Why does aging have to be so difficult? Why must aches and pains, and wrinkles and sagging, and hair loss be the norm?
This ain’t cool. By the age of 50, 85 percent of men will experience visible hair loss. While some athletes and celebs are rockin’ the chrome-dome look, many don’t want to lose their hair appeal.
But there is hope—that won’t cost you a fortune.
“Though there are some issues, such as male pattern baldness, that you have no control over, you can increase the health an appearance of your hair in most cases,” says Dr. Chris Varona of Varona Hair Restoration. “Also, some people may be doing things that contribute to their hair loss without even knowing it.”
Here are six ways to promote growth and maintenance of health hair:
Brush daily. Brushing hair daily with a natural bristle brush helps stimulate hair follicle growth through scalp massage.
Avoid harmful accessories and hair products. Many hair products are laden with harmful chemicals, and those can lead to dryness, breakage and overall poor hair health.
Eat healthy. A healthy diet encourages hair growth, whereas diets high in fats, salt, alcohol or sugar can inhibit hair growth.
Hydrate. Dr. Varona says you should drink six to eight glasses of water per day. “Water encourages cellular growth and reproduction and helps the body remove toxins,” he says.
Block DHT. “Dr. Varona notes that the presence of DHT and male pattern baldness leads to progressive thinning over a lifetime. “Adding a medication like Finasteride to block the effect of DHT or minoxidil foam to increase blood flow can significantly reduce hair thinning,” Dr. Varona says.
Consider hair restoration. According to a survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, hair restoration procedures have risen 60% over the past five years.
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