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Baldness: What You Can do About it

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If you’re a man, it is almost bound to happen later in your life if not now. And even the women are not spared from it even though they’re lucky they don’t often get to the “santo” level.

Additionally, age-related baldness in women can also be understood if you consider the weaves, hair dryers, relaxers and other chemicals they use in their hair, which could be a contributing factor.

But if you’re a man, you’re looking at a potential loss of every strand on your head. Almost everything if you’re lucky. Some men choose to resign themselves to the classic “santo”. They shave off everything on their head till it looks like an egg. That way, not many people will see you’re actually bald.

But troubling as it could be, there’s something you can do about baldness.

Actually there isn’t. Unless you want to go through:

Hair Transplant

That’s what the procedure looks like. It’s one of the most potent solutions for middle-aged men who are losing their hair. Some hair is taken from areas on the head where it is abundant and permanent, then fixed into the bald areas.

The procedure is not so cheap. Be prepared to part with at least few thousand dollars. Even then, the transplanted hair could still fall out years later.

If you’re bald and thinking “no way” to hair transplant, then maybe you’d like to try:

Minoxidil

This drug is quite good at treating hair loss and is even used sometimes by young people, for growing beards. Just go online and you’ll find hair growth solution brands like Rogaine and Kirkland which contain minoxidil.

But before you go looking for it, some of the known side effects of minoxidil include nausea, vomiting, breast pain and hair growth on the face or other parts of the body. The side effects can get more serious to include weight gain, skin rashes, swelling on any of the limbs, the lips or face, fever, fainting, high heartbeat rates and more.

Ready to go through all that?

Baldness: The Real Deal

At the end of the day, there’s only one real thing you can do about baldness – nothing. It’s hereditary so once you have the gene, you’re prone to it and when it finally happens, you’re basically screwed.

Unless you don’t care about the many possible side effects of minoxidil or you don’t mind having a hair transplant.

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