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Have you ever wondered why so many more men seem to lose their hair than women do?
The upper area of the head, called the crown, is covered by a thin membrane known as the galea. In the teenage years, the membrane is thin in both boys and girls. A thinner membrane is easier for hairs to penetrate.
As the years go by, the membrane usually starts getting thicker and less elastic in men. This thickening and stiffening process starts to put pressure on the blood vessels feeding the hair.
Eventually this process chokes off the blood supply and kills the hair roots because of lack of blood and oxygen. The poor circulation can eventually lead to baldness.
Imagine putting a thick tarp on your lawn and expecting the grass to grow through it. It’s much the same with your hair and the membrane.
This thinning membrane dilemma is much less common in women, although females are certainly not immune to hair loss.
One reason women are less likely to lose their hair is because they tend to do more with it than men do, which helps stimulate circulation to the scalp.
Men and women also tend to lose hair in different areas. Men are more likely to lose hair on the crown (top), the classic “bald spot” on the upper back of the head, and the temples, while women can lose hair all around the top of the head.
Hormones, stress, poor nutrition, and hair care habits are just a few other things that contribute to the thickening of the membrane and lead to hair loss in men.
The good news is that the hair thinning process can be reversed using the proper techniques and habits. This can lead to a reversal of the hair loss situation, without resorting to drugs or expensive surgery.
There is an old joke where a man complains to his doctor that “it hurts when I do this,” then the doctor tells him to “stop doing that.”
Part of fixing the hair loss problem is to stop doing the things that aggravate the situation in the first place.
The rest is to develop the healthy habits and practices that stimulate hair regrowth. While you can’t change your genetics, you can change your behavior in a number of areas which can produce great results.
These techniques for stimulating hair regrowth are detailed at my site.
Todd C. Davis is a researcher and author who specializes in health-related subjects, including How To Naturally Regrow Lost Hair, available at www.StopYourHairLoss.com
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