Causes of Hair Loss in Men & What You Can Do | Watsons Singapore

Causes of Hair Loss in Men and What You Can Do About It

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Both men and women can experience hair loss, but hair loss is far more common in men than women. Because though there are a variety of environmental factors that may play into hair loss, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is widely believed to have a key role for the causes of hair fall. Let’s us have a deep talk on it.

 

DHT

As an adult, DHT is the primary androgen in the prostate and hair follicles. The androgen hormone is necessary for the growth of beard hair but inhibits head hair growth. And because DHT is constantly being made in testosterone-filled men, hair loss is more likely to affect men than women.

 

Cure for Baldness

Though there isn’t any way to stop hair loss completely, there are ways to prevent or slow it down, taking good care of hair follicles is one of them. While cornrows and other hairstyles that pull the hair tight may look good, they can also inflame and scar hair follicles, which ultimately kill healthy hair. Applying chemicals such as dyes, bleaches, and straighteners to the hair frequently can also cause permanent damage.

 

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Unhealthy diet can also lead to hair loss. If the thinning hair is accompanied by thin and fragile fingernails, that means your body is lack of iron. Foods like red meat, seafood and beans are what you need. A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and biotin is also good for your hair. These nutrients won’t be a magic cure for hair loss, but they may help preserve the shine, strength, and elasticity of your hair.

 

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Until a permanent cure for baldness is available, your best bet for maintaining a full head of hair is to seek treatment when the first sign of thinning appeared and take good care of your hair and scalp.

 

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