One of the greatest fears of men is baldness, whether through fear of changing their appearance and aesthetic or from saying goodbye to their youth. The truth is that most men suffer from hair loss throughout their lives: 25% by the time they’re 21, two-thirds by the age of 35, and a hefty 85% by 50. And with it comes the most common question: How long does it take to go bald?
In short, it typically takes 15 - 25 years for the first signs of hair loss to progress into baldness.
Now, Let's take a closer look at not only how long it take to go bald, but also explore the causes of baldness and what you can try to stop it.
1What Causes Baldness?
Baldness is typically related to one or more of the following factors:
- Genetic - Your dad has lost his hair. So did his dad. The most common cause of hair loss is a genetic condition known as male pattern baldness.
- Hormones - Dihydrotestosterone has a great effect on male hair loss. Because when testosterone is converted to DHT, your hair follicles shrink and your hair becomes thinner and thinner until growth stops completely.
- Age - Guys, there's nothing complicated here - as you get older, your hair grows slower.
- Drugs and Supplements - Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart disease, gout and high blood pressure.
2Signs of Balding Male
I know what you are thinking-"My hair falling is the most common sign that I’m going bald." But losing hair doesn't necessarily mean you’re going bald. Most people lose 50 to 100 hairs per day.
Alopecia is the term for hair loss. And it is indicated by a small bald spot on the scalp where hair cannot grow. There are many types of hair loss, the most common being male pattern baldness, called androgenetic alopecia. Here is a brief overview of identifying male pattern baldness.
- Receding hairline - If the hairline forms a clear "M" shape, this can be considered a sign.
- Increased hair loss – An increase in hair left on your pillow or falling out when you shampoo is often an early indicator of MPB.
- Thinning of the crown area - This is a more visible sign as it becomes thinner in the circular area while being surrounded by normal hair growth.
- Itchy or flaky scalp - Overproduction of sebum can block hair follicles and cause hair loss. A loose or itchy scalp may be the result of this condition.
3How Long Does It Take to Go Bald
OK, let's take a closer look at how long it takes go bald. The degree of baldness varies from person to person, so the answer is: it depends.
Male hair loss begins some point in the twenties, but it typically takes 15-25 years to go bald. In extreme cases (although very rare), some men will bald in less than five years.
No matter what happens - no matter how unfortunate your genetics may be - you won't be bald overnight.
4Is There A Cure for Baldness?
Most baldness is caused genetically (male pattern baldness). This type of hair loss is difficult to reverse. However, some treatments may help slow or reduce hair loss, or stimulate partial regrowth.
Regular exercise, a healthy diet and an overall healthy life are the best ways to delay this process. At the same time, according to researchers, the process of baldness will speed up if you regularly engage in stressful activities and conditions.
Balding is one of those uncomfortable facts in life, and people just have to face them. No matter how much we hope this doesn't happen to us, most of us may experience hair loss in our lifetime. Of course, how you respond is up to you. Some men change their hairstyles over time to make sure they look good while also adapting to thinning hair. Others have tried to cover hair loss with hair transplant surgery or a hair replacement system . Anyway, just be happy.