“How do I stop hair loss?” is a pretty common question for guys to ask when they notice their thinning hair or a newly receding hairline. The problem is that depending on who you ask (or what you google), the answer can be different.
Well, you’re in luck today, my friend. Because everything you read on Evolved Hair is expert-backed by leading hair loss experts.
Unfortunately, the answer to “How do I stop hair loss?” isn’t an easy yes or no. So, before we tell you how to stop hair loss, we’re going to walk through some commonly asked questions to help you better under why it’s not so simple.
What is hair loss?
The fact is that everyone loses hair. In fact, it’s normal to lose up to 50-100 hairs a day. But losing hair is different than hair loss. When you’re just losing hair, you’re unlikely to notice (besides seeing a few strands here and there) because new hairs are constantly growing.
However, when the hairs you’re losing are not being replaced, you do start to notice signs of hair loss.
This type of hair loss is called Male Pattern Baldness.
What causes hair loss?
Contrary to what you may hear, male pattern baldness nothing to do with wearing hats, or masturbating too much, or not using the right type of shampoo. It has to do with your genetics. Male pattern baldness is a chronic condition that occurs when your hair follicles have a genetic sensitivity to a male hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This sensitivity affects your hair’s growth cycle. Or, to put it more simply, it’s why your hair falls out and doesn’t get replaced by healthy hair.
This is a chronic condition that doesn’t currently have a cure except a hair transplant (read below).
Before you curse your genes, know that hair loss happens to most of us—two out of three guys will start to lose their hair by the age of 35, and 85% of Australian men have significantly thinning hair by the time they’re 50.
Is male pattern baldness related to androgenic alopecia?
Yes! In fact, it’s the exact same condition. Androgenic alopecia is just the more scientific name for male pattern baldness (you might also see it referred to as androgenetic hair loss).
It’s important to note that androgenic alopecia is not just a condition that affects men, women can also suffer from androgenic alopecia, and in that case it’s unsurprisingly called female pattern hair loss.
So, how do you stop hair loss?
Ah yes, the original answer you were looking — how to stop hair loss. Here are the ways you can stop or regrow hair
1. Use FDA approved drug such as a Minoxidil and a Finasteride
2. Use non-surgical hair regrowth treatments like PRP Hair Treatment, Hair Mesotherapy and Laser Hair Therapy
3. Use a surgical treatment viz. Hair Transplant