The hairline is the bane of many a man’s (or woman’s) existence. Plenty of us out there will empathize with the sinking feeling we get in our stomachs when we look into the mirror and discover the hairline has slipped back even further than it did a month ago. The vast majority of us would like to have a full head of hair throughout our entire lives, but unfortunately, that’s not a realistic situation to occur naturally, and hoping for it can cause problems of its own.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being bald, and there’s nothing wrong with shaving your head either. Just look at the Rock or Vin Diesel for excellent examples of how good a sparkling, shiny pate can look up top. However, a receding hairline or thinning hair isn’t a doomsday promise either, since there are plenty of proactive steps you can take in order to prevent the further loss of your hair. In the below blog post, we’ll be discussing some of the simplest things you can do to help fix thinning hair or a receding hairline, without needing to break the bank in order to do so.
Thinning hair is usually caused by a combination of lifestyle habits and genetics. You have control over the first of these, but the second is regrettably out of your hands. It’s a problem that both men and women have to deal with, so we’ll be providing unisex advice. Here are some of the simple, actionable steps you can start taking today in order to prevent your hair thinning even further.
Using shampoo, perms, colour treatment, and relaxing methods can actually turn out to be counterproductive when it comes to keeping your hair thick and voluminous. As it happens, the hair does an excellent job of maintaining itself the vast majority of the time. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should stop washing your hair altogether — standard amounts of shampoo and conditioner are always a great idea and a necessity. But tone back the high-end treatments for a while and see what happens.
It’s easier said than done, of course, but if you can relax, you’ll be giving your hair a sizeable helping hand. Stress is a huge contributing factor to thinning hair, with stress hormones effectively working overtime to kill off new hairs that are attempting to get a foothold in your hair follicles. Whether it’s meditation, more exercise, or even just getting a bit more downtime, any kind of relaxing you’re able to do will make a world of difference to the health of your hair.
Many of us nowadays live life too quickly to have time for healthy food. This is a huge mistake, particularly when it comes to fixing thinning hair. Minerals such as iron and folic acid play a vital role in the way our body behaves and regulates itself, and the hair on your head is no exception to the rule. By making sure you get enough minerals in your daily diet, and checking your iron and ferritin you’ll be doing a large amount to sort out any lifestyle habits that have been precipitating the hair loss in the first place. You can’t do anything about genetics, but you can eat right.
Handling a receding hairline isn’t so straightforward as handling thinning hair, and it’s usually more instantly noticeable. There are a few things you can do, however, whether you’re a man or a woman, because contrary to the popular stereotype this is a problem that affects women as well as men.
Finasteride is a prescription medication for men that encourages your hair to regrow on your hairline. If your hair is receding notably, it may be a good idea to check in with a doctor and mention that you’re looking for a medical alternative. It works incredibly well most of the time, but it is a daily pill, and it might not work effectively if you’re over the age of 60. It also has the potential side effect of lowering your sex drive, which is a call that only you can make for yourself, so make sure to have a good talk with your physician when you go in to see them if you’re considering going on this medication.
Rogaine is an over-the-counter medication generally used for male pattern balding, but it can be used for a receding hairline for men or women. All you’ll need to do is rub the medicated gel into your scalp around the area above your temples, as well as along the top of your forehead. The idea is to encourage regrowth along your hairline, which will prevent it from further receding. Daily use is required, as with Finasteride, and you should aim to be using it consistently for at least 6 months before you can count on serious results.
If you’re interested in a natural alternative to these medications, try peppermint essential oil. This isn’t as foolproof as the above options, but there have been a number of studies that show essential oils can stimulate hair growth, so if you’re medication-averse it’s definitely worth a shot. Using the tips of your fingers, rub the oil into the skin at the base of your hairline once a day for at least a month in order to see the kinds of results you’re looking for.
If the tips mentioned above don’t work, don’t worry! There’s an aesthetic treatment that can help.
The innovative Vampire Scalp treatment is a great natural solution for hair loss of all types, including thinning hair or a receding hairline. This treatment essentially uses your own blood’s plasma—which is made up of white blood cells and platelets. These are rich in growth factors and can help stimulate the activity of your scalp’s hair follicles in order to promote new hair growth.
Both men and women can suffer from thinning hair or a receding hairline. If this sounds like you and you want to try the game-changing Vampire Scalp treatment, contact us today to book a free consultation.
Contact APT Medical Aesthetics now. Whether you want to book an appointment, find out a bit more about our services, or want to simply ask a few questions, we would love to hear from you!
APT Medical Aesthetics.
1276A Cornwall Road,
Oakville ON, L6J 7W5
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