Is your husband's receding hairline driving him (and you) crazy? Here’s how to help him.
A cruel fact for most men, is that with age, they lose their hair. You might witness this first-hand in your husband. As he passes through his 30s and 40s, he faces the challenge of a receding hairline and sometimes, even baldness. Here’s how you can help him win this fight.
Recently, I witnessed a stand-up comedian with a balding head, acknowledging on stage that his hair-loss was not the result of some horrific tragedy, but because of a recent change in his life: marriage!
That was his punch line, leaving the audience in splits.
But for most men, this is no laughing matter. Baldness is a cruel joke that nature plays on men as they age, sometimes even earlier in life. Many men fear the onset of rapid hair loss, but the bald truth is that sooner or later it hits them.
What wrinkles are to women, baldness is to men: both are inevitable signs of ageing. However, in the case of the latter, it might also be caused by genetics, or other triggers such as stress or anxiety. And while some women also experience hair-loss, it is a fact that this is more of a problem among men.
- Men are more prone to hair fall than women. In fact, hair fall in men starts 10 years earlier than in women.
- Men have a greater amount of hair per area than women by 15%.
- 50% of men experience significant hair loss by the time they reach 50.
In order to find out how to reduce hair loss in men, first, you need to know the following.
Male pattern baldness affects around 80% of men by the age of 80 years, and it can have a significant psychosocial impact caused by changes in self-consciousness and social perceptions.1
In the Philippines, as in many other Asian countries, male hair loss and baldness is common. Up to 18% of men between the age of 20 and 40 experience significant hair fall.
Male hair fall occurs due to two main reasons. One is daily wear and tear that weakens hair, leading to breakage. The other factor is genetics (coming from the mother’s side1). Men’s hair fall is hardwired in the genes.
According to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), 50 percent of Filipino males will experience hair loss because of genetics by the time they reach the age of 40.
Androgenic Alopecia is the most common form of progressive hair loss in men and women across the world. Caused by a genetic predisposition, Androgenic Alopecia sees the hormone testosterone converted into a secondary compound called DHT, which goes on to attack the hair follicles. The hair attached to the follicle then falls out as the follicle itself shrinks, preventing natural regrowth.
General hair loss and a receding hairline could result in psychosocial side-effects for men. A balding man may feel less attractive. It may also lead to feelings of low confidence and self-esteem.
Of course, you don’t want your man to feel this way. So what can you do?
Here’s how to tackle this problem head-on.
In most households, men and women use the same shampoo. Or if your balding man uses a shampoo for males, that also won’t help his condition much. The reason? Most of these shampoos deal with dandruff as a common male hair problem.
The truth is men need shampoos that specifically target their problem of hair fall which may eventually lead to baldness. So, if both of you use the same shampoo, it’s not really going to help your man’s receding hairline.
What you need for your man is a shampoo that specifically attacks the problem of male baldness.
You need Dove Men+Care Strengthening Shampoo for your man.
Designed specifically for men, Dove Men+Care Strengthening Shampoo has caffeine and Trichazole Actives that make hair up to 5x stronger. It also contributes to less hair fall (due to breakage, vs untreated hair).
This shampoo is formulated based on the scientific fact that men’s hair and scalp are very different from that of women.
For example, this shampoo works by:
- Coating roots to tips with its nourishing formulation to make hair resilient to breakage
- Fortifying hair strands so that the hair’s natural growth will be uninterrupted by breakage of weak or brittle hair
- Enhancing the growth of hair follicles through the shampoo’s caffeine content
It’s scientifically proven to provide up to 5x stronger hair, and it significantly reduces hair fall from breakage.
Now that you know the truth behind men’s hair fall patterns, you can certainly help your own man combat the issue by switching to a powerful and effective shampoo like Dove Men+Care Strengthening Shampoo. Not only will this help control his hair fall, but it will also enhance his self-image and self-confidence. And who doesn’t love a more confident man?
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