Why Do Men Lose their Hair?

Up to 80% of men experience hair loss in their life. And up to 95% of male hair loss is genetic. Aside from hereditary hair loss, there are other reasons why men lose their hair. 

Why do some guys go bald early?

Most men go bald because of a condition called androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, meaning that it is an inherited trait. Male pattern baldness is characterised by hair loss from the top of the head, typically through a receding hairline or balding. 

Men often go bald early when they have a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a by-product of testosterone. Their hair follicles gradually shrink, shortening the life span of each hair. At some point, the hair follicles will stop producing hair altogether.

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What else can cause male hair loss?

Hair loss in general can be caused by a wide range of conditions. 

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Excessive sweating
  • Infections
  • Medical treatments
  • Scarring
  • Certain medications
  • Certain hairstyles

Find out more about the causes of hair loss here.

Learn more about men’s hair loss

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