The Aussie bloke's guide to hair loss options that may arrest or reverse hair loss.
Hair follicles shrink as we age. Hair grows progressively shorter and finer until no new hairs grow.
Most Caucasian males develop some degree of hair loss, due to their age and genetic makeup. MPHL affects up to half of all Caucasians by the age of fifty (50) years and up to eighty (80) per cent by the age of seventy (70) years. Other ethnic groups are less affected by MPHL.
If your relatives have hair loss you have a higher chance of hair loss yourself.
To better understand, diagnose and treat MPHL the medical profession utilises a number of scales to demonstrate the progression of hair loss. The Norwood Scale is the most utilised and uses a scale of one (1) to seven (7) stages. This is because most men experiencing MPHL tend to lose hair in a progressive manner.
Yeah, so your mother was right, eat healthy, be healthy. Giving your body the nutrients, it needs to create healthy hair is a great start. So, eat a good selection of fruits, vegetable and iron-rich foods.
Hair loss shampoos contain ingredients designed to assist in cleaning and unclogging pores. This may prevent blockages that could influence hair loss.
It's oh so nice, massaging the scalp regularly may increase blood circulation to the scalp, assisting in healthy hair follicles.
A study suggests that there could be a link between smoking and hair loss.
Do you really need that colour or hair chemical? Avoid using hair dyes and chemicals as they weaken and thin the hair.
Using the Norwood Scale can assist you in understanding at which stage your MPHL is at and your treatment options.
As a matter of fact, though you may be able to treat mild forms of MPHL, it becomes increasingly harder as we age and hair becomes weaker and thinner.
However, you decide to cope with hair loss, whether it be treatments, transplants, hairpieces, shaving your head or surrendering to the inevitable, it is important to remember, MPHL is a natural and normal part of aging and is not something to be embarrassed or ashamed about. Don't overact. You’re great. Remember, change what you can and live with what you can’t.