A receding hairline or balding at the crown can make you anxious and stressed out.
That’s why it’s important to educate yourself about hair loss.
Once you’re armed with the facts, you can make an informed decision on what to do next.
Start your men’s hair loss education with these essential facts:
- 50% of your hair may be lost before it’s noticeable. Missing the early signs of hair loss is a common mistake. Be on the lookout for recession at your hairline or loss of hair at the crown. If the hairs in those areas are getting shorter and wispier, it’s time to act. When a hair follicle starts to produce shorter, finer hairs, the process is called miniaturization. Over time, the follicle stops producing new hair, leading to noticeable hair loss.
- 50 million men in the U.S. suffer from male pattern baldness. Hair loss is so common that by the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some obvious hair loss and thinning. By the age of 50, roughly 85% of men will lose a significant amount of their hair.
- Many men are misinformed about the causes of hair loss. One of the biggest myths about hair loss is that it’s passed down from your mother’s side of the family. While genetics are the most common cause of hair loss, these genes can come from either or both biological parents, not just the mother.
- It’s normal to lose 50-100 strands of hair a day. This is due to the natural hair growth cycle, which consists of four phases: growth (anagen), transitional (catagen), resting (telogen) and shedding (exogen). If you’re losing more than 100 hairs a day, you could be experiencing male pattern baldness.
- Surgical hair restoration is socially acceptable. 91% of respondents to an online study by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery stated that surgically restoring hair is more accepted now than it was in years past. Taking care of yourself and your appearance is always in style—and it’s important for your overall health and wellness.
The most important thing to know about men’s hair loss is that it’s progressive. That’s why you need to do something about your hair loss quickly.
The sooner you act, the more options you have.