Why do men have receding hairlines and pattern baldness, while women do not?

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Why do men have receding hairlines and pattern baldness, while women do not?

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Men produce testosterone, which is converted to DHT. DHT can bind to your hair follicles, causing them to shrink.

In women, testosterone is converted to estrogen. Less testosterone means that levels of DHT are significantly lower. Baldness in women tends to start after menopause, when estrogen production begins to decline.

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It’s the testosterone. Male pattern baldness is caused by a gene that makes hair follicles sensitive to testosterone and so slowly shrink due to lifelong exposure.

Women can have the same gene but don’t get hair loss from it because they don’t produce enough testosterone.

Women get female pattern baldness. It tends to start at the crown/back of the head. It can start later in life but I started getting it at 30, so I use Rogaine.

Testosterone. Anyone who starts losing their hair young, like in their late 20s to 30s, will probably have a high testosterone.