Hair care

Male Hair Loss

Hair loss is more common among men than it is women. Studies show that most male baldness occurs by an increased sensitivity to androgens (male sex hormones). As a result of this sensitivity, hair loss occurs. This can be passed down through genetics.

Don’t get depressed! Nowadays bald men are very fashionable. Clean-shaven heads fill billboards, magazine advertisements, and commercial air-time. Women are attracted to smooth men. Baldness, which was once frowned upon and thought to be undesirable, is now very stylish!

Nevertheless, men who are experiencing baldness might find themselves asking “What is the cause of my hair loss?” Well, your androgens (which circulate in your blood) cause your hair follicles to shrink. Eventually, these follicles become so small that hair cannot grow through them. Although the hair follicles are still alive, they can not perform their function. Hence, hair growth stops.

Young men in their twenties and thirties can become devastated at the first signs of Male Hair Loss or some time referred to as male pattern baldness. Generally, there’s a typical pattern that occurs gradually. First, the hairline recedes, secondly, the hair on the top of the crown begins to gradually thin. Eventually, these ‘thinning’ areas will become bald. Finally, the bald areas will meet and form a U-shape on the crown. The hair that remains will be found on the sides of the head and it is often finer than it used to be.

The question arises, can hair-loss be prevented? Unfortunately for men, hair loss is genetically pre-determined. Baldness can be passed on from your parents and/or grandparents. Although a physician may be able to provide different medical treatments, you must be careful of the side effects. Side effects differ for each person. While some men may experience little to no side effects, others may experience a drastic change in their appearance and sexual drive.

Remember, baldness is a natural act. It is not a disease or a disorder. You must realize that the re-growth of lost hair is very unnatural and can end up being very costly. You may or may not be happy with the final results.