss. Not only will you be protecting your scalp, but you’ll also be improving your overall health, so it’s a win-win.
The sun isn’t just bad for your skin; it’s also bad for your hair. When the sun is blazing down on your scalp, the UV rays can encourage free radicals, which can damage the skin and the hair follicles. By wearing a hat, you can protect your scalp and your hair from sun damage. If you already have some thinning areas on your head that have exposed the skin, you should also wear a good sunblock when you aren’t wearing the hat.
Chronic stress can weaken the immune system and cause the hair to thin. Over time, the hair follicles can become permanently damaged. You can prevent this by finding ways to reduce stress in your life. Get plenty of exercise and sleep, meditate, and do other activities that you enjoy. Reduce the responsibilities in your life and eliminate toxic relationships.
If you are already experiencing some hair loss, the Houston Hair Loss Clinic can help you. In addition to making these changes, you may also be able to get platelet-rich plasma therapy, which has been suggested to help heal the hair follicle. Platelet rich plasma therapy may be able to slow hair loss or even help some hair regrow in some cases. Contact the Houston Hair Loss Clinic to learn more about the treatment options and what might be best for you. Contact one of our specialists at 713-561-5478, to help you identify ways that you can slow and prevent your hair loss today.