hair loss smpWriting recently in thyblackman.com Rasheda Abdullah focused on the problem of male pattern balding and ways it can be tackled. Male pattern balding or androgenic alopecia is an hereditary condition which can strike as early as the teenage years and by the age of 50,  50% of all men will have experienced it to some extent.  Some people can accept it gracefully but for those who aren't ready to let go of their hair there are a number of things that can be done.   Rashead focuses on 4 key areas, all of which make sense:

Suggestions for stopping hair loss

       
  1. Get a prescription. There are drugs available such as finasteride and minoxidil that cans slow hair loss and in some cases even regrow it.
  2. Essential oils. This is a more natural solution and is not clinically proven.  It probably won’t do any harm but it’s not one to rely on.
  3. Fix your hormones. Hormonal imbalances can be the cause of hair loss so sorting out an underlying health problem such as hypothyroidism could stop the hair loss.
  4. Reduce your stress. Stress and anxiety can cause general poor health and the hair is a pretty good barometer of the state of the body. If stress is causing hair loss than a life style change may be due.

What if it's too late?

What can be done if it’s simply too late to follow any of the above or you’ve tried them all without result?  There are two other options that are becoming increasingly popular. The first and most well known is the hair transplant.  Once the preserve of the rich and famous this surgical procedure is now available to everyone with a bit of spare cash and enough remaining donor hair on the back and side.  Results and healing time have improved over the years as techniques have advanced. The second and increasingly popular treatment is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).  Unlike a transplant the procedure is non invasive and carried out in a couple of 2-3 hour sessions.  A skilled practitioner creates the illusion of real hair follicles on a bald scalp with organic ink pigments.  The effects are indistinguishable from the real thing. To find out more then contact the team at His Hair Clinic to get a free consultation by filling in the form to the right or calling +44(0)845 359 2924

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