Why men are facing hair loss more than women?
When it comes to hair, we are not all equal, far from it. And men even more than women, because baldness threatens them (almost) all! And this, for a very long time: the problem of baldness posed question to Hippocrates (460-370 BC anyway...) who noted in one of his aphorisms that "eunuchs do not go bald. Castrated, these men no longer produced testosterone. We explain...
On average, a human being has between 100,000 and 200,000 hairs on his head, but this number depends on many parameters: sex, ethnicity, physical condition but above all color: light, they are less thick, so we have more, around 140,000; dark hairs are around 100,000 on a head while red hairs surprisingly range between 75,000 and 90,000 implanted hairs.
Hair loss affects Caucasian men the most. Concerning the male population in Europe, it affects approximately one in three men at 30 years old, one in two men at 50 years old and more than three in four men after 70 years.
Why? First, because the average lifespan of a hair is 3 years in men while female hair lives between 4 and 7 years! When a hair dies, another will replace it ... in principle. But genetics and hormones will play a big role in this regrowth.
Hormones also play a very big role in men's hair loss, it is androgenic alopecia: the more they have a high level of male hormones, the more they will lose their hair. Because as we age, testosterone begins to give way to DHT. This hormone has just settled in the hair follicles, thereby causing a metabolic reaction which will accelerate hair loss until, depending on the case, exhaustion.
Last but not least, the visual impression of baldness is accentuated by the fact that the new hair is thinner and lighter.
Other factors influence male hair such as physical condition, stress level, balanced or unbalanced diet, medication, vitamin deficiency. Result: almost every case is a unique face to hair loss!