What is male pattern baldness?

More than half of the male population over the age of 50 suffers from hair loss. But why is this, and is there anything that can be done to slow or even reverse this process? Silab's Mélanie Coirier reveals the science behind male pattern baldness and presents an effective, natural ingredient for topical anti-hair loss products

Cosmetics Business asks, what is male pattern baldness, and anything that can be done to slow or even reverse it?


Over to the expert…

A dense head of hair is the result of an equilibrium between loss and regrowth. Loss is a natural phenomenon: a healthy person loses between 50 and 125 hairs every day.

Accelerated hair loss, whose scientific name is alopecia, is seen as a sign of premature ageing and therefore can have considerable effects on the quality of life of individuals affected.

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