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Even though being bald may not invite as much ridicule as it used to almost a decade ago, but truth be told, a lot of men in their twenties to thirties are facing baldness. The most recurrent kind of baldness was male pattern baldness. With the times, there have cropped up newer and varied reasons for baldness.
Many pharmaceutical manufacturers very proudly launch medications that potently treat baldness, especially male pattern baldness, but a lot do not mention the side-effects that they will have on a consumer. The end results are usually devastating and irreversible.
A safer way to fight this condition would be biohacking your own body and lifestyle. In this article, we will give you a couple ways to biohack your hair.
Before we move on to a couple biohacks for baldness in men, the first thing is to recognize the reasons that cause it.
Stress is the biggest enemy that attacks male hair health stealthily. Both physical, as well as psychological stress, can confuse the body. Stress triggers the body in a state of shock and then the body bungles up in the production of hormones. Then the balance is lost. When having severe stress this typically sends the body into a state of shock, flooding it with various hormones and metabolites. This could lead to telogen effluvium, a shedding of the hair.
So, it is common knowledge by now that chemotherapy can and most often does lead to serious hair loss, resulting in baldness for men and women alike. But, what is not so common knowledge, is that a score of other, pretty common drugs can also defeat your crowning glory days.
Below is a list of medications that can make men go bald, or at least disrupt the hair growth adversely.
There are also many more medications that can cause baldness. They are very likely to cause the condition that we just talked about- telogen effluvium-the hair go from growth phase to resting phase and ultimately fall off as the new ones come.
Autoimmune Disease, like diabetes and arthritis, can also be a major cause for male baldness. Autoimmune disease can cause abnormally low activity or overactivity of the immune system. As the name of the condition implies, herein, the body’s very own immune system mistakes the good cells for the bad tissue cells and attacks them fatally, thereby destroying them.
When this kind of attack is launched on the hair follicles, the results are either permanent hair loss or disrupted hair growth cycle.
Male baldness is most often attributed to genetics. Like those who have a family history of baldness. The male sex hormones called androgen is responsible for hair growth and an imbalance results in hair loss.
If you inherited baldness, then the brighter side to it is that there are no medical ill effects that accompany it. It is not so in any other case of baldness.
Age is also a major contributor to it. A major change in hair growth pattern is seen in men as the testosterone starts coming down.
Biohacks for Baldness In Men
Now that we’ve recognized the major causes, though not all causes of baldness, it is now easier to get the perfect understanding of what biohacking can do for male baldness. The medications that are prescribed to fight baldness, especially male pattern baldness, is far stronger than what the body can take.
Nutrition For Hair Loss
Eating a balanced diet with the right nutrients can help promote hair growth, especially if you’re experiencing hair loss due to poor nutrition. Below are some good Food Suggestions.
Avoid Brushing Wet Hair
When your hair is wet, it is in its weakest state. So, avoid brushing wet hair because the chances of hair loss increases. Also, avoid brushing your hair frequently as doing so can injure hair and increase the loss of hair. Make sure to use your fingers to undo tangles, not a comb or brush.
If you’ve been experiencing hair loss for quite some time, then we suggest massaging the scalp with essential oils for a couple of minutes. It will help your hair follicles remain active. You can add lavender in an almond or sesame oil.
Reduce Alcoholic Beverages
If you’re experiencing hair loss than lessen your alcohol intake because drinking alcohol reduces hair growth. So, decrease or eliminate alcohol to see an increase in hair growth.
Avoid Constant Heating and Drying
Don’t subject your hair to frequent, constant heating and drying procedures. Heat weakens your hair proteins, and constant heating and drying can lead to weakness and fragility that causes hair loss.
When you start to biohack your hair make sure to take in consideration that there are many health conditions, particularly skin-related conditions, that causes changes in hormonal balances which in turn lead to hair loss. Make sure you see a doctor regularly for your underlying illnesses and conditions.
For more information on biohacking your hair please click the link below. We will go over how to understand the hair growth process and what each hair growth stage means.