If you had a test that would tell you with some degree of certainty whether or not you were destined to lose your hair, would you take it? We don’t really have to make that decision because it isn’t available for women, however, men now have that choice. There has been much buzz surrounding the new genetic test called, “Hair DX.” According to their website, ” HairDX reports about a genetic variant found in more than 95% of bald men. Scientists found that people with this genetic variant are at 60% risk of going bald by the age of 40. HairDX also reports about a less common genetic variant of the same gene, that if present indicates a greater than 85% likelihood of not going bald before the age of 40. ”
The at home genetic test is like a hair loss crystal ball, a $149 crystal ball. I imagine there will be at least some men that are not going to want to take the test, probably likening it to the drastic comparison of knowing the date of your own death, but there is real value in a test like this. The first benefit that comes to mind is that it would probably shorten the denial phase, and allow men to take hair loss treatment action earlier rather than waiting years and years.
The HairDx genetic test is not currently available for women and who knows if it will ever be. Most everyone probably already knows women’s hair loss is so much more complicated than that of men. I also think that there isn’t enough research being done about female hair loss. Perhaps it isn’t perceived as being that big of a deal or perhaps the fault lies in lack of awareness. The reality is that this is a very real devastating problem that millions of women are forced to deal and live with in their lives.
Wake up pharmaceutical companies, we have money too, and would gladly pay for a real EFFECTIVE hair loss treatment. A cure would be better, but I don’t want to be too pushy. It is absolutely exhausting to see the amount garbage being sold on the internet.
But I digress… In closing, I do believe HairDX’s genetic test looks like it would provide a great service to many potential balding men and the price falls within what I would consider reasonable and not extortion. The genetic test has also received the thumbs up and certification from The American Hair Loss Association, which further supports my conclusion that this test is destined to change the lives of men.
If you are curious to learn more about the test you can visit the website: https://www.hairdx.com/ but be aware that this test isn’t for women…yet.
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