In our opinion, the fight against hair loss is a fool’s errand. As a matter of fact, two-thirds of men experience significant hair thinning by age 35, according to the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA). By age 50, this digit increases to a staggering 85 percent of men experiencing onset hair loss. We’re sorry to break the news to you, but most hair rejuvenation treatments are highly ineffective according to the AHLA. Even if we are fervent advocates of shaving everything off and accepting our fate as bald men, we want to help you go through the period of doubt and steer you away from major mistakes balding men end up doing, before deciding to take the leap forward.
Using too much Product
Make sure you don’t drown your balding scalp in any type of product. Whether it’s hair rejuvenation products (they don’t work, but you’ll realize that soon enough), dandruff preventing shampoos/conditioner, or any type of product, you want to use the right amount.
Our pro tip: Our recurring tip throughout follows the overarching ideology HED Skincare’s mission conveys, shave everything and take care of your scalp.
Abandon the comb-over
If you’re not going to shave everything off (you really should), the options are rather limited, but the worst thing you could do is the classic and loathed “comb-over”. This is not the 1960s, your sticky looking over gelled comb-over will not make you rock a “Mad Men” character's style. In fact, it will have people think you’re older than you actually are. Stick to a good old hat. Or take the first step, shave and let HED Skincare take care of the rest.
The Patchy Beard
Unless you wish to rock the “teenager going through puberty” look, we advise to refrain from letting your beard grow to the in-between very short and long length. You can only pull off this type of beard if you can grow a beautifully flourishing, even beard. However, for the rest, go short or go long. No middle ground, please!
Supplements, Toupees, and Hair Transplants
Even if products like Propecia do slow down hair loss by a small margin it will only have minimal impact. If hair loss is hard coded into your genome, there is little to no chance such product will do any good to your scalp in the long run. We urge you to avoid artifacts to cover up your balding dome, tupees aren’t in trend anymore and much like the comb-over, they will make you seem much older than you actually are. Hair transplants cost thousands of dollars and involve a series of considerable risks, if you want to learn more about those, please refer to our previous article "The Nightmare of Hair Transplants". The title speaks for itself though.