Maintaining A Healthy Head Of Hair
If you’re keen to keep your hair look no further than this article to offer some of the best ways to maintain a healthy head of hair… now, of course, baldness does have a genetic element to it, yet there are many things you can do from hair transplant surgery to supplements.
Indeed, you can spend a fortune on preventative measures such as caffeine shampoos and tablets like propecia, yet sometimes a non-branded option is cheaper and just as effective.
Did you know that technically speaking, the hair that exists on the outside of your scalp is physiologically dead. This is why it doesn’t hurt to have it cut; imagine if your hair was alive and contained nerves, ouch!
It’s interesting though that there is so much fuss over something that is biologically ‘dead’ and is certainly not physiologically necessary for our health or survival, save for keeping your head warm in winter.
This is where the psychological and social benefits of having a well groomed head of hair come into play.
In this culture, we tend to value the aesthetic attraction of someone with a full head of hair more than someone who has lost their hair. Indeed, many men who suffer with baldness or alopecia also suffer from embarrassment around the topic and describe a feeling that knocks their confidence in social situations, particularly within a dating or romantic context.
Culturally, from an external female’s perspective, a man with a full head of hair tends to be perceived to be more attractive and, in some cultures, even more sexually potent. No wonder it can knock the confidence of guys, if this is what women feel.
Perhaps it is for this reason that the idea of going bald puts fear into men. It’s understandable they might worry their appearance will diminish due to this condition, and unfortunately, it is somewhat inevitable for some people due to the hereditary nature of baldness.
Nowadays, there are the increasingly popular yet pretty pricey hair transplant operations that are sometimes very effective, however, if you’re not quite at the point where you wish to take such a drastic step and would prefer to look into natural or at least, non surgical ways to mitigate hair loss, this article is for you.
- REDUCE STRESS
The body is a very resilient machine that can learn to ‘cope’ with all manner of physiological and psychological strain, but the mind does affect the body, and there is a breaking point where the body can only take so much psychological strain before it manifests physical symptoms; one of which is baldness in the form of stress induced alopecia.
Figuratively speaking, the idea of a man clutching at his hair and tearing chunks out in total despair and frustration is depicted in many a cartoon pertaining to baldness – but, on a more serious note, stress is one of our greatest enemies in life as it is one of the largest culprits for many conditions ranging fro sexual dysfunction to heart disease and a premature heart attack.
In a sentence, you need to find a way to reduce the stress in your life, and if that isn’t practical, then you need to find a way to manage the stress in your life and release it. Things such as yoga and meditation suit some people whilst others require something more aggressive such as boxing or playing squash. No matter what your vehicle, you need to find a way to release, reduce and manage stress.
- USE A DECENT SHAMPOO
There are many caffeine-based shampoos that are promoted for their baldness prevention qualities.
Caffeine is a natural stimulant which is known to stimulate hair follicle growth and increase peripheral blood flow to the scalp, yet there is a limit to the extent of remedial affect this is going to have on someone that is going, or is bald.
Secondly, aloe vera nourishes the dermis layer of your scalp and can penetrate deep down into the hair follicle itself – meaning you will be providing the optimum nutrition required to create strong and healthy hair.
- MASSAGE YOUR SCALP
A regular Indian Head Massage can help relieve stress and tension whilst stimulating the cells responsible for healthy hair growth.
Unfortunately, there is no specific cure for baldness and whilst some tablets can help, and some hair transplant operations are very successful, sometimes the best way to deal with a situation is to embrace it and make the best of it, rather than by spending all your time, money, and attention on tackling something that may not be able to be resolved.