What works - and what doesn't - to prevent follicle fall out
Going bald is one of the first signs of physical decay that men experience. Hair loss can strike as young as 18, and almost all men will be balding by age 70.
Typically, it starts with a loss of hair at the crown and temples. These bare patches gradually spread, eventually laying waste to most of the skull, but leaving a low band of hair above the neck and ears comparatively unaffected. This is classic so-called 'male-pattern baldness' - or 'androgenetic alopecia' (AGA).
What about women? It's widely believed that one advantage of being female is keeping one's hair, but that's a myth.
You're a click away from some of the best health information on the web!
If you're already a member please log in
We ask everyone to join the WDDTY site first. It's free to see the News and Community items, but Features and premium content are only available to Digital or Print & Digital Bundle Subscribers. Click here for more information.