"Thick hair hasnaturally beenassociated with youthfulness and masculinity," says Albert Mannes, Ph.D., a University of Pennsylvania researcher who's studied perceptions of balding. "Hair loss signals aging."As much of two thirds of men and women in the USA suffer from hair thinning and althoughit's normal to lose around 100 hairs a day, there are certain things we can all do to reduce hair fall and keep ourlocks luscious.
Visit your GP:Don't accept thinning hair as a natural part of ageing. Your doctor can often diagnosethe cause of your balding by sight aloneand can recommend a prescription treatment. Hair thinning that spreadsmay be symptomatic of an underlying health issue. "Hormonal or nutritional deficiencies, such as thyroid problems, low iron, or low protein, can cause shedding," says Carolyn Jacob, M.D., the founder of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.Don't suffer in silence guys!
Avoid miracle cures:Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokespersonhas a stark warning:don't be taken in by claims for wonder products. There are no cures for female hair loss.
"There are lots of snakeoil products out there. Usually the greater the claim, the greater the letdown,"so
head over to the products recommended in theBritish Association of Dermatologist clinical guidelines (PDF, 85kb).
Ditch your old shampoo:
Look out for shampoos which include Ketoconazole,as an ingredient. Thisantifungalis used tobanish dandruff,but it has also been found by Scientists at the University of British Columbia. to reduceproduction of testosterone (and therefore DHT) in hair follicles. A Belgian studyhas actually found that balding men who used a 1 percent ketoconazole shampoo two or three times a week for six months saw a 17 percent reduction in hair shedding.Woop!
Healthy, Balanced diet:Male-pattern baldnessis an inherited sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT, a by-product of testosterone).This hormoneleads to finer hair, a receding hairline, andeventual baldness.Oily, fatty and fried foodshave been foundby researchers in India tospeed up the production ofdihydrotestosterone.Sugary puddings anddessertscan also flood the body with insulin floodwhich trigger the release of testosterone, making it available for conversion to DHT.Eating at least five fruit or vegetables a day will not only promote healthier hair and skin, but will give your immune system a fabulous boost.
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