Early Signs of Balding

Like most signs of aging, androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, for most men, going bald is a gradual process.

One of the keys to stopping hair loss is learning about the common signs of baldness and taking action as early as possible. Simply put, the earlier you take action to prevent hair loss, the more hair you’ll be able to save. Unfortunately, identifying hair loss isn’t always easy. With many myths about balding circling the internet, it is easy to mistake normal hair loss (from non-damaged hair follicles, which will return during your hair growth cycle) for male pattern baldness.

Luckily, there are some real signs of male pattern hair loss that you can use to identify and deal with hair loss. There are several different signs that you might be starting to experience hair loss (or have been losing hair for quite some time). Signs of balding include:

  • thinning hair all over your head
  • a receding hairline
  • hair that is slow to grow
  • more hairs on your brush or pillow than normal

Recognizing the signs of male pattern baldness is an important part of the treatment or prevention process. Because male pattern baldness occurs in stages, it may be possible to recognize the signs early enough to reverse hair loss or prevent any further damage to your hairline.

Below, we’ve listed three warning signs that you should be aware of, as well as simple but effective ways that you can take action to prevent your hair loss from getting worse.

A Change in Your Hairline

The most obvious first sign of balding is a noticeable change in your hairline that you can clearly see. Baldness often begins in the hairline, with the flat or mildly receded hairline you previously had turned into a more obvious M-shaped hairline. For most people, this begins around the temples and the crown and often starts with thinning hair rather than total hair loss.

If you can compare two photos taken years apart and see that your hairline has receded, it’s an obvious sign that you’re suffering from hair loss. One important thing to be aware of is that lighting conditions can affect the appearance of your hairline.

Hair may appear thinner in bright downlighting (fluorescent light is particularly bad for making your hair look thin, even when it’s perfectly normal). This makes it important to compare photos with similar lighting conditions, not one photo was taken in natural light and another taken in bright artificial light. If you’re really concerned about hair loss, you can photograph your hairline or the top of your head every few months in the same lighting conditions to see if your hairline is receding. Over the course of a year or two, you should be able to determine whether or not you’re losing hair around your hairline.

Photos are a great way to work out whether or not you’re losing hair, as they let you take a look at yourself from another person’s perspective.

If you notice hair loss, it’s important that you take action as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse.

Noticeable Thinning of Your Hair

Not all people go bald from their hairline. Some men experience what’s called diffuse thinning — a type of hair loss that either affects the entire scalp or specific areas like the top of the head— resulting in baldness that starts from the back or top, rather than from the hairline.

Just like a receding hairline, the easiest way to spot diffuse thinning is to compare photos from different time periods. If you notice that your hair looks thinner now than it does in photos taken several years ago, there’s a chance that it’s the result of male pattern baldness.

Since you don’t normally take photos from behind you, the easiest way to compare the level of thickness in your hair over time is to take photos every two to three months in your mirror.

If you notice the hair around your crown thinning every year, it’s worth taking action to prevent any further loss.

Hair loss (alopecia) can affect just your scalp or your entire body, and it can be temporary or permanent. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or a normal part of aging. Anyone can lose hair on their head, but it's more common in men.

Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people prefer to let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss or restore growth.

Before pursuing hair loss treatment, talk with Lumina’s doctor about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options.

Hair loss is a common problem that almost everyone will inevitably suffer at some point in their lives. The most common cause of hair loss and hair thinning is androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss). Male Pattern Hair Loss affects both genders, approximately 70% of men and 40% of women.

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