Hair loss is a common problem experienced by many men regardless of age, lifestyle habits, race or ethnicity. Male pattern baldness (MPB), also known as androgenic alopecia, tops the list of the most common types of male hair loss. It is not typically an illness or health condition which can put your health at risk, but nevertheless, it can make you look older than you are and jeopardize your body image. Genetic predisposition and hormonal imbalance are the most common hair loss causes.
As MPB does not directly affect your health, you can remain ignorant about it and live bald. Many men do not feel inferior in any way just because they are bare-headed. But given a choice, wouldn't you have tried to stop hair loss and possibly regrow new hair? If your answer is yes, you can try medical treatment to correct the hormonal imbalance that usually causes androgenic alopecia. Currently Propecia is one of the most popular medicines to stop hair loss and trigger hair regrowth. But before you consider medical treatment as your last resort, you can take a look at some of the cosmetic hair restoration products available on the market.
Using wigs or adopting some cheeky comb-over techniques can be a good way to conceal your baldness. Wigs in particular have been used by many men as an effective camouflage. Before you use wigs, you need to make sure the color of the wig matches that of your natural hair. Try to match the color in natural light as artificial light may give you misleading impression.
To make sure that cosmetic concealment of baldness with wigs is efficient, you need to take proper care of your wig. Treat it not as a foreign body but as something belonging to your physical self. Do not use hair blower to dry it; use a portable wig strand dryer instead. When dry, keep it in a cool place, away from sunlight. Shampoo the wig on a regular basis and use only the recommended shampoo. As for the other wig care products, always follow the instructions on proper usage to avoid damage to your artificial hair.
Despite all the handy benefits of using cosmetic hair restoration products, the fact remains that they can provide only a temporary solution to your hair loss problem. You cannot get long-term benefits by using wigs or by combing your hair ingeniously. Propecia, on the other hand, can give you the long-term benefits you may be looking for. Studies show that bald men using Propecia for 2 years can experience significant improvement in their condition. But you should always use Propecia or any other prescription hair loss product on the advice of a doctor.
Medical consultation is a must before any kind of hair loss treatment because only a doctor can accurately diagnose the type of hair loss you are experiencing. Not all types of baldness are caused by hormonal or genetic factors. For example, a cancer patient usually loses hair after chemotherapy. In that case, it is better to rely on cosmetic treatment than medical treatment.