Are you feeling depressed because of male pattern baldness? Let us tell you that this is true in the vast majority of cases of this form of baldness in which men lose the hair on their scalp due to variations in hormone levels. According to reports, 50 million men in the United States suffer from male pattern baldness, with half of all men suffering from the ailment by the age of 50. This article seeks to explain the various stages of male pattern baldness and the hair loss treatment at those stages.
Male pattern baldness is a leading cause of depression, particularly when hair loss is severe enough to score high on the Norwood Scale. Also called the Hamilton-Norwood scale, the Norwood scale, is the most widely used categorization system for determining the severity of male pattern baldness.
The Norwood scale categorizes hair loss and balding into stages of male pattern baldness. It divides the stages into categories based on hair loss and a receding hair line, which makes men’s foreheads appear larger. The scales might help you determine how severe your balding is.
Here are the various stages of Male Pattern Baldness:
Stage 1: Inconspicuous hair thinning around the temples
In the first stage of male pattern baldness, according to the Norwood Scale, there is no discernible change in the hair loss scale or hairline. Understanding whether baldness runs in your family, or whether your father or grandfather has had a history of balding, is a great option.
A natural therapy for genetic baldness would be to start acting as soon as you notice a red flag. Natural remedies like oiling your hair strengthen hair follicles.
Stage 2: Hair thinning & M-shaped hairline
At a considerably higher grade of baldness, Stage 2 of male pattern baldness can be detected when hair at the temples and forehead begins to thin more and more.Your brow develops wider and your temples become more prominent at this point. The hair loss around the forehead generates an M-shaped hairline, which is largely unnoticeable.
If you suffer from genetic baldness, a solution is to begin utilizing natural herbs to rebuild your lost hair. This can help delay the effects of hereditary balding.
Stage 3: Visible balding as well as the recession of the hairline to form M, U, and V shapes
In stage 3 of male pattern baldness, balding becomes more evident. Your hairline recedes even further, and your brow expands, generating a ‘M,’ ‘U,’ or ‘V’ shape.
DHT synthesis in the body is slowed by eating zinc-rich DHT-blocking foods. A clean derma roller is a hair treatment that prevents hair loss and helps you restore your thinning hair. Rosemary oil, as well as shampoos containing caffeine, saw palmetto, and ketoconazole, are potent DHT blockers that can help men with male pattern baldness.
Stage 4: Extensive hair loss at the back of the head
The Norwood scale predicts that you will lose a lot of hair at this stage of male pattern baldness. Bald areas are becoming more visible.
The hair on your crown begins to thin, and huge patches of hair at the back of your head begin to fall out.
DHT levels in the body can be reduced by making simple lifestyle changes. Follow a basic diet to help prevent hair loss and block DHT.
Easy strategies to naturally lower DHT in the body include reducing cigarette smoking (if you can’t quit entirely), maintaining an agile and energetic lifestyle through exercise, and choosing simple ways to keep your body moving.
Stage 5: Characterized by a horseshoe or U-shaped hairline at the top of the head
Hair loss and baldness are so severe at stage 5 on the Norwood Hamilton Scale that it’s practically impossible to observe an immediate, visible effect.
The treatment of hair loss at this stage of male pattern baldness gets more difficult. Aside from including DHT blockers in your diet, you might get a hair transplant or have your scalp micro-pigmented.
Stage 6: Visible scalp and increased bald patches
The hair on your head is thin in Stage 6 of male pattern baldness, and bald patches widen. The Norwood Hamilton Scale indicates that hair loss is concentrated on the sides of the head.
Micropigmentation and hair transplants are options, but a scalp reduction treatment is also an alternative. This technique decreases hairless spots on your scalp and brings hair growth places closer together.
Stage 7: Hairline receded to the crown and extremely thin hair
You have extremely less hair on your head, at this stage. Your hairline has receded to the crown, and you’ve lost a lot of hair. The very sparse hair on the sides is far too thin.
Given the severity of hair loss at the moment, accepting it may be a wise decision. Toupees, fedoras, and sun hats are all options. Alternatively, you could disguise your male pattern baldness with scalp reduction and micro-pigmentation.
Don’t worry even if you are looking for an effective hair loss treatment even after reaching the seventh stage. Dr. Vinay and his team at Jata Hair Sciences believe everything is possible. We provide end-to-end hair solutions to help you regain your hair.