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December 18, 2020

Male Pattern Hair Loss & How to Prevent It


For many men, confidence is our #1 asset, and just the thought of balding and having our scalp pointed out by others is heart-wrenching.

No man in the world has ever excitedly exclaimed:

“Yes, I’m going bald! The time has finally come. This is what I’ve been looking forward to my whole life!”

It is mainly vanity, but let’s just admit that having a full head of hair makes up a significant part of who we are. 

While it is a known fact that hair loss is part and parcel of life, it does not have to leave us defeated so early on. Hair production slows down as we age but for some, hair loss comes when they are in the prime years of their life! 

Before you start pulling your hair and stressing out about going for hair replacement therapy, you might want to consider doing a test to figure out if your hair loss is part of regular shedding or it is a cause for concern.

Conduct a Pull Test at Home

Take about 60 strands of hair between your fingers and pull it a little, then run your fingers through and observe the number of hairs on your hand. Typically, you will see anywhere between 5 to 10 strands of hair. If you see more than 15, you could be losing more hair than normal. And that is an early warning sign.

Man with Male pattern hair loss

Conduct a Comb Test at Home

Before showering and shampooing your hair, use a comb and comb through from the back of your head to the front of your scalp. Do this while leaning over a light-coloured surface so you can see the number of strands of hair, just like in the other test. It is normal if you see about 10 strands. 

If the results of these two little tests are worrying you, here are some things you need to know about the early signs of balding and how to prevent your hair loss.

Balding starts with your family

Take a good look at your dad, your grandfathers, and your uncle. If you see some of them trying to cover up their bald spots, well, we have got some news for you. These patterns of baldness in your family may be a good indicator of what your future holds for you.

However, unlike them, you have a few solutions at your disposal RIGHT NOW, which we will get to in a minute.

The first developments of balding

A receding hairline begins on top of the frontal line above your forehead and works its way backward. This is probably the most obvious indicator that you are in your early stages of Male Pattern Balding (MPB).

Thinning in the crown region is the “bald spot” you normally see at the top of the head. It is another typical sign of MPB.

Time to take some precautions

The hair on your pillow and in clogged shower drains – every day, we lose between 50 to 100 strands of hair. Although we do not recommend spending your day counting and keeping score of every hair that drops, a significant increase in your hair falling should raise a warning flag for you.

Are itchy or flaky scalps a sign of baldness?

While this is not a cause of MPB, it has some links with hair loss. Usually, an itchy scalp is caused by clogged follicles due to excess sebum production or a dry scalp.

The itchiness might tempt you to scratch. And by scratching, you might damage your hair follicles, leading to hair loss. Although it does not directly cause balding, it could make your situation even worse.

How to manage and prevent hair loss

1. Cut out the bad habits

Smoking, drugs, and alcohol all tend to aggravate hair loss as they cause the body’s immune system to undergo undue stress, to the point it starts to attack the hair follicles. Such substances may seem to be calming, restricts blood flow and reduces blood circulation to the follicles.

2. Be mindful of the shampoo

Not shampooing their hair is a common bad habit among men because they can be lazy. It can lead to bacteria forming on the scalp and excess sebum build-up. 

Be careful of over-shampooing too. It could strip away the much-needed natural moisture from the scalp.

3. Eat a well-balanced diet

“You should consume a diet rich in oils, protein, and nutrients to nourish your body and scalp." says dermatologist Dr. Michelle Green

The human body needs protein to rebuild and regenerate, so be mindful of your protein consumption.

4. Try not to wear caps

The common myth is that caps and hats strain the hair follicles. Not true. What is a fact is that dirty hats can lead to scalp infections. And perspiring in it without airing your head could cause bacteria colonies to grow, which in turn accelerates hair loss. The solution would wither be to make sure they are washed and aired properly or rotate them frequently.

5. Look into Glow + Genosys Hair Loss Treatment

Cambridge Therapeutics new scalp treatment comprises of a 3 extremely effective technologies in the market as a solution to reduce hair loss, combat hair thinning, and promote a healthier scalp. It begins with the Venus Glow that gently sucks up oil, dirt, debris & other impurities using 2 ultra-fine jet streams to deeply cleanse the clogged pores. The doctor will then administer the patented Genosys HR3 Matrix to provide supplements to the hair follicles with the use of micro-needling to aid the absorption of product. The treatment ends with the SMARTLUX Hair Laser Treatment to soothe and calm the scalp which also helps with the efficiency of intracellular nutrient acquisition.

Some of the benefits of the Genosys + Glow Hair Loss Treatment are:

  • Promotes hair growth and volume
  • Restores hair shine & elasticity 
  • Prevents hair loss & increases hair integrity
  • Regulates oil & sebum production
  • Provides nutrients to the hair follicles, keeping it healthy, abundant & thick 

The key ingredients are hair growth factor for cellular regeneration which help to reactivate passive hair follicles from the resting phase to the growing phase. We have Sophora Japonica which repairs and strengthens the skin barrier, improves hair vitality, stimulates the hair follicles, and prevents the recurrence of dandruff. Hexapeptide-33 helps in healing wounds that could have been caused by scratching the scalp while Copper Tri-peptide boosts the cell production and hair regrowth.

This treatment is recommended at an initial interval of twice a week while the maintenance is once a month.

6. Supplement your diet

Collagen, Vitamin B, Iron, Biotin, Zinc are common supplements to take for hair loss issues. A 2-year-long study also found that supplementation and saw palmetto could increase hair growth in men with male pattern baldness. In the end, 38% of those who took saw palmetto had an improvement in their hair loss. [1]

Do not let hair loss hold you back from achieving more in your life. It is never too late to get help. If you still find yourself in a bit of a hairy situation, visit Cambridge Therapeutics. We are confident in helping you get back in style!

Enjoy your first trial of our Glow + Genosys Hair Loss Treatment at $88. For our latest promotions, visit our Glow + Genosys page here.

  1. Rossi, A., Mari, E., Scarno, M., Garelli, V., Maxia, C., Scali, E., ... & Carlesimo, M. (2012). Comparitive effectiveness and finasteride vs serenoa repens in male androgenetic alopecia: a two-year study. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology25(4), 1167-1173.


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