Male Pattern Baldness
Male pattern balding is caused by genetics, which explains why certain populations are more prone to pattern hair loss than others. Researchers have determined that the tendency to inherit the condition can come from either side of the family. If your father or mother experienced pattern baldness, then you are likely to experience it too. The exact cause of pattern baldness is only starting to be understood, but researchers have determined that it is caused by an inherited sensitivity to the effects of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in certain areas of the scalp.