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Bad-ass Bald Guys

A bald head can be hot; just look at The Rock, Chris Daughtry, and John Travolta–even Megan Fox and Kira Knightly have gone there! Ditch the regrowth foams and comb-overs because it’s totally acceptable (and sexy) to embrace the bald!

Speaking of bald, at 40, my dad finally decided to ditch the toupee (he started getting male pattern baldness at 21) and shaved his head. Well-la! He looked so much younger! He also learned that he had acquired some new responsibilities:

1. When going outside in a sleet storm, always wear a hat. Ouch!
2. When it comes to shaving, take your time because bleeding from the head ain’t pretty.
3. DON’T forget sunblock!

Dad learned #3 the hard way:  His first summer as a bad-ass bald guy, he was in for a rough ride. His first scalp-sunburn turned into a second degree burn. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just it wasn’t pretty – talk about scary (and scary-ugly)! Dad looked like Disney’s Quasimodo (except he was bald).

What’s the moral of the story? To the bald and the balding, unfortunately, skin cancers are more commonly diagnosed on the scalps of those who are bald than those who have hair. And for those who wish to prevent hair loss: unprotected sun exposure of the scalp may be harmful to hair follicles.

The scalp is the #1 forgotten area when it comes to applying sunscreen. Even a full head of hair isn’t guaranteed to protect us from precancer-causing sunburns of the scalp!  Yes, dark, thick, hair can give greater sun protection than thinner, lighter, hair, however, nobody is fully protected.  Learn from my dad – protect your noggin!

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What do Vin Dissel, Dalai Lama, and Dick Cheney have in common? They’re all bald[ing]! It seems natural to see men lose hair as they age, and male baldness is no secret. However, what is less talked about is that nearly 40% of females suffer from hair loss at some point of their lives. Hair thinning among women can cause serious emotional distress but often goes undiscussed. Help prevent hair loss and thinning naturally with these four tips:

1. Scalp Stimulation: Not only are scalp massages super relaxing, they also increase blood circulation which can stimulate hair growth. Even better — massage a product with vitamin E onto scalp for a vitamin boost.

2. Proper Nutrition is a pivotal part of preventing hair loss. If our hair isn’t getting the proper vitamins and nutrients it craves to grow and strengthen, it can become brittle and break or fall out easily. Biotin, Zinc, Vitamins A and E, and protein rich foods supplement a strong, healthy mane.

3. Shield from the sun. Our scalp is even more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our bodies, so don’t neglect to use sun protection on your scalp! When a scalp gets sunburned its protective oils and cellular structure are damaged. This can prompt the production of superoxides, potentially damaging chemicals that can cause hair follicles to switch from the growth stage to the shedding stage, increasing the likelihood of hair loss. It can also cause skin elastosis, degenerative changes in the dermal connective tissue. Excessive sun damage can also lead to frail, dehydrated, brittle hair. So make sure to use SPF sunscreen on that think tank of yours!

4. Slow down. Both physical and emotional stress can cause an increase in cortisol levels, which can trigger hormone fluctuations and cause air loss. Try to relax with a new hobby, a good book, or a glass of wine.

All in all, simple changes to your daily routine can greatly aid in hair loss prevention. Get a massage, eat right, wear your sunblock, and stop to take a breather once in a while

Comment below and tell us what you do to keep your hair strong and healthy!

Tag Archives: sunburn

Bad-ass Bald Guys

A bald head can be hot; just look at The Rock, Chris Daughtry, and John Travolta–even Megan Fox and Kira Knightly have gone there! Ditch the regrowth foams and comb-overs because it’s totally acceptable (and sexy) to embrace the bald!

Speaking of bald, at 40, my dad finally decided to ditch the toupee (he started getting male pattern baldness at 21) and shaved his head. Well-la! He looked so much younger! He also learned that he had acquired some new responsibilities:

1. When going outside in a sleet storm, always wear a hat. Ouch!
2. When it comes to shaving, take your time because bleeding from the head ain’t pretty.
3. DON’T forget sunblock!

Dad learned #3 the hard way:  His first summer as a bad-ass bald guy, he was in for a rough ride. His first scalp-sunburn turned into a second degree burn. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just it wasn’t pretty – talk about scary (and scary-ugly)! Dad looked like Disney’s Quasimodo (except he was bald).

What’s the moral of the story? To the bald and the balding, unfortunately, skin cancers are more commonly diagnosed on the scalps of those who are bald than those who have hair. And for those who wish to prevent hair loss: unprotected sun exposure of the scalp may be harmful to hair follicles.

The scalp is the #1 forgotten area when it comes to applying sunscreen. Even a full head of hair isn’t guaranteed to protect us from precancer-causing sunburns of the scalp!  Yes, dark, thick, hair can give greater sun protection than thinner, lighter, hair, however, nobody is fully protected.  Learn from my dad – protect your noggin!

Link

What do Vin Dissel, Dalai Lama, and Dick Cheney have in common? They’re all bald[ing]! It seems natural to see men lose hair as they age, and male baldness is no secret. However, what is less talked about is that nearly 40% of females suffer from hair loss at some point of their lives. Hair thinning among women can cause serious emotional distress but often goes undiscussed. Help prevent hair loss and thinning naturally with these four tips:

1. Scalp Stimulation: Not only are scalp massages super relaxing, they also increase blood circulation which can stimulate hair growth. Even better — massage a product with vitamin E onto scalp for a vitamin boost.

2. Proper Nutrition is a pivotal part of preventing hair loss. If our hair isn’t getting the proper vitamins and nutrients it craves to grow and strengthen, it can become brittle and break or fall out easily. Biotin, Zinc, Vitamins A and E, and protein rich foods supplement a strong, healthy mane.

3. Shield from the sun. Our scalp is even more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our bodies, so don’t neglect to use sun protection on your scalp! When a scalp gets sunburned its protective oils and cellular structure are damaged. This can prompt the production of superoxides, potentially damaging chemicals that can cause hair follicles to switch from the growth stage to the shedding stage, increasing the likelihood of hair loss. It can also cause skin elastosis, degenerative changes in the dermal connective tissue. Excessive sun damage can also lead to frail, dehydrated, brittle hair. So make sure to use SPF sunscreen on that think tank of yours!

4. Slow down. Both physical and emotional stress can cause an increase in cortisol levels, which can trigger hormone fluctuations and cause air loss. Try to relax with a new hobby, a good book, or a glass of wine.

All in all, simple changes to your daily routine can greatly aid in hair loss prevention. Get a massage, eat right, wear your sunblock, and stop to take a breather once in a while

Comment below and tell us what you do to keep your hair strong and healthy!