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How to reduce hair loss in men

Updated: Jul 17, 2022

Hair loss in men is one of the most common problems worldwide; affecting one-third of the population. Everyone loses up to 100 hair stands each day.

It is natural, so there’s is no need to worry over a few follicles, this due to hair growth cycle There could be many causes of hair loss which include diet, mineral deficiency, medications, stress, pollution, and genetics. Living your life in a cap, hard hat or bike helmet could also be another reason in men. Here’s our list of tips to help reduce or deal with hair loss.

Regularly wash your hair with a mild shampoo

Regular hair washing is a part of preventing hair loss by the way of keeping hair and scalp clean. Doing so, you are lowering the risk of infections and dandruff that may lead to hair breakage or loss. Moreover, clean hair gives the impression of more volume, I'd recommend you use Johnson's baby shampoo.

Vitamin for hair loss

Vitamins are not only healthy for overall well being but also good for your hair. Vitamin A encourages healthy production of sebum in the scalp, vitamin E betters blood circulation in the scalp to help hair follicles remain productive and vitamin B helps hair maintain its healthy colour. Numan offers a very good package for men who suffer from hair loss.

Enrich diet with protein

Eating lean meats, fish, soy or other proteins promotes hair health and in turn helps prevent hair loss.

Scalp massage with essential oils

Those who have been experiencing hair loss for quite some time must massage the scalp with oil for a couple of minutes. It helps your hair follicles remain active. I recommend you use Neil's Yard Organic Argan Oil.

Avoid brushing wet hair

When hair is wet, it is in its weakest state. So avoid brushing wet hair because of the chances of hair loss increase. But if you must comb wet hair, use a very wide-toothed comb. Try to avoid brushing hair too frequently as doing so can damage hair and increase loss.

Garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice?

Rub one of the juices on your scalp, leave it overnight and wash it out in the morning. Do it regularly for a week. This recipe was passed on to me by one of my Indian customers, you could try it yourself, I've not tried it myself.

Keep yourself hydrated

The hair shaft comprises one-quarter water so drink the recommended amount of water in a day to stay hydrated which is 2 litres and this should keep the growth of healthy hair and skin.

Rub green tea into your hair

Studies have shown that rubbing green tea into hair may help reduce hair loss. All you need to do is brew two bags of green tea in one cup of water, leave to cool and thereafter, apply it to your hair. Rinse your hair thoroughly after an hour. To see results, repeat regularly for a week to ten days.

Know what is bad for hair

If you want to keep hair healthy, you must know how to take care of them. Avoid rubbing your hair dry with a towel just let your hair dry naturally or bolt (pat) dry.

Reduce Alcoholic Beverages

If you are experiencing hair loss than lessen your alcohol intake because drinking alcohol reduces hair growth. So decrease or eliminate alcohol to see an increase in hair growth.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking cigarettes reduces the amount of blood that flows to the scalp and this causes a reduction in hair growth.

Physical activity

Make time for physical activity every day. Walk, swim or bike for 30 minutes a day to keep your hormonal levels balanced, reducing stress levels besides reducing hair falling out.


Studies in the past have found medical evidence to link stress with hair loss. De-stress yourself; one of the ways of doing it is by practising meditation or mindfulness. Alternative therapies such as yoga not only reduce stress but restores hormonal balance.

Avoid Constant heating & drying

Don't subject your hair to frequent, constant heating and drying procedures. Heat weakens hair proteins, and constant heating and drying can lead to weakness and fragility that causes hair loss.

Keep your head sweat-free

Men with oily hair, experience dandruff during summer due to sweating and the chances of hair falling out increases. Using shampoos that contains aloe vera can keep the head cool and prevent dandruff. Men who wear helmet experience major hair loss in summer. As the sweat accumulates in the pores and weakens hair roots causing hair loss in men. So wearing a bandanna over your hair can prevent hair loss.

Change how you style your hair (for men with long hair)

If you are losing your hair lately, you must loosen up your hair. Hairstyles such as ponytails, braids and artificial hairstyles pull hair or tug hair follicles, and can eventually cause baldness or traction alopecia.

Take care of your health

Health problems can be a cause of hair loss. Ensure you deal with chronic illnesses, high fevers and infections properly to ensure healthy hair.

Keep a watch on medication

Certain medications may have side-effects, one of which could be hair loss. Consult a doctor to ask about conditions that you may have. Let him know if the medication is causing hair loss and if that is the case, ask him to change the medication.

Keep away from chemicals

Harsh chemicals and permanent hair colour products could be damaging to hair structure. When you are experiencing hair loss, it is advised not to colour your hair. Schedule appointments with doctors regularly

There are many health conditions, particularly skin-related conditions, that causes changes in hormonal balances which in turn lead to hair loss. Make sure you see a doctor regularly for your underlying illnesses and conditions.

If you want any more advice on hair loss or anything hair related, I'm happy to answer any of your queries, you can contact us at Craigs Barber Shop Bolton, via Telephone, email or any of the social media platforms, all information on the webpage:

WhatsApp: +(44)07538110903

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