What Causes Male Hair Loss?
There is much to know about male hair loss – including the different types and self-diagnosis. We’ve mapped out everything you need to know so you can be well informed and take the necessary action in getting your hair restoration back on track.
Male hairloss is due to several factors including:
What Is Male Pattern Baldness?
A genetic condition, Male Pattern Baldness, despite the claims that it comes from the mother’s side, can actually be passed down from either side of the family tree. MPB is a condition caused by a bi-product of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. This hormone attaches to the hair follicles, causing them to shrink over time, hence resulting in thinning hair, or complete baldness at the crown of the head and frontal hairlines.
Am I Losing My Hair? Should I Be Worried? When you need to seek help
Strange as it may sound, many men are not aware they might be losing their hair until it is too late. Some may simply be in denial, or others may see it as a slow process and nothing to worry about. At the other end of the spectrum, there are men who worry about losing their hair when they don’t need to worry at all.
What are the signs?
Noticing your hair thinning or your hairline receding
Finding excessive hair on your pillow, the shower floor or bathtub, or on your hands when styling your hair, especially in the morning
Others commenting on your thinning hair – you may be blissfully unaware
Identifying Male Pattern Baldness Where does it start?
The best place to start when trying to identify MPB is at the top of the scalp, not the sides or back of the head. Look for a horseshoe shaped pattern of hair-loss or a thinning crown, a receding hairline or general thinning spread over the top area of the head.
Treating Male Pattern Baldness There are solutions
The news is good for men with Male Pattern Baldness who still have some of their hair – but it’s vitally important to choose the right treatment – whether the solution is medical, surgical or a combination of the two. There are many inferior products on the market with next to no efficacy which is a general waste of your precious time and money. It is therefore important that you invest in adequate research on how you are going to approach and treat your hair loss.
When Should I Seek A Solution For My Hair Loss? Whats the process?
We recommend you seek advice from a specialist as soon as you notice your hair thinning or increased shedding of your hair. Male Pattern Hair Loss is a chronic condition and if not treated, will progress over time. Full recovery is less likely if you ignore the signs of thinning and shedding hair, which is why our specialists at Boss Clinic always advise on using a course of treatment before the condition progresses.
How Much Of My Hair Will Grow Back? What to Expect
Every situation is different – and while some men respond exceptionally well to treatment others may find moderate success or at the very least, hair loss stabilisation – which in our opinion, is still worth celebrating! By starting a regrowth program consisting of clinically proven treatments and carefully considered hair regrowth boosters, many men will see significant regrowth in 3-6 months.
Patterns Of Hair Loss & Hair Loss Conditions
It is likely you will identify with one of the common Male Hair Loss patterns below. While Male Pattern Hair Loss is by far the most common form of hair loss in men, there are some exceptions.
THE NORWOOD SCALE
The Norwood Scale is an excellent pictorial reference which demonstrates the progression of MPB in its many forms of a receding hair line and thinning crown.