6 Signs of Hair Loss
January 25, 2019The signs of hair loss are often less than obvious. Many people with alopecia don't address the problem in time because it's easy to get caught up in daily life and overlook the health of their hair. In other cases, people just let obvious signs go by because they feel like they are doomed to baldness and there is nothing to do about it: "it runs in the family," they say. Well, the truth is that while hair loss is not something you can stop or cure altogether, you can delay it considerably, and even retain more hair, but it depends on how early on you start taking care of yourself with a professional treatment with hair loss products. Here are 6 signs of hair loss that should urge you to start taking steps to retain hair as soon as possible!
1. Shedding more hairIt's normal to shed anywhere between 5 to around 100 hairs each day since 10 to 15 percent of hair is in the telogen (shedding) phase. The problem comes when you notice much more hair than usual on your pillow in the morning, or in the shower when you shampoo.
At this point, it is important to note that there not all excessive hair shedding is a sign of permanent hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). However, as the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine explains, "early androgenetic alopecia can present as episodic telogen hair shedding before the distinctive pattern of hair loss is seen." In other words, it's best to err on the side of caution and consult a doctor to detect the early onset of alopecia and start treatment soon if you notice excessive hair shedding.
Other temporary forms of hair loss also involve considerable shedding and must be addressed as soon as possible:
- Telogen effluvium happens to telogen (shedding) hairs. In this type of hair loss anagen (growing hairs) continue to grow and normal growth resumes in about six months. Telogen effluvium happens when you put the body through extreme stress.
- Anagen effluvium happens to anagen hairs. It means they stop growing altogether until an inhibitor – such as chemotherapy treatments – stops being administered. For this reason, this type of hair shedding can be ongoing.
2. Thinning, weaker hair with no body or volumeAt some point, you might notice a change in the texture of your hair. It might become limp, lifeless, end even feel thinner to the touch than usual. If your hair is getting thinner, it might be a sign that your hair follicles are also getting weaker. Tackle this issue with nourishing, strengthening shampoo and treatments. The aim is to revitalize the hair follicle to extend its life and help it to bear stronger hair.
3. Noticing a wider partingPart your hair in the middle and check to see if there is a noticeable change in your parting space. A wider gap as compared to an earlier time is a clear sign of hair thinning. Now you know it: when you notice a wider parting, don't just start changing the way you style your hair to try and conceal hair thinning. Act as soon as you can!
4. Noticing a progressively receding hairlineIf you see your receding hairline progress over time, you're surely facing hair loss. Compare pictures taken at least three months apart (also years apart) to tell more clearly if your hairline has moved farther from your eyebrows. Additionally, if the hairline has taken an m-shape, you're definitely dealing with androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. Women notice hair thinning at the crown with female pattern alopecia .
5. Getting comments from relatives or friendsIf your old friends have ever given you a meek look and said "dude, you look balder," chances are you are balder as compared to some time before. Other people look at us from outside all the time, so they have a different – and more objective – perspective that we often can't achieve since we're looking at ourselves the whole time. Haven't you noticed how you can't even tell very quickly if you've gained or lost weight whereas other people seem to see it right away? You'd better believe your friends when they say they notice you've got a little less hair; they're most likely right.
6. A family history of baldnessIf your father, uncle or other blood relatives – or all of them – suffer from alopecia or have in the past, you'll probably develop it as well. Remember that the fact that you haven't gone bald yet doesn't mean that it will never happen. The onset of androgenetic alopecia for some men is early (even in adolescence or early adulthood) and it happens later for others (from their thirties or even beyond). The best piece of advice we can give you if baldness runs in your family is to watch out for it early on and take care of your hair to retain as much as you can, as soon as any signs of hair loss appear.
Do you see how important it is to watch for early signs of hair loss? It can make a huge impact in stopping the progression of your hair loss problem. If you start treating your hair loss from the moment you see the early signs, you'll feel much more in control and get better results: stronger, thicker, more abundant hair for longer. Of course, to properly care for thinning hair you need a special line of products. That's when The Cosmetic Republic USA comes in. Our wide range of professional products has been specially designed to cater to the needs of thinning hair: follicle stimulation and nourishment, thickening, volumizing and concealing of bald spots. Call TOLL FREE 1-888-513-8815 or fill out the contact form below to get in touch with us. don't forget to subscribe for the latest newsletter about hair loss and thinning hair products!
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