Going Bald? All You Need To Know About Male Hair Loss
If you're between the ages of 20 to 30 and have begun to experience hair loss you are not alone. Over 25% of men in this age group suffer from some form of hair loss. However, not all hair loss results in balding, especially if you act quickly by seeking treatment. If you are over the age of 30, the chances of experiencing noticeable hair loss increases to 50%, so taking care of your hair and doing what is necessary to prevent hair loss is vital to maintaining a healthy full head of hair.
Loosing your hair can make you feel hopeless, helpless and even depressed, at any age. Because self esteem is closely linked to appearance, the ability to style and wear our hair as we please is affirming and if we loose our hair it effects the way we present ourselves to the world.
The good news is not all hair loss results in balding. So, if you have noticed more hair than usual in your hair bush, things might not be as bad as you think.
Hair Loss Is A Natural Part of The Hair Growth Cycle
Loosing between 100 - 150 strands of hair a day is a natural part of the hair growth cycle. Learn more about the hair growth cycle by clicking here. If you are loosing more hair than this over an extended period of time then you are suffering from abnormal hair loss and should seek treatment before the condition worsens.
What Is The Difference Between Hair Loss and Balding?
Not all men suffering from hair loss will go bald or suffer from permanent hair loss. Permanent hair loss is a symptom of Male Pattern Baldness. There are hair loss conditions like alopecia telogen effluvium and alopecia areata which cause temporary hair loss. Alopecia telogen effluvium causes general hair thinning around the scalp and alopecia areata creates a more random pattern of hair loss, similar to coin sized patches baldness, however, if the right treatment is applied, there is a high possibility that hair growth can be re-established. Hair loss treatment such as ProTress is effective effective at treating conditions such as alopecia telogen effluvium and alopecia areata because it revitalises hair follicles, stimulating hair growth.
By contrast, the pattern of hair loss caused by Male Pattern Baldness is quite distinct, with the hairline receding/thinning at the temples, forming a distinct 'M' shape. Hair that is loss, unable to grow back because the hair follicles are closed. Whereas
How Can I Tell If I Am Going Bald and Suffering From Male Pattern Baldness?
Male Pattern Baldness is a genetic hair loss condition which causes baldness. Because Male Pattern Baldness is genetic, if anyone in your family has suffered from Male Pattern Baldness, there is a possibility you could too. If your pattern of hair loss is a receding hair line that starts at the temples, gradually working its way backwards to form a distinctive ‘M’ shape, then the chances are you are suffering from Male Pattern Baldness. People suffering from Male Pattern Baldness also experience circular thinning at the crown of the head. If hair is being lost at a faster rate than normal and your scalp is becoming more exposed and your forehead more prominent, there is a high chance you are going bald because of male pattern baldness.
Why Am I Going Bald?
Male Pattern Baldness happens when hair follicles become minimised and eventually completely diminished because of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a by product of testosterone. The reduction in the size of hair follicles continues to thin hair over time, making hair more prone to fall, resulting in balding.
When the scalp comes becomes under attack from DHT, there is an increased percentage of hair follicles in the telogen stage (hair loss stage) of the hair growth cycle, which is the point at which the hair follicle detaches from the blood supply, thereby preventing any further hair creation, causing the hair to fall out. To aggravate the hair loss situation, DHT also shortens the length of the Anagen stage of the hair growth cycle, which is the growth stage. A reduction in the length of the anagen stage means hair lost is not replaced when lost, making the scalp more noticeable. Please see the diagram below for illustration of the hair growth cycle.
How Can I Prevent Balding?
If you are suffering from Male Pattern Baldness, you can preserve remaining hair and prevent further hair loss with ProTress, whilst also making existing hair thicker. To prevent the spread of Male Pattern Baldness, hair follicles need to be stimulated to prolong the Anagen (growth) phase of the hair growth cycle. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion contains the patented Si MATRIX PF which helps to reactivate the peripheral micro circulation (blood flow around the scalp), as well as increasing the supply of oxygen to and nutrients to the hair bulb which stimulates hair growth and revitalises hair follicles, helping to extend the Anagen phase. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion also contains revolutionary treatment for connective tissue recovery which helps to prevent the excessive shedding which happens when the hair is in an extended period of Telogen (the final stage of the hair growth cycle when hair falls), as a result of Male Pattern Baldness and the strong presence of DHT.
ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Lotion helps to preserve the hair that you have left and reduce hair shedding. Preserve the hair you have and stop continued hair loss because of the spread of Male Pattern Baldness which will inevitably result in complete balding unless treated with ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Lotion.