Hair loss can be an extremely distressing experience for any individual. Balding is however very common, especially amongst men and male pattern baldness can begin to show when a male is in his twenties. Male pattern baldness has been linked to genetics, so if your father started to go bald at an early age, then you are more likely to go bald at an early age. Hair loss can also occur in women, it may be genetic and it is often linked to stress. A loss of hair can cause anxiety and can result in decreased self confidence.