Balding at the Crown – What to Consider
For about 50% of men, balding at the crown will never happen to them. However, for the other 50%, you’re going to experience some form of baldness by the age of 50. There’s no need to worry; this article is meant for you.
It is packed with key information that will help you reverse and rejuvenate your hair growth. But first things first. What do you do when you notice that your thick hair is thinning at the crown? This is the first question that comes to mind when men notice they are losing hair. And it`s for a good reason, since no one likes to look old. Well, to answer this, it’s important to understand that there are two methods of handling balding at the crown. The first involves home based care that aims to reverse your losses and preserve the remaining hair while the second method involves a trip to your family doctor. The following is a quick walk through of what to do and what not to do when you are balding at the crown.
It’s almost important to note that here at baldinglife.com, we’re massive advocates of accepting going bald and not stressing about it too much. I’ve been completely bald for many years, and during that initial first few years, going bald can be quite daunting. But now, I just shave it all off. However after a while, you’ll get used to it and accept your new, shiny headed self. However, for those not ready to yet accept their baldness (no judgements here), this article is for you.
Consult your doctor
This should be your first step when you notice that you are balding at the crown. Is it important? Yes, it is very important. The reason being that you may have a condition called Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). This is a by far the most common cause of balding at the crown in men. It occurs when Dihydrotestosterone attaches to your hair follicles weakening them and causing them to fall out. Incase your doctor diagnoses you with MPB you will be put on medication that will help you reverse the hair loss.
Don’t make it worse
Once you notice that you are balding at the crown, then you can choose to try to reduce the pace at which you are losing your hair. This will include losing all your tight caps and hats that are too tight. This is because they restrict blood circulation in the scalp and also reduce air circulation between the hair follicles. Some studies say that this increases hair loss drastically (I’m not too sure myself, but either way it’s not the end of the world to stop wearing hats, right?). And for those who smoke, then you will have to choose between smoking and retaining your hair. This is because smoking has been found to cause hair loss too.
The blow dryer is your best friend
Forget about the towels, blow dryer is your best friend when you are losing hair. This is because towels generally cause more strain on your hair, which is the last thing you want if you’re trying to cling on to those last few strands. A blow dryer will not strain your hair in the same way, and actually drys it well while separating the hair strands, making it appear thicker than it actually is. This is what you want when your hair is thinning out – thicker appearing hair!
Pay a visit to your barber
If you’ve tried everything but no matter what you do and you can’t seem to make the bald spot less conspicuous, good cut from your barber may go a long way in helping you achieve this goal. A precise and well positioned cut will create an illusion of your hair being evenly distributed. This will create time for you to regrow your own hair. In the end they will never notice the difference.
Wash your hair
Well, this may seem basic, but trust me, it goes a long way in helping your hair to stay healthy and rid it of fungal infection. Fungal infection doesn`t improve balding in any way. In fact, it makes it worse. As such, always clean your hair with shampoo and apply the ketaconazole cream from time to time. This ensures your hair is oil free and healthy. Needless to say, healthy hair is less prone to thinning out and hence serves to fight against balding at the crown.