While there are new studies underway on male and female pattern baldness causes, the question itself is as old as time. Learn the common signs of balding and how to treat hair loss.
Is there a cure for baldness? It’s one of the most common questions our experts get at Bosley. While there are new studies underway on male and female pattern baldness causes, the question itself is as old as time as Egyptians as early as 2500 BC used Lepās (an application or a mask) to beautify imperfections, including for hair loss. They were so distressed, they used animal fat and ground donkey hooves as a baldness cure. While there is still no cure, Bosley enables millions to regain their appearance and confidence through regimes designed to address thinning hair.
Male Or Female Pattern Baldness
Hair loss can be caused by a number of issues, including genetics, heredity, medicinal issues, environmental factors, hair styling, or hormonal changes. Male pattern baldness is also often hereditary, which causes predictable hair loss conditions like receding hairlines and balding. While some people embrace balding as a condition of aging, others prefer to invest in wigs, weaves, hats, and scarves to cover it. Customers also embrace Bosley Haircare Products to prevent, treat, or revitalize their hair before excessive hair loss and follicle damage occurs.
Androgenetic alopecia, the medical term for male or female pattern baldness, is common. The characteristics of balding are different between male and female bodies as well. Males typically begin to see hair loss along the temple before a receding hairline develops. Women thin along the parting line of the hair streams. While Bosley shampoos, conditioners, and follicle energizers are perfect for revitalization and regrowth, it is a good idea to identify the exact cause for your thinning, hair loss or balding before you decide on the best Bosley haircare product to use.
As male pattern baldness can begin to occur as young as adolescence, the amount of hair loss you experience early on can also affect the type of regrowth or restorative practices and products you want to utilize. While it occurs in a fourth of youth after developing puberty, two-thirds of men under age thirty-five and 85% of men over the age of fifty develop male pattern baldness. Women also experience female pattern baldness after the stages of menopause due to hormonal changes. While experts hope to find a balding cure, prevention and restoration are best practices.
Common Signs Of Balding
You naturally lose up to one hundred strands of hair daily. With over 100,000 hair follicles that can grow as many as twenty new hairs during a person’s lifetime, losing a few strands here and there may seem normal. It is when you notice large clumps on your brush or pillow, thinning in the temple area, or a receding hairline that you need to consider defensive and restorative care.
Can Thinning Hair Be Reversed?
There are two primary pharmaceutical treatments on the market that are FDA approved for male or female pattern baldness, but can thinning hair be reversed using Finasteride and Minoxidil?
- Finasteride is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blocker, which is testosterone that binds to hair follicles and damages them until they are unable to renew the hair growth cycle. It is not approved by the FDA for female pattern baldness, however, so Bosley for women utilizes minoxidil instead to promote professional haircare best practices.
- Minoxidil was first used in the 1970s for hypertension, and experts observed that patients experienced hair growth while using it, which led to further research and studies. While there is no balding cure, we utilize minoxidil in Bosley For Men (5% minoxidil strength) and Bosley For Women (2% strength) to prevent hair loss and promote healthy re-growth. As a vasodilator that opens up blood vessels, it is the ideal ingredient in Bosley haircare products as it carries healthy red blood cells, oxygen, and nutrition to the hair follicles to stimulate new hair growth.
Doctors typically prescribe Dutasteride for prostate enlargement. Although it is not approved by the FDA for hair loss treatment, medical clinicians prescribe a generic form of Dutasteride for male pattern baldness. As a 5α-reductase inhibitor and synthetic steroid hormone, it decreases the DHT production in the body, but it also has a much higher likelihood of hair follicle damage.
Is A Hair Transplant A Balding Cure?
Some people believe that a hair transplant is a balding cure, but it is actually a surgical procedure that takes DHT resistant hair follicle skin patches from the back of the head where more strands are found and transplanted in the bald areas of the head, such as with Bosley hair restoration.
Low-Level Laser Therapy For Hair Loss
Low-Level Laser Therapy or “LLLT” as abbreviated on Bosley is a newer method to combat hair loss. Bosley offers a baseball cap lined with laser diodes for a stylish and discreet way to help rejuvenate hair follicles. Though Bosley Pro’s treatments should be administered as a first line of defense there are plenty of hair care options like LLLT to consider.
Stem Cell Hair Transplant Cost
A stem cell hair transplant is similar to a more conventional hair transplant mentioned above yet a sample of skin is used rather than pulling existing hair follicles. New hair follicles are transplanted in the sample skin within a sanitary lab setting. Stem cell hair transplant isn't widely available to the public as of now as research is ongoing.
How To Grow Hair Faster With Bosley Professional Strength
While researchers have discovered the causes for hair thinning and receding hairlines, the much sought after balding cure remains elusive to the experts. There is also no one-size-fits-all cure to restore your tresses, but we do know that preventive care and restoration takes time and patience. It also takes quality-made hair restoration products like Bosley that are created specifically to help people revive their hair follicles and rejuvenate hair growth that has a stunning appearance.
Tip One: Develop A Healthy Haircare Routine
First, you will want to wash and condition your hair using products that nourish the head and
scalp. We highly recommend starting with the BosRevive Complete Hair Kit for either
color-treated or untreated hair. You receive a starter kit that includes a Bosley shampoo,
conditioner, thickening treatment, and follicle energizer, which will provide an ultimate hair
loss revitalization experience. Use Bosley styling products as well for volume and texture.
Tip Two: Daily Food Intake Or Nutritional Supplements
Do you know what vitamins and minerals are needed for hair growth? Be sure that you are
getting nutritional intake that delivers vitamins A, B, C, D, and E as well as iron, zinc, and
protein. Bosley supplements are the best nutritional products on the hair loss market.
Tip Three: Proper Hydration
Most people live a busy life which is why it is easy to lose track of the importance of hydration
for hair growth. It’s equally vital for cell health and hair stimulation. Since the body is
about sixty-percent water, extreme dehydration deters cell health and tissue growth as well. You
should consume six glasses (6-8 ounce cups) of water every day to maintain your health.
Tip Four: Balance Your Health
Because hair loss is associated with medical conditions and medications, balancing your health is
vital to hair loss prevention. Exercising also reduces stress and anxiety, which helps healthy red
blood cells and oxygen flow properly. It also stimulates the hair follicles.
Tip Five: Massage The Scalp For Five Minutes Daily
After using Bosley hair products, massage your head, scalp, and neck for five minutes to
promote hair growth to improve blood circulation to your scalp. Massaging also reduces stress
and eases muscle tension. At Bosley, we understand that hair loss is life-changing, so we
developed our products based on best practices like prevention, rejuvenation, and re-growth.
Even if you have invested in some of the surgeries and therapies in this article, you likely know
that you still have to practice self-care to ensure you maintain your re-growth, which our
products will help you do. To learn about the Bosley Haircare System, read our About US page.
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