Hair loss for both men and women can be quite difficult to live with and greatly impact one’s self esteem. The medical term for a receding hairline is called androgenetic alopecia. This condition is common among both men and women. For men, this condition is known as male-pattern baldness. Male-pattern baldness typically starts above both temples. As time goes on, the hairline recedes to a “M” shape.
Unfortunately, there is not a cure for androgenetic alopecia. But, there are things you can do to slow down the process. We’re going to talk about 5 ways to slow down a receding hairline the minute you notice hair loss and help you hang onto the hair you do have.
Take Action Early
Take action as soon as you notice a receding hairline. Start researching things to do and talk to a hair restoration specialist about a treatment options that would work for you. Such options may include supplements, topical or oral medications, hair products and in-office therapies.
Do Your Research
If it takes some time to get into well-qualified, knowledgable hair restoration specialist, you can begin by doing some research of your own. Start by looking into effective shampoos, creams, and medications. Rogaine, or Minoxidil, is a great product to start using at any time.
Consult with a hair restoration specialist
Once you are able to see a specialist they may be able to prescribe Propecia, also know as finasteride. This medication is not going to regrow your hair but prevents the aging of hair follicles and helps men hang onto the hair they do have.
Address possible hair loss factors
Your primary care physician will be able to help you determine whether or not there are other factors causing your hair loss. In some cases an unhealthy diet or stress can affect the level of hair loss you may be experiencing. Quality hair products and topical serums can be useful as well as daily brushing and consistent trims to increase blood flow and circulation.
Adress Issues Related to Hair Loss
One symptom that can be related to hair loss is dandruff or dryness of the scalp. If you suffer from dandruff, start with at-home remedies, such as anti-dandruff shampoo and weekly hair masks. If these at home remedies to not work, see a doctor for prescription medication.
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