Losing hair is a worry for both men and women and for some the topic of hair loss can be a touchy subject.
Hair Loss is an entirely natural process and it is worth noting that less than half of women go through life with a full head of hair and for men, that figure is closer to 20%. For this reason, nobody should be afraid of losing hair, however, for those who are this article will explore when is the right time to start thinking about getting a hair transplant and the lifestyle choices that impact hair loss.
It is a common misconception that hair loss is exclusive to the elder generation, hair loss is also prevalent in young men. It is possible for teenage boys to start experiencing hair loss, thus it is important they understand the causes so that they can maintain a full head of hair.
Male pattern baldness
Male pattern baldness is often a case of hereditary hair loss that can be passed down by either the mother or father's side. It is suffered by a high number of young men and often those who feel that they are too young to lose their hair. It is no exact science when a man will start to lose their hair and it is dependent on individual genetics. Young men typically start to worry about Male Pattern Baldness when their hair starts to recede, however, it is not always a reason to worry.
The lifestyle choices of young people do not just have an impact on their livers and hearts but also their chances of keeping a full head of hair. The chemicals found in tobacco are said to slow down hair growth which can subsequently lead to thinning hair. Furthermore, drug use also can cause a shock to the natural hair cycle increasing the risk of balding. It is very common that drug use does, in fact, cause a loss of hair due to nutrient depletion in the body.
Young people and stress
For many the younger years of their lives can be particularly stressful due to transitions, from school to university and then university to work. This can all be a major shock to the system causing Telogen Effluvium. This type of hair loss is only temporary, however, it can be very stressful for young image-conscious people. Sometimes you might not even be aware of the amount of stress you are suffering from and this type of hair loss might be a surprise.
Does the media influence our perception of hair loss?
Young people are starting to worry about hair loss more than in the past and this could be heavily linked to the influence of the media. With the world of social media and the constant bombardment of celebrity lifestyles, men and women are becoming increasingly image conscious. It is an entirely conceivable argument that men are starting to become aware of their hair loss earlier due to societies obsession with hair styles.
It is hard to tell what your hair might look like in 10 years' time, however, if you want to maintain a full head of hair it's best you maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the friendly team at the Harley Street Hair Clinic.