In these turbulent times, separating fact from fiction isn’t easy. Shiny new health trends dominate the mediascape more than ever, enticing consumers with over-the-top claims that never come to fruition. These false claims aren’t only inaccurate, they’re deeply damaging to trust in medical treatments.
For hair loss treatments, fighting common misconceptions is half the battle. Over 14.5 million people are affected by hair loss across the UK, with stress playing a huge role. Sons, a hair loss treatment brand, take aim at those misconceptions with solid, medically verified facts and figures. In the following passages, Dr. Knut Moe, the Medical Director of Sons, gets right to the heart of the matter of male hair loss during the pandemic.
I’m losing my hair – why?
Hair loss is extremely common, but nobody talks about it. Why? Insecurities, embarrassment and a lack of openness all bundled up into one. Most of the time hair loss can be narrowed down to genetics, so cannot be fully prevented. However, whether through a poor diet or increased amounts of stress, men can inadvertently accelerate their hair loss.
Anxiety has risen by 57% during the pandemic and there’s no indication that’s slowing down any time soon. These prolonged periods of stress are key causes of the common condition Telogen Effluvium, which pushes the hair cycle into the shedding phase. If you’re losing hair, I’d suggest dealing with your stress or poor diet, alongside a medical hair loss treatment plan.
If stress is a contributor to my hair loss, how can I lower it?
Recognising your own high stress levels is an essential step in alleviating your hair loss. Men traditionally struggle to talk about or come to terms with their own mental health problems, and the pandemic hasn’t helped. Taking the time to reflect on how you’re feeling is crucial. Spend half an hour writing down your honest thoughts and feelings and try to pinpoint what the main cause of your stress is.
The next stage is simple – have a chat. Whether that’s talking to your partner or getting in touch with a GP, discussing your anxieties with another person will feel like a weight has been lifted. Also – practising mindfulness throughout the day can help you find those peaceful moments everybody needs when working from home. Stress can be overwhelming and takes time, effort and patience to combat, but you’ll be a much happier man in the long-run.
Is stopping hair loss impossible?
This one’s a bit trickier to answer. While you can’t stop the genetic side of hair loss, a good hair routine can help a lot. Everybody’s different, so it’s a good idea to seek medical advice from your GP. There are medically verified treatments easily available in the UK that could do wonders for your hair. Minoxidil, part of Sons treatment plans, increases blood flow to the scalp, while the vitamin biotin cultivates a healthy environment for hairs to grow. On top of all that, combatting external factors, such as a poor diet, will only do good things for your head of hair.
With a huge variety of treatment plans tailored for every man, a Sons subscription costs just £30 a month. A portion of sales are also donated towards the charity CALM. Follow us at @careforsons to stay up-to-date with the fastest growing hair loss treatment brand around.
Sons was founded in 2018, after best mates Will Kennedy and Dr Adrian Gilbane sat in a pub and opened up about their hair loss. Sharing their stories and what they had experienced, they quickly realised things needed to change. Bringing their expertise together, Dr Adrian’s in healthcare and clinical research and Will’s in business, as the business manager for a large Irish brand, the two mates quickly established online subscription service Sons. Working with the best physicians, pharmacists, and scientists, the objective was simple- to offer easy to understand, jargon free, yet affordable hair loss treatment. Headed up by Medical Director, Knut Moe, who has experience in hair loss working in leading hair restoration clinic HRBR, Sons have sourced, licensed and brought to market a combination of products that is proven to deliver the most effective results for male pattern hair loss – proven to deliver results in 94.1% of men.