We all know eventually hair will turn gray and fall, but most of us expect this to happen slowly as we enter our 50’s or 60’s, turns out more and more young men are starting to notice hair loss signs such as thinning hair or a receding hairline. The reality is that baldness is not exclusive to older males or hereditary conditions, as this can begin after turning 20 or even earlier. Here’s everything you need to know about the causes and options available for you to prevent hair loss:

First, Let’s Take A Closer Look At Hair

Hair is composed of keratin, natural oils or lipids, and water arranged in three primary structures: as an outer layer we find the cuticle, next, forming the inside area there are bundles of protein filaments known as cortex and the spongy nucleus center of it, called marrow.

Hair grows in cycles throughout four stages:

1. Anagen Stage when the follicle grows from 3 to 5 years.
2. Catagen or Transition Stage, lasting for around 10 days, hair follicles shrink and hair grows slowly, only 5% of the hairs on your head are in this phase at any given moment.
3. Telogen or Resting Stage follows for the next 3 months at this stage hair doesn’t grow and it won’t usually fall.
4. Exogen stage or shedding phase lasts from 2 to 5 months, at this point many hairs will end their life cycle and fall, allowing new ones to begin their cycles.

early baldness

We lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, this number is pretty insignificant knowing we have about 100,000 hairs on our heads, so this goes unnoticed as new hair rapidly replaces those that fall. But if you notice a large amount of hair in the drain after showering or clumps of hair when using a brush, then it might be the right time to contact a hair specialist. Although harmless and non-detrimental to the patient’s overall physical health, It’s no secret that hair loss at a young age can have a great impact on self-esteem, which is why we recommend seeing a doctor as soon as you start noticing these symptoms.

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What Causes Early Baldness And How Do We Fix It?

Although there are many reasons for hair loss in young men, one of the most common is androgenic alopecia, which is also known as “Male Pattern Baldness”, due to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone, that provokes a process called “miniaturization”, which refers to a reduction of the size of the follicles until they eventually disappear, other important causes commonly present in early hair loss include:

  • High stress

This is heavily underrated as a health problem and can affect lives in different ways, many young students experience temporary hair loss during stress-related events, for example, during the final exam period; situations like this can directly trigger Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenic Alopecia) which can be treated with mesotherapy.

  • Bacteria on the scalp

Known as tinea capitis, is basically a ringworm on the scalp, it can cause a localized scaly patch and scarring, therefore a permanent loss of hair on a particular spot if its not identified and treated on time by an expert, like a dermatologist.

  • Bad nutrition

The lack of essential nutrients and vitamins can turn into hair loss from thinning hair to patches of baldness; fortunately, this is one of the easiest symptoms to fix. We recommend you to see a nutritionist that can help you create a healthier, well-balanced diet.

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  • Cicatricial alopecia

Also known as Scarring Hair Loss, is caused by accidents or scarring events on the scalp that usually lead to a permanent hair loss. When an area is traumatized or badly injured, the hair follicles get destroyed and replaced by scar tissue. This type of condition can be treated with the help of a hair transplant.


According to the American Hair Loss Association, 95% of hair loss cases in men are caused by Androgenic Alopecia and 25% of all men begin losing their hair before turning 21 years of age, this reminds us the importance of keeping a closer look at our health and daily habits. If you are looking to prevent further hair loss, at DHI Mexico we can help you choose the best hair restoration treatment according to your needs and aesthetic goals. Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!