How to Deal With Men’s Thinning Hair

Men's Thinning Hair

Hair loss is very common among men. According to the American Hair Loss Association, over 80 percent of men have significant hair thinning before they reach 50. And the worst part is that most of them start shedding hair in their late teens or early 20s. If you have also started showing hair thinning signs on your crown or temples, worry not. There are some simple tips and tricks that you can follow to significantly stop and even reverse hair thinning.

Prevention is better than cure:

Preventing hair from falling is better than seeking hair restoration treatments after it is once gone. Follow the tips below to prevent hair loss in the first place:

Quit smoking:

Studies have shown a significant relationship between smoking and hair loss. Especially if you are suffering from male-pattern baldness, smoking can further worsen the condition, as nicotine in cigarettes has been found to shrink the hair follicles. So, if you are a smoker and are shedding hair as well, quit smoking at the earliest.

Take care of your hair:

We all value our hairs only after we have lost them. But this is not at all a good approach as no treatment in the world can give you the same thicker and fuller head of hair that you once had. So take very good care of your hair. Shampoo and condition your hair regularly and properly. Don’t subject them to the unnecessary heat of blow dryers, rather let them air dry. And above all, be care about your hair style. Wearing same hair style for months and years could cause you to lose hair in certain specific areas.

Take care of your diet:

Your diet translates into your skin and hair. Improper diet, lacking essential nutrients like proteins, iron, multivitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc can weaken your hair, making you prone to hair loss. Make sure that you eat fresh, healthy diet incorporating all the above stated essential nutrients. Focus should be paid particularly to your protein intake as your hairs are mainly composed of protein fibers – 91% protein and rest are long chain amino acids. Rich sources of protein include lean meat, poultry, low fat dairy products, fish, eggs and lentils.


If you have already started losing hair, here are some natural remedies as well as cosmetic procedures to help you control the problem and even reverse the damage that has already been caused.

Massage your scalp daily:

Massaging is the most effective way of controlling hair loss. Massaging your hair daily with coconut oil or jojoba oil helps increase blood circulation in the scalp which strengthens the hair follicles preventing them from falling out. Enhanced scalp circulation also triggers hair regrowth by activating the hair follicles in dormant state. Use lukewarm oil for massage. Other oils that you can try include rosemary oil, lavender oil and almond oil.

Dealing hair thinning with medications:

There are some FDA-approved medications as well that you can use for combating hair thinning. Minoxidil is an over the counter topical application that comes in 2%, 4% and 5% strengths. While the latter is the strongest of all, you can safely try the first two to control hair thinning, and in 10% cases it triggers hair regrowth as well.

Finasteride is an FDA-approved oral medication that has shown tremendous results in controlling and reversing hair thinning. This is a prescription medication that cannot be purchased without doctor’s recommendation. However, this medicine causes some serious side effects in users and is therefore not preferred by most of the doctors.

ACell/PRP Hair Loss Therapy:

If you are seeking an effective and instant fix for thinning hair, ACell/PRP hair loss therapy may be worth considering. It is the latest non-surgical hair loss treatment that does not involve a single cut or incision. The procedure involves injecting a mixture of powdery ACell and the Platelet Rich Plasma into the patient’s scalp to activate stem cells in the scalp. This not only stops hair thinning but also stimulates hair regrowth by strengthening miniaturized hair follicles.

If you are interested in ACell/PRP treatment, contact Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic now and you would not be disappointed. If you have any queries or want to know anything else about hair loss, contact us now by filling the free online consultation form below.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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