It is a common occurrence for men to experience hair loss as they age, the process can start in their early teens. As with any condition some accept it whilst others search for a solution and therefore seek treatment.

Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenic alopecia) is the most commonly recognised type of hair loss. This condition is caused by the increased sensitivity to male sex hormones (androgens) in certain parts of the scalp, and is hereditary and therefore passed on from generation to generation

Although Androgenetic alopecia is probably the most common cause of hair loss in men there are other contributing factors that should be considered.

1. Normal Hair Growth Cycle.

The cycle for a Natural hair is for it to grow for several years and then fall out and be replaced. The result of this is that hair is always in the process of fall out and re-growth, this is why we notice small degrees of hair loss on a daily basis during the washing-towelling –combing process. Periodically hair loss can sometimes exceed the growth of new hair, which quite often causes concern in relation to the onset of (MPB) Male Pattern Baldness. As long as the hair loss is not at an alarming rate the cycle being experienced is quite normal, a question any hair loss sufferer should really asking is their hair density really getting thinner or are they just noticing more natural shedding.

2. Hormonal abnormalities.

Several hormonal variations are believed to have a contributing factor to hair loss. Too much or too little thyroid hormone is believed to be a common cause of generalized thinning or loss of scalp hair. Diagnoses of this can be easily confirmed with a simple blood test. Another cause can be increased levels of testosterone not only can this cause loss of scalp hair it can also encourage growth of facial and body hair. People who have diabetes and therefore high levels of insulin can also suffer from hair loss. In women with polycystic ovary syndrome, there are elevations of both testosterone and insulin.

3. Scalp Inflamation.

Inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis, cause patches of hair loss with red and scaly skin underneath. Fungal scalp infections (also known as ringworm) and bacterial infections of the hair roots (folliculitis) can also cause similar problems. Patches of hair loss without underlying redness may be due to an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata.

4. Trichotillomania.

This is a psychological condition in which people compulsively pull out or twist their hair around a finger, sometimes without even realizing they are doing so, resulting in areas of hair loss at the roots/scalp where the hair has broken off.

5. Localised trauma.

Hair Loss and Thinning hair can sometimes be caused by the application of chemical hair treatments that damage the follicles or the hair itself. Insects that attack the hair (like lice or scabies) can cause hair loss either by directly breaking the hair or by causing the person to scratch, which in turn damages the hair.

Other applications such as Tight hair bands or cornrows, hair extensions can cause thinning simply by breaking off the hairs at the roots.

6. Medications.

The are many medications which can contribute to hair loss. Steroids and chemotherapy are probably the most common culprits. Some diuretics (like sprinolactone) decrease levels of testosterone, and can reduce body hair, but usually don't have much effect on scalp hair.

7. Psychological factors

It is widely believed that three of the most common causes of thinning hair can be attributed to such factors as Depression, Anxiety and Stress this is partly due to the fact that these conditions are very difficult to identify and therefore treat. Most people do not realize how much they are affected by stress or anxiety as a result they tend to minimize their level of stress when considering possible causes of hair loss. The anxiety is then compounded by the hair loss itself, so the problem escalates and becomes even worse. Those people who develop an escalating cycle of anxiety often suffer a worse degree of thinning hair, and increasingly worry further about hair loss.

8. Hereditary

It is believed the genes that cause hair loss are inherited. There is nothing at present that can be done about this generically inherited gene but that does not mean every young man will automatically suffer from (MPB) Male Pattern Baldness. We all have the same chance that this gene will pass us by it may affect your brother or your sister but not you, it may will skip a complete generation and reappear when your children are born. If your father and grandfather and grandfather's all suffered from hair loss there is every chance you will also, on the whole hair loss in men is usually hereditary and passed on down the genes from both your fathers and mothers family line.

9. Aging

Hair loss in men is common as we age we begin to experience baldness in certain areas of our heads. (MPB) Male Pattern Baldness usually starts from the front of the back of the head and later spreads out.

Hair Replacement for Men

Hair loss in men can occur at any age, usually beginning with gradual thinning hair developing in to (MPB) Male pattern baldness. The cause of hair loss in men is usually heredity past on through the generations, other factors such as medical conditions and general health problems can also result in this condition. We are here to help.

Over the last two decades advancements in technology has developed at such a rate that it is now possible for anyone who suffers from hair loss to achieve the appearance of a natural looking full head of hair and just as importantly at affordable prices. Our Managing Director Mr Carl Thompson has been designing men’s hair replacements since 1980 so you can be sure expert attention to detail, once you have spoken with him you will realise you have come to the right place… So, if like most men you would prefer to have a full head of hair why not explore the many options available to you?

Taking that first step... The great news is we offer an array of extremely effective hair replacement solutions

Cover Creams

If you are looking for a short term remedy to thinning hair which gives results instantly then why not consider cover creams or sprays. The application of these products directly on the effected thinning area/s results in a thicker, much denser appearance.

Custom-made Hair Replacement Units

Our bespoke custom-made service involves the design/manufacture of a hair system/s which is/are unique to your requirements. At Freestyle Hair Company you will be looked after by our Managing Director Mr Carl Thompson, who as over 33 years experience in designing such products he will work with you to create the most natural effect possible paying special attention in ensuring perfect density/colour match. Once your system/s has/have been made they will be expertly fitted by our expert stylists to deliver a result/ appearance that give you 100% confidence.

Instant Process Hair Replacement Units

This process is used for long established hair loss sufferers this is when we produce a system which is to be used to replace a like for like unit that is to say unit is made to same colour density.

Gradual Process hair Replacement Units

This process is used when a client wants to gradually increase is density over a period of time, we design/create a programme of units starting at a very light density increasing gradually to the desired heavier density.

Ready-to-Wear Units

Today’s, ready-to-wear (stock) units are extremely realistic and as a market leader Freestyle only stocks products made to the very highest standards of quality and workmanship. Our current range brings to you an array of modern styles in the most realistic colour shades/blends.We believe the service and quality we offer cannot be found many other UK hair advice centres.

The first step is to arrange a discreet, free no-obligation consultation with our Managing Director Mr Carl Thompson, your appointment with him will involve a detailed analysis of your scalp and an depth discussion of your requirements