Once and for all, let’s just accept it and say it out loud- Men love their hair and would like to keep their head full for as long as they can (read: till death does them apart). But how many of you have stepped out of the shower, only to panic later to see the amount of hair in your hand, when you comb your locks? You know every drop contributes to an ocean, and you can see your dreams of a head full of hair drowning in a vanishing ocean of strands, if that’s even possible.
As we are all set to begin the New Year in 2018, let’s focus on our body and health and find a cure for that receding hairline before it is too late! But, you need to understand the problem to know how to curb it. Here’s everything you should know about hair loss, in general:
1. Thank Your Families For The Receding Hairline (OR NOT)
Experts say that hair loss in men has to do with genetics. Even if your parents have a crown of hair intact, it could be your great-granduncle you owe this ‘gift’ to.
2. Your Testosterone Could Also Be Responsible
Male pattern baldness is caused by a by-product of testosterone called Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. It clings to your hair follicles and makes them shrink over time.
3. Hair Loss Progression Can Vary From Men To Men
While you might be dealing with rapid hair loss, with your hair thinning in a matter of years, your friend could be ‘lucky’ enough to deal with more gradual hair loss, which can take up to 15-20 years.
4. Over-Exercising Is Not Good For Your Health And Hair
Exercising is good, until you start pushing your body far past its limits. If you’re exhausting your body in the gym to the point that it can’t recover, your body will take energy from things like hair growth in order to survive and this could lead to massive hair loss.
5. Having An Under Or Overactive Thyroid
Your thyroid hormones regulate energy levels and help control a lot of the way your body functions like helping the body stay warm, maintaining metabolism, etc. Having an underactive or an overactive thyroid can lead to dry, brittle hair and thinning.
6. Stop Panicking And Visit An Expert
Instead of trying to self-diagnose, it’s important for anyone who notices a decrease in hair density to visit experts right away so they can conduct tests that will help you understand why it’s happening and figure out the optimal treatment.
7. Know When To Opt For A Hair Transplant Treatment
In the past, the only solution to hair loss was to wear toupees and wigs. However, with the advancement in technology, there are better and more permanent problem-solvers in the market- a hair transplant. And let me tell you one thing, it’s not as scary as you might think. The key to locking down this method of treatment lies in understanding your hair growth and pattern with an expert.
Dr Amit Karkhanis, the founder of Dr Tvacha Clinic, a leader in the market, boasts of giving nearly 50,000 men a hair harvesting procedure. Dr Tvacha Clinic offers prices that are affordable to most. The procedure can be done in just a few hours with minimal time lost from work/college and the results can be seen very quickly after the surgery.
The success of a hair transplant depends on how severe the hair loss has been. If you’re completely bare and there’s a greater area to cover, one might not have enough donor follicles to do so convincingly. This is why it’s advised that it’s better to get a hair transplant done sooner rather than later. Many men have benefitted from this and you could too!