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Making an impression is the goal of every man. Be it in the working environment, gym, or in any event, people want to be noticed and acknowledged positively. The first thing that people notice when you interact is your head and how your hairline decorates your face. For, some people, this doesn’t go well with them due to partial balding, hair thinning, or full hair loss.
Fortunately, this need not be the case anymore. the hair industry has gone wild to ensure that everyone affected by hair loss is sorted by providing hairpieces and wigs to cater to this problem. It does not matter in which part of the world you are, we have a solution for you and you will have your hair back and natural. Time to call for a celebration my G.
In this article, you are going to learn all you need to know about hair loss in men, the causes of balding, how to solve hair loss, and most important the advantages and disadvantages the hairpiece system has for society.
Follow along to the end and learn more about Hair!!
Why is hair loss more common in men than in women?
There is a common myth that hair loss is more common in men than in women because men tend to shave their hair regularly as compared to their counterparts. Well, Do you believe in this Myth or am I the lonely wolf ignoring it? There is no scientific proof to back up this theory hence it is just a myth.
You are lucky to be reading this article as you will not be a victim of such myths. Now buckle up and prepare to learn more about the reason why most men are more exposed to hair loss than women.
- Male pattern baldness
According to statistics, the majority of men who go bald or experience hair loss are due to hereditary conditions which are widely known by the term male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). A study by the American Hair loss association shows that 96% of men lose their hair through androgenetic alopecia.
You must have noticed a receding hairline or a thinning crown from core workers, friends, or even some male relatives. This is evidence of this inherited trait that is a result of genetic sensitivity to a byproduct of testosterone identified as dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
How does this hormonal byproduct cause balding?
Hair follicles that have high sensitivity to DHT tend to shrink with time. As the follicles become smaller, the life span of the hair becomes shorter. Finally, this hair follicle sizes to produce hair or you may experience a slight change in the nature and weight of your hair
The male pattern baldness follows the two most predictable patterns which are;
- An observation of hair thinning at the top of the head and around the temples. with time, the pattern leaves a “horseshoe” of hair around the back and sides of your head.
- The front part of the hairline starts to recede to the center of the head, pushing the hairline toward the back of the head.
Male patterns affect a lot of men globally at some stage in their life so if you have begun experiencing it, you are not alone. Research indicates that 25% of men start experiencing male pattern baldness as young as the age of 21. By the age of 35, 60 % of the men will have experienced hair loss to some degree. And by age 50, more than 80% of men will have been significantly affected by hair loss.
- Alopecia areata
Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Well, it is not the only condition that results in hair loss in men. Alopecia areata is a condition that drives your body’s immune system to mistakenly attack healthy hair follicles which results in hair loss. With this condition, hair typically falls off in small patches on your head, inclusive of other parts of your body with hair. The worst part of this condition is that hair may not grow back at all.
Advantages and disadvantages of Hairpiece systems
As a popular solution for hair loss and baldness, Hairpiece systems are characterized by the following advantages and disadvantages.
- They provide a natural and undetectable hairline
- The best thing about the hair pieces system is that you can customize them to match your hair color, texture, and style of wish.
- They are used as temporary solutions hence you can change them any time you feel uncomfortable.
- Hairpiece systems are easily removed and replaced.
- Just like natural hair, hairpiece systems can be cut and styled to match your expectations.
- Some of the Hairpieces are extremely hot and uncomfortable to wear
- The Hairpiece system requires regular maintainers and cleaning, especially if you are an outdoor person.
- The fact that hairpiece is flexible makes them expensive to purchase and maintain in the long run.
- Even though they have a natural taste, they are not equivalent to real hair.
Majorly male pattern baldness is the cause of hair loss in most men. In women, its version is female pattern baldness although it is not as common as it is in men. With this type of hair loss, common patterns are predictable. The receding hair loss and hair thinning at the top of the scalp in both genders.
Well, the baldness can be corrected through the application of a hairpiece system that is not easy to use but also creates a sense of natural and unpredictable hairline. For, more information about hair loss and balding, talk to a dermatologist and you will be guided on the next cause of action to take.