men's hair loss

Men’s hair loss in San Diego is a big deal.

It’s more than bald spots, thinning hair, and receding hairlines; it’s a loss of masculinity. When you suffer hair loss your colleagues, significant other, and children see you differently; you lose confidence and you become a shell of a man.

Men’s hair is more than hair. It’s essential to feeling bold, empowered, and courageous. Hair doesn’t just protect you from the sun, it’s a statement of who you are.  It showcases your personality, character, and style. It’s all part of the nice groomed look that every man deserves.

The reality of men’s hair loss

Unfortunately every man loses hair as time passes. While there is no indefinite cure to hair loss, you can know why and how it happens. You can learn to spot the different causes and be educated in seeking appropriate treatment.

Here are reasons why men lose hair.

Top 10 Reasons Men Lose Hair

1. Traction Alopecia 

This is the medical term for hair being pulled too tightly. Men who have either cornrows, dreadlocks, or ponytails suffer gradual hair loss near the hairline.

2. Trichotillomania 

This is name for the habitual pulling of hair. This differs from traction alopecia in that trichotillomania is habitual and often categorized as an obsessive-compulsive disorder. The results are similar, though with this men will develop bald spots. The good thing is, however, that if the habitual pulling stops, hair will regrow.

3. Hypothyroidism

The thyroid is a small organ in charge of releasing various hormones. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid produces an underwhelming amount of certain hormones which are needed to make hair (not just in the head but the entire body). Birth abnormalities and certain immune system diseases cause hypothyroidism.

4. Autoimmune Disease

If you are a man with diabetes or arthritis, you’ve dealt with an autoimmune disease. It’s when the body attacks healthy organ tissue, mistakenly believing it to be harmful.

When the body’s immune system attacks healthy hair tissue, it can result in hair loss at the follicle.

5. Infection(s)

There are a number of infections that can cause hair loss. The most prevalent comes from the ringworm. Ringworms are actually a fungus that comes from poor hygiene. Small children are likely to get it, however, it can be caught at any age.

6. Chemotherapy

Cancer cells multiply faster than healthy human cells. When men go through chemotherapy, the cancer cells are being neutralized however other cells are affected as well. Hair follicle cells regenerate slower and this leads to men with thinning or balding hair. Thankfully when chemotherapy ends, men usually regain their hair.

7. Medication

While it’s common that men who go through chemotherapy suffer hair loss, it’s less common that it comes from medication. A wide range of medicine including anti-thyroid medicine, hormonal therapies, anti-convulsants (for epilepsy) and many others cause hair loss. These medications tend to cause telogen effluvium, a rapid shedding of the hair that comes from hairs shifting from growth phase to resting phase.

8. Vitamin/Mineral Deficiency

Sometimes a diet or malnutrition leads to hair loss. Lacking iron is the most popular reason for hair loss. Being low in iron leads to iron-deficiency anemia, a condition that causes the body not to have enough red blood cells (RBC). The cells are vital to cell health because they bring oxygen to every cell in the body, aiding cells to maintain normal function. Deficiencies in other nutrients — such as vitamin B (specifically B12) and protein  — are believed to contribute to hair loss as well.

9. Stress

Severe physical stress (like surgery) or severe psychological stress (like a death in the family) affects the body. Severe stress typically sends the body into a state of shock, flooding it with various hormones and metabolites. This may lead to telogen effluvium, a shedding of the hair that we mentioned before. While the effects of acute stress on hair are well understood, it isn’t understood how chronic or long-term stress affects hair loss.

10. Male Pattern Baldness

Despite all the different causes of hair loss, the leading cause is one that we can’t do much about. Male pattern baldness, medically known as androgenetic alopecia, refers to hair thinning in an “M-shaped” pattern that is most popular when men talk about balding. Over the years, hair follicles change and shrink, leading to thinning hair. While many treatments are available, they aren’t guaranteed to work and most only slow progression (although some can lead to hair regrowth) and are not permanent solutions for hair loss. In the end, we’re all victims of our genes — and that’s something that may never change.

Hair Loss Solutions

Don’t suffer from thinning hair. Even though hair loss is generally gradual, you need to act now. Prioritize your hair (and yourself) now.

There are a number of hair solutions that work well. Out of all the services there are, at 18|8 we recommend True Solutions.

Fighting men's hair loss San Diego

True Solutions is a program that fights thinning hair in men.

Hair loss rarely takes place immediately because it’s usually gradual. The same goes for hair restoration. The True Solutions program takes a minimum of 120 days to take effect.

True Solutions targets a sex hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which affects how hair grows on your head. Higher amounts of DHT in men means less hair grows on your head. True Solutions lowers the amount of DHT in your hair so it can be rebuilt and thickened.

You can also use the Theradome Helmet. It uses a laser to stimulate hair hair follicles to encourage hair growth. We recommend using the Theradome Helmet a minimum of 20 minutes at least 2 days a week.

If surgery is necessary, transplantation has a success rate over 90%.

Treatment ranges from $45 to $195.

Theradome Helmet is $79 a month.

For more information click here.

Another brand we highly recommend is DS Laboratories. They create amazing  products that fight hair loss.

Powerful ingredients work together to oppose thinning like no other formula can. DS products also contain key compounds to hydrate, nourish, and stimulate hair.◊*

 

The Revita Shampoo:

  • Fights hair loss
  • Expedites hair growth 25%
  • Reduces shredding
  • Exfoliates DHT of the scalp
  • Anti-fungal, helps with psoriasis and Eczema

How to use:

Shampoo every day and leave on for 4 mins.

Revita-Cor (Conditioner)

  • Sulfate free
  • Sweat and water proof
  • Weightless
  • Help stop hair loss

How to use:

Rinse into hair and leave on for 2 mins.

DNC-5 

  • Combats severe hair loss

How to use:

Apply 5 pumps every morning and night to hand then thoroughly spread over scalp.

Spectal FZ Booster 

  • Regrows hair caused by stress related loss.

How to use:

Apply product to effected area every morning and night.

DanDrene: 

  • Dandruff shampoo

How to use: Apply daily and rub the shampoo into the scalp

Note: Results are not guaranteed, individual results may vary. 

[◊] This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Conclusion

Your hair is more than hair, it’s your essence. Hair loss is prevalent among men but that doesn’t mean you have to be a victim. As a man, you should do everything in your power to protect your masculinity. Men’s hair loss is a real problem for men in San Diego. Don’t be a victim. Stay vigilant in protecting what matters to you.