When a man loses his hair, his self-esteem may suffer in the process. In fact, according to a recent Spanish study, 62 percent of men surveyed said that losing their locks could deflate their overall sense of self-worth. This perception of balding is not something new to the 21st century either, according to researchers.
"Thick hair has always been associated with youth and masculinity," says Dr. Albert Mannes, a University of Pennsylvania researcher who studies the emotional and psychological effects of balding. "Hair loss signals aging."
Two-thirds of men who lose their hair face baldness by the age of 35, and most of the time it is due to a bad genetic hand. Male pattern baldness is often inherited sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a by-product of testosterone. This can lead to finer hair, a receding hair line and eventually an empty scalp.
What can be done in order to help restore your locks to their former glory? Here are a few steps you can take:
- Don't get sucked in by ineffective quick fixes
- Find the cause of the hair loss right away
- Eat smarter by consuming more proteins
- Change your shampoo to something milder
- Make an appointment with a professional
"A good doctor will present a medical plan to stop the progression of your hair loss, along with your hair transplant design," says Dr. Margaret Bauman of Maryland.
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