If you’re experiencing men’s hair loss, it’s important not to let it affect your self-esteem or the way you feel about your masculinity. In fact, the best thing you can do is to get educated about why it causes feelings of insecurity, what might be causing your hair loss, and the steps you can take to help regrow your hair.
Going Bald Does Not Make You Less of a Man
So as you look in the mirror each day you have noticed your hair is getting a little sparse in places it wasn’t just a few years ago, it can suddenly feel self-conscious. When this happens, either you can choose to not let it define you and cause you to withdraw from society, or you can look for a solution for hair regrowth.
Either way, acceptance of yourself is key. Take a step back and realize that the amount of hair you have or don’t have, on your head has nothing to do with your level of masculinity.
If you’re one of the many men struggling with receding hairlines, alopecia areata, or male pattern hair loss, you may ask yourself, “Why me?” from time to time. Well, the good news is that a variety of genetic factors and medical conditions are responsible for most occurrences of baldness in men. In fact, male pattern baldness sufferers have inherited hair follicles that are genetically sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
This means that, over time, the hair follicles become smaller and experience a shortened life span. Other causes of men’s hair loss can include certain diseases, side effects of some medications, or even extreme stress. However, for most men, if you would like to point a finger and blame anyone for your baldness be sure to blame both your father and mother as it’s simply a matter of genetics.
Understanding Male Pattern Baldness
As men with male pattern baldness continue to have hair loss progress, you may end up with a bald spot on top of your head. For some men, this can become more severe as they eventually lose all their hair over time.
Genetics is the most common factor behind hair loss for most men, there are other issues that can cause hair loss. Being under stress for a while, or new medications you could be taking. There can be underlying reasons for your thinning hair.
Look Guys — I’m Bald
Although it may seem embarrassing, it really is very important to discuss your baldness with friends or family. Not only can this help you realize that thinning hair does not mark the end of your youth, but it can also help encourage other men in your life to discuss their own thoughts and feelings about their hair.
You never know — you may find that talking about your own feelings on your hair loss to many of your friends, they may find the courage to talk about their struggles with the same insecurities you are feeling.
Treating hair loss starts with talking with a hair loss expert. In a private setting, they will examine the areas of the scalp where you have hair loss and then they can discuss with you the different options they feel would work for you and your unique thinning hair situation.
Total Hair Loss Solutions in St. Louis
If you are experiencing hair loss and thinning hair, Dr. Moore and his team at the Moore Hair Clinic in St Louis, Missouri have decades of experience in hair restoration, hair transplantation, and hair loss treatment. To find out if hair transplantation is right for you, we invite you to schedule a private, confidential hair loss evaluation and consultation by completing our convenient online consultation form or by calling us at (314) 764-4000.