Delving into Male Pattern Baldness: From Root to Remedy.

Delving into Male Pattern Baldness: From Root to Remedy.

Understanding Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness, scientifically known as androgenetic alopecia, is a common condition that affects millions of men worldwide. It's characterized by the gradual loss of hair from the scalp, resulting in a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown. While male pattern baldness is a natural part of the aging process for many men, understanding its causes, available treatments, and coping strategies can help individuals make informed decisions about managing or accepting this condition.

Every male will feel differently about loosing hair ranging from not caring at all, to anxiety over the prospect of losing their hair. Some men even report that they undergo treatment for their significant other. However you are feeling about losing hair this blog will delve into some remedies that you can add into your lifestyle to help slow the progression of MPB.

Understanding the Causes

Male pattern baldness is primarily influenced by genetics and hormones. If your family has a history of this condition, you might be more susceptible. The key hormone involved is dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of testosterone that shrinks hair follicles, leading to thinner hair, bald spots and eventually a smooth, shiny scalp due to follicles not being present.

Genetics and DHT play pivotal roles, but there are steps you can take to slow the progression of male pattern baldness.

Natural Treatment Options

Starting a haircare/hair-loss treatment plan early is crucial because once follicles disappear, hair cannot grow back. Here are some simple tips to integrate into your daily routine:
  • Keep your scalp and hair free from environmental particles and product build-up.
  • Minimize the use of head coverings unless protecting from the sun, rough-textured hats can cause friction-related hair loss.
  • Switch to silk pillowcases for reduced friction and better moisture retention while you sleep.
  • Massage your scalp to increase blood flow and use a boost brush for cleansing and removal of dirt and oil.
  • Establish a manageable haircare routine that includes plant-based vasodilators and DHT blockers.
  • Choose hair styling products that prioritize hair health while giving the appearance of fuller hair.
  • Maintain a diet rich in proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals for overall hair health.
  • Consider supplementation, but only if your nutrient levels are low, based on blood work results.
  • Red light laser therapy devices are available for home use or in clinics. These devices emit light energy to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth. While research is ongoing, some studies suggest that light therapy when used regularly may be beneficial in reducing hair loss.


Coping Strategies

Dealing with male pattern baldness is more than just a new routine. Here are some coping strategies that can help individuals maintain confidence and self-esteem:

  • Hairstyling: Consider hairstyles that embrace your thinning hair. Shorter haircuts, or even shaving your head entirely can give you a polished and confident appearance.
  • If you are thinning in the crown, ask for a style that can be pushed backwards away from the hairline to help cover the crown. Make sure to have enough length on top and keep sides short to add symmetry to the finished style.
  • If you are thinning in the hair line then keep your crown short and front longer so you can blow wave the front in to a quiff attenuating volume where it is lacking.
  • Managing anxiety related to hair loss: Staying physically active and managing stress can also contribute to overall well-being, which may indirectly support hair health.
  • Support Connect with others, online forums and social media groups, can provide a platform to share experiences and advice. Tell your significant other that you are struggling so they can support you with a routine. Speak to your hairdresser so they understand you are feeling self-conscious about losing your hair.
  • Self-Acceptance: Remember that male pattern baldness is a common occurrence. Accepting it as a natural part of aging can help boost your confidence and self-image.

It's essential to remember that while these strategies can improve hair health, they won't change your genetic predisposition to male pattern baldness.

Alternative Approaches with Halo: Plant-Based Vasodilators and Natural DHT Blockers

Beyond traditional treatments, exploring plant-based vasodilators and natural DHT blockers can offer valuable insights into nurturing healthy hair and promoting growth.

The Role of Plant-Based Vasodilators

Vasodilators widen blood vessels, improving blood circulation to the scalp, and nourishing hair follicles with essential nutrients. Several plant-based ingredients have vasodilating properties:

  1. Rosemary: Rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation and promotes hair growth.
  2. Peppermint: Menthol in peppermint oil has a cooling and vasodilating effect that encourages nutrient-rich blood flow to the hair follicles.
  3. Ginseng: Ginseng improves blood circulation and stimulates hair follicle activity.

Natural DHT Blockers from Plants

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone associated with male pattern baldness. Reducing its impact on hair follicles can slow down hair loss. Some plant-based compounds have natural DHT-blocking properties:

  1. Saw Palmetto: Extracted from saw palmetto berries, this remedy inhibits the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT.
  2. Pumpkin Seed Oil: Contains phytosterols that block DHT production.
  3. Green Tea: Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea inhibits DHT's effects on hair follicles.

Halo products that help with thinning, hair loss and volume 

  • Hair and Scalp Oil - Used as a scalp pre-treatment to nurture follicles helping new hairs to emerge without suffocation.
  • Stimulate and Strengthen ShampooContains both DHT blockers and plant-based vasodilators to prolong anagen (growing) phase.
  • Boost Brush- To increase blood flow and mechanically remove build up from around follicles.
  • Reinforcement - A treatment that creates a tingling effect to increase density and growth
  • Revitalise - Daily topical treatment to promote healthy hair growth in weak fragile hair.
  • Styled By Gel- Volumizing gel to plump up strands without drying alcohols that can damage hair health 


Plant-based vasodilators and natural DHT blockers can significantly increase growth However, it's vital to approach these strategies with a clear perspective. Results vary, shaped by various individual factors. To maximize your hair's potential, consider weaving these approaches into your broader lifestyle, as we've discussed throughout this blog. But remember, this isn't just a fleeting fix. Consistency is key, as the results you achieve require ongoing dedication and commitment


Male pattern baldness is a widespread condition that can impact self-esteem and body image. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, understanding the causes, exploring treatment options, and adopting coping strategies can empower individuals to manage this condition effectively. Whether you choose medical treatments, lifestyle adjustments, or a combination of both, the goal is to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin, embracing the uniqueness that defines you.


Author Notes 

After years in the hairdressing industry with a passion for hair and scalp analysis I've seen firsthand the anxiety hair loss can cause. If you or someone you know is suffering and needs help, feel free to reach out for a free consultation in starting your healthy hair journey.


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