It's well-known that hair loss is traumatic for women – but male hair loss can be hard to cope with too. A quarter of men start to go bald in their 30s and, although some men are hardly bothered by a receding hairline or a thinning crown, to others it can be extremely upsetting.
By far the most common cause of male hair loss is male pattern baldness and there is more than a 50 per cent chance of receiving the baldness gene. This type of baldness typically starts with a receding hairline or with a loss of hair on the crown of the head. Eventually, hair loss is likely to occur in both areas until most of the head becomes bald.
This can cause a number of psychological effects on men, as a full head of hair often relates to youthfulness and men feel that losing their hair means losing their looks. They may feel less attractive to others and could start to lose their self-esteem. Some men may feel self-conscious at social gatherings and even have difficulty concentrating at work because of worry about their appearance.
Nationally, there are thousands of men seeking surgical and non surgical treatment for hair loss every year, including some well known household names. Fortunately, the London Centre of Trichology has decades of experience of treating hair loss and is there to help you and others cope with male pattern baldness and receive the most up-to-date treatment available.
Here we have put together some of the top tips on coping with male hair loss.
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Know that Male Hair Loss Isn’t Linked to Sex Appeal – There are many male film and TV action heroes with hair loss who are admired worldwide such as: superstars Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, icon of cool Samuel L Jackson, film hard man Jason Statham, and former EastEnders actor turned presenter Ross Kemp. None of them have lost their sex appeal for female fans because of their changing looks. During his time as Captain Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', actor Patrick Stewart was also a heart-throb for millions of viewers. Bald icons of the past include Yul Brynner and Telly Savalas, TV's Kojak – who had the catchphrase: “Who loves you, baby?” The answer was, just about everybody.
Small Changes Such as a New Hairstyle Can Give You a Boost – There are various ways to disguise thinning hair or a receding hairline, for instance by opting for shorter or longer styles, such as a modern gelled or spiked look. Just get in touch with your local hairdresser who will be able to help and advise you. However, hairstyles won't alter the fact of hair loss so, if you have your heart set on receiving treatment, it is always better to visit the clinic as soon as you spot the first signs of baldness or receding hair rather than waiting.
Go With the Flow and Show Off Your New Look – As the popularity of so many bald male stars shows, women aren’t put off by baldness. As an alternative to a hairstyle which disguises hair loss, embracing your new look and shaving off your hair at the first signs of baldness could be more attractive than trying to disguise it. Many women say that confidence and personality are the things that appeal to them most in a man – and bald men often have plenty of both because they have had to get used to their maturing looks.
Open Up About Your Fears to Your Friends or Family – If you are worried about losing your hair, don't suffer in silence but confide in your nearest and dearest. You will be surprised to find how many of you are in the same boat. Opening up to your friends or family and discussing your concerns is a great way to help you boost your self-esteem and you could also end up helping them too.
Make it Part of Your Image – Following the example of many superstars with hair loss, you may want to make your thinning hair part and parcel of your image. Perhaps you could make sunglasses your signature look or maybe sport a new cap or hat. Celebrities like Jude Law and Johnny Depp have helped to make hats stylish again and many singers and actors choose to wear them even if they have a full head of hair.
However you feel about male hair loss, it is important to know that you are not alone in facing the problem. Here at the London Centre of Trichology, we are the experts in treating male pattern baldness and other types of hair loss. Our central London clinic offers free consultations where a diagnosis can be made and we can then start treatments, so that you can look to the future with new confidence.
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