6 Hair-Raising Facts about Male Baldness

It happens to about 50-percent of men, according to Men’s Journal. And no, it’s not erectile dysfunction (although that’s up there too). It’s hair loss, which is especially noticeable among men that are 50-years of age or older.

There are 2-camps when it comes to male baldness: the “do-everything-you-can to save your hair”, and the “embrace your newfound shininess”. Either way, it can be somewhat traumatic at first for any man to watch his hairline recede. Here are six facts about male baldness to comb through…

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1. Most Products Don’t Work

Like most cosmetic issues, someone has found a way to profit from it. In this case, the hair loss industry is worth a whopping $3.5-billion, according to Men’s Journal. But unfortunately, “many hair loss solutions are worthless,” adds the source.

It can be tough to separate the miracle cures and gimmicky products from real solutions because “many people advocating for or against different products tend to have stakes in the industry too,” notes the source. Men tend to grab at anything they can in hopes it will work, without looking at root causes of hair loss, it adds.

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