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Hair loss men: Effective methods to reduce hair loss

by Kasper Lindgren on Dec 05, 2021

Read through by Dorthe Kristensen

Hairdresser and former co-owner of the award-winning hairdressing chain Zoom by Zoom
With many years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Dorthe has advised many customers about hair and hair care. Dorthe has read through this blog entry to ensure high quality and professionalism. This blog post is professionally updated on April 9, 2024.

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Hair loss and male pattern baldness

Hair loss does not only occur in women, but baldness and hair loss also occur to a large extent in men. But why do men lose their hair? There can be several reasons for this. Baldness is unfortunately a natural part of life - and for many men it is difficult to avoid. Read along below and learn more about baldness and hair loss in men.

What is baldness or androgenic alopecia?

Baldness is the most common form of hair loss in men, and it is usually known as androgenetic alopecia. It is a condition where you slowly start to have thinning hair and eventually end up with complete hair loss. The vast majority of men are affected by androgenetic alopecia at some point in their lives. But it is different when in life you start to experience baldness. Statistics show that up to a third of all men will experience hair loss before the age of 30.

Thinning hair in men

Androgenic alopecia is an inherited condition, which can mean that some men will begin to experience thinning hair and baldness in their early twenties. A receding hairline is the first indication of thinning hair, which then triggers high temples and a thinning of the hair. Eventually, the hair can become so thin that it results in complete baldness.

When will I lose too much hair?

Do you often think, am I losing too much hair? Is my hair thinning? Just because you see strands of hair falling out, you don't need to panic. It is normal for us to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, because strands of hair go through a growth cycle, where some are terminated and others are started.

But if you notice that you suddenly start to lose a lot of hair or that the high temples start to press in, you can consider looking into how you can put an end to the hair loss. But in order to get started properly, it is important that you find out what the reason behind the hair loss is. It can often come in many different shapes and sizes.

Why do men lose their hair?

You can already start preparing yourself for the fact that sooner or later you will be affected by hair loss and baldness to a lesser or greater degree. Below we have listed the most common reasons why you lose your hair as a man.

  • Androgenic alopecia is undoubtedly the most frequent cause of male pattern baldness and hair loss. The hereditary condition is responsible for 9 out of 10 men losing their hair and experiencing baldness. Since it is a hereditary cause, there is not much you can do other than try to prevent it.
  • Diet can also have an effect on male pattern baldness. If you, as a man, do not get the sufficient vitamins that your body needs, it can end up with baldness.
  • Feeling stressed can also result in baldness and hair loss. Stress creates a hormonal imbalance, which interrupts the hair's natural growth process.
  • If you suffer from a certain disease, it can also result in baldness or hair loss. It could, for example, be a disease of the scalp such as alopecia areata, baldness, or other skin diseases.


Read more about the causes of hair loss and baldness among men.

High temples in men

Many men also suffer from high temples as a result of thinning hair. High temples occur when the hairline slowly begins to recede at the sides. This results in a splendour, where you are partially bald in some places, and this can lead to many men choosing to cut themselves completely bald, because they want to avoid the high temples and the very thin hair. Read more about high temples here.

Can men get their hair back?

In some cases, men can regrow lost hair or even stop hair loss if the cause of their baldness or thinning is treated early. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of any treatment depends on the underlying cause of hair loss. Depending on the cause, there are several treatments available that men can use to regrow their hair. In addition, lifestyle changes such as A healthier diet and daily scalp massage also help improve hair growth. Ultimately, what works best for the individual and the underlying cause of the hair loss depends on individual circumstances and preferences.

10 Good tips for preventing hair loss in men

1. Turn down the hot water when washing your hair as it can damage the hair follicles and lead to hair loss.

2. Use a mild shampoo and conditioner and choose products designed to strengthen hair and prevent hair loss. Here we can highly recommend the Grow and Glow Shampoo.

3. Massage the scalp with your fingers or a soft brush when you wash your hair, as this can stimulate blood circulation and promote hair growth. The perfect brush for this is our Deep Scalp Brush.

4. Avoid using too much styling products as they can clog the follicles and cause hair loss. Excessive use of styling products such as gels, waxes and sprays can damage the scalp and lead to hair loss and thinning over time. If you must style your hair, choose gentle products that are free of harsh chemicals. Here, it is particularly important to look for silicone and sulfates.

5. Eat a healthy and varied diet that contains lots of vitamins and minerals, especially biotin as it helps to maintain normal hair. Eating foods rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and iron can help maintain normal hair growth. Feel free to supplement your diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables to achieve a good, healthy and varied diet. In particular, you must pay attention to getting good food that contains biotin and zinc, as these vitamins and minerals help to maintain normal hair.

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6. Avoid pulling on your hair when it is wet as it can be more fragile and easier to come off. The hair is very fragile when it is wet, so pay close attention to the hair there.

7. Try to avoid using tight hairstyles or clips as they can damage the hair strands. In general, minimize the use of styling, especially be careful with heat styling.

8. Practice regular exercise, as it helps to oxygenate the blood which can increase blood circulation and thus promote hair growth. Exercise is incredibly important for overall health and well-being; it has been shown to lower stress levels, which helps reduce the risk of hair loss or thinning hair in men due to hormonal imbalances caused by stress.  

9. Avoid alcohol and smoking. it's no secret that these 2 things are generally not good for our health, but did you know that it can go beyond your hair and end up with, for example, hair loss?

Smoking and alcohol can have a very negative effect on hair loss or thinning hair in men. Smoking cigarettes exposes the body to an abundance of chemicals and toxins, some of which are known to disrupt metabolism and circulation, both of which are essential for a healthy scalp and hair growth. When circulation is reduced due to smoking, it can affect the ability to grow new hair properly, leading to thinning or baldness. Also, these toxins from cigarettes can weaken the existing hairs on the head, making them more likely to break.

Alcohol consumption also has a direct correlation with thinning hair in men. Alcohol weakens the immune system and disrupts protein synthesis in the body, both of which affect how many nutrients reach the scalp. In addition, heavy consumption of alcohol can lead to dehydration, which reduces the essential minerals that the scalp and hair follicles need to produce a healthy strand of hair.

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10. If you notice a sudden or persistent loss of hair, you should see a doctor for a diagnosis and advice on treatment. This can make it much easier to treat or prevent it. If you feel you have done everything to try to avoid hair loss or thinning hair, it can sometimes often be the best idea to have a talk with the doctor.

How to treat male pattern baldness and hair loss

If you, as a man, want good advice on how to treat hair loss or baldness, then you should read along here. It is possible to prevent it, so you can reduce the degree of hair loss.

To treat hair loss and baldness, it is essential to use hair products that are, among other things, sulfate-free. Read more about why you should choose a sulfate-free shampoo. The following three products are particularly good to use in the treatment of hair loss in men:

  • Grow and Glow Hair Serum helps to boost your hair growth so that your hair can grow stronger. The product contains Capilia Longa, which has been shown to reduce hair loss by up to 89% and increase hair density by 52% after 150 days of use. If you want to read more about the ingredient Capilia Longa and its results, read here.
  • Grow and Glow Shampoo, which is both sulfate-free and silicone-free, which helps to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss. The product also contains Capilia Longa, so the hair becomes stronger and denser.
  • Grow and Glow Conditioner, which, like the shampoo, is also both sulphate-free and silicone-free. The product also contains Capilia Longa and penetrates the hair roots so that the hair strands are strengthened.

 

To avoid high temples, hair loss or baldness, you can also go for a specific diet that contains vitamins that can play a role in relation to the hair. You can also get a pillow with a bamboo cover that is gentle on both hair and is soft as silk.

If you are very burdened by hair loss, you can consider a hair transplant, which lasts a lifetime because viable donor hair is used, which has a natural growth.

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