According to statistics by the age of 35, around 66 percent of men begin to lose a considerable amount of hair, and by age 55, 85 percent of men have significant hair loss aka go bald or start balding. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but what this means is that, if you are a man, and you are reading this, there is a huge chance you’d go bald. Fret not, however, there are a few things you can do to prevent or at least reduce your chances of male pattern baldness.
When you’re stressed out, your body releases extra cortisol, which is a stress hormone, from your adrenals. High cortisol can lead to adrenal fatigue, which totally messes up your body’s hormone balance thereby increasing hair loss if you’re genetically predisposed to baldness. It can also cause you to lose your hair even if you’re not predisposed to baldness. Therefore you should keep your stress levels in check if you want to keep your beautiful head of hair intact.
Just like all-round general health and well-being is influenced by the type of food we consume, so is hair. Dr. Whitney Bowe, a board-certified dermatologist, : “One of the first ways I can tell how healthy someone is — and if they’re eating nutritiously — is by looking at their hair.”You need to make a conscious effort to improve your diet by increasing your protein and vegetable consumption. Proteins rich food like beef, lamb, chicken, salmon, eggs; seeds and nuts like chai seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, almonds; vegetables and fruits like, kale, spinach, broccoli, blueberries and cranberries help minimize blading.
On the other hand, you should stay away from artificial or processed sugar, processed foods, fatty acids (like vegetable oil) and too much caffeine.
Eating right won’t miraculously cure male pattern baldness, but it would stall it and minimize it considerably.
A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found that vitamin D is crucial for hair, and that people who have alopecia areata (a disease that causes hair loss) are three times more likely to be deficient in Vitamin D. This means that a Vitamin D deficiency is very likely to be a factor in hair loss.
A hair-loss expert at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Melissa Piliang insists that Vitamin D helps hair reset its growth phase. She recommends taking 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 every day.
This sounds weird right? But its true. So no more washing your hair everyday in the shower. Washing your hair less ensures that you don’t strip your hair of its natural oils. In addition to Washing less, opt for a sulphate free shampoo with a neutral pH.
Smoking can accelerate hair loss and also the graying process of your hair because the toxins in the cigarettes can cause hair follicles to become damaged. Quitting smoking can significantly reduce the risk of male pattern baldness especially if you’re not genetically predisposed to it. So if you were looking for a reason to quit, this could be it.