Balding Tips & Advice. Balding is one of the scariest words in the English language for any man. There is nothing scarier than the thought of losing your precious head of hair. Many men fear balding, but not everyone fully understand why men go bald and what causes it.
What Causes Baldness
There are 3 main cause of baldness in men. The first being genetics, the second being stress levels and illness, the third is a hormone that shuts off hair follicles.
Many leading doctors believe that the baldness gene is passed on from the mother to the son. Meaning that if the males on your mother’s side of the family are bald, then there is a good chance that you will go bald as well. Keep in mind this only applies to blood relatives such as your mom’s father and her brothers. So if you’re worried about going bald, it might be worth it to break out the family photo albums.
Stress & Illness
While it has never been proven by the scientific community, it seems very apparent that people under high amounts of stress tend to go gray faster and have a higher rate of baldness. So chill out and take a few deep breaths. Certain diseases and highly potent medicines can cause baldness to occur. Consult a physician if a medicine that you are prescribed is causing hair loss.
While its name makes it sound like a kick ass super testosterone, that is so far from the truth. DHT is found in the body in the Testes, Adrenal Glands, Prostate Gland and Hair Follicles. DHT is responsible for many of your manly characteristics such as body hair, facial hair, deepening of the voice and sex drive. Sounds good so far right? DHT is good when it is in your body and making you manly, but it is not good when too much of it ends up in your scalp and in your hair follicles. DHT has a nasty habit of killing of your roots and keeping them from growing hair, Hence the baldness. So far the only proven chemicals that help ward off DHT from your scalp and hair follicles are called DHT Blockers. These blockers can be found in Billy Jealousy Fuzzy Logic Shampoo and Billy Jealousy Cashmere Coat Conditioner.
How to Treat Baldness
While there are no known cures for baldness and no proven methods for re-growing hair, there are a few ways you can either slow or halt the process.
Use a product that contains DHT blockers such as Billy Jealousy Fuzzy Logic Shampoo and Billy Jealousy Cashmere Coat Conditioner. These products are easy to use every day and help stop the damage that DHT is doing to your hair follicles and roots.
Prescription medicines have proven to be pretty effective at slowing or stopping hair loss. Some of the more popular medicines are Rogaine, Propecia and Minoxidil. Some of these medicines require a prescription and can cause unwanted side effects. Always consult a physician before trying any prescription medicines.
Other Tips to help slow Baldness
- Be gentle with your hair when shampooing and conditioning.
- Be Gentle while combing or brushing your hair.
- Be Gentle when drying your hair with a towel or hair dryer.
- Easy on the tight fitting hats.
- While shampooing, massage your scalp to help increase blood flow and circulation.
- Try to change and or wash your pillow case once a week.