Male pattern hair loss is a common hereditary cause of hair loss that most men will deal with at some point in their lives.
While there is no cure for male pattern hair loss, there may be ways to help slow the progression so that you hold on to more of your hair for longer.
Not every tip below will work for all men trying to slow hair loss, but you will likely be able to find a few that fit well into your regimen and maybe help you stall what your genes have in store.
In general, the sooner you start trying to preserve your hair, the better, in terms of treatment outcomes. So, if you are just now noticing the beginning stages of hair changes, it may be a good time to start putting a preventative regimen into place.
Below, are 4 ways to potentially help slow the rate of hair loss if you are dealing with genetically-driven male pattern hair loss.
We do know that some medications may help reduce losses from male pattern hair loss or encourage regrowth in some.
Finasteride is the only prescription FDA-approved medication for male pattern hair loss. Finasteride targets the root cause of hair follicle damage when you have male pattern hair loss -- the hormone DHT. Over time this hormone damages follicles and leads them to produce thinner, finer, and shorter hairs, before potentially stopping to grow hair at all. You can find Finasteride in a tablet form that you take by mouth, or an off-label topical formulation like our Finasteride Hair Loss Formula.
The other FDA-approved medication for male pattern (and female pattern) hair loss is Minoxidil. Minoxidil is the active ingredient in Rogaine, and it doesn’t reduce DHT like Finasteride, but it can help boost growth and elongate the growth cycle of the hair follicles.
If you can’t decide between the two, that isn’t exactly a problem. These medications target different aspects of hair loss, so they actually work better when used together for male pattern hair loss. To make using these together even easier, we combine them together in our Finasteride Hair Loss Formula.
While putting down the cigarettes won’t reverse or undo hair loss from male pattern baldness, stopping any smoking may help take away any exacerbations from the habit.
We know that smokers can have worsened hair loss as compared to non-smokers, and you may be speeding your genetic predisposition to hair loss by smoking.
We know that if you are lacking nutritionally for certain vitamins, minerals, or macronutrients, you may be impairing your hair growth or even encouraging shedding. Certain key players like iron, vitamin D, or protein have a negative effect on your hair if not kept at healthy levels. So, in order to make sure your baseline hair health is in place, it is important to make sure your nutritional goals are met.
Your doctor should be able to make sure you are at the top of your nutritional game by an easy blood test.
Again, having a good handle on your nutrition doesn’t mean your hair will magically regrow from male pattern hair loss. But, you may help your hairline by not exacerbating the problem.
Extreme stress can have a negative impact on your hair, and may exacerbate any already present hair loss problem -- including male pattern hair loss.
While it isn’t rational to try and avoid all stress in your life, there is a lot to be said about developing healthy stress-relieving techniques. Develop good habits like a regular exercise routine, meditation, or yoga in order to give yourself an outlet for those tough situations.
Here at Strut, we want to provide valid and reliable information about what you can expect to achieve from male pattern hair loss treatment. There is no magic pill to stop all hair loss and regrow all of your hair to its former glory. But, there are some pretty helpful medications available that may help the process slow down considerably.
We offer oral and topical medications for male pattern hair loss, as well as a topical option for female pattern hair loss. To try and maximize your results while minimizing the complications, we can formulate combination formulas with more than one active ingredient (like our topical Finasteride and topical Dutasteride formulas).
If you are interested in seeing if one of our prescription medications can help slow the rate and progression of your male pattern hair loss, you can have a free online questionnaire and image-based consultation with our U.S. licensed doctors today.
If you are a good fit for treatment, your medication can be shipped to your front door with our free shipping.