How To Handle Balding | Eric Bandholz

Balding is a condition that happens to almost all men at some point in time. I like to say, you are either going to lose your hair or you are going to die young. Choice is yours. I myself am starting to see a thinning of my vertex.

There's two things you can do, complain and get depressed, or you can take action and move forward with your life. When you take action there are two ways to go - embrace the condition or try to treat the condition. Treating balding is similar to how you exercise to not get fat and how you brush your teeth to not lose your teeth.

When you treat balding you'll either use minoxidil (Rogaine), finasteride (Propecia), or you'll get hair implants. They each have their advantages and disadvantages and I encourage y'all to explore the risks and benefits before you begin. Finasteride is a oral medication that will help block DHT, which is the leading cause of male pattern baldness. Rogaine is a topical medication which will help stimulate the hair to grow in the areas you apply it.

If you don't want to treat the condition, then you'll want to embrace it and that means styling your hair in a way that best optimizes the hair loss.

You aren't alone and are actually part of the majority when you deal with hair loss. Feel confident knowing that you are in control of the actions you want to take to handle it.

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