Does Harry have early onset male pattern balding?

Uh oh, it looks like the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, isn’t the only royal who’s slowly losing his hair – Prince Harry has also started showing signs early onset male pattern balding. For most men, it’s a big deal, and it can cause insecurities, but why do men get it and how can you treat it?

Male pattern balding is the most common form of hair loss in men, and it’s considered hereditary – so if your male, immediate family members have it then there is a chance you’ll develop it too. Another sub-section of balding is early onset balding, which happens when men start losing their hair at very young age, typically within their 20s.

“Although the main cause of male pattern balding and early onset balding is thought to be mostly genetic, there are environmental factors and hormonal influences at play too,” said Dr Russell Thomson.

In most cases, male pattern balding will start in one of three ways: a receding hairline (losing hair from the front), thinning of the hair around the crown, or both.

While there is no cure for the condition, treatments are available to stop the condition from progressing – as long as you continue with treatment.

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