Male Hair Loss solutions

Male Hairloss Solutions

We at HairGenie understand the stress of hairloss and thinning hair. We understand how this impacts on your confidence and how you interact with people.

Here at HairGenie we help you find the solutions! We have sourced products that will help your hair look thicker and hide your bold spots perfectly!!

Below are some of the questions that we get asked daily. If you still have questions, you are welcome to contact us, and one of our team of experts will be happy to answer your questions.

Toppik

Hair looks thinner because firstly the density of the hair reduces when hair falls out, and this leads to the scalp being more visible. We at HairGenie use different products to hide hairloss by coloring the scalp the same color as your hair.

We recommend that you start by ordering our starter kit which consist of the following:

  • Hairline Optimizer
  • Applicator
  • Fibre Hold Spray
  • Toppik Fibers

Hairline Optimizer:

Hair Optimizer
Hair Optimizer

Toppik Hairline Optimizer is uniquely designed with irregular teeth to help you mimic a natural hairline when applying Toppik Hair Fibers

Applicator:

Spray Applicator
Spray Applicator

The Toppik Spray Applicator is a patented tool that attaches to Regular and Economy size bottles of Toppik Hair Fibers and allows for a more precise application. Allows you to easily target and spray Hair Fibers into specific areas.

Fiberhold Spray:

Toppik Fiberhold Spray
Toppik Fiberhold Spray

Toppik FiberHold Spray is a fine mist designed to strengthen the bond between Toppik Hair Fibers and your existing hair, producing longer-lasting results.

Hair Building Fibers:

Toppik Hair Building Fibers, made of colored keratin protein, blend undetectably with existing hair strands to instantly create the appearance of naturally thick, full hair. Instantly fills in thinning areas
Conceals hair loss
Makes fine hair look completely thick and full
Great as a root touch-up between coloring.

Couvre:

COUVRe Scalp Concealing Lotion is a hair concealer that makes hair look instantly thicker by eliminating the contrast between thinning hair and scalp.

Because you effectively color your scalp, it is important that you use the same color as your roots. Also use our color chart as below. This will help you mix and match the ideal color for your specific hair type.
Choose the right color for your hair
Choose the right color for your hair

This depends on how severe your hairloss currently is. But most people will just notice you look younger, although they might not figure out exactly why.

Couvre is a Scalp Concealing lotion, which makes your hair look thicker by eliminating the contrast between the scalp and you hair. This is a lotion that colors your scalp.

Hair Building Fibers also eliminate the contrast between the scalp and the hair. The main difference is that the Fibres bond with your hair and makes your existing hair look thicker.

The texture and appearance of the Toppik Hair Building Fibers work well with ethnic hair

 

Toppik Hair Building Fibers are made of Keratin protein – the same thing that makes up human hair. The Keratin protein comes from a natural wool source, which is the closest match to human hair.

Toppik Hair Building Fibers stay firmly in place even in wind, rain and perspiration. For even longer-lasting results and added shine, use Toppik FiberHold Spray

Toppik Hair Building Fibers do not encourage or discourage hair growth. The natural Keratin Fibers will not clog pores or affect a scalp condition.

Toppik Hair Building Fibers stay until you wash your hair. They may shift but can be easily touched up. Many individuals who go to the salon weekly for a shampoo/set or a blow out will leave the Fibers in until their next appointment.

Toppik Hair Building Fibers can be used to effectively and easily cover both gray roots and color-treated root re-growth!

It is recommended that Toppik Hair Building Fibers be applied after the use of any styling tools such as hairdryers, flat irons or curling irons. Styling products (other than hairspray) should be applied to the hair prior to applying Toppik Hair Building Fibers. Applying gels, mousses, pastes, serums, and the like after applying Fibers may cause shifting the Fibers and could expose the areas that were meant to be covered. Let styling products dry before applying Fibers.

The irregular teeth and unique design of the Hairline Optimizer are ideal for naturally framing the areas around the face, including  the forehead and temple areas. This tool also keeps Fibers from getting onto the forehead when applying Toppik to the front hairline.

Toppik FiberHold Spray is specifically formulated to lock in the Fibers for those looking for added hold as well as shine.

Remove the Spray Applicator from the Toppik Hair Building Fibers bottle and rinse inside and out with flowing hot water. Let dry, and place it back on the bottle.

It depends on how frequently you use the product, the amount of the product you use each time, and the size of product you purchase. 

Yes, you can mix different shades of Hair Building Fibers. In fact, it is often encouraged to mix different shades in order to find the closest match to your own color, especially when working with blonde or gray hair. The product can either be mixed directly in the hair (use the lighter color first, and then layer the darker color over it).

Couvré

COUVRé is made with sesame seed oil (a natural moisturizer) and iron oxides, which are natural colorants.

COUVRé stays firmly in place through wind, rain and sweat.

COUVRé does not encourage or discourage hair growth. Its gentle formula cannot clog pores or affect your scalp condition.

COUVRé stays on until it is shampooed out.

It removes easily with shampoo.

Yes. It’s completely waterproof.

Products

Is hair loss reversible? The answer may surprise you.

Men's hair loss treatment - before and after

Thanks to advances in science, nutrition and cosmetic remedies, baldness is no longer the permanent curse it once was.

Hair loss can strike at any age during adulthood. While many men notice the first signs of baldness as early as their teens, others seem to retain their hair into old age. In particular, movie stars and musicians seem abnormally blessed in follicle department; how on earth has Sting managed to avoid total baldness despite thinning for thirty-something years? Is there something they know he knows the rest of us don’t? The simple answer is, yes. Baldness is no longer something men need to resign themselves to as part of the ageing process. While there’s nothing wrong with self-assured shedding (Bruce Willis-style), those wishing to keep maintain a youthful head of hair have more options than ever. And it includes plenty of perfectly safe, natural, non-medical solutions to suit even the tightest budget. In fact, many men have no idea they can get instantly thicker hair in just 30 seconds  – and Hair Genie has the answer… In order to decide which remedy best suits you, it’s important to understand what kind of thinning you are experiencing – and why it is happening.
 

Your Hair’s Growth Patterns

Human hair goes through three distinct phases – the anagen, catagen and telogen stages. The anagen phase lasts between 2-5 years and is the growth period for hair follicle. The much shorter catagen phase follows for around 2 weeks, during which the hair follicle is in transition from active growth. The final stage, called the telogen phase, is when the hair essentially “dies”. During this 3-6 week period, the hair follicle “rests” while a new hair shaft grows, pushing out the old hair. This signals a return to the anagen and the whole process starts over again. So how do these phases help us understand male hair loss? Essentially, hair loss is a result of an increasing number of hairs shifting either to a shorter anagen (growth) phase or telogen (rest) phase. Different types of hair loss affect these phases differently – understanding which type of loss you are experiencing can help you find the most appropriate remedy.
Hair loss treatments 

Common Reasons Men Lose Hair

Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) or Androgenic Alopecia

Androgenic alopecia – commonly referred to as male pattern baldness – is the most common form of male hair loss. It accounts for 95% of hair loss cases in men, affecting around 75% of men at some point in their lives. MPB is caused by Androgens – the male sex hormones – attaching themselves to hair follicles in increasing quantities. This process miniaturises the hair follicle over time, causing it to gradually produce thinner hairs during the anagen phase. Eventually, the follicles shrink to such an extent that they can no longer produce new hairs. The process typically begins in hair follicles located near the temples, causing the hairline to recede. It then takes hold in the crown region, causing a thinning effect at the back of the head. MPB is generally thought to be related to genetics, though there’s no universal agreement as to which exact genes are responsible and why. It’s likely that multiple genes contribute to MPB, notably the androgen receptor gene, located on the x chromosome (inherited from the mother). This led to widespread belief that baldness is inherited from the maternal grandfather, though it’s now thought genes from both parents can affect hair loss in their male offspring.

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen Effluvium is a thinning of the hair resulting hair follicles transitioning too quickly from the anagen phase (growth stage) into the telogen phase (resting phase). It’s a common cause of temporary hair loss in men and women and is often seen when the body’s hormonal systems are under stress – or as a reaction to medication. While Telogen Effluvium can become chronic in a small percentage of people, the hair loss is usually temporary and often clears up without the need for medical treatment.

Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia is a form of gradual hair loss caused by localised trauma to hair follicles. Men that have their hair in a “man bun” may be concerned to learn that Traction Alopecia is often caused by wearing the hair in particularly tight hair styles. Dreadlocks and extensions can create the same effect, putting stress on follicles. Typically, the effects of Traction Alopecia are reversible if detected early enough.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out in circular patterns. Often (but not always), it can be a precursor to Alopecia Totalis which causes all of the hair to fall out, leaving the scalp completely bald. While there is no cure for Alopecia Areata, there are drugs which can help limit or reverse its effects – though the condition is not always permanent and often disappears by itself.    

Hair Loss Treatment for Men

 

Cosmetic Treatments

Hair Fibres

Many types of hair loss – particularly MPB – can be treated effectively without the need for medical intervention. The advantage is that cosmetic treatments like hair thickening fibres don’t require a doctor’s prescription, are affordable and do not cause unwanted side-effects. Hair-thickening fibres, the most popular of which is Toppik, are made of keratin protein – the same natural material your hair is made from. They attach to your hair via a static charge, creating an instant, lasting hold that withstands the elements. Because they’re made from natural keratin, the fibres are undetectable and there’s no irritation. Hair fibres are trusted by high profile celebrities like John Cryer (Two and a Half men) and Tron star Bruce Boxleitner.
   
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Masking Lotions

Masking lotions are exactly what they sound like – topical lotions that mask the effects of hair loss. One of the most popular masking lotions is Couvre which is designed to make thinning less obvious by reducing the contrast between scalp and hair. Couvre can be applied to the scalp and used in conjunction with hair loss fibres like Toppik. The combined effect is a fuller, thicker-looking head of hair.

Hair Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner

Thanks to hair loss remedies like Toppik hair building shampoo, concealing the effects of MPB can become part of your existing morning ritual. Made from keratinised protein, hair thickening shampoos add volume to your thinning hair while you shower. The result is an undetectable thickening of your own hair – with no need to apply any additional product (unless you want an even thicker look – in which case, add Toppik hair building fibres).
   
Men's wig - before and after photo 

Wigs

Sometimes, MPB is at too advanced a stage to conceal with hair fibres. When this happens, it’s worth considering whether a wig is the right look for you. Historically, wigs haven’t enjoyed the best reputation as a hair loss concealer. However thanks to advances in design and manufacturing techniques, there’s now an abundance of choice when selecting a wig:

Machine-made – Regular Wigs

These are the most common wigs that retailers sell. Often, they can be easily detected even at a distance due to their construction from cheap, unnatural-looking materials.

Integration Wigs

Integration hairpieces can be weaved into your existing hair to add fullness and length. They give a natural look as they have a built-in mesh that allows you to pull your own hair through the gaps. However, they do not offer any real versatility when the hair is parted.

Lace Wigs

Often featuring real human hair, lace wigs are at the pricier end of wig offerings. Hair (or sometimes synthetic hair fibres) are hand-tied to a lace base. The lace wig is usually attached with the assistance of glues and/or tapes.

High Definition Wigs

If you’ve got the cash to splash, high definition wigs are a further step up from the traditional lace wigs. While they can set you back up anywhere up to $25,000, a high definition wig typically involves hundreds of man-hours, ensuring a realistic, undetectable look and feel. Celebrities don these wigs in movies and rumor has it that Ben Affleck even wears one in everyday life.

Hair Transplants

Hair transplants have gained popularity in the past few decades thanks in part to celebrity endorsement. High profile beneficiaries of hair transplant therapy include football superstar Wayne Rooney, AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys) and ex-cricketer Shane Warne. Due to its cost and surgical nature, hair transplantation is often used when non-medical means cannot conceal the patient’s hair loss. There are different techniques available, all of which require grafting hair-bearing skin from a part of the scalp that’s hair-covered to one that isn’t. Contact us if you are interested in this option. We will be able to make referrals to the best hair surgeons in South Africa.