5 Healthy Hair Growth Tips For Men
Men like women want to have healthy and great-looking hair. They take pride in their appearance and want to look their best. Hair loss or Alopecia, as doctors call it, is a problem that not just women suffer from but men as well. Studies have shown that about 85% of men will have major hair thinning by the time they're 50. Some even will face such problems before they turn 21. So, what causes Alopecia?
Alopecia has many possible causes including:
- Hormonal changes in men such as during puberty or with the onset of middle age can potentially cause hair loss
- Medical conditions like scalp infections, skin disorders, and hormonal imbalances can also lead to temporary or permanent hair loss
- Medications used to treat cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, and high blood pressure can sometimes cause hair loss as a side effect
- Nutritional deficiencies such as an insufficient intake of protein, iron, or zinc can lead to unhealthy hair and eventual hair loss
- Poor hair care practices such as over-brushing, heat damage from styling tools, and using harsh chemicals can all contribute to damaged hair follicles and eventually lead to hair loss
- Stressful life events such as illness, surgery, death in the family, etc.
If you're a man and notice your hair is thinning, don't freak out just yet. Here are 5 tips on how to prevent further hair loss and promote healthy hair growth.
Tip 1: Keep Your scalp clean
If you want to have healthy hair, you need to start from the roots – your scalp. A lot of people think that shampooing every day will strip away natural oils from their scalp and cause dryness. However, that’s not true. Washing your hair daily with a mild cleanser gets rid of built-up sebum, sweat, and dirt on your scalp which could lead to irritation, itchiness, and dandruff if left unchecked. It also helps keep your follicles open so they can better absorb the nutrients they need for growth.
My personal favorite shampoo to use is Amplixin® Volumizing Shampoo. It is formulated with Caffeine, Acetyl-Tetrapeptide-3, and Red Clover, which help achieve thicker and denser-looking hair with daily use. All Amplixin hair products are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.
Tip 2: Eat a balanced diet
Your hair is made up of proteins so it’s important to include plenty of them in your diet. Include foods like eggs, fish, nuts, and beans in your meals. Also, make sure to get enough iron by eating leafy greens, red meat, or fortified cereals. If you’re not getting enough vitamins and minerals from food then talk to your doctor about taking supplements.
Since we mentioned diet, I strongly recommend you quit smoking and cut back on drinking if you want to have healthy hair. Both habits constrict blood flow to the scalp which could lead to hair loss.
Tip 3: Be gentle with your hair
Treating your hair roughly will only make it more likely to break and fall out. When shampooing, use gentle circular motions on your scalp instead of scrubbing. And be careful when combing or brushing wet hair as it’s more susceptible to breakage. Start from the bottom and work your way up, holding each section of hair taut with the other hand to avoid yanking.
In addition, while at it, get a good haircut. This may seem like an obvious one but a lot of men don't realize that getting a regular haircut is crucial for maintaining healthy hair. When your hair is cut, the ends are removed which prevents split ends from working their way up the shaft of your hair. Split ends can weaken your hair and lead to breakage.
Tip 4: Manage stress levels
When you’re stressed, your body produces hormones like cortisol which can cause inflammation in the scalp and lead to hair loss. Try to reduce stress in your life by getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and meditating. If you can’t seem to manage your stress levels on your own then talk to a therapist or counselor who can help you develop coping mechanisms.
On a personal level, exercise regularly has helped me a lot in controlling my stress level. Exercise is important for overall health, and this includes the health of your hair. Exercise helps to increase blood flow and nutrients to the scalp, which can promote healthy hair growth.
Tip 5: Use haircare products that help promote healthy hair growth
There are a variety of hair care products on the market that claim to help promote healthy hair growth. Do some research to find a product that works for you and that you feel comfortable using. I can not recommend Amplixin hair products enough! Amplixin has been designed for men and women to achieve thicker and fuller healthy-looking hair.
My go-to product is Amplixin Intensive Growth Serum. It is a powerful leave-in treatment packed with clinically studied ingredients to help promote healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss progression.
These are just a few tips to help you keep your hair healthy and prevent hair loss. If you’ve tried all of the above tips and are still seeing hair fall out then it’s time to see a doctor. You could be experiencing hair loss due to a medical condition like an autoimmune disorder, thyroid problems, or iron deficiency. A doctor will be able to run some tests and determine the cause of your hair loss so you can get started on treatment.