We Don’t Always Like to Admit It but Our Hair Is Important

Men don’t talk about their hair very often. Or at least it comes up in conversation far less than it will among women. That might suggest that men don’t care very much about their hair. But in reality it’s often the exact opposite. We tend to dislike dwelling too much on something valuable that’s about to fade into the mists of time. And most men are acutely aware that they’re probably going to lose their hair.

Hair loss is extremely common in men as they age. A full 75{812658ac4e3b14f45576ad8062f0778f2aa87ea760ee943b8fc948de50f556c8} of men will have experienced extensive hair loss by the time they’re 35. By the time they’re 50 this number will have grown to 85{812658ac4e3b14f45576ad8062f0778f2aa87ea760ee943b8fc948de50f556c8}. And this process can start quite early in a man’s life too. One in four men will notice some level of hair loss before their 21st birthday. These numbers might seem shocking at first. But it highlights one of the central issues surrounding hair loss.

The vast majority of men are losing their hair. Some are losing it at a rapid pace, others at a much slower rate. But most men who pay attention to their appearance will notice the pattern. And in noticing that they’ll tend to become rather insecure about the issue. This is, in turn, in large part because it’s seen as an inevitability. And it’s true that researchers face significant issues while trying to cure baldness.

Hair loss is a troublesome condition in large part because it’s caused by so many different factors. Even testosterone often plays a role in hair loss. That’s right, the very thing responsible for a man’s secondary sexual characteristics can also cause baldness over time. It’s clear that this requires a rather extensive balancing act to keep baldness out of the picture while not having an impact on the rest of a man’s physiology.

This shouldn’t be taken as an overly negative prognosis though. A full cure for baldness is improbable. Or at least one shouldn’t expect it in the near future. But more specially targeted treatments for baldness can prove quite effective. There are some things to keep in mind though. One of the most important points is that the effectiveness of any mens hair regrowth treatment has a lot to do with when it was started.

Hair treatments tend to work along two specific paths. One part of the treatment actually regrows hair on a man’s head. The other aspect of the treatment involves prevention of further hair loss. The secondary pathway is currently far more likely to have positive results than the first. Almost all men can slow or even stop hair loss. But the amount of hair which will grow back tends to vary on a case by case basis.

Some men respond perfectly to the treatment. They’ll soon find their bald spot sprouting hair enough to fully cover it up again. But it’s more common for men to see only partial regrowth in areas where they’ve already lost hair. And each particular type of hair loss treatment will work better or worse on a man depending on how it interacts with his own unique biology. This tends to mean that men will often need to combine multiple hair regrowth treatments together. Or men might need to simply explore multiple options. But if a man starts trying them soon enough he can usually ensure he doesn’t need to worry about full baldness.