3 Hair Loss Treatments for Men
March 29, 2018At least 50 million men are affected by hair loss in the United States only, and according to statistics, half of all men worldwide will have noticeable hair loss by age 50. Judging by these figures, it is safe to say that baldness is an inescapable reality for men, but this doesn't mean that they must settle for it. Many men refuse to let baldness determine their appearance and self-esteem, and therefore seek for treatment to diminish the appearance and progression of hair loss. Millions upon millions of dollars are spent every year on hair loss solutions such as hair transplantation, prescription medication, and products. However, it is important to know the type of hair loss that we are dealing with since not all types of alopecia can be cured, they can only be controlled. Treatment can alleviate the situation by diminishing the amount of hair you lose or the rate at which you lose it. In this blog post, we will explain the types of alopecia, how they develop, and why our three options of Hair Loss Treatment For Men are worth giving a try.
Types of AlopeciaWe can identify three types of hair loss according to their characteristics: alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, and telogen effluvium.
Alopecia areata: this type of hair loss is caused by an autoimmune disorder. White blood cells start attacking the cells in hair follicles. This shrinks down the follicles, which slows down hair growth and causes round bald patches. Alopecia areata generally starts on the scalp, but it may manifest in other areas of the body such as the eyebrows, eyelashes, and the rest of the body. The reasons for alopecia areata are most likely genetic, and it has been observed that most sufferers have at least one relative who has also suffered from this type of hair loss.
Androgenetic alopecia: this is the most common type of hair loss. It is named after androgens (male hormones), which are responsible for hair growth, but also for hair loss in genetically predisposed individuals. People with androgenetic alopecia are highly sensitive to testosterone and one of its variations (DHT or dihydrotestosterone), a metabolite of testosterone generated by the action of an enzyme called type II 5-alpha reductase, which plays a role in hair growth when its levels in the hair follicle are normal. However, when overactive, this enzyme triggers a higher rate of conversion of testosterone into DHT. The surplus in DHT is adverse since it shrinks hair follicles progressively, giving way to hair loss.
Androgenetic alopecia develops with a hair shedding pattern; therefore, the alternative names of this condition (male pattern hair loss / female pattern hair loss.) Men lose hair at the top of the forehead, in an m-shape. Eventually, as the pattern progresses, hair stops growing at the top of the head as well, leaving only the sides, or progressing to complete baldness in some cases.
Telogen effluvium: this temporary shedding of hair happens when hair goes into the telogen or resting phase prematurely. Telogen effluvium is triggered by metabolic imbalances that originate when the body is subjected to extreme physical or emotional stress, weight changes, a loss of blood, crash diets, malnutrition, high fever, strong medications, iron deficiencies, or depression. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, as well as metabolic syndrome, can also cause telogen effluvium.
Two to three months before a telogen effluvium episode happens, a trigger usually appears. The hair shedding phase that follows may last anywhere between two and three months. Once the trigger disappears, the hair growth cycle resumes normally.
Accessible Hair Loss Treatments for MenAlopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia cannot be cured, and telogen effluvium cannot be reversed with any intervention; it subsides by itself. However, in all three types of hair loss, the symptoms can be alleviated and kept in check. These are four of the easiest, most common and most accessible hair loss treatments for men.
- Diet and Healthy Habits What you eat and how you manage your habits can be detrimental to your hair's health. Low iron consumption can debilitate hair, and high levels of stress can trigger cortisol secretion, which can affect the hair growth cycle, possibly causing hair loss in the form of telogen effluvium. Quick weight changes can also prompt hormonal responses that can trigger hair loss. Staying healthy and making healthy choices can then benefit all your body, and also your hair. Keep your health in check with a doctor and make it a priority.
- Hair Care Treatments Haircare products have an undeniable influence on the hair's health. The right ingredients in hair products can greatly improve the symptoms of hair loss and even avoid further shedding if used on time and properly according to the causes of hair loss. Some common ingredients in hair loss products are minoxidil, biotin, keratin, pyrithione zinc, and essential oils like rosemary oil and tea tree oil.
- Hair Fibers People recovering from telogen effluvium and even people with androgenetic alopecia have a wonderful option to improve their appearance with immediate results: hair fibers. These small particles are made of keratin, one of hair's constituent proteins. The Cosmetic Republic USA offers Keratin Fibers, a wonderful product that adds density and volume to hair strands visually, while it blends perfectly with the original hair color. As its name indicates, this product is made with keratin, the main constituent protein in hair. The reason why Keratin Fibers stays on hair is static electricity, which allows it to cling to hair, so it doesn't run with sweat, water, or motion. Keratin Fibers comes in different colors and has a comb to distribute it evenly throughout the hair.
In the event of hair loss of any kind, it is wise to avoid regular haircare products since they contain parabens and sulfates, which are strong detergents and can cause further debilitation of the hair root, dandruff or dry scalp. Chemical-free products can also help by complementing the action of medication in cases where systemic deficiencies are damaging the hair. For instance, when there are vitamin and mineral deficiencies, alopecia is most likely caused by telogen effluvium. Shampoo, conditioner, and masks like The Cosmetic Republic USA's Daily Hair Care Solutions nourish the hair follicle, encourage hair renewal and nutrition, and do not cause any buildup. Another excellent option is the SAF100 PRO™ Multivitamin Hair Concentrate, which restructures hair with vitamins B, C and E. These ampoules can be applied individually for intensive nutrition of the hair follicle.
The Cosmetic Republic USA has high-quality hair loss treatments for men to help you improve your hair and your appearance, and ultimately feel better about yourself. We use state-of-the-art technology and pure natural ingredients in our formulas. Start the process back to thicker, healthier hair! Contact us for further information by calling TOLL FREE 1-888-513-8815 or filling out the contact form on this website. If you want to stay in touch with our latest news, follow us on Facebook (The Cosmetic Republic USA, and follow us on Twitter (@TheCosmeticUSA), and Instagram (@thecosmeticrepublicusa), and subscribe to our newsletter.