Men's Hair Loss – Does your hair make you look old?

Men's Hair Loss – Does your hair make you look old?

Hair loss is the trait that ‘ages men fastest’. So let’s spend some time talking about whether and to what extent losing your hair will decrease your self-esteem and confidence; plus how to cure this distressing condition.

Life is full of things we can't control, and the number of curve balls thrown at us only seems to increase with age. But despite all the troubling processes brought on by the passage of time and growing older, one thing scares men most is - HAIR LOSS.

Hair loss is a condition that happens to almost all men – as many as 70 percents will deal with thinning hair or balding at some point. Although it’s always comforting to know that you’re not alone in the world, the struggles of being a man who is slowly inching towards baldness are also too real.

Hair loss has even taken its toll on the Royal Knight of the Garter, Prince William. The 34-year-old is said to look more like 42 due to his thinning mane - a characteristic that zaps the appearance of youth. Graying hair, on the other hand, adds seven years to a man’s age while there are other physical traits that add years to a man’s age such as excess weight, having a moustache and man boobs – all of these have an additional average of two years in their actual age.

In India, the incidence of hair loss in men is also on a rise, and initial symptoms are being noticed in men as young as 25. The alarming rise in hair loss can be attributed to numerous reasons - stress, poor nutrition, hormonal changes, pollution and smoking. Majority men are said to be deficient in Vitamin B complex, mainly B3 and B12, followed by Vitamin D and Vitamin C. Smokers also had a high incidence of hair loss as compared to non-smokers. The carbon monoxide, which you inhale, also effects hair quality and damages hair follicles. Additionally, nicotine hampers blood flow and affects hair growth. (Click on to read about: Foods that can help you in Hair Fall Control)

The biggest challenge of balding isn’t really the physical aspect; it’s the emotional play. The balding men die a silent death each time when even a single hair falls from his head. It’s an open invitation for ‘baldie jokes’ and ‘snide remarks’ for everyone from family to strangers in the pub, and it’s just too personal to be funny. And for those who miss their hair especially during winters, it’s painful to say – ‘My hair would keep me warm if I had any.’

While they are shedding hair every day, friends at workplace give them some pet names which they just don’t like to listen. The wind becomes their worst enemy as they comb-over, again and again, to hide bald spots and their enthusiasm for hats increases dramatically. Their confidence level drops down with each hair strand they see falling from the head.

Such a person might also feel disfigured, less attractive socially, and hindered in the job market. He can be an easy target for expensive but ineffective “miracle cures” advertised in print media, on TV, and on the Internet.

According to a research, a whopping 79 percent of men clearly reported that if they started balding, it would definitely affect their self-esteem and they’ll become less attractive towards opposite sex.

So, the first step to deal with the fact that you're balding is to accept it, but know that you can do things to address it. Denying that you are balding isn’t going to do anyone any favors. Once you accept that hair loss is happening, there are certain hair fall control treatments that prevent hair loss. The hair fall treatment solutions suggested below can help you in slow-down the process of hair loss, maybe even re-grow some hair. Chances are that even slight modifications made to what you eat by incorporating food items that aid hair growth, will have a drastic impact. While genes and lifestyle will always have the upper hand, here's what you could do to help prevent hair loss.

Hair Fall Treatment for Men

The basic aim of treatment is to slow down, control, or ‘arrest’ the progression of hair loss and try to facilitate hair growth. Medical treatment works favorably in the early stages of hair loss. Treatment may not, however, be the only - i.e., wearing a wig, or undergoing hair transplantation could also be needed.

Homeopathy Treatment

Homeopathy treatment for hair loss is the main line of treatment for both - men and women. To treat hair loss through homeopathy, detailed case history of the patient needs to be studied. The cause and site of hair loss are to be noted down along with the constitutional symptoms of the patient which are given prime importance in any kind of case of hair loss. After the case has been properly evaluated, the case homeopathic treatment for hair loss is administered to the patient. It can be supplemented and supported by various other treatment options –

•    groHAIR – hair growth therapy

•    Instant Hair - hair restoration solution for bald spots and thinning hair

•    Hair Transplant - reverses baldness and restores the natural hairline

•    STMcell Therapy - for hair re-growth

•    Quick Hair - for hair re-growth

(To know more in detail about the above mentioned Hair Fall Treatment methods, click on

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