The prospect of going bald is not easy for many men to deal with. Hair is a sign of virility and strength, giving us a false sense that without we would be nowhere near as handsome, successful and everything else that comes with it.
The most important thing for any male to know is prevention is better than cure. Here are five of our tried and tested over the counter products to help keep your hair.
These guys do not f*ck around with hair loss. Spectral.DNC is an insanely advanced approach to beating baldness that’s the strongest fighting agent on the market. On the scientific side, the formulation addresses nearly all of the known variables involved in hair loss using powerful hair regrowth agents, as well as auxiliary agents like Retinol and a vitamin and mineral complex. On the technological side, the active ingredients are innovatively delivered in tiny microspheres called nanosomes. Apply it twice daily (morning and night), 4 – 10 sprays each time, to areas of thinning hair. Note: This stuff is not greasy so it’s better than other minoxidil on the market.
Bumble and bumble Surf Spray
Seriously? Bumble and bumble Surf Spray? Yes, seriously. This impressive little concoction will make your hair feel thicker and make you look like you just jumped out of the surf. And not only does it serve the needs of your thinning hair, it also provides light hold and a matte finish. Surf Spray was a recipient of the first annual 2012 Details Magazine Best of Grooming Awards. Working through damp or dry hair, let it dry naturally or blow dry, and don’t be afraid to pair it with other products for further definition or thickening.
American Crew Hair Recovery Shampoo
The name of the game here is protection. American Crew’s Hair Recovery Shampoo is designed to extend the life of your hair by keeping it thicker, fuller, and stronger. The shampoo works to remove the build-up of DHT, a hormone linked to hair loss, so that your scalp is better prepared to absorb the carefully-chosen ingredients (including keratin amino acids, peppermint oil, and pro-vitamin B5) in the formula. Even if you aren’t yet seeing signs of baldness, it doesn’t hurt to start protecting yourself against that possibility.
Nizoral 2% Shampoo Oily/Normal
You can never have too much of a good thing, right? One good product deserves another. Designed to work with Spectral.DNC, Nizoral 2% Shampoo for Oily/Normal hair treats dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp. The active ingredients provide a direct sebum inhibiting effect and antifungal properties that get to the root (no pun intended) of dandruff problems and also help keep your scale nice and healthy. Nizoral will also remove any buildup from other hair loss treatments. Use 2-3 times weekly for best results.
Finasteride is used to treat men with male pattern hair loss to increase hair growth on the scalp and to prevent further hair loss. Finasteride doesn’t completely cure male pattern baldness. Instead, it blocks the hormone linked to hair loss in men (DHT) and is only effective for as long as you take the medication. It won’t work for everyone and for some men it has some whack side effects but it’s a damn good product.