Most men experience some form of hair loss in their life; now we’ll take a closer look at the three types of male hair loss:

  • Male pattern baldness (AKA androgenetic alopecia)
  • Non-pattern baldness
  • Telogen effluvium

Male pattern baldness 

Amazingly, 98% of men will be affected by male pattern baldness, with two-thirds of men experiencing it by the time they turn 60.

Male pattern baldness starts as a receding hairline before evolving into the familiar V-shape.

The end result can be extreme hair loss affecting most of the scalp, leaving the back and sides intact.

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Non-pattern baldness

While male pattern baldness is by far the most common, there are a number of conditions that can result in thinning hair.

In this section, we are exploring the most common causes of non-pattern baldness.

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Telogen effluvium

The third and final type of male hair loss is telogen effluvium, which occurs when too many hair follicles enter the resting stage, disrupting the healthy growth cycle.

This can affect around 30 per cent of the scalp’s follicles and cause as many as 300 hairs to fall out daily.

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