If thinning strands are causing you concern or embarrassment, you aren’t alone. Experts estimate that 85% of men will deal with hair thinning in their lifetime—many from a young age who lose it gradually over time; some all at once. Statistically, hair thinning among men is more common than among women.
What’s Considered “Normal” Hair Loss?
It’s normal to lose about 70-100 hair strands everyday. We’ve got approximately 100,000 hair follicles on our scalps, each one producing about 20 hairs. That’s a whole lot of hair. However, sometimes shedding occurs at an accelerated rate and can feel alarming. Ever taken off your hat and noticed a bunch of strands left behind? You’re not alone.
The Hair Growth Cycle
Here’s the sitch: Hair grows in cycles, so as you shed strands, new ones grow in their place. However, when the hair doesn’t grow back, or remains in a resting phase, you may notice thinning strands or accelerated hair loss. Although there are a number of common causes, hair loss and growth will look different for each person.While it might seem to just be a hair issue, hair thinning might be your body’s way of telling you something is off.
Common Causes of Hair Loss in Men
- Testosterone Imbalance: Men’s hair loss is related to a testosterone derived hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), prominent in the development of male characteristics. DHT essentially shrinks hair follicles, and replaces old hair with shorter, thinner hairs.
- Nutritional Deficiency: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, especially anemia from iron deficiency, can cause hair thinning to occur.
- Stress: Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone. While day-to-day stress is natural and might not cause hair thinning, extreme stress from an impactful event can alter cortisol production and cause hair thinning to occur.
- Male Pattern Baldness: Nearly half of all middle-aged men will be affected by hereditary hair loss. Having a family history of baldness, especially on your mother’s side, is a strong signal that you will also struggle with thinning strands.
While it can come as a shock to notice thinning hair, it’s ultimately a natural process with lots of natural solutions. Rather than focusing on shedding hair, we place emphasis on preserving hair naturally and nourishing the living organ that is the scalp. That’s why we collect botanical ingredients from nature, and combine them with the best of science from our labs to promote growth, enhance thickness, and enrich hair quality. In addition to addressing the common causes stated above, add our Activating Serum into your daily routine to support your strands and scalp.