Changing your diet, easing up on stress, and a visit to your doctor are just a few of the things men can do to prevent balding. Read on to learn more.
Watch what you eat
Healthy eating habits can do wonders for creating thicker and fuller hair. Lean protein found in fish, lean meats, and soy supports hair growth, and nuts and seeds are packed with vitamin E and healthy fats to provide your hair with the oil it needs to stay soft and healthy. Even spices can help: Adding cinnamon to your food can help provide necessary oxygen and nutrients to your hair.
Some 25 per cent of your hair follicles are made of water and when you’re dehydrated, new follicles may be weak.
Take your vitamins
Next to stress, genes, and medical issues, vitamin deficiency is a primary reason for hair loss in men. To help prevent balding, get enough vitamins from a well-rounded diet. Vitamin A is helpful in regulating the synthesis of retinoic acid in the hair follicles. Vitamin B can help you reduce your stress levels (a contributor to hair loss) while vitamins C, D, and E help your body maintain the necessary nutrients that it needs to remain healthy.
Get an expert opinion
Ask a dermatologist how to prevent hair loss, and more than likley he or she will tell you to be proactive and work to solve the issue before it starts or gets worse. According to Seamour Weaver, MD, of Dr. W Dermatology, the first step is to see your dermatologist to have them determine what the cause of your hair loss might be and what to do about it. They can talk to you about what medications you take, what hair products you use, as well as get a family history. The answer may be as simple as changing a medication that has hair loss as a side effect.
Avoid the “man bun” and other tight hairstyles
Be careful if you are a fan of tight hairstyles such as “man buns.” According to Tiffany Masiello-Helt, a cosmetologist at Precision, a clinic out of Ohio, “these hairstyles can result in a condition known as traction alopecia which is a hair loss condition that occurs when your hair is under extreme tension, creating a constant pulling which inevitably damages the hair follicles.” It may not seem important when you’re younger, but your choice of hairstyle could determine whether you hair sticks around later in life.