It happens to men more often than it does to women.
Everybody hates it.
Nobody can get away from it.
When you notice your first hair loss, you will most likely be psychologically impacted by it.
Men lose hair in a specific pattern.
When this condition occurs, it is called male pattern baldness.
Hair starts to recede at the hairline and sometimes also on top of the head.
The loss of hair is caused by DHT, which our bodies naturally (and unfortunately) produce.
DHT makes the follicles shrink and the hairs die off.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to try and combat your hair loss.
You won't be able to reverse the condition completely, but at least you'll be able to fight it and slow it down a little bit.
This buys you more time, which is valuable.
Here are some of the things you can do.
When you decide to start taking the finasteride drug, you have a good chance of slowing down the loss of your hair considerably.
Finasteride stops the production of DHT in the body.
When the levels of this balding hormone go down, the rate at which you lose hair will slow down significantly.
When you would rather take something that contains natural ingredients, there is the option of trying Procerin.
This contains an ingredient called saw palmetto.
It also inhibits DHT production, just like other medicinal drugs do.
But this ingredient is much more natural.
There are also topicals available to counter hair thinning.
You have to apply those to your head on a regular basis in order to promote hair growth and counter hair loss.
Aminexil and minoxidil come to mind.
The ingredients in these topicals will keep your follicles supple to counter DHT's shrinking effects.
Eating healthy and keeping your scalp clean can also help in promoting hair growth.
Your body requires good nutrients to function properly.
Lousy diets can and do cause hair loss.
When you allow your scalp to get too dirty and oily, this will have a detrimental effect on your hair growth.
If you have suffered a great amount of hair loss already, then you may require a surgical treatment to partially restore your hair.
This is called a hair transplant.
You should only get one if you can't find a way to live with your baldness.
Only small bald areas can be treated.
This surgery is not a cure all.