Stress and Hair Loss in Men
Hair loss in both men and women can be caused by stress. Stress on the body in terms of illness or sadness and loss can cause sudden hair loss which will usually right itself when the stress is over. It can take up to three months for hair loss to appear after stress and this is because hair growth works on a three month cycle. So if you have a sudden appearance of hair loss, think back three months.
VITAMINS AND HAIR LOSS
A lack of certain vitamins and minerals such as zinc, vitamin B, iron and a diet low in protein can all cause hair loss. But before you use Dr Google as your guiding light, you should get a blood test to determine if you have any of these deficiencies. This is because there are many side effects to having too much of some of these in your system too.
Male-pattern baldness is not curable. However you can disguise it very easily with a shake in fibre like Nut Job. These fibres are made from cotton and many thousands of men use them to boost confidence and self-assurance.
To determine if you have classic male pattern baldness or a metabolic cause of hair loss, the pattern that the hair loss is making is usually the way to tell.
Male-pattern baldness starts with a receding hairline and then gradually falls out in what is often called a horse shoe shape, leaving the hair around the sides.
Whereas if your hair loss is caused by one of the physiological or metabolic causes like stress, a vitamin or mineral deficiency or a health problem then the loss is likely to appear as more general thinning.
Some of the other options for disguising hair loss include hairpieces and surgery. Hairpieces have come a long way since the old “rugs” of yesteryear and as for surgery, well that’s an expensive and time consuming option. Best you do some thorough research before embarking on either of these.
Styling tips and tricks are still a good option. Keeping thinning hair short is always a good idea as longer hair lends itself to a comb over look which is always very aging. Longer hair tends to drag also and this can enhance the appearance of the scalp as hair is dragged down. Short hair is much easier to style and there are lots of short hair styles which can adequately cover the scalp.
If you do keep your hair short, then the shake in hair fibres can make each hair look up to ten times thicker which gives the overall appearance of much more hair.
Overall the best advice, if you are worried, is to head to your GP for a general check-up. Something that men are usually reluctant to do but something that can be extremely worthwhile, especially if you discover there was something simple you could have done with diet or vitamins to slow down the inevitable!