hair loss prevention plan

For most men approaching 40, hair loss can be a real concern. Over 65% of men will experience some form of hair loss by the age of 40, and, without a cure, it's a problem that's not about to go away any time soon. 

Now, just because there isn't a cure for baldness, it's not actually all doom and gloom, thankfully. There are ways in which baldness can be treated, resulting in a slowing down of hair fall, and stimulation of hair regrowth. 

However, treating hair loss can be quite complicated, as results will always vary from person to person, so it is absolutely vital that you choose the right treatment plan that works for you, individually. 

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How To Stop Hair Loss

In this post, I'll go through five key products that I use in order to slow down my receding hairline. Now, thankfully, at 38, I still have a relatively good head of hair. My hair has lost some of its density since I hit my 30s, but not to the point where it really shows. 

So, I've decided to try five products that I hope will help me slow down (and stop) my hair loss dead in its tracks. For the sake of my health, I have chosen to stay away from prescription drugs like finasteride. I know finasteride isn't guaranteed to give you those nasty side-effects, but even so, I don't want to risk it, and I don't particularly want to be putting drugs into my body. 

1. Nizoral Shampoo (ketoconazole)

I started using Nizoral shampoo a few weeks ago in an attempt to treat my thinning hair with a formula that works deep into the scalp.
Nizoral contains ketoconazole, and while it is most frequently used for its antifungal properties to treat infections or conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, there is anecdotal evidence indicating that it may also help promote hair growth or reduce hair loss.

I use this shampoo up to two times a week. I apply a small amount, lather in well, leave in for around 5-6 minutes, and then wash out. I'm hoping that, when used in conjunction with my other four products, it will help halt my shedding, and stimulate hair growth. 

2. Kirkland Minoxidil Foam 2%

Next up is a product that I've known about for years, but I never really felt the need to try. Minoxidil, more commonly branded as Regaine/Rogaine, is the only topical treatment for hair loss that is medically approved.  

Minoxidil can help stop the hair loss in its tracks, and in some cases, it can even help regrow new hair. As my main area of hair loss is at the frontal hairline, I shall only be applying the minoxidil in and around that area of my scalp. I will be applying the minoxidil twice a day, once in the morning, and once at night. I have chosen to use the foam, rather than the liquid, because it dries instantly.

3. Micro-needling

While used as an anti-aging skin treatment, micro-needling may also be a method of treatment for hair loss. There's even evidence that it can help a special type of hair loss known as alopecia areata. The same process of creating wounds in the skin is also thought to regenerate the health of the hair follicles.

I've seen a bunch of guys on the internet trying the micro-needling technique on their heads, along with minoxidil, and the hair growth results have been quite extraordinary. 

So, using the micro-needling device, the derma roller, in conjunction with the minoxidil, I am hoping to see some excellent hair regrowth in the coming weeks and months. I will be micro-needling just once a week, with a 1.5mm derma stamp. If you choose to go for a 0.5mm micro-needling device, then you may have to use it twice a week. 

4. Multi-Vitamin Supplement

Multi-vitamin supplements are an absolutely vital part of a good hair care routine.  Multi-vitamin supplements can help prevent excess hair fall, and promote the healthy function of hair growth. 

I use HR23+ hair supplement, which is one of the market leaders. Now, supplements and vitamins will not cure baldness, but they can offer a you a safe alternative to finasteride, so you won't ever have to compromise on your health and wellbeing. 

I take four capsules daily. 

5. Biotin & Collagen Shampoo 

Finally, I use Biotin & Collagen shampoo by OGX. Shampoos do not treat hair loss to any great effect, but they do offer you a good health hair solution, particularly when used in conjunction with more potent treatments like minoxidil. 

This shampoo lathers wonderfully well, and helps to thicken and strengthen the strands. If you're looking to get a bit of volume in your hair, then be sure to use this shampoo 2-3 times a week. 

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