Wrongly people believe that hair loss doesn’t affect men emotionally, but this is not always the case and many men lose their self-confidence due to hair loss. Male pattern baldness is caused by a combination of factors, these are genetics, age and hormonal factors.
Male pattern hair loss can start any time from puberty onwards. It usually starts with a gradual recession at the temples or a thinning of the crown area. The hair follicles in these areas have a sensitivity to the androgen hormone testosterone. When testosterone reaches the hair follicles an enzyme called 5a reductase converts it into a more potent form known as dihydrotestosterone. This highly potent form of testosterone causes changes in the hair follicles in the scalp, producing smaller, shorter, thinner hairs over time before completely stopping producing hair.