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Hair miniaturization is a process in which hair strands gradually become thinner, weaker, and shorter. Below the skin, the follicles that produce these hair strands and slowly shrinking. This gradual process occurs in androgenetic alopecia.
The scalp is made up of 5 main areas: the frontal region, temples, midscalp, crown, and occiput. In men, pattern hair loss progressively affects the three of these areas: the frontal region, midscalp, and vertex. Bald men generally have little to no hair across these parts of their scalp.
There are nearly 100 different Head and Shoulders® products you can buy, most of which claim to combat dandruff. As you might expect, these products aren’t too dissimilar from one another. Most products contain zinc pyrithione as their active ingredient, while the brand’s clinical range of products use selenium sulphide.
Terminal hairs are thick, coarse hairs – like the hairs that grow on your scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes. In contrast, vellus hairs are the short, wispy hairs on your face, limbs, and torso. If you have pattern hair loss, the hair follicles on your head are slowly shrinking and producing thinner, weaker hairs. This process occurs as follicles gradually stop producing terminal and start to make vellus hairs.
Bupropion is an antidepressant that’s often referred to by the brand name Wellbutrin. This drug has a range of side effects, one of which is drug-induced hair loss. Fortunately, medication-related hair loss is easily resolvable and simply requires users to switch to an alternative drug. However, many other antidepressants can also cause hair loss.
Dandruff occurs when there’s an imbalance in the scalp microbiome and increased sebum production. Dandruff doesn’t directly cause hair loss, but it is a related issue. Scalps affected by androgenic alopecia tend to have increased sebum production, which can increase the risk of dandruff.
Creatine, a dietary supplement often used by athletes, has been associated with elevated dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels in male rugby players. However, there is only one study showing this, and it seems that this study is the only association this supplement has with pattern hair loss.
Testosterone is a well-known sex hormone. It’s sometimes confused with a similarly named hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This androgen, which is the byproduct of testosterone, is the main hormone involved in the progression of pattern hair loss.
An uneven hairline can occur naturally, as part of the progression of male pattern hair loss. In such cases, it’s likely partially caused by androgenic alopecia symptoms like a receding hairline and temple hair loss. However, an uneven hairline can also occur based on the hairstyles you choose and how tightly you style your hair.