What is the Average Age People Start Losing Hair?


Male pattern baldness is also known as Androgenic Alopecia and it can begin at any age. Balding can begin at the age of 15/16 age and have chances that it will widespread gradually. It’s not important that you will have to suffer entirely from baldness, but it’s also possible that first hair thinning or receding hairline occurs.

At the age of 20, the 20% of people have to suffer from the hair associated problems like hair thinning, hair loss and baldness. The results are least visible at this age but at the age of 50, 50% of people have to suffer from the prominent issues of hair. But the majority victims of alopecia start noticing their hair loss in their late twenties.

There are many other causes too, which contribute to this annoying problem i.e. hair thinning, hair loss or baldness.

Causes of Hair Loss:

  • Dandruff
  • Hormonal unevenness
  • Medical problems like Thyroid disorder, cancer, anemia, lupus etc.
  • Sleeping with wet hair
  • Pollution
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness
  • Genetics
  • Brushing wet hair
  • Childbirth
  • Ageing
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Permanent dye colors
  • Tight hairstyles like the tight bun, ponytail or braid etc.
  • Split ends
  • Excessive use of heating tools like hair straighter, curlers or blow dryer etc.
  • Messy scalp

The annoying problem, hair loss occurs gradually and then it begins to appear in patches or in diffused patterns. Losing 50-100 hair strands are normal but if you are losing more than 100 hair strands then you have to worry.

Tests to Check the Severity of Hair Loss:

You can test the severity of hair loss by performing some tests like:

  • Comb test
  • Pull test etc.

It’s really important to consult a trichologist in time. He will examine your scalp very carefully and then he will recommend you to get a suitable treatment according to the severity of your hair loss.

Don’t Use Temporary Treatments:

Don’t try to use temporary treatments because they provide worst results and they also can damage your skin very badly, can cause infections, side effects, and complications. They only claim to provide expected results but actually, they don’t.

Nowadays both genders, men, and women are suffering from hair loss problem. But they can cure it by getting a permanent treatment i.e. hair transplant.

No one wants to look older due to hair loss problem, it’s the main cause which affects the self-esteem of an individual. Now you don’t have to worry because cosmetics world has been advanced and a permanent solution is invented to grow hair naturally i.e. hair transplant. Hair transplantation involves surgical and non-surgical techniques and the cost of a procedure depends on a number of required hair follicles.

There are many types of hair loss which can be treated by medications but hereditary hair loss is the one, which can only be treated by getting a hair transplant.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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