Putting aside male pattern baldness, which in most cases is irreversible, sometimes all we desire is a thicker and healthier looking head of hair.
Granted, if you have a receding hairline or balding on the crown, its tough to have a full head of healthy-looking hair, but there are things you can do to achieve something close with you existing hair.
Nothing too radical here and all it takes is a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and moderation.
What are the options for thickening existing hair?
Assuming your content with current state of your hair and although it is receding, and your primary purpose is to thicken the existing hair, we can help. This is usually the goal for woman as well, who are not losing their hair but are always looking to find ways to make it fuller and healthier.
All you need to do is watch TV for a few hours and see all the advertisements for hair products which claim to transform your hair from limp and dull, to a mane of hair envied by a lion. Along with other ways of transforming your hair, all of these are temporary and whether it’s a healthy life style or specialized shampoos, you must continue the treatment without fail to keep the results.
Booze and Cigarettes
In the 21st century you won’t come across too many people who refute the findings of smoking cigarettes and consuming alcohol. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that smoking and drinking in excess can slowly destroy someone’s body. Some signs are more obvious than others, but the fact remains that cigarettes and alcohol are killers.
But before they kill you, they will no doubt affect many parts of the body that keep you healthy as well as your hair. Both products contain toxins which seep into your bloodstream coursing through your body. As blood flow is essential in hair growth and healthy hair, too much of both these products can hinder growth and change the quality of one’s hair. When a person does undergo a hair transplant, one of the pre and post-op demands is that the person stay off the booze and cigarettes.
So, if you want to give your scalp and hair a chance to be healthy, quite both products or only use in moderation.
Although it might seem counterintuitive, especially when we find all that hair in the brush, a daily routine of brushing will stimulate growth while distributing the oils which will add shine and protect damaged hair. There are also those who say that any old brush will not work, especially plastic brushes. Most experts agree that a boar bristle brush is the one to use for maximum effect. I’m sure it’s not cheap, but if it does work, it is worth it.
“They” say you are what you eat, although the jury is still out on how much influence this has on your scalp and hair. As we stated earlier, while smoking and alcohol can influence your hair, it makes sense that your diet can influence your hair as well. I guess the questions is how much and what should you eat and what should you stay away from.
Proper nutrition is fundamental in your body functioning properly. Vitamins A and D, as well as protein are fundamental in the growth of hair and maintaining its overall health and fullness. Omega 3, fatty acids, biotin and Vitamin C have also been known to increase the balance of your hair along with the rest of your body.
Having a healthy diet combined with frequent exercising will also add to the body’s overall health. While exercise strengthens the heart, it also increases blood flow to all parts of the body, including the scalp. Just as harmful substances such as alcohol and smoking can decrease the proper function of your body, exercise and a proper diet will increase its ability to function properly.
Shampoos, Lotions and Potions
Where to begin with these products? From raw eggs to exotic oils, there is a phonebook size list full of options for these types of products. Just a quick search on Amazon.co.uk for “hair thickening products for men” produces close to 600 results. Some of the products include tonics, caffeine hair shampoo, hair serum, conditioner, thickening cream, keratin hair building fiber, thickening paste, and a whole treasure trove of other products.
So where do you start with all these magical products? I honestly wouldn’t know where to begin but would recommend doing some research before you delve into a routine. But some advice would be to stick with the known products which have a good reputation. Be leery of exaggerated claims and if it looks too good to be true it usually is. Work within your budget and price shop for the products. The competition is fierce so you should be able to find something that works reasonably well which is affordable.
Easier said than done, the daily grind of life, family and everything that goes along with it can sometimes be overwhelming. Shutting out the stress in your life is not as easy as turning off a switch. Too much stress can have serious affects on the heart and other parts of the body, as well as taking its toll emotionally. But there are ways that you can change the emotion without taking any drastic measures. Meditation is probably the number one way to relive stress as well as improving the health of the mind and body.
Both Telogen Effluvium and Alopecia Areata are serious conditions which causes significant hair loss unlike male pattern baldness. These conditions are from severe stress and not usually associated with the daily grind of life but something more traumatic. Hair loss can begin within a few weeks and many times the loss is in specific regions of the scalp with half dollars or larger bald spots occurring. In some cases, its temporary and the hair will brow back within a few months. Unfortunately, there are instances when it doesn’t grow back while also affecting the hair on the rest of your body. There is no cure, so it can be a difficult disease to live with.
What is the best solution for a fuller and thicker head of hair?
That’s the million-dollar question and one that comes with a lot of caveats. All the suggestions mentioned above can add to healthier hair which makes your existing hair look the best it can. Some work better than others, and much of it depends on the age, health, ethnicity, gender and a few other factors. Its mostly trial and error and might take a while, but we always recommend a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet. Even if these products have no effect on your hair, it will improve your overall health.
If your looking to regain lost hair, then your focus will be completely different. In this case we would recommend the only guaranteed solution which is an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant. This decision of having an FUE transplant comes after all the thickening techniques have been exhausted and you decide that having your own hair without the hassle of all these products is your ultimate goal.
The process is safe, and the results of years of research and experience have resulted in this procedure. For those in the UK, Ireland, and Europe, Hungary has become the go to destination for this medical procedure. Costing approximately 70% less than in the other countries, and without sacrificing quality for price, a trip to Budapest will be the best decision you will ever make. Contact our staff for a free consultation and throw away all those thickening products and just live a healthy lifestyle with your new and permanent head of hair.