Losing your hair sucks. Its a gut punch to your self confidence and any man who’s picked up a clump of their hair off their shower floor knows that pain all too well.
While there is no cure for hair loss, there are a few products out there that do a better job than others at reducing hair loss and promoting stronger and thicker hair…
Nizarol – It’s marketed as an anti-dandruff ingredient, but there’s solid research ketoconazole is an anti-androgen. Anti-androgens block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that shrinks hair follicles.
Rogaine (Minoxidil) – The FDA-approved topical med increases blood flow and delivers more oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles and is clinically proven to regrow up to 25 percent more hair. Minoxidil has decades of clinical study to support its effectiveness.
Derma Roller – Microneedling involves the use of a skin roller with small needles that causes minor skin injuries. While used as an anti-aging skin treatment, microneedling may also be a method of treatment for hair loss. The same process of creating wounds in the skin is also thought to regenerate the health of the hair follicles. It’s thought that this can result in new hair growth, or perhaps, it may thicken thinning hair as seen in androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness.
Finasteride – The reason you lose your hair is due to a gene present in most men that converts your testosterone to something called DHT. Finasteride works by inhibiting your body’s DHT production. It is FDA approved and available by prescription and is taken once a day in pill form. As with most drugs, there are side effects.
You can get an online consultation at ForHims.com and get approved for Finasteride. However, you need to pay a monthly fee to join ForHims.
Castor oil is the best oil to enrich your scalp. It contains ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids and therefore when massaged onto the scalp it helps in increasing the blood circulation which improves hair growth
Nioxin is really a great product. Not for everyday use, but 3 times a week. It blasts the buildup of oils and dirt out of the pores where your hair follicle grows, to allow more room for the follicle to grow in thicker and stronger.
Pura D’Or – I’ve been using this shampoo for at least 5 years now and it definitely has a noticeable difference. Parts where my scalp used to show through my thinning hair is filling in.
Biotin is a b-complex vitamin found in foods like eggs, salmon, and sunflower seeds that helps the body metabolize fat and carbohydrates and strengthens protein structure in your skin, hair, and nails.
Ashwagandha comes from a family of plants called adaptogens. Adaptogens help the body normalize physiologic responses to stress, such as cortisol release, and in this way can be helpful in managing hair loss
Vitamin D – Some cases of hair loss have been linked to low levels of vitamin D. A study reported that people with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss, were three times as likely to be D deficient as those with healthy hair. Research also shows that vitamin D may help create new follicles — the tiny pores in the scalp where new hair can grow.