McConaughey, with his silver dollar bald spot, serves as a perfect example of how to approach male-pattern hair loss. Here are the steps he took that we can learn from:
Early action is key.
Spotting crown thinning is challenging because of where it is on the head. Therefore, unlike a receding hairline, it can be tough to catch early on. Trouble visualizing this area may be one reason why McConaughey’s bald patch grew to a silver dollar in size.
If you have a family history of pattern baldness, it is never too early to start monitoring for signs of thinning. Even teenagers can experience early indications of male-pattern baldness. To keep track of your hair thickness, take a photo of your hairline and crown each month.
Ideally, you will want to be able to capture your whole head of hair in a few photos. With monthly pictures, you can monitor for any changes.
Use hair growth products right away.
If you do have thinning or balding, start using a hair loss treatment or hair growth products immediately to slow the spread and restore your lost hair. The earlier you start, the easier it is to fill in your hair once again.
Make sure to use the best products available. Hair growth products have changed drastically in the last several years. In particular, products containing Nanoxidil 5% add far more benefit without the side effects than any other product on the market. Along with Nanoxidil, you will also want a product that contains:
- Azelaic acid
- Copper tripeptide 1
- Piroctone olamine
Together, these ingredients work to:
- Stimulate growth
- Reduce inflammation
- Control Malassezia growth (a fungus that can take over your scalp if allowed)
- Prevent follicular fibrosis
- Increase the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor
- Suppress DHT (one of the biggest culprits in androgenic alopecia)
- Open ion channels to allow growth medication to penetrate deeper into the scalp
You can shop the Spectral line through DS Laboratories for products with these essential ingredients for stimulating growth.