Baldness is androgenetic alopecia, which is the loss of hair caused by genetic factors. It’s the most frequent cause of hair loss among the population and it affects more than 50% of men above the age of 50.
To understand the process that leads to baldness, it’s important to understand the growth phases of the hair. Our strands of hair go through three different phases: growth, rest and finally fall. Thus, our hair grows, enters the rest phase and stops growing, becomes weak, falls and everything repeats itself, in other words, new strands of hair grow back.
For individuals affected by this condition, there is a progressive thinning of the hair with each hair cycle, each strand of hair that falls being replaced with a thinner one. This process culminates in the loss of follicles over the years.