Balding Gracefully

Running your fingers through your hair or waking up to finding hair on your pillow in your 20s and 30s can be stressful. One day you get a good look at yourself in the mirror, and you can’t deny that you really are balding. Hair loss can make a guy feel like he’s going on from his 20’s to 60s.

Alopecia, or more commonly known as hair loss, can be a big psychological and self-esteem blow for many men. It’s a reminder that you are starting to age and it’s almost like a grieving process. They ignore it for a while, then they start to hide it by wearing beanies or ball caps wherever they go. Some stubbornly hold on to the memory of the hair-do they rocked years ago, emphasizing the thinning and balding even more. As stated by the American Academy of Dermatology, over 80 million men in the United States suffer from hair loss. Although some men take it well, for others it can have a devastating impact resulting in anxiety and depression. If you see signs of balding, you are not alone.

Find The Cause

Hair loss is not always caused by hereditary genes, other underlying factors can influence hair loss. Stress is one of the most common factors of hair loss, another factor affecting hair loss is medication, ask your doctor if an alternative medication that doesn’t thin your hair is right for you. Another possible cause of balding is calcium deposits on your scalp, calcium deposits can block pores on your head which prevent hair from coming through the scalp. If you are not stressed, taking medication or have calcium deposits on your scalp, here are some tips to bald gracefully or to prevent hair loss.

Hair Loss Alternatives

While there are many options available for treating hair loss, many of them can be expensive and unreliable including hair transplants and toupees’. If you are seeking a “freshly-shaved” look, scalp micropigmentation may be a good option, it creates the illusion of tiny hair follicles to thicken and restore the look of fuller hair within 2-3 sessions. Another option to prevent hair loss is Rogain, it is an over the counter medication you can purchase in most drug stores, for topical medication like this, treatment is used on a regular basis.

For some men, accepting the fact that they are balding is simple and worth embracing. If you are gracefully embracing balding, visit us at Bella Institute for a scalp massage and treatment or if you are not sure on what path to take with hair loss treatment, ask your hair doctor at Bella Institute!