The genetic correlation of baldness remains inconclusive, though past studies show that DHT levels in scalp tissue and hair follicle sensitivity to DHT can be passed down through the mother’s side. With that said, the most common form of hair loss, referred to as androgenetic alopecia, is the result of hair follicle sensitivity to certain androgens, a type of male sex hormone.
Articles in this section
- what is alopecia?
- is hair loss genetic?
- what are the main causes of hair loss?
- when do most men start losing their hair?
- can hair loss occur anywhere on your body?
- do men lose more hair than women?
- does brushing or wearing hats lead to hair loss?
- are there proven natural remedies for hair loss?
- how does finasteride differ from propecia?