Why Has Hair Become So Important to Men?

man with full healthy hairThe common misconception – and stereotype – is that women care more about their hair than men. Not only is that largely untrue but certain studies in recent years have shown a sizable number of men care more about their hair than women.

Over the past few years, we have seen the advent of the man bun increase discussion on men’s hair styles. Changes in diet and exercise mean that people look younger for longer… so there has been more focus on appearance, which also affects men. Advances in hair restoration and maintenance have also helped spotlight men’s hair.

Taking Care Of Your Hair

Part of the reason why hair is becoming more important to men is that men are now being more aware of the need to properly maintain their hair. It’s important to keep in mind that there is no real difference between men’s hair and women’s hair; it’s all about how you maintain and take care of it.

Keeping your scalp clean is a big factor. Like any other part of your body, you want to keep it clean. However, you do not want to overdo it or else you can strip the important oils out of your hair and cause damage.

Like many other things in our lives, if you are consistent on maintaining your hair regularly then it won’t be time consuming. Regular washing, moisturizing (if you need), and using products that work best for you will help greatly. Not all shampoos are the same; get the right shampoo for your hair and scalp type.

Showing Your Age

Most of us will experience some level of going gray by the time we’re 50. Many men consider the salt-and-pepper look to be distinguished and choose to embrace it.

It’s important to keep in mind that gray hair lack melanin. This means that gray hair is dryer and more brittle than hair with natural color. You will need to do more to maintain gray hair properly – including conditioning your hair as well as using other products and treatments to keep it healthy.

If you have decided to color your hair, formulas that include conditioners can help with gray hair’s dryness. When you go that route, you will need to make sure you’re using color-safe hair products moving forward. Learn more about the relationship between gray hair and loss.

Biological Effects On Hair Growth

A man’s ability to grow hair is impacted by their genetics as well. The majority of men will experience noticeable hair loss by the time they’re 35.

While much of it is genetic, there are other factors including changes in hormone levels related to the thyroid (that are potentially able to be balanced out), stress, diet, and side effects to medication. These biological effects on a man’s hair do not have to keep negatively affecting their lives anymore.

RHRLI Can Restore What’s Important To You

Robotic Hair Restoration Long Island understands how important a full head of hair is to a man and knows how to restore it. Most men are actually excellent candidates for hair restoration. Utilizing the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System, our hair surgeon is able to perform this minimally invasive procedure that will produce exceptional results. Contact us today for a free consultation, and start the journey towards restoring your hair and your confidence.

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