WebMD 101: Why Do Some Men Go Bald?
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NoahI used to worry about losing my hair one day. But I've heard most women find baldness on a man sexy.
LeahOh, yeah, baldness is way sexy. And size doesn't matter. And a huge beer belly is really attractive.
NoahMm-hm. Now let's find out why some men lose their hair and become even more sexy.
LeahI was being sarcastic.
LeahThe most common kind of baldness is male pattern baldness. It's mainly caused by hormones that regulate hair growth.
NoahEvery hair on your head has its own growth cycle, which can last up to six years, giving your hair plenty of time to grow thick and healthy. However, if your hormone level increases that cycle, the time your hair has to grow decreases. producing shorter, thinner hair.
LeahAnd eventually it stops producing hair altogether.
NoahBut the result is one sexy bald man.
LeahSure it is.
NoahPeople also think baldness is inherited from their mother's side of the family. That's a big factor, but if your dad's bald, you're twice as likely to be bald, too.
LeahSo you can blame both your parents.
NoahI think you mean thank your parents for turning you into one big sexy beast.
LeahI'm not saying there aren't bald men who are sexy. I'm saying being bald doesn't make you sexy.
NoahOK, I'm confused. In any of what you just said, did you call me, or future bald me, sexy?
LeahMm, no. I did not.
NoahOh. I was just checking.