It’s a guy thing… but you can help

So you know how it goes. You fall in love. You grow old together. You share laughs, memories etc. You start getting wrinkly together. Maybe you add a little padding around the edges. And then… his hair starts to fall out.

Ah yes. Poor men, hey?

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The balding curse can have HUGE effects on a man’s confidence. You might notice that he has started to seem down. He might start to develop a negative self-image which may impact his working and social lives.

But tell him not to worry because there’s a range of treatment options available!

So what can a girl do to help her man? Of course you love him hair or no hair, right! But if he does seem like the world is ending it might be a good time to have a soothing chat and review some options to make him feel better. Here’s some methods that might assist…

  • Hair Transplant

Involves a surgical procedure where professionals relocate individual hair follicles from another site on the body and implants them in the balding area. Often hairs are taken from around the sides of the head where it will keep growing. It’s an effective but fairly invasive and expensive option. However, this is a permanent and highly effective solution.

  • Oral Medication

There are a number of oral supplements that men take to assist with hair loss prevention and even promotion of new hair growth. These include Trx2 and Rogaine. How effective the supplements are depends on the type of hair loss. Men with only thinning hair may see more results that men who have full balding. For the effects to be maintained the supplements must be continued to be taken.

  • Topical Hair Loss Treatments

There are various foams and liquid products on the market which are designed to stimulate hair growth including Rogaine. Some men have found this product effective but it does depend on the pattern of hair loss. The product is typically applied twice a day. Some products can have a strong odor and the twice a day application is needed for continued results.

  • Low Level Laser Therapy

This treatment stimulates hair follicles and promotes growth whilst not being as invasive as hair transplantation. You simply use a handheld device over the head area up to three times a day in your own home. The cordless device is very convenient and portable and the results are often impressive.

If you want more info on these treatments visit this site.

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So tell your hubby that there’s no reason to stick his head in the sand! There’s many options to consider if it is affecting his well being.

 

 

 

Where do your duds come from??

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So the other night I watched a doco on the Rana Plaza tragedy that occurred in a Bangladesh clothes factory and I was totally saddened by the plight of the young women who end up working in such appalling conditions.

I mean who doesn’t love a cheap, bargain buy am I right? Bargain clothing is so appealing to me because I don’t have to think about it too much. If I buy it and it doesn’t suit me or if I only get one season’s wear out of it then I really don’t mind. But when I’m really laying down the cash for a new pair of boots for example I totally agonize about the decision. So cheap clothing is appealing for different reasons. But how removed are we from the reality of where that article of clothing has come from? And how much shit do we actually need?!

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I love travelling for so many different reason but one of them is the feeling of lightness and freedom that comes with only having a few clothing options in your pack. I mean occasionally  it can feel boring to be limited by what you can carry, but to get up every morning and not have to think much about clothing combinations feels very freeing. The older I get the less I care about traveling with heaps of clothes. I look at my male friends who are totally happy to wear THE same things over and over and I think hey I can do that too and not have the stress of a super large bag to lug around!!

So I’m going to take this philosophy and try to apply it more to my everyday life. Not have too many clothing options – and make those options more considered – not the super cheap stuff I’ll probably wouldn’t have bought if it was twice the price!!

How about you? What informs your purchases? Do you think about wear your clothes have come from? Are you happy to splurge on classic pieces you know you’ll wear and wear or do you go for the cheaper on trend stuff and then part ways?

Color Run – FUN!!!!

Weeeeeee! 3 more sleeps until Color Run New York!

Aww yeah peeps, I’m totally excited about my first Color Run! It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for ages – totally on my bucket list for shiz! All my friends totes rave about it so this year I’m taking the plunge!

You might have heard me bang on about my bucket list that I was inspired to compile after my beloved daddy passed last year. It was totally unexpected and he wasn’t that old really. It got me totally reevaluating my life goals and I got to work writing up my bucket list.

So one of my bucket list items was – you guessed it – start a blog! So here I am with my first, shiny post! Another item was to have more adventures, but specifically, to travel to some crazy exotic places and to also do a color run. So I happened to be in the Big Apple this week and saw that the event is on so it’s totally meant to be – right! I’m super pumped! Not only to be participating but to feel like I’m ticking shit off my list yo!

So I’m doing some prep for the run after being inspired by Ben Greenfield’s blog. The Color Run if you are not familiar is a 5km run that takes place in various cities around the world. Participants have to dress in white and on their journey they pass through stations at which they get sprayed with different colors! At the completion of the run there’s big celebrations with music, dancing and different food vans etc. It’s meant to be an awesome party and participants will take home some fab memories and photos!

So while it all seems fun – I can’t forget that it is a 5km run which is not a walk in the park… for me anyway! I’m a little unfit of late so I’ve been trying to do a little bit of training in preparation. I’m making sure that my new sneakers are well worn in and that I have some cream for my calves which can get sore – especially if I have to run on the road surface. I checked out this blog at http://www.jointpainreliefreviews.com for some inspiration about what I can use for my gammy calves and also for general aches I’m sure to have after the race!

So I’m totally pumped to be ticking off the Color Run off my Bucket List! I’ll be thinking about what the next thing is for me to conquer while I’m pounding the pavement haha! So what about you? How about sending me a message via the Contact page and letting me know what’s on your Bucket List. Maybe you can inspire me! We need to keep each other inspired as it’s so easy, peasy to just let life take you along without taking control.

Let’s grab the bull by the horns and have a colorful and meaningful life!

It’s waaaaaaay too short dammit!

Catch you on the flipside!

Sheree XO