Many men accept the fact that their hairline is receding, but for some, losing hair can be a sensitive issue.
Men who are losing their hair usually experience similar reactions, firstly denial that the hair loss is occurring, then anxiety because of the stereotypical associations with baldness (being old, unmanly, or unsexy) and finally anger at having what seems like an affliction. Other typical reactions can include depression, or loss of self-esteem.
Because hair loss can be highly emotional, many myths about hair loss have appeared over the years to try and explain hair loss.
Myth: If I want to know whether I'm going to lose my hair, I should look at my mother's family.
Myth: If you wash your hair too often you will go bald.