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Am I Going Bald??

Am I Going Bald??

So you think you’re going bald

Advice for guys who are worried about hair loss

You’re showering and you notice strands of hair circling the drain, but you shrug it off. Maybe you were a little too rough with the shampoo. Then you see there’s more hair than usual caught in your brush after brushing your hair. Oh well. Maybe you should use a different brush. But then you wake up and there’s a lot of hair left on your pillow. Now you’re worried. Should you be losing this much hair? Are you going (gulp) bald!?!

First, calm down. Get up from the fetal position, and have a glass of orange juice.

You good? Cool. Drink in some of that vitamin C because it’s gonna help you out.

Look, it’s normal to lose around 50 to 150 hair strands per day. It happens to everyone, and it doesn’t mean you’re going bald. It might be a temporary thing that you can help reverse or slow down by changing a few things in your life:


Avoid or Manage Stress

Stress is just hard on your body in general. Guys can lose hair, gain weight, and develop other health problems because of stress. It’s difficult to avoid stress altogether. Demands at work or school (or both) will bring about stressful situations. The key is finding a way to manage your stress. You can paint, go running, do yoga, or meditate. Do whatever works for you.



Exercise is a great way to manage stress and live a healthier lifestyle. Your overall health can be reflected in things like your hair. When you’re active and exercising it helps improve your circulation which helps get the blood flowing where it needs to go - like your head. 


(Photo:  youngsinatra)


Eat Well

Ever heard of the saying, “A carrot a day, keeps the hair plugs away?” No? Good, because I just made it up. That doesn’t mean it’s not true.

Eating more fruit and vegetables helps you get more vitamins and minerals that give you a healthy head of hair. Eat food that’s rich in vitamin A, like carrots and dark leafy greens. Eggs offer up a double dose of goodness for your hair by delivering vitamin A AND protein. Leafy greens like kale, swiss chard, and spinach are great sources for vitamins A and C, as well as folic acid.

Even if you don’t think you’re losing your hair, these foods will help you give you thicker, fuller, and healthier hair. And eating well is just a good idea in general.


(Photo:  ljadeparker)

Losing a few follicles a day is normal and it can be caused by a number of things from the medication you’re taking to other health issues. These are just a few ways to fight hair loss. There are more strategies out there that you can use too .

But if you’re losing significantly more hair than 50 to 150 strands, you may be suffering from male pattern baldness. The good news is that great people are developing incredible hair loss systems to help guys get their full head of hair back. The future is bright gentlemen. But you should still try to eat more fruit and veggies.


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Product FAQ

Original Styling Meraki

How long does it actually hold?
In our tests Original Styling Meraki held for between 10 hours and 2 days, depending on the hair type. We have tested the product on a dozen knowledgeable community members and the results were that the product held for significantly longer than other popular products. That being said, keep in mind that there are tons of hair types so hold might vary depending. Some may give more or less hold than the people tested so far.

How is this better than the other products?
This product took months of work to create exactly what the online style community asked for. Original Styling Meraki is as close to the consensus of an ideal product as we could possibly make it. I mean for real… it took us 5 different teams of chemists to come up with a product we’re proud to present.

Will it work for my hair type?
Original has been tested on wavy, straight, thick, thin, coarse and fine hair. It has proven to provide all day hold for the hair types tested. If your hair type is particularly extreme, it may not have been tested yet. Although not tested, there is a chance Original won’t work on balding, thinning, or naturally very very thin hair. Standard thin hair was tested and it performed great for this hair type. While likely not being perfect for 100% of hair types, Original is more versatile than all or nearly all high hold products for hair types.

How long does it take to apply?
Thanks to it’s naturally based components, Original Styling Meraki is considerably less sticky than many other high hold products. That being said, brief stickiness may be felt when applying to thicker hair. Any sticky feeling felt upon application will disappear within 10 minutes of the product setting into the hair. It does not leave your hair feeling dry or crispy.

Will it pull on my hair? Is it sticky?
The product does not significantly pull on hair when applied. It is a high hold product so you will feel it during application, but it is more creamy than sticky. Any sticky feeling felt upon application will disappear within 10 minutes of the product setting into the hair.

Are there any harmful chemicals?
Of course not! We don’t condone harmful chemicals and therefore would never release a damaging formula. Original has many plant extracts and is a NATURALLY based product.

Does the product wash out easily and is it water soluble?
It’s not 100% water soluble, but it does come out of the hair easily when washed with shampoo. During testing the product washed out with shampoo for everyone. Some people found that it came out with just water, but some people needed shampoo. The product is water based and behaves like other water based products.

Does it appear greasy or shiny?
Original Styling Meraki has a matte finish, it is not greasy or shiny

How do I know how much I should use?
This depends entirely on your hair type. You will need to experiment as thin hair will require less and thicker hair will need more. It is a relatively strong formula that does not require more than your average strong hold product. We recommend to start with a small amount and add more as needed.

Who specifically is this for?
People who want healthy hair that holds all day with a "no-product" look finish.

Who specifically is this NOT for?
People with thinning hair, people who want a slicking style with shine, people who prefer not to have volume in their hair and dem no good haters.



Does it look natural?
If you use a little it gives you a natural glow, and if you use more the product provides medium shine.

Does it look greasy?
No! The product gives a tasteful shine.

Is it oil-based or water based?
Water based.

How long does it take to apply?
30 seconds to a minute.

What is the “hold” of this product?
This is a medium hold pomade. Keeps hair in place without being too heavy.

How long does the hold last?
All day!