For some guys, the shiny-head look works. For the majority of other people, they’d rather keep their hair for as long as possible. Nobody wants to start balding, but unfortunately, it can begin as early as in your teenage years. By the time they’re 35, two-thirds of American men will have experienced some type of significant hair loss.
You don’t have to roll over and let it happen, though. There are many things you can do now, while you’re young, to help prevent balding in the future. If you’d rather keep your hair the way it is for years to come, then check out these tips.
Don’t skimp on the protein
One of the best things you can do for your hair is to eat a diet that is rich in natural proteins. Things like legumes (peanuts) and tree nuts can be excellent sources of healthy proteins. You can also add foods that have essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants to cover all of your bases.
Taking supplements can be a great way to keep your hair on your head, but be sure to take them in moderation. Too much of anything is never a good thing. Taking supplements such as Biotin and Vitamin A can help stimulate hair growth and avoid going bald, but too much can actually have the opposite effect. In fact, overdosing on vitamin A has been known to actually cause hair loss, even though it’s recognized for its hair growth properties. Too much of it sends your hair follicles into high gear and thus your hair reaches it’s growth cycle too fast, leaving you shedding like a dog in summer.
Mind over matter
Even though your hair falling out can be attributed to your genetics, it can also be caused by stress. Times of turmoil or a stressful job can cause you to have significantly thinning hair. Luckily, this type of hair loss is usually only temporary and your hair will begin growing back once the stress has passed. However, you can avoid it altogether by keeping your mind focused and dealing with the stress in a healthy way. If the stress persists, the hair loss can become permanent.
Premature balding isn’t something anyone wants to deal with, and sometimes there’s no way around it. The good news is that there are hair specialists who can help restore your head of hair to its former glory. So don’t sweat the small stuff, eat right, and see a doctor if you need to.
If you’re dealing with significantly thinning hair, give us a call today. We specialize in FUE transplants, scalp micropigmentation, and other hair loss treatments to get you your hair back.