Back by popular demand, finding ways to reverse balding is every man's (and some woman's) dream come true. In terms of Male Pattern Baldness, which affects roughly half of all men by the age of 50, it's pretty hard to regain lost hair, especially if caused by genetics.
Never fear! There are solutions and I'm here to lay them out in clear, easy-to-understand steps so you can take back your hair and your confidence.
Disclaimer: even for those who use all the steps below, everyone's hair regrowth journey will be different. Consistency is of utmost priority in everything listed here and results may take months to over a year to appear.
What Causes Hair Loss in Men?
The main culprit of Male Pattern Baldness. What is it? Many men don’t know, but there actually is a scientific explanation for what you’re going through.
DHT, also known as dihydrotestosterone, is a sex hormone that has expressed scientific proof of promoting beard growth for males testing for high levels of DHT. The downside? DHT molecules attack the root of your hair on the scalp.
You’re either born with a genetic sensitivity to DHT or you’re not. For those with no sensitivity, they enjoy fruitful years with their luscious locks. For those predisposed to sensitivity? Their hair follicles begin what’s called miniaturization.
To cut to the chase, your hair follicle begins to endure shorter and shorter growth periods as the DHT binds to receptors and begins to strangle your follicle to death, so to speak.
What Causes Hair Loss in Women?
For women, there can be a plethora of reasons why you're beginning to lose your hair, including stress, genetics, FPHL (female-pattern hair loss), recent pregnancy/birth, over-dyeing, over-brushing, diet, etc.
It may be hard to pinpoint exactly the source of hair loss so awareness is the first step. Ask yourself if there are any external factors (stress, diet, harsh chemicals, over-working the scalp, etc.) that might be contributing. If you feel like you've narrowed it down and you still don't have an idea, it might be time to consider that the source is happening from the inside.
Take the Stress Off. Literally.
It's a well known fact that high levels of stress induce an increase of cortisol production in the body, essentially your fight-or-flight chemical, along with adrenaline, a powerful endorphin that keeps you alert and aware.
However, high stress levels can leave detrimental effects on your hair, as cortisol can definitely affect your hair follicles' growth phases and shorten them, deprive them, and essentially kill your follicles to the point of no return.
It may seem silly, but finding peace and calm within provides many benefits, including hair regrowth. And this in turn may just be the chemical balance you need to begin seeing major hair regrowth shifts. Especially when paired with the next bit of advice.
Using a Dermaroller for Hair Regrowth
In the world of hair growth, there's going to be numerous things on the market. From PRP treatment to collagen products, "hair growth" serums to minoxidil and finasteride, this industry is booming with products that claim to regrow your hair, fast.
While there's some merit to a few of these products, none can really boast results like the dermaroller.
Dermarollers work by inflicting microscopic wounds in the scalp that essentially trigger a healing response that increases blood flow, boosts collagen, strengthens hair follicles, and stimulates hair growth. Over time, hair grows thicker because it's receiving more nutrients and is exposed to more oxygen.
What Dermaroller Size Should You Use?
Beware of fake dermarollers AKA dermarollers with fake needles. These dermarollers can actually do more harm than good, including scarring and follicle damage.
Remember, it takes consistency to see results and it may take quite a few hair growth phases before you start seeing results. I'm talking 6 months to a year.
That being said, there's still hope and that's all you really need to know. Dermarolling, when paired with other hair regrowth techniques and products, is going to be your greatest catalyst for seeing results.
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