Fact checking – can I prevent hair loss?

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So what’s the problem?

You’re concerned that you’re losing your hair and you want to know what you can do to stop, or at least prevent hair loss. Sound about right?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. The internet is a scary place. Rest assured, at mrhawke.com, we’re only interested in cutting through the noise and getting to the facts of the issue. We don’t do nonsense. We’re also not Doctors, so if your problems go deeper than what’s covered below, we’d suggest seeking their help.

What can I do to Prevent Hair Loss?

If you’re just at the early stages of shedding, thinning or balding you have some options to help prevent hair loss. But be quick – perhaps your biggest friend here is the speed with which you choose to move. Whatever you choose to do, be purposeful and commit – you might not get overnight results.

The two main areas widely acknowledged as areas to examine to help prevent hair loss, are avoiding damage and your diet. It’s also crucially important you recognise when to get professional help. If you’re at all unsure as to what is causing your hair to change, go see a Doctor or Dermatologist. Don’t hesitate.

Avoid Damage!

  1. Choose a suitable shampoo for your hair. Work out if you have fine, thick, greasy, dry or dandruff prone hair and choose a product that suits.
  2. Try to avoid the hair dryer. Perhaps an obvious one, but heat isn’t your friend here. Heat weakens the protein chains in your already weak hair follicle. The extra heat can also cause further brittleness.
  3. Go easy on the chemicals. If you’re trying to hide those grey hairs with a well-known men only product, consider if that’s your true priority. Any extra stress on your already weakened follicles will only serve to speed up the balding process.
  4. Choose your styling product wisely. Truth be told, not many styling products are good for you hair. They typically coat your hair with a wax or fixative that seeps into the follicle in order to hold the hair in place. And don’t forget you need to wash it out.

Look at your diet!

  1. You can’t beat a balanced diet. A healthy body is more conducive to producing healthy hair. That means lots of veggies and fruit, combined with sleep and exercise.
  2. Up your Iron intake. People with low iron levels are considered anaemic, which is well known to disrupt the supply of nutrients used in the growth of follicles. Make sure you’re consuming healthy amounts of red meat, chicken and fish. Oh, and broccoli and spinach. And kale if you’re desperate.
  3. Up your vitamin C intake. This super vitamin not only helps with your immune response to any illness you might have caught from the kids, but also helps your body absorb the iron you consume. Oranges and fresh berries are great.
  4. Up your protein intake. Your hair is made up of the structural protein Keratin. And the amino acids that make up the Keratin largely come from the protein you eat in your diet. Seafood, poultry, eggs, beef, pork etc are all your friends.
  5. Figure out what to avoid. This is a minefield and is worth some of your time to do further research. The most notable thing we found was Aspartame – the artificial sweetener used in soft drinks, some cereals, sweets and lollies, chewing gum and yoghurts amongst others. Aspartame unfortunately has a reputation for contributing to thinning hair.

Know when to get help!

Perhaps the most important thing – your hair loss could be a sign of a more serious underlying medical concern that needs immediate help. We’re not trying to spook you, but you know your own body best – things like fluctuating weight, pain where you’re losing hair, losing it in an unusual pattern or at an early age are all red flags (there are others to consider too).

We’re not going to give you a shameless plug about Mr Hawke Flex Pomade and how it can work for you to help prevent hair loss, but rest assured it has been designed with guys like you in mind – our Rescue Formula contains a complex of Arginine and Caffeine; two ingredients scientifically proven to assist with creating a healthy environment for hair growth. L-Arginine is an essential Amino Acid in the production of the protein Keratin (which your follicles are made of), while Caffeine acts as a stimulant to your scalp and also thickens those finer follicles. Stronger follicles and a healthier scalp mean you’re giving yourself every chance possible to slow down mother nature’s crusade to make the world more bald.

Written by TW. Article first published on May 23, 2018. Return to the Hawke Guide ›

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