Conditions that Cause Hair Loss in Men

Men who are experiencing hair loss or are worried about losing hair, ‘the causes of hair fall’ is one of the most challenging topics nowadays. Here we will address the actual causes behind hair loss.

Why Men Experience Hair Loss?

Male pattern baldness also known as androgenetic alopecia / genetic hair loss, is the main forms of hair loss depicted in men. Men are naturally prone to thinning hair after puberty. Men in their 20’s, approximately 20% experience male pattern baldness. Whereas men in their 40’s face a 40% rate of occurrence and that of 50’s face 50% of occurrence.

  1. Genetics

Male pattern baldness is a genetically transformed condition that is generally inherited from parents.

  1. Hormones

Hair loss can be caused by Dihydrotestosterone /DHT, breakdown product of hormone testosterone that is caused by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. Hair follicle exposed to DHT shrink and the growth stage becomes shorter. The result is thinner and shorter hair strands. Over a period, hair follicles reach to a stage where they are no longer be able to produce hair. Men experience hair loss when more than half of the hair follicles within a specific area of their scalp are exposed to DHT.

Myths on the causes of hair loss:

  1. Wearing a Hat

Normal wearing of hat, unless it is highly tight or causing friction, will never give rise to hair loss.

  1. Poor Scalp Hygiene

It’s not supported by any scientific evidence. If this was true, then people living in societies with less water supplies and therefore unable to take bath should have all been bald.

  1. Hair dyeing:

A majority of hair dye products contain certain amount of chemicals that may cause hair breakage. However, they rarely cause hair loss.

  1. Using products such as hair jell, hair spray or wax

Styling products like hair jell, wax, or foams if not used as required, may be harmful to your scalp or may damage the hair. It is advised to apply those products only to the hair and avoid direct contact to scalp. In Addition, cosmetic products do not damage the hair follicles.

  1. Stress

Stress leads to temporary hair loss. However, hair will grow back once the source of stress is eliminated. So stress is not an issue for the loss of hair.


Now you might have a solid understanding of the main causes of hair loss. If you or someone close to you has started to experience hair loss, we suggest you to see a doctor to find the right diagnosis and best hair treatment. If you are in search of the Best hair transplant in Kochi then you can consult with the Hair Transplant Clinic in Kochi and undergo a medical examination by consulting with our Hair Transplant specialist, you can reach us through the contact information on our website and schedule an appointment.