Hair loss among men

70-95% of men become bald early or later in life. A current trend suggests that this process is taking earlier. 20% of men below the age of 20 are already balding. Hair loss can cause insecurity and psychological problems because our exterior appearance has an effect on how we feel.

The most common form of hair loss among men is the so-called condition known as alopecia androgenetica, or androgen hair loss. This is a form of hair loss in which male hormones play a significant role.

How does androgen hair loss develop?

So-called androgen – male – hormones are converted into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This DHT adheres to the follicle cell walls and constantly weakens them. Initially, just a single hair grows from the follicle instead of 2-4 hairs. This hair also becomes thinner. During the next phase, the follicle disappears and hair can no longer grow in that area. This is when we notice thinner hair, retreating temples, a receding hairline and a balding crown.

Why do some people start balding at age 20, while others never lose their hair?

Hairs grow in a cycle from the same follicles. The growth phase lasts for 2-6 years and, on average, repeats itself 20 times over the course of a human life. This means that someone with a short cycle may be bald by age 40, while someone with a long cycle might still have a full head of hair at age 100. DHT shortens the hair growth cycle, which is why it is so important to identify hair loss at an early stage. That makes it possible to address the problem and keep a full head of hair all the way into old age.

What can be done about androgen hair loss?

The severity of hair loss is determined by hereditary factors, hormone levels, lifestyle factors such as nutrition, the effects of toxins like tobacco, our metabolism and oxidation caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. So that it can impact all these factors, Esthecin contains a combination of various natural ingredients that are fully plant-based. An innovative liposomal technology has also been developed for Esthecin, which makes sure that the active ingredients actually reach the hair follicle cells.