Hair loss does not really pose as a big issue when you are young. However, if you have the genetic trait of male pattern baldness, meaning you have immediate relatives that suffer from it, then it is likely that you will consider this as a big issue as you enter adulthood and slowly start to manifest the condition. The scientific term for male pattern baldness is androgenic alopecia. There are actually three essential ingredients to initiate the start of androgenic alopecia. The first of course will be genetics as this hair fall condition can be passed on to the next generation of males in the family. The second is age, something which you cannot do anything about. The third ingredient is hormone, basically the main triggering factor when you have the genetic trait.
Contrary to popular belief, male pattern baldness does not start when your hairline starts to increase. This is already actually the manifestation of the condition. Male pattern baldness can start in as early as your twenties. Although it does not yet manifest itself since this condition occurs in a very slow pace, it may already be starting and clawing its way to manifesting itself.
If you are able to see your scalp through your hair, it means that your hair strands have already become thin due to the thinning of your hair follicles by the hormone dihydrotestosterone. Once the hair follicle has been thinned and squeezed out of its life, it means it is no longer able to support hair growth as well as the hair itself. When this happens, the hair from these follicles falls off without new hair being regrown. Eventually, thousands of hair follicles die out and in turn results to baldness. If this is not treated, all of the hair follicles will die out and that person will become completely bald. (more…)