Hair loss does not discriminate. Anyone, male or female, young or old, can experience hair loss. Like most medical conditions, early detection is key. We all lose a certain amount of hair each day. Losing about 100 strands of hair a day is considered normal. Because significant hair loss is gradual it is tough to catch right away. The best defense is to be mindful and observant and pay attention to your scalp.
For men, baldness is likely occurring if you start to notice your hairline is receding or you’ve developed the notorious widow’s peak. When you look in the mirror do you see a more pronounced forehead? One way to determine if you are losing your hair is to compare yourself to old photos. Do you see a difference? Thinning hair is another sign of hair loss. Shrinking hair follicles are the cause of thinning hair so when you part your hair and you notice wider gaps between the hairs it will eventually result in baldness of the crown.
Women’s hair loss is harder to detect because they typically have more hair than men and they generally don’t experience receding hairlines. It is also very rare for a woman to go bald. Thinning hair tends to be a woman’s hair loss nemesis. Having thicker and fuller hair is important to women so thinning hair can be devastating. If a woman finds herself cleaning out her hairbrush more often or if she finds noticeable clumps of hair in the bathroom it is quite possible she is suffering from a serious hair loss condition. If a woman discovers she has to add another loop to her hair tie when she puts her hair up, that’s a sign of significant hair loss.
If you’ve noticed any of these tell tale signs to hair loss are happening to you then contact the New Look Institute and one of our hair restoration experts will work one-on-one with you to address all of your hair loss concerns. There are many causes of hair loss. Let us help you diagnose the problem and find the solution that’s right for you.
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