While the world continues to debate whether Prince William deserves the top spot as sexiest bald man alive, we take our hats off to the gentlemen who’ve opted to take control of their mane and continue to tread the world with great confidence.
A sterling example: Jude Law. The actor has become the ‘poster boy’ for men who find nothing wrong in choosing to reclaim their crowning glory by finding the best hair care and hair loss solutions out there.
Sure, we admire those who have embraced their baldness (take a bow, Stanley Tucci), but we reserve the highest respect for the men for whom hope springs eternal: the men who don’t give up.
It’s a fact that hair loss in men may begin as early as in their twenties and will only progress as they get older. Among Filipinos, over 50 percent will have some form of hair loss by the time they reach 40. While some will have no problem going with the flow of their follicle’s fate, a great percentage would rather find the most efficient and safest solutions available out there. Good thing there are a number of ways to regain one’s roots. It’s just a question of how far one is willing to go.
Hair transplants. Some will not hesitate to go under the knife for a second chance at having the pleasure of being able to run their fingers through their hair, just like in their days of youth. And yes, they are willing brave the price, pain, and the pill needed after to prevent further hair loss. If you’re a good candidate with deep pockets then by all means, go for it.
Scalp Micropigmentation. Maybe this is not as invasive as a transplant but still this method requires some form of endurance. Scalp Micropigmentation is essentially tattooing layers of dots on the scalp in different hues of black using an electric tattooing device to create an illusion of fuller hair. Think of it as a painting using the pointillism technique except that the scalp is the canvas.
Medication. Those who want the painless path may choose medications that slow down male pattern baldness. It has been reported that the former POTUS, Donald Trump, takes finasteride to maintain, errr, his overcomb. Donald’s ‘do’ is probably not what males with thinning hair are aiming for but finasteride and minoxidil are two of the most popular hair loss solutions known to lower levels of DHT or the hormone that attacks the follicles and increase blood flow to encourage hair growth. However, they are not without downsides. Finasteride is reported to reduce sexual desire while minoxidil can cause dizziness and rapid heart rate.
Natural products. If going under the knife (or needle) and taking medications are not options for you, there’s always the natural route to your roots. Ginseng is known to stimulate hair follicles while aloe vera helps unblock excess oil in the scalp, allowing new hair growth. Coconut virgin oil is also known to stimulate follicles encouraging hair growth.
You may not believe this but many effective and safe hair and scalp health promoting ingredients are easily found on your kitchen counters -- ginger, malunggay, black pepper, rosemary, and lemongrass are just a few. While you can use these nature’s gifts on its own, they become more effective if they are in their concentrated forms in a bottle.
Novuhair, which is proudly Philippine made, has done just that. It has a combination of clinically-tested 19 herbal key ingredients formulated for men—and women —experiencing excessive hair fall, receding hairline, hair thinning, and bald patches. Gary Valenciano, Korina Sanchez and Isko “Yorme” Moreno use it to prevent further hair loss and thinning and to complement their hair restoration solutions. It comes in the form of a topical scalp lotion, shampoo, and conditioner in 200 ml bottles and lasts up to three to four months. The FDA registered product is also 100% compliant to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD), meaning it is free of parabens.
So, which one are you? The kind who will go to the extreme or the kind who will put his trust on nature? Either way, you deserve a pat in the back for knowing what you want, for taking control, and for defining hair confidence on your own terms just like our mane man, Jude Law.