While some men choose to shave their heads, others like to maintain their hairstyle. Unfortunately, male-patterned baldness sometimes determines the man's mind for him. Here are seven causes of patterned baldness and what can be done about them.
Simply getting older can sometimes result in a loss of hair. Usually, 30 is the age when both men and women start to notice slower hair growth and a dip in overall thickness. In terms of what can be done, removing dead skin cells and allowing the pores to breathe could yield positive results.
Genetics also play a part in whether a man (or woman) will lose hair, usually resulting in a balding U-shape. Thinning hair is often the main indication one's genes are likely responsible for a steadily balding head. One response could be to ask about a special medical procedure.
- Improper Diet
The foods you eat can either promote or stump hair growth. Specifically, not getting enough iron or suddenly losing weight can result in a loss of hair. It's best to make sure you eat plenty of zinc, protein, iron, and biotin to provide your hair and body with proper nutrients.
- Not Letting Your Hair "Breathe"
Braids, man-buns, cornrows, ponytails and other similar tight hairstyles can cause damage to healthy hair. If you commonly wear such styles, it's best you make sure you don't tie up your hair too tightly and that you use strengthening hair products.
- Your Emotional State
Any stress or anxiety you experience can negatively impact your physical health and lead to hair loss. Do your best to better manage your stress so your brain is always sending the right signals to your scalp in regards to hair growth.
That dandruff you think you see coating your scalp might be extra skin cells flaking off caused by psoriasis, which can also lead to hair loss. If you know for a fact you don't have a serious dandruff problem, consult with a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
Another condition that might be causing you to lose hair is seborrheic dermatitis. This condition can lead to redness of the scalp, itching, and hair loss. In addition to working with your physician, do your best not to scratch.
Women can suffer from male-patterned baldness, too. While rare, many of the reasons are the same as those mentioned above. Thankfully, there are treatment options ranging from medication to hair transplants.
Contact The Hair Center at Helendale to learn more about your options for treating hair loss.