Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow. Hair Replacement Options For Men

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


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Hair loss in men is extremely common, and by age thirty five, most men will have experienced some degree of it. But it doesn't make it any easier, and for some men this can cause a lot of distress. Some might feel as though it makes them look older or makes them look like their dad. They might find they feel less attractive, or it might just serve as a reminder of their mortality. Let's face it, none of us like knowing we're getting on a bit, and it can be scary when our youth starts to fade. Thankfully there are options, and if you're a man experiencing hair loss yourself (or are on the lookout for ideas for your partner), here are a few things to consider.

Shave It Off
Some men can be tempted to hang onto their longer hair and keep what they can. But actually this is counter productive, and thinning hair will just serve to age you more. A shaved head might look shocking to you at first, particularly if you've always worn it longer. But you'll soon get used to your new looks and before long, people will be so accustomed to seeing your new shaved look it will be difficult to picture you any other way. This is possibly the easiest way to deal with hair loss, as all you need is a pair of clippers. It's all about beards these days anyway, you can always grow a beard for an trendy addition to your shaved head.

Try a Hairpiece
Hair pieces have got a bad rep over the years, but actually modern hair toupees can be excellent. They can look really natural and blend into the rest of your hair- a great way to keep it looking full. Check out Hair Captain, they have ten years experience making high quality hair pieces for both men and women. If you don't want to try medication or go through the pain or expense of a hair transplant then this one of the hair replacement systems you could consider.

Try Medication
The drug finasteride has been shown to be effective in men with mild to moderate hair loss. It works buy inhibiting the production of the male hormone 'dihydrotestosterone'. This chemical causes the hair follicles on the crown of the head (male pattern baldness) to shrink so they can no longer grow healthy hairs.  So blocking it can slow down, stop or in some cases reverse hair loss. Always buy medication like this from a safe and reputable supplier.

Have a Hair Transplant
Hair transplants are no longer obvious looking 'plugs.' These days, hairs are taken and separated individually before being implanted, the finished result is so natural you'd never know it had been implanted. The only downsides are the cost (between £1000 and £4000 in the UK) and the healing time. If you didn't want people to know you'd had it done, you'd need a few weeks until it was fully healed. 

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