It is one of the most depressing episodes of any guy’s life: He looks into the mirror as part of his morning routine to see that his hairline is slowly but surely pulling back. After that day, every tuft of hair left on his pillow or every hair that falls when he slowly runs his fingers through his scalp take on an extra special meaning. The good news is that you don’t have to take your receding hair line lying down. You can actively fight it. Baldness doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion. The secret? Decide to fight baldness early on and detect hair loss early on.
Early detection is key
Just like with fighting cancer, fighting hair loss has a higher chance of success if you catch your hair loss early on. Be on the look out for falling hair, a receding hair line, peach fuzz replacement, or crown formation. Be proactive. It might be easy to get depressed by all the falling hair-and you really can’t be blamed for feeling bummed, but if you want to have a fighting chance of arresting if not reversing your hair loss, you have to get over the alarm and depression you felt when you realized you were balding. You have to decide early on to put up a fight and be systematic about it.
Your hair loss stage dictates your treatment option choices
Once you have detected that you are losing your hair, your next stage is to determine which hair loss treatment to try. While there are more hair loss treatments available now, they aren’t all effective for all people. It can take time to see which treatment option category is the best. However, if you aren’t proactive, you will lose more and more hair until you get to the solution that works. This is why you shouldn’t hesitate before going on a hair loss treatment plan. You are in a race against the clock. Each day you spend confused, panicked, or sticking it out with a treatment that plainly doesn’t work is another wasted day of lost hair. You need to give each treatment option enough time to work. Decide on a time frame and don’t hesitate to stop once it becomes obvious that the treatment isn’t going to pan out. This way, you speed up the time you’ll get to an option that actually works.