Hair loss or hair thinning can be frustrating for anyone. However, 70% of men struggle with hair loss in comparison to 40% of women, making men significantly more frustrated! That’s why this helpful post is dedicated to the guys out there. Gentiluomini (gentlemen), this one’s for you!
Let’s start by tackling what causes hair loss in men (we’ll keep it brief).
Hair loss is typically caused when your hair’s natural growth cycle is interrupted and your strands shed before new growth is ready to kick in. This “interruption” can be the result of many things.
Genetics is one of the most common causes of hair loss in men. If you have a family history of hair loss, it’s quite likely that you’ll experience it, too. But it’s not the only thing that provokes this annoying condition. Other causes of hair loss in men include:
- Hormonal changes. Hormonal changes can affect hair loss, and there is one hormone that’s a huge culprit! This hormone is called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the male sex hormone, and when it’s secreted in huge quantities, it manipulates hair follicles by making them produce thinner and shorter hair strands. In worst-case scenarios, these follicles shrink completely, and no hair is produced.
- Poor nutrition. Your body needs certain nutrients to thrive, and so does your hair! If you eat poorly and fail to follow a balanced diet, your hair may suffer the consequences.
- Harsh chemicals. Hair loss can often occur due to excessive use of harsh chemicals or overstimulation (certain hairstyles can take a toll on hair production).
- Medical conditions such as alopecia and male pattern baldness.
- Medications and treatments used to treat certain illnesses and diseases.
- Environmental factors such as polluted air or water.
*If you feel your hair loss problem could be a medical condition or a side effect of the medication you’re on, we encourage you to seek advice from a medical professional. However, our team of hair care experts also have solutions for men when it comes to plumping up those strands and stimulating hair growth.
Hair Loss Treatments for Men
There are multiple things you can do to combat hair loss so that your hair looks healthier and fuller – and it all starts with a quick, fuss-free haircare routine.
Firstly, you may want to change to a shampoo that supports hair growth. For example, Rossano Ferretti’s Vita Rejuvenating Shampoo uses an Italian-inspired formula that helps to prevent hair loss and thinning while slowing the ageing process. This indulgent hair loss shampoo for men includes over 95% natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Ginseng, and Green Tea. These ingredients combine to stimulate the scalp, thus aiding hair growth. After just one application, your hair will feel softer, stronger, and handsomely plump!
Secondly, remember that washing your hair every day can do more harm than good. When you over-wash your hair, you don’t give your follicles enough time to secrete natural oils that nourish, strengthen, and encourage growth. A professional dry shampoo can be used every other day to keep your strands fresh and buoyant.
Then – some men skip using conditioner altogether because they think their shorter locks don’t need this added moisture. To set the record straight, deep hydration is needed to keep hair in its healthiest form. We suggest you try Grandioso Volumising Conditioner. Inspired by the plentiful, lush landscapes of Umbria, the green heart of Italy, this lightweight conditioner adds tons of volume to your hair so that it looks thicker and fuller.
Lastly, finish your hair routine with Vita Rejuvenating Serum. This award-winning serum and treatment helps to reduce hair loss for men and can be applied to your scalp and hair to thicken your hairstyle, making it appear more lush and fuller. As a plus, this Green Tea infused serum also stimulates your scalp to improve blood circulation and cell renewal, promoting healthy hair growth. Using hyaluronic acid to plump your strands, it’s one for your bathroom shelf for sure!
How to Prevent Hair Loss in Men (When Prevention is Better Than the Cure!)
A dedicated hair care routine complete with the very best hair products from Italy will help to prevent hair loss and nip the condition in the bud before it has a chance to wreak havoc. But there are also other things you can do to keep your hair growing thick and lush.
A healthy lifestyle will support hair growth. This includes a balanced diet enriched with vitamins and nutrients such as biotin, iron, zinc, and Vitamin A. It also helps to avoid toxins (like toxins found in cigarettes), get plenty of rest, and drink alcohol in moderation only.
As for stress, well, we mentioned that this is another factor that can inhibit the hair growth cycle – so, we want to avoid it at all costs. Try to keep your stress levels low by often exercising, meditating, reading, taking naps, or by practising the beautiful art of slow & relaxed living, a lifestyle preferred by many Italians and Mediterraneans! Your hair will thank you for it!