Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, affects more than 50 percent of men over the age of 50. It’s related to genetics and male sex hormones, and usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and thinning of hair on the temples or crown, followed by thinning at the top of the head. Eventually the crown area will become completely bald, leaving a fringe of hair around the back and sides of the head.
These factors can speed up the hair-loss process:

· Stress, both physical and emotional
· Nutritional imbalances
· Medications (e.g., blood pressure or gout medication)
· Illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

Addressing these other issues may slow down your hair loss.
The expected lifespan of a hair system depends on the type of base used, the quality of the hair, and the maintenance of the piece. Generally, a thinner base is less detectable but also less durable.

Your choice of base and hence durability will take into consideration your lifestyle and priorities. Once we’ve chosen a system with you we can give more of an indication of how long it will last, but it will likely be somewhere between 10 months to a few years.
This will depend on the method chosen for attaching the hairpiece. If you wish to take the hairpiece off at night, let us know and we will ensure we choose a more temporary method of attachment such as clips or tape. Or, with some of the stronger adhesive options, you can leave the hairpiece on for weeks at a time, sleeping and showering with it just like normal hair.
There are three methods of attaching a hairpiece to your head: double-sided tape, glue, or clips. We have the expertise to determine which method is most suitable for you (which may differ on different occasions), and we will give you full instruction and demonstration in how to use your chosen method(s).