Age affects us in many ways, and our hairlines are no exception. For many men, a receding hairline is a reality. While two thirds of men in their mid-thirties have experienced some degree of hair loss, that number increases to 85% by the time they are 50 years old. However, just because statistics show many men will suffer from a receding hairline doesn’t mean you can’t arm yourself with ways to help.
In fact, there are actions we can take to maintain healthy hair. Our diet, hygiene, and stress levels can all create a positive impact. For example, a poor diet can actually cause a receding hairline, so it is important to have a nutritious diet rich in protein and essential vitamins and minerals.
Equally crucial to what we put in our bodies is how we take care of them on the outside. How we take care of our hair can have a big impact. A normal response to thinning hair is washing it more frequently. However, this has the opposite effect. Additional damage and hair loss can be caused by excessive washing. It is recommended to wash hair once a day with a men’s shampoo to achieve the best outcome.
Another factor we can control is our stress level. Everyone experiences stress, but excessive stress can cause hair to turn grey prematurely, as well as lead to thinning hair and receding hairline. Finding ways to relax and unwind is just as important as eating a healthy diet and maintaining proper hygiene.
Hairstyles and styling products can also change the appearance of hair, making it look thicker and fuller. A good haircut can camouflage thinning areas, and products like like Bosley Hair Thickening Fibers can give volume and keep hair in place.
Non-surgical options are also available to help against a receding hairline. Minoxidil is a topical treatment that is used to stimulate hair growth and reverse hair loss. Minoxidil is part of 5 step systems Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Professional Strength for Women. It is FDA approved and can create the environment needed for thick, healthy hair growth if taken as directed.
Propecia is an oral medication available by prescription only for the treatment of hair loss in men. While it is not a cure for baldness, if taken as directed it can increase hair regrowth and slow down further hair loss.