Balding 101

Advice from “The Experts”

Worried about shaving your head? Don’t be. Guys who shaved their heads wish they’d done it sooner! Listen to what the bald community has to say.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How common is balding?

    Hair loss is incredibly common. In fact, the American Hair Loss Association reports that “two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, with 85 percent of men ‘significantly thinning’ by the age of 50.”

  • Can wearing a baseball cap too much make you go bald?

    After “look at the mother’s father,” this ranks pretty high on the list of hair loss myths. While it’s true that the health of the hair follicle is a key factor for retaining hair, frequent hat wearing will not directly cause you to go bald.

  • If I stop using hair regrowth products, will I start losing hair again?

    Unfortunately, yes. Hair regrowth products like Minoxidil and Finasteride are only effective if they are continuously used. Any regrowth effects that have stemmed from their usage will reverse when you stop using them.

  • Is my diet making me go bald?

    This one is a little tricky, but the short answer is “potentially.” We’ve already established that the key to balding is an inherited sensitivity to DHT, but lifestyle choices – including your exercise level, mental and emotional wellbeing, and yes, your diet – can also affect the balding process.

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These articles are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Any concerns you have related to hair loss, skin care, or other related issues should be discussed with your physician. Do not rely on this information as a substitute for professional medical guidance.