With age comes wisdom and, in some instances, hair loss. Well, that isn’t entirely true, the former is not always the sole instigator. Genetics play a vital role in determining if you will indeed inherit the ‘baldness’ gene. But, never fear: If we’ve learned anything through the successes of actors like Jason Statham and Vin Diesel (both of whom have topped countless polls for Most Good Looking Actor) it is that there’s nothing that modern technology and a fresh attitude can’t fix. Here we look to the five ways to cure you of baldness, both from the inside and out.
A Hair Transplant
If you’re suffering from a receding hairline or baldness in patches this might be the answer to your problem. FUSS or FUE surgeries are the two methods by which surgeons carry out hair transplants. FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery) involves removing a strip of tissue from a non-balding area and individually transplanting them in incisions while FUE (Follicular unit Extraction) involves the removal of each follicular unit. Each of these methods has an impressive proven success rate but the most common form is FUE due to lower complication rates, as well as lesser scarring and a quicker recovery time.
The Shave #OwnYourBaldness
In case you haven’t noticed, some of the world’s most dashing gentleman are bald. But instead of cowering way from their baldness they’ve focussed on the power of embracing it. Take style cues from actors like Taye Diggs and Dwayne Johnson or musicians like Chris Brown who embrace their baldness and remind us that being bald is no excuse to avoid the gym. The overall impact of a well-toned physique paired with the confidence to carry off your baldness will work wonders.
Grow A Beard
There’s nothing that growing a beard cannot solve. From giving you the appearance of a stronger, more prominent jawline to aesthetically embedding you with the strength of a Game Of Thrones extra. A beard gives us that movie star quality. If you’re balding, ditch the patchy look and expensive treatments and opt for growing a magnificent beard. The contrast of a bare head and a sharp beard makes for a significantly attractive demeanour, sportsmen like Zinedine Zidane and Kobe Bryant are prime examples of this.
Choose The Right Product
We’re bombarded with so many grooming products and at times it’s natural to fall prey to the latest advertising gimmick. Sidestep the commercial formulas and look for tried and tested products that contain nutritious supplements for your hair. Pura d’or’s anti-hair loss shampoo contains all natural ingredients like rosemary and green tea oil which stimulate follicles and strengthen existing hair. This anti-chemical product rule also recommends that you stay away from the excessive use of styling products such as over the counter gels, pomades and sprays. For stellar results, try Peter Thomas Roth’s Hair To Die For – a breakthrough formula that initiates the hair growth cycle without the use of parabens, sulfates or GMOs.
Healthy Life = Healthy Hair
Over exposure to the sun’s UV radiation, wearing unwashed caps and inconsistent showers can all lead to hair loss. Make sure you’re staying healthy while embracing your baldness. Manage the hair you have left in little ways such as air drying post shower to avoid damaging the hair follicles with an abrasive towel, staying away from heated appliances such as straighteners and harsh blow drying sessions and ensuring your body is well hydrated and stocked on essential vitamins that enable it to function properly. Cigarette smokers should also be wary as toxins in the smoke cause impaired blood flow to your hair follicles, which may lead to hair loss.