Male Pattern Baldness Treatments And Tips

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Male baldness is more common than most of us think – even men who are lucky enough to have a full head of hair lose between 50 and 150 individual hairs every day. For many men, this isn’t a big problem as the hair is simply regenerated and new hair replaces it; however an estimated 60% of men are affected by hair loss at some point during their lives.

Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is hereditary and is the main cause of hair loss in an estimated 95% of men. The condition often begins with a receding hairline and causes loss of hair on top of the head, but leaves the back and sides mostly unaffected. There isn’t really a known cure, although organic baldness treatment can help to control the loss of hair.

One of the disadvantages of conventional medicines that are designed to treat male pattern baldness is that they can have adverse side effects. Some of these can include a loss of interest in sex, headaches and an increased heart rate. Most treatment products don’t really have any side effects, although they should not be used without medical advice by women who may become pregnant.

Organic male-baldness products – defined as any that are manufactured without any artificial or synthetic ingredients – have several advantages. They don’t usually irritate the scalp or hair, so are better for those with sensitive skin; they generally don’t have any side effects and don’t cause allergic reactions. And an added bonus – using them helps to protect the environment.

There are several organic and natural products that have been proven to be effective in helping with the treatment – including some containing unlikely ingredients. Crudoleum is a treatment containing unrefined crude oil, which is rubbed into the scalp and supposedly stimulates hair growth by increasing blood flow, although results aren’t apparent until after several months of use.

Various oils, which are easy to find at health food stores, are also good for treating baldness. Lavender, rosemary, peppermint oils and particularly emu oil have all been proven effective in treating hair loss. Emu oil is good for the treatment also as it stimulates any inactive hair follicles; it can be taken by applying the oil to the scalp, or by taking capsules.

Regular exercise and a healthy diet can also go a long way in preventing baldness in men. A healthy diet and exercise both help to increase blood circulation and stimulate new hair growth. And supplements such as vitamin B6, magnesium and zinc are all good to take to keep that full head of hair.

By: E B Ezidiegwu

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