Shine on Baldy


Sean Connery may of made it sexy but for lot of men losing their hair is a real nightmare. If the truth be told I don’t think there is a miracle cure yet for balding dudes. Even though the cosmetic and medical companies spend millions and certain spin bowlers will swear blind that their almost full head of hair is due to some sort of advance medical miracle.

When I was a child I was told eating my bread crusts would make my hair go curly. I already had curly hair, but wondered what my dad had eaten to make all his hair fall out. To this day it’s a running joke in our house to have little fun at my dad’s expense.”I didn’t think wash and go shampoos were so effective” or “why dont you paint a rabbit on your head…. It looks like hair from a distance “were some of the better ones. Last week in the salon chair the hairdresser uttered the phrase I never wanted to hear. Is your dad Bald? I was then told that running everyday would help stop me from ending up with a polish top haircut or worse, a comb over.It got me thinking .What does make you go bald. Mine and some crazy scientist findings below.

Genetic predisposition of hormonal levels as well as the conversion of testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can be inherited from either your mother’s or your father’s side of the family. A common family predisposition involves natural, age-related hormonal changes that can cause hair loss.

Six major reasons that you might experience premature hair loss.

Acne is the inflammation of the sebaceous glands from retained secretion and is associated with hormone byproducts. Acne is an indication of hormonal imbalances that often lead to premature hair loss.

Seborrhea is a functional disease of the sebaceous glands that produces excess sebum, which builds up on the scalp. An over production of sebum is a warning sign indicating the same hormonal imbalances that lead to hair loss.

Alopecia areata is a systemic, non-hormonal cause of hair loss triggered by genetics, diet and stress and is characterized as bald spots that inadvertently come and go and can include permanent hair loss.

Excessive daily hair loss is when 50 or more hairs per day are lost and not replaced at the same rate, indicating potential hair loss problems.combover5yp

Excessive body hair for men indicates a greater chance of premature hair loss; 50% greater risk if a man has complete chest hair; 70% greater risk if a man has chest, shoulder and back hair; and 90% greater risk if a man has total body hair.

Excessive or sudden appearance of body hair in women can indicate an imbalance in hormones. This same hormonal imbalance can cause premature hair loss.
Other contributing factors

Stress and trauma are prone to produce increased levels of testosterone, which converts to DHT, and interrupts the hair growth cycle [constricting the blood supply, oxygen and nutrient uptake and vitamins to the hair follicle].

Nutrition and diet play a significant role in hair loss whereby a high consumption of animal fats, rapid weight loss and liquid protein diets can create a lack of amino acids, biotin, iron, protein and zinc — all of which are essential to healthy hair.

Health issues such as a malfunctioning of the hormone producing thyroid and natural hormonal changes in women due to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, can trigger hair loss.

Medications such as birth-control or any hormone therapy can contribute to hair loss as the hair follicle is incredibly sensitive to changes. Steroids, specific chemotherapies as well as many blood pressure, diabetic, heart disease and acne medications can cause temporary or permanent hair loss.

Environmental factors such as toxins, air and water pollutants, chlorine, metals and minerals may be left on the scalp and hair as we wash with water every day. Pollutants such as pseudo-estrogens and toxins from within our body can also contribute to hair loss.Don’t despair if your loosing your hair some of the most famous celebrity stars are going through it as is a list of some of the hottest stars that are balding. and one we think would look better if she was.

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