Nobody likes to admit it, but most guys lose at least some of their hair. It’s a natural part of the aging process. So if it happens to you, don’t be surprised. Or feel like you’re suffering alone.
But there’s good news too. Losing your hair doesn’t mean losing your dignity, masculinity, or sense of self. And there are smart ways to keep your hair looking thick and full for as long as possible.
Imagine you’ve just started to notice some significant hair loss. Maybe your forehead is growing, advancing past your temples. Or perhaps the hair on the crown of your head is starting to fade away, leaving a thin patch back there.
Start with Acceptance
Always remember, male pattern baldness is genetic. Yes, there are some effective treatments. But in general, the process is not 100% reversible. Accepting that is an important part of maintaining your good looks and confidence - even with thinning hair.
Acceptance is not the same as throwing in the towel. You can still apply these hair grooming tips to keep your hair in good shape and slow down and disguise the process.
Take It Easy on Your Hair
It’s time to stop aggressively massaging your shampoo through your hair. You should take it easy on those precious strands you’ve still got. Yanking, pulling, and tugging all weaken hair and can lead to further thinning.
When you use shampoo, gently massage it through your hair. Turn down the temperature on your shower water a bit. Lukewarm water is much better for your scalp and hair follicles than scalding hot water. Go easy on your hair and scalp while drying as well. Pat dry your hair or use a blow dryer on the cool setting. Either option is much better than rubbing your hair and scalp with a towel. All that friction weakens hair and could speed up your hair loss.
Remember to Use Conditioner
Too many guys don’t realize the benefits of hair conditioner. Shampoo - even natural shampoo - removes the oil from your hair and scalp. This helps get rid of grime and other debris that can get trapped in oil. But your hair needs at least some natural oil to keep it properly hydrated and healthy.
Consider Updating Your Style
Many guys have found success by embracing their hair loss and using it to update their style. This puts you in control of the situation and helps maintain your confidence. A new hairstyle - perhaps a shorter cut - is best for guys with thinning hair who want to minimize the appearance of those thin patches.
Don’t fear hair loss. Learn to deal with it the smart way. Treat your hair and scalp right. You’ll still look your best and can own your appearance with confidence.