Welcome to the great decline. It’s a place that maturing handsome bastards like yourself have long feared. And yet, there are no real solutions for curing the onset of male pattern baldness. Or is there…
Men who find that they’re fast losing hair or thinning often go through a phase of panic and then let it all hang loose when they have no idea of what to do. Today we’re helping that complacent little devil on your shoulder with a set of simple solutions from the experts.
Stop pulling out what little hair you have left and listen carefully.
Are There Rejuvenation Treatments?
Hair loss or hair thinning is quite a common problem amongst men. The reasons however are less easy to decipher.
Aiden Xydis who is a seasoned hair specialist and barber at Sydney’s The Men’s Grooming Room says that if you notice your hair isn’t as thick as it once was, it’s time to do your research quick-fast.
“Hair thinning can be caused by a variety of things, some even medical. There is a great range of product available as well which can help counteract the thinning process.”
“I would definitely recommend a product that acts as a protein treatment.”
Xydis recommends going for something simple and affordable from WELLA who have a great treatment called the System Professional Colour Save BiPhase Conditioner.
“Nioxin is a product that can help thicken thinning hair, and has some fantastic styling products specifically formulated for thinning hair.”
Styling Hair To Reduce The Appearance
We’ve already compiled a list of the best hairstyles for balding men but to ensure that every man chooses the right style for him, we asked Xydis for some expert tips on how to reduce the appearance.
“I recommend keeping the hair neat, short and tidy – always keep the hair clean and polished,” says Xydis.
The reason behind this is that shorter hairstyles can create the illusion of thicker, fuller hair on a man. The style requires a concentration of layers towards the face to create a fuller body and thickness at the back.
“To create volume and texture, I would recommend using the Evo Haze Styling Powder,” add Xydis.
Evo Haze Styling Powder can be purchased directly from their website and is another wallet-friendly way to help mask balding or thinning hair.
Balding & Greying Men Should Stop Dyeing Hair?
Dyeing your hair will speed up the balding process? Myth, according to the experts.
“Men should not stop dying their hair as it doesn’t damage the hair follicle itself; therefore it doesn’t have anything to do with hair loss,” says Xydis.
Men should however avoid scalp bleaches and stick to semi-permanent tints and foiling to get their greys covered.
“Concentrating on the scalp is really important as it is where new hair grows and you want to ensure it’s strong from root to end.”
There is a silver lining to greying hair though and if dying isn’t your thing, you can totally rock the grey with style with out hairstyle guide for silver foxes.
Grey hair can look incredible on some guys,” adds Xydis. “Especially if they back it up with a modern haircut.”
Anything Else To Slow Down The Process?
In the moment of desperation where you’re grasping onto anything that’ll help prevent any further hair loss, it’s crucial to get the right advice and pick the right products.
This is easier said than done since every man’s hair type is different. The most fundamental solution that will tackle the root of the problem is something very affordable called a hair mask.
“If you find more and more hair is ending up in your brush I would definitely recommend trying a hair mask once a week,” says Xydis.
“This will help reduce the breakages and strengthen your hair at the root. Any type of hair protein products are great as they help stimulate growth and nourish the hair at the roots, promoting thicker follicles.”
It’s also important to keep in mind to not apply too many products at any one time, as this will suffocate the hair follicles.
Following on from that point is to avoid heavy products that will weigh the hair down and draw attention to the roots.