Frontal Baldness

by Sam Malone


Frontal balding is a sign of what is known as male pattern baldness. This is a common type of hair loss in men. This condition is gene-related as well as depends on the balance of male hormones that affect hair follicles. Frontal baldness takes place when the hair follicle shrinks over a period of time and the hair falls out. Hair follicles eventually do not grow new hair however if they stay alive, they could. Over time, the hair gets even finer and shorter, eventually creating a U shape pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Male frontal baldness is not the same as female pattern baldness. Hair thinning takes place especially at the top and crown of the hair however the front hairline remains intact. Frontal baldness treatment depends on cost factors as well as what one is most comfortable with. There are two medications that help treat male pattern baldness, these are Finasteride and Minoxidil. Apart from these options, people also opt for hair transplants, which work by removing hair plugs that are healthy and growing and placing them in the balding areas. It could result in infections, scarring. It is also expensive, but if the transplant works, it could result in permanent and excellent results.

There are also home remedies that can be used to help improve hair growth and prevent hair loss, these are:

  • Olive oil is great for nourishing hair as it helps the body get rid of free radicals which affect the hair cells negatively and helps protect the hair follicles from the hormone DTH, which is responsible for male pattern baldness. Massage the hair every night with olive oil and wash it off in the morning.
  • Herbs like saw palmetto, gingko, green tea and African pygeum are known to help improve hair growth or reduce hair loss. It is best to consult your physician before taking any herbs.
  • Aromatherapy massage with a blend of essential oils like lavender, thyme, rosemary, and cedar oils mixed with carrier oils such as jojoba or grape seed oils help to stimulate hair growth and increases blood circulation. Using aromatherapy oils like lavender, aniseed, amyris, aniseed, vanilla, benzoin, and champaca in diffusers can help to reduce stress which can act as a trigger for hair loss.

References

  1. http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Hair_loss_treatments

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
More articles from the Hair-Loss Category