Hair loss, it’s upsetting, but genetics are usually the culprit. And male pattern baldness appears in 95% of men. And this is usually caused by a couple of different ways: the way that they treat their hair, and most importantly, the way that they take care of their scalp. So, I’ve done lots of research, and most experts are suggesting that noticeable hair loss or thinning in men is usually caused by a few different things like the way that they wash their hair, they style it, and the way that they even cut their hair. Today I thought I would go over four products that are causing hair loss or thinning, and which ones that you should opt for or replace, so you can help eliminate some of those problems.
Everyday shampoo, the stuff that you buy at the drugstore, you pick it up for $4-5; it’s cheap. And it works, it does what it claims to. But it may not cause hair loss, or it may not be harmful in a way that you think, but it does represent a missed opportunity. So, instead, I would offer shampoo that is designed to control DHT, which is a hormone that is responsible or considered responsible for causing hair loss. That’s one option.
So, the next product that I want to talk about is conditioner. While conditioner is a great product for smoothing your hair, making it softer, it often leaves thinner hair with less volume. Instead, use a specialized serum. It will help control DHT; it will help slow down the hair loss process, and restore body and thickness if you have flat and thin hair.
Next, let’s talk about a little thing called towel. Get out of the shower, you grab it, you pat dry your body, and you take the towel and agitate your hair. That is one of the worst things that you can do if you want to speed up the process of hair loss. Towel drying your hair can seem like a necessity, but honestly, the excessive agitation can do a lot of damage. And like a lot of us, we don’t pay attention to the type of towel we’re using as well. So, moreover, terrycloth, which is a very popular type of fabric for towels, can soak up too much moisture and leave your hair bone dry and difficult to work with. What I would do instead is use a blow dryer, heat or cold setting. If you’re going to use it on the heat setting, I would recommend a pre-styler, which can also be beneficial for people with thinning hair because it will add volume. You can have lots of control, and it tends to add lots of volume. So using a blow dryer paired with a pre-styler is great. And I would avoid using a towel if you can get at all cost if you’re experiencing hair loss.
Now the last product that I’m going to discuss (some people are going to hate me for it probably, but it’s the absolute truth) is oil-based pomades. A high hold product is essential for structuring thinning hair but avoid oil based pomades because you will weigh your hair down and give you a very sticky texture. They do okay for someone, who has thick hair, but if you do have thinning hair or very thin hair, avoid greasy, heavy pomades. Once again, instead I would use a matte finished product with a firm hold. Using something like that is going to give your hair more volume. And like I said, pair it with a pre-styler, and it’s going to look awesome, it’s going to look gorgeous because you have combined these two things, you’ve taken these two steps that are going to provide maximum effects for your hair. So, stay away from those oil-based pomades, get rid of those, just bring them out of your arsenal of hair products, stick to the matte finish products that are going to give your hair lots of volumes, and you will be very happy.