Why Do Men Lose Hair in the Same Spots? 👨‍🦲

Henry Belcaster
Henry Belcaster
3 min read

Morning Lebron!

Pull it back.

Pull. It. Back.


Put it back dude!

I’m sorry.

Hey, bud!

Don’t be sad.

This happens to almost every guy.

But why do men all bald in the same spots?

Well – in most men – the first sign of balding appears at the temples.

Then – as if God was like ‘let me just keep kicking him while he’s down’ – you start losing some hair on your crown. The top of your head:

Then it’s just a really unfortunate race to the middle…


They met up.

That happened really fast.


Basically at the microscopic level, hair goes through specific growth phases:

The first phase is called anagen. 2-6 years of growth that takes a little hair seed and creates a thick hair.

Once the hair has matured, it moves into a short resting phase – telogen.

The blood supply is removed, the hair falls out, and the growth cycle begins again.

But this is where men have a problem.

Because they’ve got so much TESTOSTERONE, they’ve also invited in testosterone’s bigger, bolder cousin: Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

And DHT isn’t nice at all.

DHT shortens that hair follicle growth phase.

So hairs that were once long and thick become shorter and thinner because they have less time to grow.

This sensitivity to DHT affects certain parts of the scalp more than others, which is why every dude ends up like this:

The cure?

Just get some Rogaine.

It works for most men.

Stay Cute,
Henry & Dylan 🌈

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