Reasons Why You’re Going Bald At 23
Dr. Vivekanand N Bhat
Lavelle road, Bengaluru Feb 12, 2017
Like Father, Like Son… And Daughter
Two thirds of men lose most of their hair after 60; that’s just the way things are. If your grandfather and your father had shiny pates, well… sorry. It just might be time to take photos as proof that you once had hair!
Male pattern baldness, or alopecia, is a receding hairline brought about by an excess of androgens or by genetic factors. Balding usually starts with the hairline receding into an ‘M’, or with a loss in thickness at the vertex.
Although less common, genetic hair loss affects the ladies too. You might notice your hair parting growing a little wider—that’s the first sign of female pattern baldness.
Both men and women can benefit from a topical creams like minodoxil.
Too Much Styling can harm your hair
That’s right—with a bit more vigour than necessary, you can actually style your hair into oblivion. Chemical relaxers that straighten the hair, curling irons, and straightening rods all affect your roots; your hair might not even grow back.
It’s best to keep heat-driven objects away from you hair. If absolutely necessary, limit use to once a week. Make sure to condition your hair naturally.
Back-Combing Your Hair Away
An extension of the previous factor, extreme styling like cornrows, braids, and pulled-back hair can also induce hair loss.
Called traction alopecia, chronic pulling back of the hair—such as in a ponytail—causes gradual receding of the hairline. Traction alopecia is especially common among African women, given their fondness of braids and dreadlocks.
Closer to home, it’s the John-Abraham-in-Dhoom-style slicked back hair that’s more likely to get you.
Growing Old And Losing Your Hair
A fair number of women in their 50s and 60s tend to experience a thinning of the hair; experts haven’t yet figured out why this happens, and can’t treat it.
Sadly, alternatives are limited to cosmetic fixes like scarves, wigs, or heading to the nearest qualityhair transplant centres.
Medicine And Bad Side Effects
Some medication, such as blood thinners and antidepressants, are known to cause hair loss.
If your medication seems to be causing hair loss, talk to your doctor about maybe changing your course, or reducing the dosage.
Pulling It All Out
At first glance, it seems kind of funny—people literally pulling out their hair, plus the name sounds like “trick or treat”. But trichotillomania is no laughing matter; sufferers keep pulling at their hair, plucking it at the root.
Antidepressants can help with this disorder, but might cause balding themselves. You can try behavioural therapy instead; it might actually be more effective.
Now you know what causes early baldness, and how you can prevent it. If things are getting out of hand, you can head to Cosmetic Studio Bangalore. With over 30 years of cumulative experience, their cosmetic surgery and age reduction procedures include a high-quality hair transplant Bangalore service as well.
If you want to protect under-23s from baldness, spread the word. If you’re over 23, bald, and particularly vindictive, make sure no one reads it!