Picture this: you are brushing your hair one day, and you notice a little more hair than usual in the brush. “No big deal, it will grow back”, you think. But, the next time you look in the mirror, you notice a little less hair on top, this time it worries you a little. When this keeps happening, the stress escalates. Well, you get the picture. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is a condition that affects millions of men around the world and has caused countless comb-over or toupees to be worn throughout history.
1. From Mane to Shiny Dome
It is all in the genes, folks! As per multiple researchers, male pattern baldness is primarily caused by genetics. The main culprit behind male pattern baldness is a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is produced by the male sex hormone testosterone. This hormone causes hair follicles to shrink over time, leading to thinning hair and eventual baldness. While some factors can exacerbate the hair loss process, like stress, poor nutrition, and smoking, ultimately, it all comes down to your DNA.
2. The Bald Truth
While male pattern baldness can affect anyone with a head of hair, some guys may be more at risk than others. Genetics play a big role in determining who will experience hair loss and to what extent. Other factors that can increase your risk of male pattern baldness include age (sorry, folks – it is just a fact of life), high levels of stress (so relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy life), and certain medical conditions (like thyroid problems or autoimmune disorders). It is not just for the old guys! Do not think you are off the hook just because you are young – male pattern baldness can strike as early as your teenage years.
3. Embrace the Shine
Ah, the treatment of male pattern baldness – the quest for the perfect combover continues! But fear not, my balding buddies – there are plenty of treatments out there to help you hold onto your precious hair such as topical solutions like Minoxidil and prescription medication like Finasteride. Hair transplants are another option, where healthy hair follicles are removed from the back of the head and transplanted to the balding area. And if you are looking for a less invasive solution, scalp micro-pigmentation, which is like a tattoo that gives the appearance of hair follicles, is also gaining popularity as a treatment option. Click here to get help from us.
But let us not forget, my balding beauties – there is also the option of embracing your baldness with style and confidence. Some of the world’s most successful and attractive men are bald and proud. Yes, you know who. So, do not be afraid to “rock” your baldness with pride! And with the right attitude, some fun hair accessories, and a little bit of self-confidence, you can still rock your shiny dome with style and flair. Because bald is beautiful too!