Hair Loss is a real concern for men and women everywhere, and it seems to be a big a issue today as it has ever been. Male Pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that affects over 25% of men by the time they reach 30. Alopecia is another condition and this also affects females as well as men. There are a number of ways to deal with baldness and some of them involve surgical procedures. Some men simply accept this condition and shave their heads as has become fashionable recently. Others will don wigs in an attempt to halt the aging factor that affects our appearance. The most complicated way to combat baldness is via hair transplant surgery, and whilst this is expensive it can yields some satisfactory results. This article takes a look at a few other ways of dealing with this all too common dilemma via the use of gadgets and sprays.
Our first gadget has been approved by the FDA and is the only medical device that has been clinically proven to promote hair growth. Well, those are strong words indeed and this device must have some benefits to receive such plaudits. Essentially the HairMax LaserComb is a handheld device that plugs into the wall and is used like a comb for 10-15 minutes per day. This activity allows the prongs to massage your scalp in a way that improves the blood flow across your scalp. The resulting increased blood flow is supposed to reach your hair follicles and as a result this should encourage new hair growth. Your existing hair should become stronger and the hair loss issue should become reduced significantly. This process should become noticeable after 8-16 weeks of treatment. This device was named in Time Magazines “Inventions of the Year.”
Toppik Hair Building Fibres
Our second product is not so much as a device as a very clever cover up formula for an instant result. Toppik does exactly what it says on the tin, it sprays hair building fibres onto your existing hair and the results are pretty impressive! After a 30 second application, your hair will look like it has been joined by many thousands of new hairs. Your crown and scalp will no longer be visible and your appearance will improve drastically. This product has been approved by doctors and is also used to hide the appearance of scars or scabs. It can be used in conjunction with Minoxidil and is easily removed with shampoo. It is not a hair restoration product and will not reverse any hair loss issues that you may be experiencing however.
Nanogen Thickening Hair Fibres
This product is also known as ‘Pepperpot Sprinkles’ and it has already become a favourite amongst the ladies out there. Once you apply the product using the unique ‘Pepperpot’ style applicator, you will witness an extra thickness to your existing hair condition. The product is made from pore and natural Keratin and this binds to your hair, which is also keratin based. It is a very useful addition that will enhance your appearance and stands up pretty well to the natural elements, although we wouldn’t recommend that you go for a swim just yet! There are 10 shades of colour and you should be able to find a decent match to your hair colour. Those ladies out there with sensitive scalps needn’t worry and this product is very good for hiding those wide partings we sometimes suffer. Overall this is a very user friendly product that can be applied anywhere at any time.
PRO-Volume Hair Extensions – $POA – At various Hair Stylists in Your Area
Our final gadget/service/product has been around for years but is becoming a first choice for ladies who like to look their best. Hair extensions can be used to lengthen our existing hair but more recently they have been also been utilised to add some much needed volume where required. The beauty of this treatment is the way in which you can change your style once you have become bored with the old one. There is little or no stigma attached to this approach because even the big stars are doing it regularly, just ask Mrs Brad Pitt! The cost and style option will vary with the individual stylist/salon you visit, but you can be sure of a much improved hair feature within just a few hours.
Whilst there are various options in which to change your hair’s appearance, it is advisable to visit a hair replacement specialist for an expert opinion – Good Luck!
The author of this post, Anna Baker, is a part of the team at Capilia by Truly You, a hair solution centre that provides a range of hair solution programs. She has a keen interest in styling and enjoys sharing her ideas via blogging.