Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)
Despite its name, this condition can affect men and women alike and can often be genetic, passed down through generations. Adults lose about 50 to 100 scalp hairs every day, with hair living for around 5 years. However, with Male Pattern Baldness, these hairs do not always get replaced and gradually, bald areas appear. This process can take a long time and the age at which you start to lose hair does not necessarily provide any clues as to how long it will be until you define yourself as bald.
There are a number of reasons why people start to go bald, but if you are between the ages of 20 to 45 and you start to lose scalp hair, then the chances are 95% certain that you are experiencing Male Pattern Baldness. As the term suggests, this type of hair loss follows a typical sequence or pattern. Hair loss can start in different areas but is usually at the temples and/or on the crown of the head. Initial thinning of hair progresses over a number of years and may lead to total baldness, but more typically, loss of hair over the top surface of the head.
There are some highly effective solutions for disguising male pattern baldness, one such solution is Hair Thickening Spray, which is effective in hiding patches of thinning hair including the parting or crown section. Hair Thickening Spray is a powder-based spray which contains micro minerals that bond onto the individual strands of hair thus making the hair appear thicker and fuller. The spray comes in various colours to match the natural hair colour and is very easy to apply.
A common alternative solution is to wear a hair piece. The quality of top pieces has improved greatly over the years; they can be made from either human or synthetic hair and can be tailor made to fit any sized head. Hair pieces give a very natural finish, giving height and width that may be missing with hair loss.