Hair loss in both men and women is called androgenetic alopecia, and it’s common as everyone ages.
It’s caused by the hormone testosterone and its conversion into a molecule called DHT. This alteration causes hair follicles to shrink, resulting in hair loss. Men have more testosterone than women do, so balding is more common in men.
Hair loss is one of the most potent fears for men at a young age. In fact, recent research has shown that a quarter of men aged 25-29 are more concerned with losing their locks than they are with other age-related inevitabilities like skin aging or going grey. It’s the frightening prospect of going bald that is often felt as a loss of masculinity or power.
BUT it’s not all bad news. Whether you’re starting to see strands of your hair at the bottom of your shower or are just worried that your thick head of hair won’t last forever, there is a solution to give you healthy hair and scalp.
VITAMAN Hair Food is a potent tonic made from indigenous ingredients like Quandong and Saw Palmetto Fruit, which many experts consider to be a critical weapon in the war on balding.
And what guy couldn’t use help in that department?
Saw Palmetto is an alternative remedy used to treat hair loss. It’s a plant with small berries that's been used as medicine and food for hundreds of years. There’s evidence that it may help treat an enlarged prostate. It has also been used to treat:
- hair loss
- bladder infections
- prostate cancer
- decreased sex drive
Increasing blood supply and circulation by massaging your scalp is an important first step for healthy hair and scalps. A scalp massage not only stimulates fresh blood supply to the follicles but also reduces stress and tension in the head, neck and scalp.
Hair Food is like a ‘vitamin drink for your follicles’. Containing Quandong and Saw Palmetto, both natural extracts that are proven hair nutrients and known to increase the quality of hair. These plant based extracts are shown to support hair and scalp wellness by increasing the strength and thickness of your stands while fighting brittleness. Scalps are often neglected, so remember your scalp is skin too and needs nourishment.
Hair Food is recommended for men with a tendency for hair loss or generally with fine or thinning hair and it should be incorporated into your daily or weekly routine as soon as possible. (Combine daily with your favourite VITAMAN styling product or twice weekly as a hair treatment).
Other unique plant extracts such as Argan Kernel Oil (to add moisture) and Coconut Oil (perfect solution for damaged hair), treat both the scalp and condition of the hair.
Natural ingredients like organic White Tea full of antioxidants, Aloe Vera, Birch Leaf, Primrose Oil, Nettle, Patchouli Oil, Rosemary, and Sage add to the nutritiously rich tonic, which can help reduce hair loss in men. These strengthening minerals, ancient herbs and proteins can improve the overall quality and minimise possibility of hair becoming weak, from breakage and from falling out.
Breakage is often caused when your hair is wet (after swimming or showering) so always try to be gentle with your hair as that’s when it’s more fragile. So always gently pat/press your scalp and hair when towel drying, don’t vigorously polish your scalp like your shining your shoes!
Remember it's never too late to start!
How to apply?
While in the shower, make sure your water is warm and not too hot. Shampooing in water that is too hot can strip your hair and scalp of essential oils, so shower using the coolest water possible.
Thoroughly wet the hair and apply a generous amount of VITAMAN Volumising Shampoo into the palm of your hand, and work it through the hair.
Using the tips of your fingers, work in a firm circular motion from the front of the scalp down to the back of the neck and then up the sides towards the temples.
Continue this motion for a few minutes. This will stimulate the blood supply and exfoliate the scalp. Leave in briefly before rinsing clean.
Step out of the shower and towel dry your hair (gently)
As a treatment, apply Hair Food liberally to freshly shampooed and rinsed hair and massage into your scalp and hair. Leave on for 15-20mins and then rinse and condition.
Rinse the Hair Food completely then apply a generous amount of VITAMAN Volumising Conditioner in the same way you applied the shampoo. Leave in briefly before rinsing.
A HANDY HINT: The Hair Food can also be mixed in with your styling product which makes it easier and more frequently applied.