August is Hair Loss Awareness Month, and our team of hair scientists and naturopathic doctors are here to help you understand the root causes of hair thinning. This week, we’re busting the myth that genetics hold all a man’s cards when it comes to hair. Here’s how guys can take control of their hair’s destiny.
For some men, dealing with hair thinning feels like a losing battle. Their father has it, their uncles have it, so why should their hair be any different? While your dad’s genes do play a role, they don’t seal your hair’s fate. Experts agree that genetic predisposition isn’t the lone factor in male hair thinning. So while genes hold the potential for certain things to happen to your hair, factors like stress response, environment, diet, and hormones can influence if or when that potential becomes a reality. In other words: You have a lot more control over your hair’s destiny than you thought.
Some of the triggers that can contribute to male hair thinning can be preventable, giving you the opportunity to support how your body handles them through positive habits and supplementing with natural ingredients. Read on to discover five preventable reasons men lose their hair.