How NOT to Make Your Hairline Recede (For Men)
Men with receding hairlines are at the receiving end of numerous jokes. Though it’s a sign that you are a sexy beast with stable testosterone levels, nobody wants to go bald at the age of 30. A severely receding hairline will make you look 10 years older and speed up aging – if you’re in your 20s, this may prove to be a bane if you’re looking for dates.
Little do we know that we’re hastening the recession of our hairlines, since our everyday lifestyle habits are contributory factors. So, if you don’t want to be young and bald at the same time, here are some tips which will help lessen it:
Avoid chemical-heavy hair care products
Other than our high testosterone levels, one of the main reasons why you may have hairlines comparable to that of Lebron James and Wayne Rooney is because your shampoo, hair gels and the stuff you’re putting on it. Most shampoos nowadays contain chemicals like parabens and formaldehyde – two preservatives which are inherently harmful to the human body. Take note that the latter is used to preserve corpses.
Your best bet is to resort to shampoos, conditioners and hair gels made from natural and organic ingredients. Always remember that most chemical ingredients are toxic and will help you go bald in a hurry!
Fish are friends – and food
Better head to your local seafood market and stack your fridge with kilograms of tuna, cod, salmon and other types of fish – especially if you’re starting to grow a bald patch. Fishes and other seafood contain a high amount of omega-3 acids and vitamin D, and both have been linked to preventing hair loss in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Though studies have yet to prove that fish and seafood prevents hairlines from receding, there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain if you constantly place them on your dinner plate. After all, they are loaded with protein, healthy fat and a chock-full of essential minerals. If you hate fish, at least try out supplements containing fish oil.
Have an ample amount of Iron in your blood
Not because you’re off to save Magneto, but because iron deficiency or anemia is one of the factors which contribute to unexpected hair loss. The primary sources of this metallic mineral are red meats and eggs. However, if you’re avoiding meat consumption because of moral and ethical concerns, fill your vegetarian and vegan refrigerators pumpkin seeds, spinach, tofu (or bean curd), broccoli and different types of beans.
De-stress through exercise
Inevitably, men experience high stress levels which can be caused by a number factors, like them being unable to figure out why their motorcycles won’t start or if their favorite sports team lost via a heartbreaker. Anyway, stress does not exempt anybody, even your hairline.
The healthiest way to lose stress is through regular exercise. A basketball game with friends, a 15-minute skipping rope session or a 30 minute walk throughout the neighborhood is enough to help you get rid of your troubles. Aside from which, physical activities improve overall health by increasing lung capacity, heart health and blood circulation. Sweating during the whole process will help remove the impurities from hair follicles as well, thus positively contributing to hair growth.
Overall, if you don’t want to be forced to completely shave your head, follow the above mentioned tips. Best of luck!