Three Common Male Baldness Myths

Myths about baldness and why men experience it are numerous. This may be, at least in part, because two of every three men begin losing hair loss by the age of 60. With the majority of the male population affected by hair loss, many theories and myths have emerged. In this article, we’ll address the three most common.

Myth One: The tendency to lose hair comes from your mother’s family

This is only partially true. The genetic tendency for hair loss actually comes from both parents. The genes received from your mother have a greater impact than those you got from your father. However, if your father experienced hair loss, you are more likely to experience it.

Myth Two: Only older men are affected by hair loss

Although rare, balding can begin as early as the late teen years. Many have had significant hair loss in their 20s and 30s, so this myth is false. If you begin to bald at a young age, hair loss is more likely to be severe.

The most common cause of hair loss is genetic and known as Andro-genetic alopecia. It is caused by the hormone DHT and causes the hair follicles to starve and then die. As the hair follicles die, they then fall our and are lost permanently.

The qualified surgeons at Sure Hair, are able to treat hair loss of this type in its earliest stages. Treatments and medications are available that could help slow or stop hair loss. After stabilizing hair loss, you can be evaluated for hair transplant surgery.

Myth Three: Wearing a hat causes hair loss

A hat alone does not cause hair loss. Often, the hat becomes part of everyday life in an attempt to cover balding areas.

Dirty hats and caps can cause problems, however. They can cause scalp infections that damage hair follicles and can lead to permanent loss of hair. To make sure your favorite hat doesn’t negatively affect your hair, rotate between several different hats and have them cleaned periodically to avoid harmful bacteria.