Given the fact that well over half of all men will experience hair loss at some point in their lives, there is always someone wondering how to make men’s hair grow thicker. There are several different products that one can use as well as several procedures that can be performed at home to help with this problem.
One of the most basic things one can try is changing his diet. Many men do not eat a balanced diet that contains all the vital nutrients needed by the follicles to produce healthy hair. Eating more raw fruits and vegetables can help one to overcome a great deal of this. In addition, consuming more fish that contain Omega 3 fatty acids also helps by aiding in the production of sebum, a natural oil produced by the skin and hair follicles.
If dietary changes are not desirable or sufficient, one can try supplementation with multivitamins that are rich in B-complex, C, and E vitamins. Minerals such as Selenium are also helpful building blocks that go into hair production.
Massaging the scalp is another trick that many men find useful. This practice improves the circulation to the follicles, increasing the amount of nutrients available for producing thicker, healthier shafts. The use of vitamin E enriched lotions and/or olive oil can also help. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps remove free radicals that can poison the follicles. Olive oil is rich in Omega 3s as well as helping to slow or prevent the formation of DHT, the male hormone associated with male pattern baldness.
In addition to massage and dietary changes, there are two medications that have been shown to be effective in helping one regrow lost hair and making it grow thicker. These medications are Minoxidil, sold under the trade name Rogaine, and Finasteride, marketed as Propecia.
Minoxidil was once a prescription medication. Today, it is sold over the counter, meaning that no prescription is necessary. It is applied directly to the scalp and massaged in. It helps to block the formation of DHT and clears affected follicles of this hormone so that they can begin producing thicker, healthy hair again.
Finasteride comes in pill form and is available only with a prescription from a physician. This medication is even more effective at blocking the formation of DHT. Most men who have used it not only stopped losing their hair, they began to grow in new strands that filled in thinning areas and produced a thicker head of hair than they previously had.
Learning how to make your hair grow thicker is a goal shared by many men. The good news is that hair loss is not guaranteed just because one begins to notice thinning or receding hairline. Certain dietary changes and/or supplementation with vitamins and minerals that are key nutrients to the production of healthy hair can prove quite helpful. Massaging the scalp, with or without adding olive oil, can improve circulation and bring these nutrients to the follicles. If these fail, there are medications that can be used to combat the most common cause of permanent hair loss.