Losing hair happens every day. In fact, on average the human head will lose about a hundred hairs a day, so less than a year from now you may have a head of hair that’s completely different than the one you have right now. But for some select individuals those hundred hairs fall out, and they’ve never seen again. Today we are looking at the cure for baldness. Let’s get right to the facts.
Before we try to delve into the world of the cure for baldness, we need to understand why some people’s garden refused to grow back. The most common cause of baldness is called pattern hair loss, which will affect approximately 50% of men and 25% of women by the time they’re 50. Women may only have thinning of their hair, but us guys get the short end of the stick and may undergo complete baldness.
The reason behind this hair loss is just put your genes, your DNA gene, which codes the makeup of your entire body. Some men are genetically predisposed to having a higher level of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, which is believed to shorten the life of the hair follicle. You get your genes from your parents, so chances are if your dad and grandpa start going bald, you may end up a little sparse up top yourself. Is there no way to combat this genetic progression? The short answer is no. As we speak, there is no permanent solution for baldness. Think about it.
The hair loss industry makes so much money off of supposed miracle cures. Why would they want to solve the problem? It generates billions nearly. There always seems to be a cure just five years away, but in five years the cure is still five years away.
However, a few options left to combat the baldness at least for as long as you’re willing to pay. The first solution is called Minoxidil better known as Rogaine. When applied to the scalp, Rogaine may slow balding or even help some people grow back hair. But the solution ends when you stop using the treatment. Another temporary solution is a pill called Finasteride, which works a bit more efficiently than Rogaine but with more side effects.
Before you start blaming dad for your shining cap, take this into consideration. A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania concluded that men with a bald or shaved head are seen as 13% more attractive and dominant. So maybe some good comes out of this predicament. When in doubt there’s always a fun wig or two out there for help.