Male or female - our hair is a feature that is part of our identity; it is an expression of who we are, and linked to desirability.
That is why male baldness can have devastating effects on a man’s self-esteem, confidence and mental health.
To lose hair is losing a part of yourself - and more and more men are desperate to slow down the hair-loss process.
We spoke to hair loss guru Spencer Stevenson of Spex Hair, a hair loss expert who has helped thousands of men find individual solutions to hair loss - including A-list celebrities.
And we are now delighted that he is trialling Absolute Collagen.
Spencer, who is commonly known as ‘Spex’, has 15 years’ experience in the business of hair loss and hair transplants after being through the hair thinning process and procedures himself, and features in the UK media on a regular basis providing his expert opinion.
“It’s an all-too common story that plays out every day around the world”, says Spex.
“Guy looks in the mirror, goes to comb his hair and is distressed to find there’s not as much up top as there used to be. He consults Doctor Google looking for answers.”
Unfortunately, there is a plethora of information out on the world wide web - many claiming wonder treatments and potions and it can be difficult to know where to start - and sorting fact from fiction can be hard. There are countless cowboy hair transplants clinics too. Buyer beware!
This is something Spex is only too aware of. He himself wasted a lot of hard-earned money in search of a ‘miracle cure’. He is now all about empowering the hair loss and hair transplant patient with facts.
After fruitless attempts to grow back his hair and conceal the recede; Spex is now the proud owner of a healthy head of hair, but it wasn’t without a journey and one he works at tirelessly to help prevent others making the same mistakes he made with treatment and procedures.
Spencer Stevenson, or Spex, before and after many procedures and treatments. He is now trialling Absolute Collagen.
Having been through the emotional and physical process of male hair loss himself - he is the perfect expert for men to turn to when going through the same unfortunate situation.
“When I call myself an ‘expert’ I’m coming from the angle of experience”, he says. “In my early twenties, I could barely stand to look in the mirror due to my rapidly receding hairline. It was physically and emotionally devastating. I’d always considered myself a fairly decent looking guy - but as my hair fell out and my forehead became more and more naked, I became desperate.
“I’ve worn wigs, done battle with depression and anxiety, explored countless ‘natural’ and ‘alternative’ therapies and endured 13 hair transplant surgeries!”
“Research and education are VITAL!”
“Surgery is a last resort and it’s important the patient who is considering hair transplant surgery that they get educated and empowered by meeting patients and ethical caring surgeons in person who can be trusted such as an IAHRS Surgeon or member of FUE-Europe .”
Looking at him now it’s impossible to believe that this man in his forties ever suffered hair loss! So it’s little wonder more and more men are now turning to him to discover how to beat the bald look and seek advise on how to best navigate this remarkably treacherous industry.
And Spex is now a potential fan of Absolute Collagen alongside his other global associations as he is currently trialling it - and given the weight of his experience we look forward to his opinion!
A little known fact is that the hair cell is the second fastest dividing cell in our bodies, it divides every 23 to 72 hours, it requires 25% of our daily protein intake and all 8 essential amino acids that we can only obtain from our diets.
Although collagen is known for it’s skin properties - it is also the building block of the hair and surrounds each strand. It is therefore key to a healthy head of hair.
Hair is primarily made up of keratin protein, which your body produces most effectively when the blood supplies amino acids. Therefore, when you take a high quality supplement , you gain the amino acids needed to build the keratin. Hair follicle cells use these amino acids to produce keratin protein.
Amino acids are also responsible for the strength and elasticity of the hair and support the natural growth cycle.
One such amino acid found in Absolute Collagen is cysteine which is very important for the hair, as it forms the covalent disulphide bonds (the strongest bonds found in the hair) and is essential to hair health.
Collagen also increases blood circulation in your body. An increase in blood flow to the scalp promotes scalp and hair health. It ensures that your hair follicles get the nutrients they need and helps your hair to grow faster.
The loss of collagen in our bodies as we age makes our hair more vulnerable to breakage and loss.
Spex says: “Hair loss is progressive and everything you can do to help keep hair healthy and strong the better.”
“Will Absolute Collagen help to stop hair loss? It will not stop hair loss but it will potentially help make hair healthy and strong which is important for anyone wishing to make the best of their own hair and I look forward to reporting back with my findings!”
For further information on Hair Loss and Hair Transplants visit : www.spexhair.com
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