You’ve noticed it for some time now. The way your mates start to snicker when you bend down or turn around. The less than subtle hints dropped by them at the pub. The way your dad makes smirking comments about how you’re “catching up with him”. Every time you leave the shower, you notice a little more hair in the drain. When you look in the mirror, you see a little more pink scalp smiling up at you through your hair. Male pattern baldness (or androgenic alopecia) can be a huge blow to your self-image and rob you of your self-esteem. It can make you look and feel older than you are, and make you feel genetically inferior to friends the same age who still sport lustrous manes. Of course, there are lots of great looking bald men who wear their hair loss with pride. But if you don’t feel like joining their ranks, you need to get to the heart of your hair loss.