Male Pattern Baldness Treatment Non Medical

For men experiencing male pattern baldness, by far the safest and most affordable options are non-medical baldness treatments like a hairpiece, toupee or a new hairstyle to cover bald areas.

Non-Medical Baldness Treatments: Using Existing Hair

Many men find they can hide male pattern baldness, particularly in its earliest stages, by simply changing their hairstyle to one that covers balding areas. Obviously if taken too far, this can lead to embarrassing results like a bad comb-over, but it’s a good first step for men with mild male pattern baldness.

Non-Medical Baldness Treatments: Hairpieces and Toupees

A bad hairpiece has been the punch line for many a joke, but modern advancement in male hairpiece technology has yielded high-quality, natural-looking hairpieces that can be worn on a semi-permanent basis. A good hairpiece, for which real or synthetic hair is fused onto a base and fitted to your head, can keep its natural appearance for more than a year, but it may cost thousands of dollars.

Another option for partial male pattern baldness is a toupee for men, or a small hairpiece designed to cover just a part of the head. A toupee for men has the advantage of being smaller than a full hairpiece. For best results, a toupee must be measured and fitted correctly to look natural.

Non-Medical Baldness Treatments: Weaving and Extensions

Some men have had success using hair weaves or extensions to conceal bald spots or thinning hair. These non-medical baldness treatments involve weaving or otherwise attaching real or synthetic hairs to the ends of existing hairs to give more hair length and volume.

Hair weaving is generally considered a healthier method than extensions, which use adhesives to attach the hair. Hair weaves and extensions are often combined with hair restoration drugs and surgery, or with other non-medical baldness treatments, for the best effect.

Resources

HairLossLibrary.com (2010). Hair pieces for men. Retrieved March 8, 2011, from http://www.hairlosslibrary.com/artificial_hair_replacement.html

HairLossLibrary.com (2010). Hair weaving. Retrieved March 8, 2011, from http://www.hairlosslibrary.com/hair_weaving_hair_loss.html

MedlinePlus. (2009). Male pattern baldness. Retrieved March 8, 2011, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001177.htm