Rebuilding luster to woman’s hair is possible through change in food habits or treatment of an existing health condition; however the same may not be for men who have confined choices. The reason underlies in the fact that most men are genetically susceptible to baldness.
Apart from hereditary, there are other factors that have negative consequences on the scalp including usage of chemically harsh hair products, disease or illness. Male pattern baldness typically begins at the hairline and gradually spreads either backward (recedes) forming a shape of M or in U shape (horseshoe) pattern that proceeds along the sides of the head. In both cases eventually the hair becomes thinner, shorter and finer.
Recent statistics (ages 20 to 45 who experience hair loss, have a 95% chance of having hereditary male pattern baldness) have showed that hair loss is hereditary in men. It was found that primarily the enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase converts testosterone hormone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and this DHT attacks hair follicle resulting in baldness. Since this process starts as early as after puberty, there are people who could lose hair from as young an age as 20.
In men, baldness causing genes induce increased presence of DHT receptors on the scalp, thereby making hair follicles viable to DHT attack.Hair loss Information from Regaine has found out that at present minoxidil and finasteride are the two most popular treatment methods available, minoxidil blocks the production of DHT and supports the hair follicles but slowing down the process and encouraging re-growth for those with hereditary hair loss.
The inforgraphic below shows some more of Ragaine’s findings.