One of the most effective ingredients to slow the progression of male pattern baldness is minoxidil, which can be applied topically to the scalp and can restore and boost hair growth w/hen used over time.
Other treatments involve scalp stimulating shampoos, supplements to ensure optimum nutrition, and hair fibres, which help to create the illusion of fuller hair in an instant.
Hair loss and baldness can be one of the most difficult realities of getting older for men, and yet, it is also one of the most common. Two-thirds of all men will eventually be affected by male pattern baldness, meaning that in the UK, 7.5 million men are going through the process of losing their hair at any given time. While it’s not considered to be medically dangerous, male pattern baldness can affect a man’s confidence, self-esteem and sense of identity among other mental health issues.
Also known as androgenetic alopecia, male pattern baldness is usually caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors. Put simply, a hormone known as DHT (full name dihydrotestosteron) changes the hair follicles on the scalp, causing the hairs they produce to become progressively smaller, shorter and paler until production totally ceases leaving bald patches.
Unfortunately, there is no ‘cure’ for this type of hair loss. However, it’s always worth visiting a health professional to diagnose the underlying cause of hair thinning, as there are many other potential conditions that are treatable, such as stress and nutrition. If it is, in fact, male pattern baldness, the best option is to try and slow the onset using topical products and in clinic treatments such as steroid injections and hair transplants if necessary.