Hair loss is the biggest issue in so many men’s lives, with that number increasing with each jump in age range.

It’s hard to come to terms with losing your hair, which is why so many men seek out a range of options best suited to their budget and preferences in order to return their once loved follicles.

In this article we’re going to be looking at all of the potential hair loss options and procedures a man can take, the pros and cons of each method and the costs.

 

 

 

All hair loss treaments in 2020

 

So what can a man do in order to cover the fact that he’s ageing in 2020? We’ll start with the obvious and move onto the more advanced treatments.

 

Buzzcut/Shave

The simpliest and cheapest option on this list, shaving your head either down to a grade 1 or less, or running a razor blade over your head twice per week.

This method allows you to take control and get your confidence back as you now own your hair loss. However it doesn’t solve the issue it just takes you down an alternative route.

Pros:

  • Take control
  • Immediately effective
  • Cheap

Cons:

  • Ongoing costs with shavers and creams
  • Doesn’t solve hair loss

Price:

  • $10/£7 per week

 

 

Wig

Going old school with this one, a wig is without a doubt the most socially unacceptable method on this list.

Get a wig and wear it at your own risk. Most don’t look natural and you’re constantly worried about it coming off, that’s no way to live.

Modern wig treatments however look natural and it must be said tempting.

Pros:

  • Technically get your hair back in full
  • Can cut it to fit the style you like best
  • Modern wigs look great

Cons:

  • Living in fear
  • Doesn’t look natural
  • Can come off in many senarios

Price:

$50 – $3000/£30 – £2500 (Quality dependent)

 

Topical Hair Treatments

Believed to be the best and only treatment for decades.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia) are over-the-counter topical foams that are applied to the scalp to increase hair growth and prevent hair loss.

The biggest issue with this treatment is the number of men who report symptoms associated with low testosterone including lack of energy, erectile dysfunction and more.

Pros:

  • Easy to apply
  • Does work on some level

Cons:

  • Huge side effects
  • Not a lasting solution

Price:

$70/£45 per month

 

Hair Tattoo

A somewhat new treament becoming very popular in recent years as many big name male figure heads have gone public with their hair tattoos.

Surprisingly they look really good when done well. That’s the key here, when they’re done well. Like any tattoo make sure you’re not getting it done for $25 at a beginners backroom. Spend the money and be happy with the end result.

Pros:

  • Matches hair colour
  • Looks good

Cons:

  • Just one style
  • Bald when touched
  • Stuck there even if you get a bad one
  • Slight fading after roughly 6 years

Price:

$2500/£2000

 

Hair Fibres

Hair fibres were a fantastic invention that has helped many men. I’m sure we’ve all seen videos on YouTube where a guy gets given hair fibres and a haircut, coming out looking 10 years younger when finished.

The fibres are applied to a damp head and rubbed back forth until they start to cling to the existing follicles. What a lot of people don’t realise about balding, is that it’s a lack of hair density. Thick hair simply means more hair follices exist in one area. By adding hair follicles that match your hair colour, it creates the illusion of thick hair via increased volume.

Pros:

  • Look great
  • Can match your hair colour
  • Water resistant
  • Feels like hair

Cons:

  • Temporary
  • Monthly cost
  • The more hair you lose the less effective they become

Price:

$50/£35 per month

 

Natural Cures

One option that every man looks at when they first see signs of hair loss, is the natural route. This involves improving your lifestyle, consuming saw palmetto, green tea, DHT blockers, inversion techniques and more.

These techniques help, with DHT blockers especially working, but it’s like holding tons of water back with a poorly made dam. It’ll work, but it won’t work forever, eventually you’re going to lose your hair.

If you were to live perfectly since the day you were born, then yes your hair will probably remain. However most people haven’t lived that way. Once hair loss begins it’s almost impossible to stop it, you can delay it, especially using the natural route. But once it begins it’s very hard to turn back.

Pros:

  • Cost effective
  • Improves your overall health

Cons:

  • No guarentee of results
  • Continuous costs
  • Draining mentally to keep up with

Price:

$70/£50 per month

 

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low level laser therapy uses pain free light technology to stimulate the growth and thickness of thinning hair.

According to a 2014 study LLLT proved to be both safe and effective.

Pros:

  • Can help to save your hair before it completely goes
  • Pain free and no surgery needed

Cons:

  • Halts thinning but isn’t a cure
  • Repetitive treatment needed

Price:

$350/£290 per session

 

FUE

FUE hair transplants, also known as Follicular Unit Extraction, have taken the front role as hair loss’ best solution in 2020. Many male celebrities and wealthy individuals are choosing FUE as their method of de-aging.

FUE hair transplants involve shaving the back of your hair and extracting individual hairs. The surgeon will then make small holes on the top of your head to graft the new follicles into.

From there the surgeon will then bandage the patients head and enable the head to heal and hair follicles to take. It is then the patients job to manage their hair regrowth in an effective manner as guided by the surgeon.

Pros:

  • Effective results
  • Most permanent solution in 2020
  • Tested and proven
  • The go-to for celebrities
  • They’re your hairs

Cons:

  • Costly
  • Lengthy recovery period

Price:

$2500 – $6000/£1500 – £4800

 

 

Stem Cells

The most popular version of stem cell hair loss treatment is Kerastem. Stem cell hair transplants use your bodies natural fat cells that shrink as we age to create healthy hair.

The procedure itself lasts only 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The first step involves a small liposuction procedure that removes fat cells and isolates them to create a concentrated concoction of near perfect stem cells.

The purified fat is injected under the scalp, and acts like soil to the stem cells once they are injected. The stem cells themselves have been grown to replicate your original thick and healthy youthful hair.

Other than the high costs, this may be the premium hair loss procedure moving forward from 2020 to 2030.

Pros:

  • One off treatment
  • They’re your hairs
  • No hormonal swings from topical treatments
  • No scars
  • Healthier and thicker hair

Cons:

  • High costs

Price:

$3,000 – $10,000/£2000 – £8000

 

3D Printing

3D printing to grow hair, we really are now living in the future.

Researchers managed to 3D print hair using plastic moulds that enabled them to grow hair.

This treatment is of course new, but like stem cell treatments it will evolve quickly.

3D printing may be the first one fits all treatment we’ve ever seen, that creates a guarenteed full hair replacement that will last forever.

Pros:

  • Permanent
  • Scar free
  • Perfect hair
  • Full hair returns

Cons:

  • Not available yet to the public
  • Still being tested
  • Will be costly to begin with

Price:

Estimated: £20,000/£27,000 starting costs.

 

Conclusion

Old school hair loss techniques should be forgotten as quickly as possible. The new wave of techniques including, stem cells, FUE and 3D printing will quickly take their place and make them look medieval in comparison.

The new wave of hair loss treaments will also slowly become affordable as the previous methods did before them.

Anyone looking for a quick fix with a hair tattoo or a standard hair transplant, I would advise not to. Either use hair follicles, a modern wig or shave/buzz it for the time being. This will give you a 5 years window where you can wait for stem cells and 3D printing to be mastered, affordable and game changing.

If you jump the gun too soon with a standard hair transplant or head tattoo, something better is going to come along a few years later and make you regret it. We’re very close to a cure, don’t do anything permanent, hold out for a little longer.

 

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 6 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris is a hair loss sufferer himself, after getting telogen effluvium at 21, his hair never grew back. Since then Kris has researched every hair loss procedure.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.

 

Hair loss is the biggest issue in so many men’s lives, with that number increasing with each jump in age range.

It’s hard to come to terms with losing your hair, which is why so many men seek out a range of options best suited to their budget and preferences in order to return their once loved follicles.

In this article we’re going to be looking at all of the potential hair loss options and procedures a man can take, the pros and cons of each method and the costs.

 

 

 

All hair loss treaments in 2020

 

So what can a man do in order to cover the fact that he’s ageing in 2020? We’ll start with the obvious and move onto the more advanced treatments.

 

Buzzcut/Shave

The simpliest and cheapest option on this list, shaving your head either down to a grade 1 or less, or running a razor blade over your head twice per week.

This method allows you to take control and get your confidence back as you now own your hair loss. However it doesn’t solve the issue it just takes you down an alternative route.

Pros:

  • Take control
  • Immediately effective
  • Cheap

Cons:

  • Ongoing costs with shavers and creams
  • Doesn’t solve hair loss

Price:

  • $10/£7 per week

 

 

Wig

Going old school with this one, a wig is without a doubt the most socially unacceptable method on this list.

Get a wig and wear it at your own risk. Most don’t look natural and you’re constantly worried about it coming off, that’s no way to live.

Modern wig treatments however look natural and it must be said tempting.

Pros:

  • Technically get your hair back in full
  • Can cut it to fit the style you like best
  • Modern wigs look great

Cons:

  • Living in fear
  • Doesn’t look natural
  • Can come off in many senarios

Price:

$50 – $3000/£30 – £2500 (Quality dependent)

 

Topical Hair Treatments

Believed to be the best and only treatment for decades.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia) are over-the-counter topical foams that are applied to the scalp to increase hair growth and prevent hair loss.

The biggest issue with this treatment is the number of men who report symptoms associated with low testosterone including lack of energy, erectile dysfunction and more.

Pros:

  • Easy to apply
  • Does work on some level

Cons:

  • Huge side effects
  • Not a lasting solution

Price:

$70/£45 per month

 

Hair Tattoo

A somewhat new treament becoming very popular in recent years as many big name male figure heads have gone public with their hair tattoos.

Surprisingly they look really good when done well. That’s the key here, when they’re done well. Like any tattoo make sure you’re not getting it done for $25 at a beginners backroom. Spend the money and be happy with the end result.

Pros:

  • Matches hair colour
  • Looks good

Cons:

  • Just one style
  • Bald when touched
  • Stuck there even if you get a bad one
  • Slight fading after roughly 6 years

Price:

$2500/£2000

 

Hair Fibres

Hair fibres were a fantastic invention that has helped many men. I’m sure we’ve all seen videos on YouTube where a guy gets given hair fibres and a haircut, coming out looking 10 years younger when finished.

The fibres are applied to a damp head and rubbed back forth until they start to cling to the existing follicles. What a lot of people don’t realise about balding, is that it’s a lack of hair density. Thick hair simply means more hair follices exist in one area. By adding hair follicles that match your hair colour, it creates the illusion of thick hair via increased volume.

Pros:

  • Look great
  • Can match your hair colour
  • Water resistant
  • Feels like hair

Cons:

  • Temporary
  • Monthly cost
  • The more hair you lose the less effective they become

Price:

$50/£35 per month

 

Natural Cures

One option that every man looks at when they first see signs of hair loss, is the natural route. This involves improving your lifestyle, consuming saw palmetto, green tea, DHT blockers, inversion techniques and more.

These techniques help, with DHT blockers especially working, but it’s like holding tons of water back with a poorly made dam. It’ll work, but it won’t work forever, eventually you’re going to lose your hair.

If you were to live perfectly since the day you were born, then yes your hair will probably remain. However most people haven’t lived that way. Once hair loss begins it’s almost impossible to stop it, you can delay it, especially using the natural route. But once it begins it’s very hard to turn back.

Pros:

  • Cost effective
  • Improves your overall health

Cons:

  • No guarentee of results
  • Continuous costs
  • Draining mentally to keep up with

Price:

$70/£50 per month

 

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low level laser therapy uses pain free light technology to stimulate the growth and thickness of thinning hair.

According to a 2014 study LLLT proved to be both safe and effective.

Pros:

  • Can help to save your hair before it completely goes
  • Pain free and no surgery needed

Cons:

  • Halts thinning but isn’t a cure
  • Repetitive treatment needed

Price:

$350/£290 per session

 

FUE

FUE hair transplants, also known as Follicular Unit Extraction, have taken the front role as hair loss’ best solution in 2020. Many male celebrities and wealthy individuals are choosing FUE as their method of de-aging.

FUE hair transplants involve shaving the back of your hair and extracting individual hairs. The surgeon will then make small holes on the top of your head to graft the new follicles into.

From there the surgeon will then bandage the patients head and enable the head to heal and hair follicles to take. It is then the patients job to manage their hair regrowth in an effective manner as guided by the surgeon.

Pros:

  • Effective results
  • Most permanent solution in 2020
  • Tested and proven
  • The go-to for celebrities
  • They’re your hairs

Cons:

  • Costly
  • Lengthy recovery period

Price:

$2500 – $6000/£1500 – £4800

 

 

Stem Cells

The most popular version of stem cell hair loss treatment is Kerastem. Stem cell hair transplants use your bodies natural fat cells that shrink as we age to create healthy hair.

The procedure itself lasts only 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The first step involves a small liposuction procedure that removes fat cells and isolates them to create a concentrated concoction of near perfect stem cells.

The purified fat is injected under the scalp, and acts like soil to the stem cells once they are injected. The stem cells themselves have been grown to replicate your original thick and healthy youthful hair.

Other than the high costs, this may be the premium hair loss procedure moving forward from 2020 to 2030.

Pros:

  • One off treatment
  • They’re your hairs
  • No hormonal swings from topical treatments
  • No scars
  • Healthier and thicker hair

Cons:

  • High costs

Price:

$3,000 – $10,000/£2000 – £8000

 

3D Printing

3D printing to grow hair, we really are now living in the future.

Researchers managed to 3D print hair using plastic moulds that enabled them to grow hair.

This treatment is of course new, but like stem cell treatments it will evolve quickly.

3D printing may be the first one fits all treatment we’ve ever seen, that creates a guarenteed full hair replacement that will last forever.

Pros:

  • Permanent
  • Scar free
  • Perfect hair
  • Full hair returns

Cons:

  • Not available yet to the public
  • Still being tested
  • Will be costly to begin with

Price:

Estimated: £20,000/£27,000 starting costs.

 

Conclusion

Old school hair loss techniques should be forgotten as quickly as possible. The new wave of techniques including, stem cells, FUE and 3D printing will quickly take their place and make them look medieval in comparison.

The new wave of hair loss treaments will also slowly become affordable as the previous methods did before them.

Anyone looking for a quick fix with a hair tattoo or a standard hair transplant, I would advise not to. Either use hair follicles, a modern wig or shave/buzz it for the time being. This will give you a 5 years window where you can wait for stem cells and 3D printing to be mastered, affordable and game changing.

If you jump the gun too soon with a standard hair transplant or head tattoo, something better is going to come along a few years later and make you regret it. We’re very close to a cure, don’t do anything permanent, hold out for a little longer.

 

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 6 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris is a hair loss sufferer himself, after getting telogen effluvium at 21, his hair never grew back. Since then Kris has researched every hair loss procedure.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.