Going Bald? There’s a cheaper cure than surgery


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Hair loss

At first I thought the white hair were genetics in effect. I was proved right. My mother had some white but healthy good looking hair strands.  It made a lot of sense then. But when I started losing hair,  I just could not understand it. Had just turned 30 some year and a half ago and suddenly I was worried. “No! I don’t want to lose my hair now, its too soon.” Said the voice in my head. Well duh! you ain’t getting any younger bud. I had an epiphany.  The google results confirmed my worst fears. I had to start thinking like an adult. Of course I should have started thinking like an adult probably at 21 but it doesn’t always work like that. There is usually a belief amongst some women that men don’t care much about their looks. They believe we have it easy when it comes to maintaining that simple look. Wrong! I am going to admit it, no lie. I like looking good. So it was only normal I got very worried when I started losing my hair. I couldn’t understand it. I loved my curly black hair. The hair loss was devastating.


Aging

According to studies, aging is a significant contributor to your hair loss. I was going through a process called male pattern baldness ( MPB). This condition  is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a “receding hairline”) and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the vertex. Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair around the back of the head. I completely copied and pasted that explanation, no shame in that. May we continue? It normally varies based on genetics but men would normally start noticing some hair loss at age 30. I had that “aha moment”. So after getting schooled on the subject, my next thought was. Is there a cure?


The simple solution would be to shave your head completely. That would be the cheapest way to deal with hair loss. No surgery or visits to the barber. As it turns out I could not accept losing my hair. I went on a full on search for treatments. What I have found to be difficult is the presence of an unregulated industry which really preys on the vulnerable. I have tried so many remedies and guess what? none of them worked. The liquids, laser combs to shampoos and hair loss tablets. Please don’t waste your money . The internet is full of dishonest people folks, you got to be careful on who you deal with otherwise you will lose. This is a billion dollar industry built on insecurity of such people like you and I. It’s very saturated too, meaning there’s probably not a lot of people who will come across this post.  The competition to scam people is unbelievable. So I found the need to cover this topic because I have faced a similar problem. Maybe I can help one or two from my experience and thorough research.


Remedies

The key is CONTROL or STABILIZING the loss. There is no side ways to it. Otherwise when you completely lose the hair then you have to consider going under the knife. That is if you have a big bank balance and you care much about your appearance. Research transplant surgeons via The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons or contact long-standing companies such as DHI Global. Keep in mind it doesn’t always guarantee an instant solution. You might have to go back for further surgeries that would cost you more money.  I personally went for stabilization which is cheaper.  After a thorough internet research I found some very valuable advice from a reputable hair product specialist named Spencer who is based out in the United Kingdom. He recommended a 1mg Finasteride (Propecia) and a topical application of Minoxidil (Rogaine), with occasional use of Nizoral. Everything else, including trendy caffeinated shampoos, might keep the scalp clean or promote follicle health, but they do nothing to stop the hair being attacked by DHT, which is crucial. I have since used this and noticed some very noticeable differences. It is FDA approved however some people have reported some side effects of a lack of sex drive. I can tell you I have not faced such and if I am being honest, I quit using it as soon as I saw the results. I was on it for 6 months. Remember, too much of anything is not good for you. Please don’t get addicted. You also have to remember to use the recommended combination.


Other good tips include regularly taking Biotin tablets and swapping gunky hair gels for E45 creams (which are kinder to the roots) – but, once again, these are only secondary aides.Thus, in a nutshell, don’t rush into a procedure – or product – that promises a quick fix. Instead, be cool – stabilize the loss, maintain this with long-term topical treatments, then, if necessary, research transplant surgeons via The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons or contact long-standing companies such as DHI Global.

Follow these golden rules and, in time, you too will be a cut above.

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