1. Drugs work by stopping any further hair loss, though sometimes they can stimulate new hair growth. When you stop taking them, hair loss normally picks up wherever it left off when you started taking the medication.
Minoxidil (Rogaine, Regaine) is put on directly on your scalp. Approved by the FDA, though how it works is not clear.
Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) is taken orally as a prescription pill. It’s a little more effective than minoxidil, and has been approved by the FDA. Finasteride works by binding to the enzyme that converts free testosterone to DHT.
2. Try a hair transplant. Tiny patches of hair get moved from one area of your scalp to the bald area in multiple sessions. There is a small risk of skin infection and this can be expensive, though the results are effective and permanent. This works because hair get’s moved from parts of your head where the follicles aren’t sensitive to DHT.
3. Stop insulin resistance. Too high of levels of insulin going through your blood (hyperinsulinemia) are associated with the presence of male pattern baldness (among with other unpleasantries, like near sightedness and the formation of skin tags). Hyperinsulinemia’s a common symptom of insulin resistance, which is linked with a high-carbohydrate diet, that’s fixed by exercise and weight loss. Avoiding too much carbs and being fit can help you keep your full head of hair, and all though no there’s no study yet that has proven that, at the very minimum, it will make you more healthy in other ways.