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Men’s Hair Loss
Welcome to the Men’s Guide. There are 4 steps to this guide. It is quick and straight forward. When you’re finished, you should know exactly which treatments you need.
Pattern hair loss in men is not a result of stress, wearing that baseball cap every day, or that sweet ponytail you had in your wild years. The male version is called “Androgenic Alopecia” for a reason. Its the result of Hormones (Androgens) and a Genetic Predisposition. “Andro-Genetic”. Simply put, you’re losing hair because you are genetically-predisposed to. Your follicles have been programmed to become sensitive to the changing hormonal activity in your scalp. When this happens your body begins to reject them.
What is the significance of this?
Only three types of treatments are going to work: Treatments that address the hormonal problem. Treatments that stimulate growth. And anti-inflammatories.
Antiandrogens. Prevent further hair loss. Stop the underlying cause.
Antiandrogen Treatments >
Growth Stimulants. Stimulate new hair growth. Revive dormant follicles.
Hair Growth Stimulants >
Anti-inflammatories. Calm the scalp. Needed for other treatments to work.
When you hear about a new treatment – the only thing that matters is the ingredients. And the data supporting them. Always get the ingredients list, and question whether there are studies supporting them. Since you probably aren’t a scientist, we’ve done the work for you. We only present the treatments that have clinical backing or scientific proof. And if you choose, you can even get them in our Product Center.
Here’s the general rule: hair can be thickened anywhere it’s still growing. Therefore a hair loss treatment regimen is worth pursuing for all types of hair loss. Hair Transplants can be considered if you have tried a treatment regimen for a solid 2 years without results. The real challenge is deciding which treatments will best meet your needs, and optimize your chances for success. First, we will cover the causes, and types. Then we will present product comparisons and reviews, to help you make a decision.
Hair loss treatment is best viewed as a gradually increasing process. In other words: start small, and build on your regimen. It’s important to pace yourself, as you’ll want to maintain your results for decades. Additionally, a smaller regimen is less costly and easier to maintain. Just like you need to brush every day to avoid tooth decay, you must now begin using treatments to avoid “hair decay”. Legitimate treatments need a minimum of 1 year to really start working. Optimal results at around 2 years, and then maintenance from there forward.
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Three major factors are going to affect your success with any hair loss treatment. The first factor is the type of hair loss. Men begin to lose hair in several different patterns. The most common patterns involve receding at the temples, centralized loss on the top or back of the head (the vertex), and something known as diffuse thinning. Naturally, any combination of these is also very common. You may wish to familiarize yourself with the “Norwood Scale”. It is one of the most frequently used methods for identifying exactly which class of hair loss you fit into, and to what extent your loss has progressed. It is also a good way to see how things may continue if you leave your hair untreated.
Different treatments tend to have slightly better results in different areas of the scalp and for different types of hair loss. In Step 3 – Evaluating the Available Treatments, we will begin to delve into this issue.
Hair loss treatments today are most successfully used by those who haven’t waited too long to do something about their situation. The process of balding takes years to occur, and it’s true that the longer you wait to stop it, the harder it can be to reverse it. However, fighting hair loss is as much an act of prevention as it is an act of reversal. Younger men who start a treatment regimen today can be the first men in history to keep their hair, when they would have otherwise gone bald. Men who have been losing hair for between 5 and 15 years have also successfully reversed their balding with a combination of treatments, and by using a multifaceted approach. Remember the rule: wherever there’s still hair, you can thicken it.
The amount of hair you’ve lost is a huge factor in deciding what treatments to use. If you’re happy to keep what you’ve got today, Propecia and Nizoral (or the alternatives we recommend) are most likely all you need. If you’ve lost a cosmetically noticeable amount, and absolutely MUST thicken, you’re going to want to combine Propecia and Nizoral with Rogaine or other growth stimulants. Understanding what each treatment is used for is important. Let’s look at that now…
Male Pattern Baldness is hormonal and genetic. A sensitivity to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which develops in the scalp. This sensitivity can cause tingling, inflammation, itching, and scalp pain. Controlling both the DHT sensitivity and calming the scalp are critical to successfully treating hair loss.
This is why no matter what treatment regimen you use, Nizoral shampoo absolutely must be included. Though it is marketed as an anti-dandruff shampoo, it effectively handles both the hormonal and inflammation-related causes of hair loss. It is the only shampoo that can do this.
In fact, your first order of business is to go out and get Nizoral today, whether or not you have any current itching. Use it once every 3 days, and let it soak for the duration of your shower. No legitimate treatment (below) will work without it.
Please use the tabs below to navigate the 4 quick parts of the hair loss guide.
Expect your doctor to only know about Propecia and Rogaine. These two make up the backbone of a scientifically backed treatment regimen. However, there is a myriad of other potentially helpful treatments which can be used to enhance your results. Let’s take a look at the four types of treatments which help stop hair loss:
DHT Inhibitors | Antiandrogens: These work to reduce levels of DHT, by inhibiting its creation. The result is less DHT in your scalp, and relief for your follicles from the damaging effects it can bring. DHT inhibitors are found in products like Propecia, and Revivogen. DHT inhibitors are equated with “stopping the cause of hair loss”, and are the foundational component to treating it.
Get DHT Inhibiting Treatments now: Propecia, Generic Finasteride, Revivogen.
Growth Stimulants: These include products like Rogaine and Tricomin. There is a good side and a bad side to growth stimulants. While they create new hair growth, they do nothing to stop the cause, or further progression. Using only a growth stimulant can be an uphill battle. Two steps forward, one step back. Many guys combine DHT inhibitors with growth stimulants for a beautifully synergistic effect. Both stopping the cause, and stimulating new growth.
Get your Growth Stimulant Treatments now: Rogaine Foam, Rogaine Liquid, Tricomin, Folligen.
Antiandrogens: Whereas DHT inhibitors eliminate DHT, Antiandrogens block DHT from reaching the follicle. This enables men to avoid systemic side effects of lowered DHT levels, and it is a phenomenally effective way of stopping the whole “hormonal” process from another angle. If you really want to go crazy, you can combine a DHT inhibitor, a growth stimulant, and an Antiandrogen for a complete, multifaceted approach.
Get the most effective topical antiandrogen available today: Revivogen MD.
Anti-Inflammatories: These treatments work to reduce inflammation, itching, redness, and flaking caused by the hormonal and immune system reactions going on in your scalp. Without an anti-inflammatory, your treatments will not work. We strongly believe that the best Anti-inflammatory on the market today is Regenepure DR Shampoo, and should be included in every regimen. Use once every 3 days, allow to soak for the duration of your shower, and rotate with any other shampoo of choice
Get your Anti-Inflammatory Treatments now: Regenepure DR, Tricomin, Folligen.
Now comes the fun part.
Lets construct a hair loss treatment regimen for you that is based on solid science. The following page will present the products most likely to help you maintain and regrow your hair. You can read about each product and make your final decision.
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