MANE MAN: How to Deal with (Your Man’s) Hair Loss
There’s no easy way to tell the man in your life that his hair is looking a little sparse. We’ve had to break this news to boyfriends, fiancés, dads and siblings. It’s always best to let them know gently and to offer solutions for when they get defensive (and trust us, they will get defensive). Here are a couple of the solutions and suggestions to offer the man in your life who is loosing a little up top.
SEE A DOCTOR
Sending him to a great dermatologist, especially one who specializes in scalp and hair issues, is a great way for him to treat his thinning hair with a professional that he feels comfortable with. The dermatologist can prescribe clinical grade shampoos and conditioners, as well as medicines like Propecia to treat any hair loss.
Suggesting supplements to add to a normal multivitamin routine is a great way for you to join in him. We always talk about how important it is to treat hair from the inside out. We love supplements such as Biosil and Viviscal because they are formulated to nourish and fortify scalp and hair. And you both can take them, which is an easy way to make him feel more comfortable.
In addition to the supplements we mentioned, over the counter hair growth and fortifying treatments like Rogaine are widely available and have been proven to slow down hair loss and in some cases, grow new hair where it was once sparse.
There’s no easy way to break the news to any guy in your life that his hair is looking a little on the thinner side. The best way is to mention it is casually, like it was something you just noticed, and not something you’ve been dreading to bring up. This can bruise their pride, and that’s why we think it’s important to gently suggest positive solutions so you don’t come across critical. Make them feel comfortable by letting them know there is something they can do and that you are willing to help. Join them in taking supplements. Just be open to helping them if you bring it up. Thinning hair is something that is best treated early on and at the first sign, otherwise the only option in the future will be a troupe or hair plugs, and that can be a hard look to pull off.
Dr. Peter Goldman has been coined as the “go-to guy for Tinseltown’s newly thinning A-list.” He’s easily the #1 recommended doctor for hairloss as his knowledge and professionalism surpasses any expectations. Be sure to find out his complete list of services to see if there is something that suits your needs.