About Hair Thinning & Loss
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, and it affects millions of men and women worldwide. There are common causes and contributing factors including genetics, age, and hormones. Often, people have more than one contributing factor. This leads to a cumulative effect which is more severe and occurs at a faster rate.
You’ve come to the right place for information whether you’re struggling with a receding hairline, thinning or bald patches. The more you learn, the better you can make an informed decision when it comes to getting your hair back.
MALE AND FEMALE PATTERN HAIR THINNING
The Leading Cause
Only a medical professional can diagnose the true cause, but the most common reason both men and women lose their hair is genetics. This condition is called androgenetic alopecia and it means being born with a propensity for hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia is also known as male and female pattern hair loss, and it can come from either or both the mother’s side or father’s side of the family.
Men experiencing male pattern baldness typically lose their hair in a very predictable and visible way. It begins with receding at the temples and/or thinning at the crown. As hair thinning progresses, the two balding areas eventually meet in the middle, leaving hair only on the back and sides of the head. The reason this band of hair remains is that it’s resistant to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Men with male pattern baldness are born with a sensitivity to DHT that attacks hair follicles at the crown and along the hairline, particularly at the temples.
Jose R. | Xtrands+® Client
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Women don’t necessarily follow the same pattern as men. Often, there isn’t an easily recognizable pattern in women. They may experience overall thinning, a widening part or bare patches at the temples. Women don’t have the same band of DHT-resistant hair that men have, so their progression can be more unpredictable.
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DHT is a naturally-occurring hormone. People experiencing hereditary hair loss have a genetic sensitivity to DHT. DHT causes hair follicles to shrink over time. This results in thinner and finer hair. Eventually, the follicles will stop producing normal, thick hairs and grow only miniaturized hairs. These miniaturized hairs are thin, fragile, colorless and almost invisible.
When Should I Do Something About My Hair Thinning?
For both men and women, hair thinning can be progressive. That means, unfortunately, the condition may only worsen over time. But, there is hope! The sooner you take action to restore your hair, the more options you have. Hair Club offers a variety of proven hair loss solutions that work for men and women of every age with every hair type.
For informational purposes only. The exact cause of hair loss can only be determined by a medical professional.