Category: Hair Loss in Men

Hair loss in men is much more common than hair loss in women. It is said to affect the majority of men over the age of 30. It is also very prevalent in men over the age of 21. You might be surprised to learn just how young it begins to affect men. However, the good news is that it can be treated. In this hair loss for men section of the Hair Growth Pills website we will get to the bottom of this problem. We will offer a wealth of solutions to help you cure it.

Hair loss can be a difficult thing to deal with. However, there are a number of cures out there that you can try. These will be discussed in this section and they will cover everything from medications and supplements, to simple vitamins and foods. There is so much you can do and hair loss is often just a symptom of a lack of care and attention. So, snap back into shape and do something about that baldness!

Best Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

Best Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

Best Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

This is a question that we get asked a lot: just what is the best shampoo for men’s hair loss? The truth is, this is not an easy question to answer. There are a lot of products on the market, a lot of shampoos to sift through.

However, many of these products actually use the same ingredients. In most cases that ingredient is Minoxidil, which is used in many shampoos and is also available in the popular treatment Rogaine.

In this article we’ll look at the best shampoo for men’s hair loss, factoring in many different products and focusing only on the ones that we think actually do what they promise to do.

Rogaine / Minoxidil

There is a reason this is the most popular product on the market, and that’s because it has proven to be effective time and time again. Of course, Rogaine doesn’t work for everyone. But it’s safer, it is much more effective and while it’s expensive, it’s in line with many similar products out there.

There are Rogaine formulas for men and for women. However, it has traditionally been marketed at men. It works in men pretty much the same way that it works in women. The only difference is the marketing, and the fact that more men suffer from hair loss than women.

Rogaine is FDA approved, it comes in many different forms and it has been on the market long enough for there to be plenty of reviews out there that you can read. However, there are just as many cons as there are pros.

For one, while Rogaine is fairly cheap per bottle, that price escalates considerably when you factor in that you have to use it for several months before you see any positive effects. The studies performed on Rogaine tested it for a period of 4 months. That’s a long time. However, this studies did report positive hair growth in the marjory of men trialled, so it’s worth t.

Another concern that potential users have are the long list of side effects. This may be an FDA approved medication, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely harmless. It can cause some potential serious side effects and although these are rare, it is something to bear in mind. It’s also reason why you should not treat this medication lightly.

Keranique

Keranique Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

Keranique Hair Growth Treatment was marketed toward women, but much like Rogaine, it can also be used by the opposite sex. And that’s not the only thing that Keranique has in common with Rogaine, as they both use the same active ingredient: Minoxidil.

There are many generic formulas out there that contain Minoxidil and this is one of the most popular. It also happens to be one of the most expensive, and that has put a lot of users off. Once you factor in the cost of the shampoo, the conditioner, and the spray, this actually comes to more than a treatment of Rogaine.

However, it’s worth noting that Minoxidil isn’t the only ingredient in Keranique. It also has a number of other ingredients that have been shown to help limit hair loss and speed up have growth. Also, unlike Rogaine, Keranique can help to condition your hair. It can help to make it stronger, to give it a shine. This essentially means that Keranique Hair Growth Treatment offers the complete package.

Of course, that’s only if you can afford it and if you can bring yourself to use a product that has been labelled as being more or less exclusively for women.

Alpecin Shampoo

If Keranique is designed to appeal to women then Alpecin is clearly designed to appeal to men. This bottle of shampoo even looks like a bottle of motor oil. So, they clearly know that men have been put off by shampoos deemed “too feminine” and they have gone all-out to try and change that and to offer something that is definitely, 100%, without a doubt: male.

Marketing has played a big role in the success of this product, and not just because it has been designed to appeal to a niche male market that has replied by throwing their money at it. That marketing has also focused on the fact that this is a “caffeine shampoo”. We are almost programmed to believe that caffeine speeds everything up. It’s why they add it to painkillers, and it’s why it has been added to this shampoo.

But like those painkillers, there is very little truth to the notion that caffeine can somehow speed up hair growth. However, saying that, there have been some mildly interesting studies that have suggested this could be a genuinely helpful product. There are just as many studies that say otherwise and just as many users that back them up. But there is something to this shampoo.

Also, while everyone is a little undecided on whether or not it will work for baldness or hair growth, they are a little more confident in the belief that Alpecin shampoo works to condition and strengthen your hair. It’s also one of the cheap hair growth shampoos you will find and is considerably cheaper than any Minoxidil shampoos.

Other Shampoo for Men’s Hair Loss

The three mentioned above are the ones that standout for us the most, desiring of any list of the best shampoo for men’s hair loss. But in all honesty, when it comes to actual hair growth, it’s only the two listed first that seem to have any sort of positive effect.

There are other shampoo for men’s hair loss out here that might have a similar effect though. Many of them are just different brand names for similar products and formulas. The trick is to focus on the things that work and to remember a few key points:

  • Minoxidil is the same in any formula. There may be other stuff added alongside it, but it’s the same ingredient and in most cases it is the only active ingredient.
  • Vitamins don’t always work. We have explored the benefits of vitamins for hair growth many times on this site. That’s one of the reasons Hair Growth Pills was created. However, those vitamins often need to be consumed, and even when they are, they don’t always work. There are exceptions, but products rely on scant public knowledge and marketing, and rarely focus on what actually works.
  • Caffeine is to drink. It may seem logical that it somehow speeds up hair growth, but it does not. Your hair doesn’t consume it and then suddenly perk up. And as far as anyone know, caffeine does not have any benefits as a topical medicine.
Your Hair Loss Questions Answered: Baldness FAQ

Your Hair Loss Questions Answered: Baldness FAQ

We have fielded countless questions on hair loss since we started this site. In this guide we aim to answer all of them as best we can, getting to the root of your problem in more ways than one.

Does Masturbation Cause Hair Loss?

Does Masturbation Cause Hair Loss?
Just out of shot there is a very disappointed man who realizes his frantic self pleasuring has just caught up with him.

This may sound like a random, paranoid concern. It’s the sort of thing that would only ever be asked on the internet and has no basis in truth (like most of the things on the internet). However, there is some science behind it and the answer isn’t a clear as you would expect. Nor is it as reassuring.

Ejaculation triggers a release of hormones. One of these is testosterone, which can then be converted into DHT in the prostate and testicles. This chemical then begins to circulate through your body and if it reaches your scalp and builds up, then it can inhibit hair follicles. DHT is one of the main causes of hair loss in men. It goes without saying that anything that triggers DHT is not good for hair loss.

However, unless problems already exist, such as an extreme sensitivity to DHT, then it is highly unlikely that an individual will experience hair loss as a result of excessive masturbation. It is is perfectly healthy thing to do. What’s more, it is essential in rejuvenating sperm and keeping the sexual organs ticking over. You can actually cause more problems for your body if you refuse to masturbate. In fact, the build-up of stress that results from not being able to masturbate could also trigger hair loss.

Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

Another thing that can trigger an increase in DHT is the supplement creatine. This is a very popular supplement in the bodybuilding community and many young men are worried about consuming it because they are worried about thinning hair. After all, many of them are taking creatine because they want to improve the way they look, and it’s no good packing on a little muscle at the expense of your hair falling out.

It’s true that creatine can cause an increase in DHT. But it’s not DHT that’s the problem so much as how the body deals with it. If you have a sensitivity to it, as mentioned above, then creatine can cause more hair loss. But the same goes for many things. In fact, if you have that sensitivity then it’s going to be very difficult for you to stop the effect of DHT because there are so many things that can increase production.

And the more creatine you take, the higher of a risk you run. However, if you don’t have that sensitivity, then it’s unlikely that creatine will cause hair loss.

What Medications Cause Hair Loss?

Unfortunately, there are a long list of medications that cause hair loss. As a result, if you’re on a number of medications and are experiencing hair loss, it can be an ordeal to try and work out what medication is causing the hair loss or if it’s being caused by more than one medication.

The medications most commonly associated with hair loss have been listed below:

  • Anticoagulants (Warfarin, Sofarin, Heparin)
  • Anticonvulsants (Tridione, Depakote)
  • Antidepressants (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft)
  • Gout Medications (Lopurin, Zyloprim)
  • Beta Blockers (Atenolol, Propranolol)
  • Hormone Supplements (Testosterone, Birth Control)

An excess amount of Vitamin A can also cause hair loss. As discussed in our Hair Loss Vitamins article, it is important to consume a balanced diet that contains a healthy profile of vitamins and minerals. But it is possible to overdo it and to cause even more problems than the ones you are trying to fix.

How Long Does Postpartum Hair Loss Last?

How Long Does Postpartum Hair Loss Last?

We have covered Postpartum Hair Loss in the past. This is a unique from of hair loss that only occurs following childbirth. However, it’s important to note that you’re not actually losing anymore hairs than usual.

We lose hairs everyday. Well over 100 of them. Pregnancy hormones stop these from falling out naturally, which is why your hair looks and feels thicker during pregnancy. When you have the baby and the hormones get back to normal, all of those extra hairs begin to fall out. In the end, you’re left with hair that is as it should be. In some cases, women will lose more hair following childbirth. This can be a result of hormone imbalances, dietary issues, vitamin deficiencies and stress. However, for the most part it’s nothing to worry about.

In any case, the hair loss typically begins to occur three months after childbirth and is usually over before the baby is one year old.

Does Cymbalta Cause Hair Loss?

Cymbalta, which is the brand name for Duloxetine, is a drug that is used to treat depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and fibromyalgia, among other things. It can cause increased levels of serotonin and reduced levels of sodium, both of which can trigger a long list of relatively common side effects.

Hair loss is not actually listed as a minor, major common or uncommon Cymbalta side effect. However, we’re often asked whether to not Cymbalta causes hair loss and it’s a problem we have seen asked on many forums. For whatever reason, it seems that a minority of people are experiencing this issue with Cymbalta.

So yes, it is likely that it does cause hair loss, but if so, it is very rare. Typically, “uncommon” and “rare” side effects on drug leaflets refer to something that may happen to only 1 in 1,000 or 1 in 10,000 people. It is not likely that hair loss is a rarer side effect, but rather that it’s one that is simply “uncommon” and rarely gets reported. After all, short-term users are unlikely to notice hair loss if it’s minor, whereas older users may think it’s not related and users already experiencing baldness won’t be affected.

But even if that is the case, it’s still not likely to affect you. You shouldn’t avoid taking a drug just because there is such a slim chance of a side effect. If you have started the drug and are worried it’s causing hair loss, speak to your doctor. Do not simply stop taking it without consulting them first.

Does Topamax Cause Hair Loss?

Does Topamax Cause Hair Loss?

If you search for “Does Topamax Cause Hair Loss?” or similar terms in Google, you’ll find a long list of people suffering from this condition. So much so that it seems relatively common. That’s not the case. it’s still a somewhat uncommon side effect, but the sheer number of users means that there are many people suffering from this side effect.

Simply put, Topamax can cause hair loss. However, many people who have suffered Topamax related hair loss have found hair loss treatments such as the use of hair growth supplements to be effective. You can find plenty of info on such treatments here on Hair Growth Pills.

Hair Loss Due to Medication: Will it Grow Back?

Simply put, yes it will, at least for the most part. If a medication is causing hair loss then it’s probably being triggered by changing hormones; an increase in DHT; an imbalance; or by a chemical that is restricting the natural process. If you take that away then the body will be able to return to its normal rhythms.

Of course, that’s not always the case. Sometimes longer term damage may be done, especially if it has been taken for a long time.

What Causes Sudden Hair Loss in Women?

There are a number of causes for sudden hair loss in women. These are discussed at greater length in our articles on Hair Loss in Women and What Causes Hair Loss in Women. They can be hormonal, infection related, medication related or stress related. But there are many variants of each, many potential causes.

Causes of Hair Loss in Men: Stress, Hormones, More

Causes of Hair Loss in Men: Stress, Hormones, More

Causes of Hair Loss in Men

Male grooming has only really become the norm in the last decade or so. Before that, most men didn’t really pay much attention to their appearance. However, they have always stressed over their hair, worried about thinning hair, receding hairlines and grey hairs. Hair loss is more prominent in men and can cause just as much distress as in women. But what are the main causes of hair loss in men?

Causes of Hair Loss in Men

There are many common and uncommon causes of hair loss in men. These range from things that are perfectly well within your control and are very easy to manage, to things that are beyond your control and can not be stopped, treated or prevented in anyway. The first step to finding the right hair treatment is to make sure you know what’s causing your hair loss in the first place.

If you don’t, then it will be difficult to find an effective cure. You’ll waste time and money and you may be putting your health at risk. So, take a read of our list below and find out what your problem is.

Tight Hairstyles

If you have cornrows in your hair or you have a tight ponytail, then this could be the reason you hair is falling out or thinning. This is an issue more commonly seen in women, but one that men also face. You can still have these hairstyles, just make sure you’re kinder to your hair when doing them and try not to have your hair like that constantly.

The issue here is that the scalp is under constant stress and the hair is constantly being pulled back from the hairline. This speeds up the recession of hair from the hairline and can also cause hair to fall out on top. This condition is known as traction alopecia.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism Causes Hair Loss in Men

The thyroid helps to regulate the hormones in the body. It releases a number of hormones and ensures these are kept in specific balance. If the thyroid is not functioning properly then it will create an imbalance of these hormones which can trigger everything from fatigue to weight loss and hair loss. This is one of the main causes of hair loss in men and one that can trigger the most drastic loss.

However, it’s easily fixed. There are medications that can be taken to regulate the thyroid and to cure this problem. Hair loss in hypothyroidism is not limited to the scalp and can cause hairs to fall out all over the body.

Autoimmune Conditions

There are autoimmune conditions whereby the body attacks the hair follicles, treating them as foreign invaders like they would a cold virus. The immune system may attack the follicles or it may damage the cells that support hair growth. This is one of the rarer causes of hair loss in men, but it does occur in a sizable percentage of the population.

In this cause, there is very little that can be done to stop it. However, the hair loss tends not to be severe and typically occurs in patches or as a thinning of the hair.

Infections

Another one of the rarer causes of hair loss in men is infections of the scalp and the skin, the most common of which is ringworm. So-called because it causes a “ring” of redness underneath the skin, this is caused by a parasite that burrows underneath.

The skin under which the ringworm has burrowed will be red and inflamed. Hair will fall out during the infection and will not grow back while it remains infected.

There are a number of treatments for infections like these. They are painless and widely available. In many cases you can treat them with a simple course of tablets. Once the infection is treated, then the hair should grow back and the problems will no longer be visible.

Medications

Medications Causing Hair Loss in Men

There are a number of medications out there that can cause hair loss. These drugs range from anxiety medications to medications used to treat epilepsy. The side effects are always listed and are typically rare, but with so many people using medication for one thing or another, there is a large potion of the population current experiencing hair loss as a result of prescription medication.

On the plus side, this hair loss is typically very short lived. The body goes through a stage of shedding the hair, after which it will begin to grow back. So, don’t worry if you begin to experience hair loss as a result of medication. There’s a good chance it will grow back without you needing to stop taking the drug.

Bad Diet

One of the most common causes of hair loss in men is a poor diet. We have talked about hair loss vitamins, hair growth supplements and more on this site. We have told you about the benefits of everything from Saw Palmetto to Vitamin D. They can help you to grow hair when it begins to fall out. But if you don’t get enough of them and are severely deficient, then they may actually be causing your hair to fall out.

Some of the most common culprits include Vitamin C, Vitamin D and B Vitamins. Protein also plays a role as the hair is essentially made up of protein. If you don’t get enough, your body will struggle to growth healthy hair. That doesn’t mean that you have to start chugging protein drinks immediately. You only need about 50 grams a day on average and this is more than enough to ensure you body has the right nutrition to grow healthy, strong hair.

Stress

Stress Causing Hair Loss in Men
This is one of the biggest causes of hair loss in men. It is one that’s becoming more and more of a problem. The stress needs to be severe for any real issues to present themselves. But if you’re putting yourself under a lot of stress at work or at home; if you’re constantly worried about your job, your marriage or your finances, then that may be a cause of your hair loss.

Take it easy, relax. You’d be amazed at what damage stress can do to your body and at how much better you will be on the whole if you just take some time out and stop worrying. We know that’s easier said than done. But if this is a major contributor to your problems then it should be the number 1 thing that you’re working on fixing.

Your hair, your heart and your mind will thank you for it.