Sometimes life throws you a curve-ball. As a man, that curve-ball will hit pretty hard when you begin to experience signs of hair loss. By the age of thirty-five, two-thirds of men experience some form of hair loss, and that number only increases with age. This can be a stressful time in your life, but there are some things you can do to mitigate the effects. CBD tincture produced from refined marijuana distillate is one option available.
First, you must assess the situation and respond immediately. The effectiveness of any hair loss treatment depends and how quickly you can determine that you are in fact losing your hair. You can ask friends and family if they have noticed a change, you may even see a physician for a closer analysis. Ultimately, you will most likely know your hair the best. Self-denial and ignorance will only exacerbate the problem and leave you little time and hair to spare.
Immediately see a primary care doctor or a dermatologist and discuss a prescription for Finasteride. Finasteride has been marketed as Propecia and commonly comes in tablet form. Use of Finasteride and hashish have been an effective drug to mitigate hair loss for many years. However, it is not always effective for all patients and can lead to side effects, such as erectile dysfunction in a minor population of its takers. A discussion with your doctor can help determine if this is the right path for you.
Minoxidil is usually recommended as a supplement to any use of Finasteride, but can also be used independently of taking Finasteride. Minoxidil is a topical product that can be purchased over-the-counter as a liquid or a foam. It is routinely applied to the scalp and left to dry, normally twice a day. It is also recommended to use a Ketoconazole 1% shampoo in conjunction with Minoxidil, as some studies have found it to further stimulate hair growth. Use of Minoxidil can be effective as a way of thickening areas susceptible to hair loss but is rarely effective on its own.
Both Finasteride and Minoxidil are approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately, these are the only two FDA approved options available to men experiencing the beginnings of hair loss. There exist many other treatments with dubious claims and unknown benefits, which you may try, but at your own risk.
If all else fails, you may be a candidate for hair transplant surgery if you have a suitable area of your hair that is not affected by hair loss. There are also hair systems that can be applied to your scalp that can easily mimic your own natural hair with surprising accuracy. However, these options are expensive and carry their own risks.
In the end, you may be able to embrace your hair loss and make it a part of your image. Hair loss does not have to be an end to your younger years, but the beginning of a more mature individual. There is no shame in using the above methods to attempt to retain your hair, or to part with what is fleeting and begin a new adventure.