Balding? I’m Not Balding

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Like mighty Sampson, many people associate their hair with strength and confidence. It is one of the first things people see when they meet you. So, when the first follicles begin to fall, panic immediately sets in. Before you gather the hairs from the bathroom sink and begin a mournful vigil, take a breath. There is a ray of hope. Our innovative society has discovered great new ways to reclaim your hair. Here are a few tips to help you keep the balding look at bay.

Supplements & Ointments

While you may not be thrilled to take pills or saturate your scalp with gunk, there are supplements and products that can help stimulate hair growth. Vitamins A, C, D, and E all have properties necessary for cell reproduction. Biotin is also a popular B-vitamin that is known for hair growth. Fortunately, these aids are available at any pharmacy or hair supply store. Just remember to ask the cashier for a brown paper bag, if you want to be discreet with your purchase.

A More Hands-On Approach

Some people prefer to take a more direct approach. Although images of Ricky Ricardo vibrating under an electric hair stimulator may spring to mind, there are more practical ways to restore a fuller look. Hair building fibers, for example, are a great way to restore a fuller look. These fibers intertwine with your existing strands, so they are resistant to wind and rain. They are also easy to apply and made of natural-colored keratin protein.

Surgical Options

The idea of using a doctor to bring life back to your hairline sounds like something from a bad Star Trek episode. However, modern medicine has made this very possible. In a procedure commonly known as hair plugs, specialized doctors can implant strands of hair directly into areas of the scalp that are becoming bare. As with any surgical treatment, there are risks of rejection and infection. Of course, this is a more long-term solution than a toupee.


For many years, the first line of defense for a hair loss was solid denial. It was the unmentioned elephant in the room, which also happened to be sitting on top of someone’s head. Thankfully, those days are over. You may never regain the glorious mane of your youth, but, at least, you can put up a good fight. Among these options, you may find what you need to hold your head up high, and not worry about catching the light.

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