As they get older, why do some people lose their hair?

More than half of all men at some point in their lives will lose their locks to ‘’male-pattern baldness,’’ a genetic condition inherited from either Mom or Dad. High amounts of a particular hormone (or chemical in their body) cause hair follicles on the head to wither and die.

Illnesses, medications, and primping habits can spur hair loss. But the most common cause? Androgenic alopecia (aka male and female pattern baldness). This leads to defective hair-producing follicles on the scalp.

Over time, they lose their ability to function. The begin producing thin hair for women and for men, eventually no hair at all. Most can thank their parents for that hair loss.

Pattern baldness in largely genetic. The primary baldness gene is found on the X chromosome. This comes from the mother, but don’t blame it all on her! Other factors can come into play as well.

Studies found that men with bald fathers are more likely to go bald. Hats, hair products, and washing your hair a lot won’t cause balding. But you should be careful with teasing combs and hair irons. Using these could speed up the balding process.


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