Hair Loss Basics

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What terminology is important in the study of hair loss?

Hair Loss Basics

If you are a young man in your twenties or thirties experiencing premature hair loss, you might be scared that you will end up bald by forty. It could happen, especially considering an excess of DHT, a common condition that causes baldness in men, is hereditary.

To prevent and treat hair loss, do some research online. First, try to understand typical terms association with the condition of premature baldness. Here are some examples:

  • Androgens are male hormones, the most common being testosterone.
  • Anagen is the phase of hair growth when hair is actively growing.
  • Cortex is the middle layer of your hair that contains the pigment.
  • The cuticle is the outer layer of hair that is comprised of approximately seven layers of cells.
  • Keratin is a protein that composes hair.
  • Traction alopecia is loss of hair due to tight cornrows or an abundance of chemicals like bleach.
  • Hair follicles are tiny holes in your scalp where hair grows.
  • A hair bulb is the base of a hair.
  • Male pattern baldness refers to the loss of hair in men that starts with a receding hairline and ends with hair growing only on the sides and back of the head.
By familiarizing yourself with these and other terms, you can make the most of your online research about hair loss.

   

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