“Kung naninipisan ka sa ngayon, you should. Huwag mo nang hintayin na [kumintab ang anit],” warns Senator Tito Sotto about the thinning hair problem that's common among men.
Unlike most men, Tito is not shy about asking professional help to prevent further hair loss.
“Sabi kasi ng mga professional, kapag kumintab na, wala nang pag-asa. Kapag meron pa kahit kaunti, malaki pa ang pag-asa no’n, treatment lang,” he told PEP.ph and other media in an interview prepared by his newest endorsement, Svenson, last Friday, May 4, in Makati City.
Sen. Tito could not recall if his family had a history of going bald.
However, he said, “May lahi kami ng manipis ang buhok. ‘Yong daddy ko, noong tumanda na, manipis na.”
He recalled one time his wife, Helen Gamboa, noticed his excessive hair loss.
“E, ang kapal ng buhok ko dati. Si Helen, she keeps on telling me about it. Sabi niya, ‘Sweetheart, ang nipis na ng buhok mo, ah.’
“Two years ago na yata ‘yon. ‘Tapos kung anu-ano nang shampoo ang ginamit ko. Parang napupuna na niya.
“E, alam niya na noong bata ako, makapal ang buhok ko. So, I’ve consulted Svenson.”
PREVENTION IS THE KEY. In its clinic, the hair treatment brand recommended Revage Hair Recovert to prevent further hair loss.
“That’s the first time I learned na, ‘Huwag mong hayaang lumala,’” said Sen. Tito.
He added, “Naniniwala ako na hindi ito puwedeng pabayaan.
“Kapag dumating na sa stage na napabayaan mo, too late na ang nangyayari sa’yo, you will have to go to the other needs na like surgery.
“Unlike if you arrest it early, mas maganda.”
When asked what possibly caused the hair loss, Sen. Tito said it was probably because of too much sun exposure when he was still actively playing golf.
“Actually, doon nag-umpisa ang problema sa buhok ko, e, sa araw.
“Then, I was used to using this visor, hindi ‘yong cap.
“Ang problema naman sa cap, masamang nakakulob lang the whole time.”
So, for those who frequently use hats or caps, the senator-TV host gave this advice, “As much as possible avoid direct sunlight.
“Pero kapag kinoberan mo, nagsumbrero ka, hindi mo puwedeng hayaang nakasumbrero ka nang matagal.
“Kapag nag-cover ka naman, kapag naka-golf cap ka, kailangan inaalis mo every so many minutes kasi mainit, nakukulob. That’s better than wala.”