Best hair loss treatments for men
Dec 27, 2021

As we age, some follicles stop producing hair, referred to as hereditary hair loss, pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia. This type of hair loss is typically permanent, which means that the hair will not grow back. The follicle itself shrivels up and is incapable of regrowing hair. Many men with male pattern hair loss eventually go bald. However, You might be able to slow down the hair loss process with an oral prescription treatment called finasteride (Propecia) or a topical treatment called minoxidil (Rogaine).

If you find your hair thin or have sudden hair loss, you may not necessarily have male pattern baldness; it is better to check with your male wellness or dermatology doctor to find the underlying cause. In the meantime, Some of the most popular treatments and preventative hair loss tips can be found here:


Lifestyle changes



Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, quitting smoking and reducing stress are all ways that may improve problems with your hair. A well-balanced diet can keep your hair in tip-top shape. Make sure you include a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, unsaturated fats, and lean proteins in your diet. Specific vitamins and minerals found in food are associated with healthy hair, including foods rich in iron, protein and omega-three fatty acids. Evidence suggests that a lack of vitamins, including Vitamin D, can cause hair loss.

A recent credible 2020 study of 1,000 men determined that most smokers experienced some hair loss, compared to less than half of non-smokers (Salem et al., 2020). The mayo clinic determined three types of hair loss associated with stress. However, research has determined that lifestyle changes can reverse stress, including medication and exercise. Moreover, it is possible to grow the hairback once stress has been addressed (Mayo Clinic, 2021).


Scalp care




Using unique hair care products specially formulated for thinning hair can sometimes help reduce the amount of hair loss. These shampoos are some of the most effective substances for hair growth. Hair loss is caused by DHT, a chemical generated from testosterone. Since hair loss is caused by DHT, a chemical generated from testosterone, look out for products that contain DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) blockers and inhibitors. Scalp massage has also been proven to increase circulation to the scalp and help increase hair growth and thickness (Koyama et al., 2016).



Natural remedies


Natural remedies have shown some promise in reducing hair loss and include:

Aromatherapy oil rosemary mixed in a carrier oil and massaged into scalp increases circulation. Peppermint oil has also undergone research that suggests it can help regrow hair (Oh, Park and Kim, 2014). Hibiscus oil is often marketed for hair growth, dryness and dandruff, although there is currently no clinical evidence to prove that.

Onion juice: In 2014, a study suggested that onion juice may benefit patches of alopecia. Quite a few new hair care products are now boasting this ingredient as a solution for slow-growing or fragile hair (Sharquie and Al-Obaidi, 2002).

Biotin can be found in many hair loss supplements but is also obtainable in our diet. Foods such as nuts, sweet potatoes and eggs are good sources of natural Biotin.


When all else fails




If you have tried various treatments and your underlying cause of hair loss has been properly diagnosed, you may benefit from further intervention or a more aggressive approach. Platelet-rich plasma injections, Laser treatments or hair transplants may be the way forward from here.



Article by Lynda Naji RHH Kuwait.