Hair loss is one of those things that never discriminates. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, or if you’re young or old, anyone can experience hair loss. Each of us lose a certain amount of hair daily. As a norm, we lose about 100 strands of hair every day. Significant hair loss is gradual, so it isn’t always easy to recognize and catch right away. The best defense if you suspect your may be losing more hair than normal, be observant and pay close attention to your scalp.
For most men, early signs of hair loss could include noticing if your hair is receding or developing what is called a widow’s peak. If you look in your mirror, do you notice more of your forehead showing? If you are not sure, try comparing yourself to photos that are a couple of years old. Do you see a difference? Thinning hair is just another sign of hair loss. Shrinking hair follicles can cause your hair to thin. If you part your hair and see more space between each hair, then that is a sign that you could eventually have baldness of the crown.
When it comes to women’s hair loss, it can be more difficult to detect. Women usually have more hair than men and they generally they don’t experience receding hairlines. If not for a medical condition or treatment like chemotherapy, it is rare for a woman to go bald. Thinning hair to a woman can be so devastating. If a woman finds herself cleaning out her hairbrush more often or sees more clumps of hair in the shower, then it is quite possible she could be experiencing hair loss.
If you notice any of these signs of hair loss then you should see a hair loss specialist. They can examine your scalp and see if you are indeed suffering from thinning hair. They will work one-on-one with you to address your hair loss concerns. There are many causes of hair loss that affect men and women. Let us help you diagnose the problem and find the solution that’s right for you.