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As P.T. Barnum said, "It's a sucker that is born every minute." Perhaps nothing better talks about the validity of this than the billion dollar hair loss industry.
We are all suckers for our hair. It defines us. We strive and design it to communicate different messages to others. We even color, twist, braid, pinch and nail it. It is a sign of virility, youth and strength. People love hair. The fear of losing hair and being peeled is enough up there with death and confusion for most people.
I'm bald. For some men to say these words is like recognizing alcoholism for the first time. Men will play with ridiculous camo tops, toupees and spray paint on the scalp before looking at themselves in the mirror and saying "I'm bald."
Sometimes it is easier for a man to digest that he has cancer than to lose his hair. Along his journey, he has probably bled money on magic hair growth spices and pills, laser combs and herb shampoos. Men will be split with thousands of dollars just hoping to hang on a few follicles.
Infomercials have largely replaced the fat muscular man from the back of the wagon, and pulled into town with hair tonics to trample on the local rubies. Hair loss treatments are cached everywhere by otherwise reputable companies and con artists. They are all bunk beds. If the doctors really discovered a cure for hair loss (which I've seen advertised), I suspect you wouldn't see any bald doctors.
One could fill a museum with contrasts that have been sold to desperate men for their hard scalp. Vacuum helmets to suck new hair to the surface, vibrating bands to stimulate blood flow, scalp massages and shampoos to detoxify the scalp do nothing but damage men's wallets.
Some of the more unhappy treatments included arsenic, mercury and who knows what else. But perhaps no greater hoax struck humanity than to convince men that powdered wigs could be fashionable. Something tells me that there was a group of servant men somewhere behind this.
Even as far back as 1500 BC people were concerned about hair loss and tried to convince their gods to help regrow their hair. Egyptian and Greek literature is full of references to this.
Julius Caesar reportedly wore a victory wreath to hide his bald spot. And everyone is familiar with the physical and psychological destruction that was done on the great Samson after dropping their locks. Hippocrates The father of medicine prescribed a beverage with pigeon stools, cumin, horseradish and nettles to cure hair loss. Of course, he as well as his patients remained absolutely bald. Of course, if this foul link was marketed online today, I think men would enter their credit card numbers right now to get some.
If you are baling, let me save some time and money here. There are only two FDA-approved medications to treat male hair loss: Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia).
There are some other prescription drugs that can be adjusted here and there, but minoxidil and finasteride represent where to put your money. Don't run for that elixir in the pop-up ad or infomercial.
Finasteride is a prescription so you want to talk to your dermatologist about potential side effects. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is a blood pressure medicine that happens to have a side effect of growing hair, so the manufacturer formulated it for OTC current use. It is also one of the few accepted treatments for female designs.
I usually put people on a biotin vitamin too for good measure in addition to prescription drugs. Hair transplantation and inoculation have come light years from "doll plug" and "corn row" appearance from a decade ago. It is expensive but permanent and actually the most natural solution in my opinion. Donor hair from the back of the scalp is transplanted into the bare areas. The donor hair bags are hair from the horseshoe's similar area in the head, where men usually do not lose their hair. Since these types of follicles biologically respond differently to your hormones, they should not fall out when transplanted. Fortunately, we have a local doctor here in the area who does excellent work
You may have heard that baldness is caused by an abundance of testosterone in the body and that bald men have higher levels of testosterone. None of these statements is true. However, a form of testosterone called DHT is to blame. It is a powerful sex hormone that promotes facial and body hair growth while also leading to hair loss in the scalp. In genetically predisposed individuals, DHT starts the process of shrinking the hair follicle. Each time it rolls, it grows back smaller and smaller. Eventually, the scalp remains with "peach fuzz" or just barren. Way back when, Aristotle noticed that neither fathers nor women grew hair on their breasts and he correctly assumed that this was due to the lack of testicles. DHT also affects prostate tissue and leads to non-cancerous prostate enlargement.
You may also have heard that baldness comes from your mother's side of the family. If only it were that simple. This myth can be traced back to a paper that was published in 1916 and has been circulating throughout the medical and play literature ever since. There is no single way to get hair loss from your parents, as it is a complex genetic trait that probably comes from both sides.
Balding is not unique to humans. Gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans all show different degrees of baldness. Some psychologists have even suggested that a gorilla's high forehead (simulating baldness) creates a bigger show for the face, and thus a more powerful social position.
It was in the late 1990s when I started to lose my hair and the only famous bald man I knew was George Costanza from "Seinfeld" - not too inspiring. Being bald usually meant that you were either seriously ill, a religious freak, a slave or maybe the loser of a bet. Then suddenly Michael Jordan and Andre Agassi made it acceptable for men to shave their heads. They unlocked a new world for bald guys. We would no longer be compared to Tele Savalas or Mr. Clean.
Then one day I woke up at 14 and shaved my head for the first time. I then climbed back into bed with my wife. I would mention here that I did not discuss it with her beforehand, so you can imagine her surprise waking up next to a Hare Krishna. Fifteen years later, I still shave it (only it's less and less to shave every year). An interesting psychological point is that it took about three years to be bald in the real world to see myself as a bald person when I dreamed. I think it took so long for my built-in self-image to adapt.
Finally, I would like to share an entertaining Biblical reference I came up with when preparing this article: Kings 2:23 From there, Elisha went to Bethel. As he walked along the road, some young people came out of the city and cheered on him. "Go up, you bald!" they said "go on, you baldhead!" He turned, looked at them, and called a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the forest and killed 42 of the youngsters. I suppose even holy men can be sensitive to their hair loss! And God obviously loves bald men.