Hair Loss Treatment for Young African American Man

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While African American men are least susceptible to male pattern baldness, hair loss still remains a major cause of concern for them. Like men from any other part of the world, hair loss is an uncomfortable and embarrassing condition for young Afro-American men. If you are also struggling with significant hair loss and considering which hair transplant surgery method is right for you, take into consideration these few factors.

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Know The Cause

Determining the underlying cause of any problem is crucial for its treatment. Same rule applies to hair loss. Knowing the exact cause will help you decide the best course of treatment. There are numerous causes of hair loss in these men, from poor nutrition to unhealthy hair care regimen, certain diseases, medications and at times heredity and hormonal as well. One most common cause of hair loss in black men and women is wearing the traditional African hairstyle, such as cornrows and dreadlocks. These hairstyles require pulling hairs tightly, which leads to traction alopecia.

Treatment Options

Luckily there are numerous treatment options available to fix temporary hair loss problems in young African American men. They include:


Experts believe that black men and women suffering from hair loss can benefit from good nutrition. Try to increase your dietary intake of proteins, iron and vitamins and this will help promote healthy hair growth. If you are experiencing hair loss, go for foods that are high in vitamins B5, B6 and B12. Also increase your dietary intake of biotin. If you feel you are not getting enough vitamins from food sources, you can always go for supplements. However, never start any supplement without talking to your doctor. It is pertinent to mention here that excess of vitamin A in the body can also trigger hair loss.

Change Your Hairstyle

If you love to wear hairs in traditional styles then reconsider your hairstyle options. Wearing tight hairstyles continuously can trigger hair loss and worsen existing hair thinning. Always wear your hair in natural styles that does not require much manipulation.


Young African American men combating hair loss can benefit from both over the counter and prescription medicines to treat hair thinning and baldness. There are a number of hair loss medicines that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These medicines come in the form of topical applications as well as oral pills that you take daily to control and prevent hair loss.

Minoxidil is the most commonly used topical application for hair loss. Proper and regular use of Minoxidil for 3 to 4 months has stimulated hair growth in up to 40% patients. Finasteride is a prescription oral medicine that is also really effective in controlling hair loss and stimulating new hair growth. It has a success rate of over 50%.

Hair Transplant Surgery

If nothing works for you, or you don’t want to risk your body with hair loss medications, you can always opt for the safest and the most effective hair loss solution – the hair transplant surgery. The surgery does not stop hair loss or stimulates hair growth. Rather, it redistributes balding resistant, healthy hair follicles all over the scalp to add a fuller and thicker appearance to your thinning/balding scalp. The transplanted hairs are resistant to DHT and thus do not fall off.

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