One remedy to prevent hair loss in men is to use the foam or lotion known as minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, according to WebMD. There are also pills that are intended to prevent hair loss. Whether a man starts to lose his hair is largely determined by his genes.
Minoxidil is a prescription-free option that can stall or prevent hair loss, according to WebMD. One disadvantage of opting for the lotion or foam is that users have to apply it twice each day indefinitely. The way minoxidil works is that it encourages hair growth and makes hair follicles larger. While a majority of men who use minoxidil grow hair, some may have to wait as many as four months before they start to notice results. Some of the side effects of taking the lotion or foam include flaking and itching.
Finasteride is a pill that blocks the hormone that causes male pattern baldness, explains WebMD. The hormone starts to thin the hair of men who are genetically predisposed to male pattern baldness. The pill can stagger hair loss in a majority of men and can even promote hair growth.
Men can use both minoxidil and finasteride for better results in preventing hair loss, according to WebMD. No matter if he decides to use one treatment or both, a man has to stick to the treatment to prevent future hair loss.