Male pattern baldness, is also known as androgenic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss and cause of baldness in men. Research says about 95% of hair loss in men is due to Male pattern baldness.
Usually, it may take 15-25 years for a man to go bald, however in some cases, in less than five years, a man can go bald. First, the hair on top starts to thin out on top of the head, and then starts to recede at the temples, before a patch starts to develop at the middle. Eventually, the patch joins with the receding temples and thinning top, becoming a whole large patch of baldness.
Male pattern baldness is caused by various factors. Top on the list is genetics or a family history of baldness. Also, Each hair has a growth cycle, where they grow and after a while, they weaken and shrink, resulting in shorter strands. After a while, this results in the loss of hair, and in the case of baldness, often times, no hair grows in its place.
It is important to know about male-pattern baldness because although baldness does not have direct medical consequences, it may be a sign of a more serious ailment such as reaction to medications, thyroid conditions and cancer. Hence, it is important to take note of the signs of baldness. Some men experience baldness at the temples, or at the front top. Some others have it begin at a particular point and it spreads round. Some others have their receding line form an ‘M’ shape. Whichever the can it is advisable to check with your doctor especially if the hair loss is sudden and quick-paced.
There is no direct treatment for baldness, and for naturally bald men, once confirmed there is nothing more medically to it, there are some tricks to cover up for baldness. Some of them include Hairstyles and haircuts: That reduce the effect of the baldness and enhance other features. Wigs, hairpieces, caps can also help. professional barbers and wig stylists can help for a more natural fit.