About Hair Loss
Hair Loss 101
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss and it affects millions of men and women worldwide. While hair loss is different for every person, there are common causes and contributing factors including genetics, age and hormones. Often, people have more than one contributing factor, which leads to a cumulative effect of more severe hair loss that occurs at a faster rate.
Whether you’re struggling with a receding hairline, overall thinning or patchy hair loss, you’ve come to the right place for information—Hair Loss 101. Learn more about hair loss so you can make an informed decision when it comes to getting your hair back.
MALE AND FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS
The Leading Cause of Hair Loss
Only a medical professional can diagnose the true cause of hair loss, 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. Hair loss begins with receding at the temples and/or thinning at the crown. As hair loss 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.
Women with hereditary hair loss don’t necessarily follow the same pattern of loss as men. Often, there isn’t an easily recognizable pattern of hair loss 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 hair loss can be more unpredictable.
HORMONES & HAIR LOSS
DHT’s Role in Hair Loss
DHT is a naturally-occurring hormone. People experiencing hereditary hair loss have a genetic sensitivity to DHT, which causes hair follicles to shrink over time, resulting in thinner and finer hair. Eventually, the follicles will stop producing normal, thick hairs and grow only miniaturized hairs that are thin, fragile, colorless and almost invisible.
PROFESSIONAL HELP FOR HAIR LOSS
What Can I Do About My Hair Loss?
The best thing you can do for yourself is to schedule an appointment with one of our trained hair loss experts. When you visit your nearest Hair Club center for a free, no-obligation consultation, you’ll receive a personalized hair and scalp analysis that will determine which of our proven solutions is right for you. You’ll gain an understanding of your level of hair loss and get your questions answered by a hair loss expert in a private, professional environment.
At Hair Club, we understand hair loss. And we understand how getting your hair back can change the way you experience life. We’ve seen the transformational power of hair restoration in hundreds of thousands of clients. Be the next transformation! Let us help you live life more fully with a full head of hair. Schedule your appointment today and take the next step toward matching your appearance to who you are inside.
When Should I Do Something About My Hair Loss?
For both men and women, hereditary hair loss is progressive. That means, unfortunately, the condition only worsens 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 and level of hair loss.
For informational purposes only. The exact cause of hair loss can only be determined by a medical professional.