Top 5 Reasons Why Men Lose Their Hair

1. Genetics

If you’re losing your hair, this might be a fact from your parents. Genetics do play a pretty big role in whether or not you go bald also when, where, and what type.

Scientifically it has been posed that your genes may affect how sensitive your hair follicles are to a hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which causes the follicles to miniaturize. DHT is an androgen and helps give males their male characteristics. As they get smaller, the hair that grows back tends to be thinner, weaker, and shorter. Eventually, it takes longer for hair to grow back. Eventually, the follicles will shrink so much that no hair grows at all.

Firstly there is a receding hairline, then there is the balding that starts at the base of your scalp and extends out from there, and lastly, baldness that starts at the mid-frontal scalp.

 

2. Age

Everyone on a daily basis loses a few strands of hair, it is when you start losing more than 100 hair strands a day is it an indication of a hair loss condition. Age-related hair loss is one of the most common causes of hair loss.

Once you hit puberty your chances for developing baldness go up as you get older. This is an inevitability and even if you don’t go completely bald you’ll at least experience some thinning hair.

When it comes to hair loss there are multiple reasons why men start losing their hair…it could be from genetics to what you eat and everything in between. Some of the causes you can control and some you can’t. In this article, we’re going to go over these common signs of hair loss to answer the common question of why do men lose their hair.

 

According to research done by doctor Keith D. Kaufman, who surveyed a group of males, saw that on average that about 40% of men will have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35 years. Thereafter as males get old this percentage grows.

 

3. Stress

People are aware of the impact of stress on your physical and mental health but have less knowledge on the impact that stress has on your hair and scalp. A very stressful event can cause people to experience hair loss. Many people can also experience hair thinning after going through any physical and emotional shock. This type of hair thinning is typically never permanent. Being highly stressed can cause different types of issues to your hair and scalp:

  • Alopecia Areata which is a condition that will have you losing your hair in clumps
  • Pulling out your hair without even realizing that you’re doing it
  • Hair breakages
  • Dandruff
  • Oiliness
  • Hair shedding
  • Reduced hair volume

 

4. Poor Diet and sleep habits

It is essential that you look after your body and supply it with the right nutrients and enough sleep. Sleeping decreases the amount of stress we have, therefore it is important that you get as much sleep as possible, as this is the time that your body relaxes and rejuvenates. You also want to make sure that you are eating healthy and supplying your body with the right vitamins and minerals it needs.

The more junk food you eat, the fewer minerals you will be giving your body and the weaker your hair follicles get. So if you eat right, you’ll be able to slow down and even prevent continued hair loss.

Lacking these vitamins or minerals could cause hair loss:

  • Iron
  • Biotin
  • Vitamin b12
  • Zinc

 

5. Disease

There are various types of medical conditions and diseases that can cause hair loss, thinning or bald patches. These medical conditions include:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Lupus
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Inflammatory skin conditions

 

Bald patches on the scalp can be caused by ringworm and other fungal infections. The fungus causes the hair fibres to become brittle and break leaving patches on the scalp. It is best to seek proper medical advice or professional hair studio to treat these conditions instead of self-treatment or off the shelf products.

In Summary

There are several different reasons why men lose their hair. For the most part, you can blame genetics but stress and your diet also play a large role in how early you start to lose it. With the right diet and plenty of exercise, you may be able to prolong the inevitable unless treated. If you are interested in a free hair loss consultation? Contact us at Hair Renewal Studio’s today.