How to prevent hair loss in men: causes & 9 tips that really work

In this blog, we are going to look at 10 causes of male pattern baldness and what you can do about them.

Men experience male pattern baldness because their hair follicles are genetically programmed to shrink and eventually stop producing hair. This is usually triggered by a hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The following are some ways that you can prevent or slow the process of hair loss.

1) Genetics

The most common type of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, a form of balding that is caused by genes. Some people are genetically programmed to lose hair. The genes that cause this form of hair loss come from both parents, but they may not work the same way in each individual.

2) Stress.

It is important to remember that hair loss is a natural process, and you can not always prevent it. However, if you are experiencing hair loss, try these tips.

Protect your head from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat or long-sleeved shirt when spending time outside.

Eat a healthy diet rich in protein and low in sugar.

Find the right shampoo for your hair type and condition by consulting with a professional hairstylist or dermatologist.

3) Hormonal Imbalance.

Hormonal imbalances can be caused by a range of conditions including thyroid problems, stress, and birth control pills. When it comes to hair loss, the two hormones that are most responsible are testosterone and DHT. Testosterone is a male sex hormone while DHT is an androgen that causes hereditary hair loss. Low levels of these hormones cause hair follicles to shrink and eventually die off which leads to baldness.

4) Poor Diet.

Eating a healthy diet is important for many reasons, but it can also help prevent hair loss. Nutrients found in foods such as green vegetables, leafy greens, whole grains, and nuts are all essential for hair growth. Be sure to get enough vitamin C and iron as well, they are key nutrients that help the body produce sebum which promotes hair growth.

5) Medications.

If you have a medical condition such as alopecia, or have some other cause for your hair loss, speak with a doctor about the best course of treatment. But if you are just worried about thinning hair on top and want to prevent any further loss, here are some tips that may help.

Get enough sleep. Make sure that you are getting around seven hours of sleep every night.

6) Smoking.

Smoking is one of the most destructive habits you can have. It not only has a negative impact on your appearance, but also on your health. If you are trying to grow out your hair and want it to look healthy and shiny, then you will need to eliminate this habit from your life. The nicotine and tar will dry up your scalp, resulting in more hair shedding. Quitting smoking for good is always the best option if you are serious about combating hair loss because it has been proven to work.

7) Hereditary Pattern Baldness.

Male-pattern baldness, which is also called androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness, is a condition that affects many men. It is inherited from the mother’s side of the family and can be passed on to either sons or daughters. Male-pattern baldness begins with a receding hairline at the forehead and temples, followed by gradual thinning of hair on the crown of the head. There are ways to prevent this type of balding. One way is using topical treatment products containing Minoxidil, like Rogaine Foam. You should begin using these products as soon as you start noticing thinning hair and keep using them daily for best results.

8) Alopecia Areata.

Alopecia Areata is a rare autoimmune disease that causes hair loss on the scalp. It can also be localized and affect hair growth on other parts of the body like eyebrows and eyelashes. The cause of Alopecia Areata is unknown, but some theories suggest it may be caused by an infection or stress. There are treatments for Alopecia Areata including steroid injections and low-level light therapy.

9) Low Immunity.

Watch your stress levels. Stress has been shown to cause hair loss.

Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to a weakened immune system, which can put you at risk for hair loss.

Eat right and drink plenty of fluids. A healthy diet and hydration help maintain the strength of your immune system and prevent hair loss.

Manage blood sugar levels, as diabetes may lead to hair loss as well as other complications like kidney disease and heart disease.

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Harvey He

Harvey He

Founder of Heloveyou.com: I like to write about self-improvement and achieving excellence, and believe that it is these qualities that ultimately make people successful in life.