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Hair loss is incredibly common. Nearly two-thirds of men will experience it by age 35, and almost 85% will develop it by age 50. What’s known as male pattern baldness is thought to be due to a combination of genetics and the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a male hormone or androgen. It helps give guys their male characteristics.
Discovering a few hairs in your comb, on your pillow or in the shower drain isn’t necessarily a sign that you’re going bald. Everyone loses about 100 hairs a day. It’s part of the natural hair life cycle—the hair follicles on our scalp are in the continuous process of growing and shedding hair.
But during male—and female—pattern hair loss, the follicle shrinks in size, producing thinner and thinner hair until hair production stops altogether. if you’re noticing that you’re shedding more hair than usual, it could be a sign that your hair is thinning.
For many, losing their hair is no big deal. Others may find that a smoother look not only suits them but also saves them time and money. For others, thinning on top can be a cause for concern. Luckily for them, there are now a number of ways for slowing or stopping hair loss, and even growing it back.