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Monday, October 24, 2005

What's Up With Male Pattern Balding?

You've seen it in the movies, you've spotted it on TV. You've noticed it at the workplace and (if you're a man) you may even have seen it on yourself. It's that classic hairdo that never goes out of fashion: male pattern balding. What's up with this strange fact of mens' lives? Why does it happen? Can we stop it? And why does it have that weird shape?

First, if you're not sure what male pattern balding looks like, scan the room you're in or look at the TV. Chances are if you see ten men, you'll spot at least a couple sporting some stage of the male pattern balding hairdo. It begins with a bit of a receding hairline and some thin hair right on top. And as the pattern develops, the hairline heads back towards the increasing bald spot until the two become one.

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