Hair loss is a problem which is affecting more and more of the youth and young people of our era. This phenomenon is particularly problematic in Indian subcontinent. The exact cause is not known, but is best explained by a multifactorial hypothesis. Causes and Telltales of Premature AgingHair loss could be secondary to a particular problem, such as infections, hair plucking ticks, dandruff, severe illnesses and chemotherapy drugs, but more often it is primary i.e its cause is not known. Here a genetic trait is the underlying factor. In males, it presents as male pattern baldness – which typically starts as temporal recession and progresses to loss of hair on the crown. The sides and back hair is never lost.