Hair Loss Treatments for Guys Who Want to Keep Their Thinning Hair

Losing your hair sucks. But according to the American Hair Loss Association, two out of three guys will experience some version of male pattern baldness by the time they’re 35.

Hair loss is mostly genetic. Androgenetic alopecia is the medical term for hair loss due to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and it can be hereditary. Male pattern baldness occurs when an abundance of DHT attaches itself to the androgen receptors on the hair follicles and alters the normal growth cycle. The hair follicles shrink, and growth becomes thin and short until, eventually, the hair stops growing altogether.

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However, on top of being genetically predisposed to male pattern baldness, you could be making matters worse. Chronic stress on the inside and environmental stress on the outside can increase hair loss. What’s a dude to do?

Start by being kinder to the hair you have. Go easy when towel drying after a shower and consider ditching the man bun (it’s time anyway). Heck, even a baseball cap worn too tight can cut off circulation to your scalp and hinder new hair growth. And remember the sun’s harmful UV rays are no friends to follicles, either.

Check the ingredients in your shampoo, pomade, and styling creams. Harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances won’t help the situation. Look for gentle products that contain natural ingredients like tea tree oil, which are easier on your hair and scalp.

Clean up your diet. Better nutrition can help slow hair loss. Avoid the usual suspects, such as dairy, sugar, and booze. Instead, seek foods high in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, tuna, white fish, egg yolks, and walnuts to balance your hormones and bring down inflammation. You can also supplement with fish oil, B-complex, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin D.

You always can spring for hair transplant surgery, but it won’t come cheap. We also suggest trying one of these new hair-growth formulations and to slow shedding.

Evolis

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This system is tailored for each stage of hair loss and what you’re aiming to achieve. There are three different systems to choose from, each of which costs $121. For younger guys with a history of hair loss, Prevent can help battle premature baldness. Promote will nourish your hair from root to tip and increase growth, and Reverse targets thinning hair caused by aging or genetics. Each stage contains a shampoo, conditioner, and an activator. Use it properly, and you can expect to see less hair loss in 30 days, regrowth of short fine hairs in thinning areas in 60 days, and thicker, more manageable hair after 120 days.

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Keeps

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Seeking help doesn’t have to be a major deal. Steve Gutentag and Demetri Karagas, co-founders of Keeps, have simplified and dignified the process. It’s now easier and more affordable to get a prescription for Minoxidil (generic Rogaine) and Finasteride (generic Propecia). Here’s how it works: From the privacy of your own home, you’ll connect to a medical doctor that will determine and prescribe the best course of treatment for your particular hair loss. Both drugs work to repopulate your hair growth and are FDA-approved. Keeps can help you keep (get it?) your hair without the embarrassing trip to the doctor’s office. The first visit is free; each visit after that is $30.

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Sayar Care

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We get it. When a doctor prescribes a drug with a promise to help your hairline, you’re all in. But before filling the script, it’s important that you understand all that comes with it. The most common drugs on the market attack the DHT in your entire body, not just the overabundance on your scalp that causes baldness. Side effects include impotence, lack of sex drive, trouble having an orgasm, abnormal ejaculation, and swelling in your breasts.

It’s definitely worth considering an alternative natural route. Sayar Care’s Retain targets just the DHT on your scalp to keep your follicles alive with an all-natural mix of essential oils. Rosemary blocks DHT; thyme encourages blood flow and improves circulation; and cedar, lavender, and peppermint stimulate hair growth. The carrier oils deliver as well — there’s grapeseed oil to carry vitamin E, linoleic acid to promote hair growth, argan oil to nourish new hair, and jojoba oil to balance sebum and reopen hair follicles. One month’s supply only costs $20.

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