It’s not just women that worry about their hair. Men, of all ages, are worried about their appearance, too, and it’s nothing to be ashamed about. Our hair is so linked to our identity, research also shows that it affects our confidence, employability and sexual appeal.
Balding and male pattern baldness can be a real worry as men age. Yet, options like a hair transplant are becoming de-stigmatised, so you don’t have to worry about rocking the comb over any more. If you are looking for healthy hair as a working man, with an average budget and limited time available, these are our top tips.
First of all, this is not suitable for people who are already completely bald. This is because the process relies on healthy, donor hair being taken from the rest of the head and being re-implanted to cover the bald area. Don’t worry, it doesn’t leave anywhere else on your head bald. Hair transplants are a great option for those who have a receding or maturing hair line. This can be restructured to avoid the widow peak look, which could knock years off your appearance. Hair transplants are also great for saying goodbye to the bald crown that you are scared of people noticing when they walk behind you.
Despite popular opinion, hair transplants are not only for the super elite. Although celebrities and football stars, such as Wayne Rooney, have done great work to change how we think about male hair transplants, they’re available for everyone. Most initial consultations are free and no obligation, which means you can talk through how you want your hair to look, and what you can realistically achieve, without spending a penny. Sounds like a win-win situation.
Identify What Kind Of Scalp You Have:
Many men suffer from dandruff or the complete opposite, and oily scalp. The skin on your head really affects the health of your hair and tackling an unhappy or unhealthy scalp could help your hair follicles grow.
The scalp naturally produces an oil called sebum, which is important for hydrating skin and hair cells. If you have naturally oily hair you might be self-conscious about it appearing greasy. This leads many people to over-wash and over-scrub their hair with harmful shampoos, full of chemicals. However, to avoid a greasy-looking head of hair, you should try to only wash your hair a couple of times per week. You should also use balancing shampoos, rather than oil-based ones. These are more likely to be obtuse or opaque liquids, whereas oil-based alternatives feel much more like water when they are poured out in your hand. If you have dandruff, you are likely to have a dry, flaky scalp. To treat this, you should use those oil-based shampoos. Replace your regular shampoos with these to hydrate your skin and boost your confidence!
Avoid Over Styling
Styling isn’t just using heat, straighteners and curlers, it’s also combing, brushing and using products. Traction alopecia is when hair, usually around the hair line, begins to fall out because of over-combing or brushing. Due to current, preferred styles, this is becoming more and more common. Men that comb their hair over to the side to have a parting, or quiff their hair regularly are more likely to see a change in their hairline. This is because the follicles in which hair strands stem from become damaged, limiting new growth. Wherever possible, use a soft brush and don’t pull you hair too tight when styling. You can find natural styling products that work to nourish the hair, so you can still rock your favourite look, but also enjoy happier, healthier hair, for longer!