From the color of our hair to the way we taste certain foods, we inherit a whole lot from our parents. Because of this, it probably comes as no surprise to you to learn that we’re born with a hereditary predisposition to hair loss. Yes, hair loss is genetic, but it’s not as clear-cut as you might think (in other words, it’s not as simple as “if your mom’s dad was bald, you’ll be bald too”). You inherit a unique set of genes from both parents, creating a medley of DNA that may or may not make you more likely to go bald or lose your hair as you age.
Though it seems like a big-time bummer, genetic hair loss is one of the “best” kinds of hair loss to have, because it can be addressed by many effective treatment options. It is possible to re-grow thick, healthy hair using low-level laser therapy devices such as the Capillus laser cap and others. However, it’s important that any hair loss sufferer pinpoints the impetus for their condition before seeking out treatments. Read this guide to learn a little bit about this form of hair loss and to see if it might be the impetus for yours.