Even though there are many different causes of hair loss, it is a worldwide problem affecting men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Its prevalence leads to the common misconception that thinning or hair loss must be lived with. So, you go to extreme lengths to cover your hair loss with specific hairstyles, hats, or even try at-home remedies. None of these are long-term solutions but rather band-aids to a problem that would benefit from professional treatment.
How do you know when it is time to get help with your hair loss? Let's take a look at the must-know signs.
The Sooner, The Better
Losing 100-200 hairs per day is completely normal and should not be cause for alarm. Most days, you will never even notice. However, if you notice your hair is thinner or there are balding patches, it is reasonable to assume you might be experiencing hair loss. The sooner you seek professional treatment from a reputable hair restoration studio, the more options you have and the better the prognosis. Most would choose to keep their natural hair as long as possible. However, the longer hair follicles sit dormant, the less of a chance there is to "reactivate" them, leaving you with fewer hair restoration options to choose from. Be on the lookout for early signs of hair loss, and do not hesitate to reach out for help.
This most commonly occurs in men and is a symptom of male-pattern baldness. The hair thins around the front of the head and the sides, pushing the hairline further and further back over time. In most cases, the sides recede quicker than the middle. This is the most common symptom of hair loss in men. The rate at which hairlines recede differs for each man. Some may be bald within a few years, while others never go completely bald.
Widening of the Part
Unlike male-pattern baldness, the most common symptom of female-pattern baldness is a widening of the part on top of the head. This usually leaves the hairline at the front untouched in the early stages, making it difficult to recognize at first. Let's face it. Nobody inspects their part on a daily basis, so even though it happens gradually, you may wake up one day and suddenly realize your part has widened. Even though you may be able to cover the thinning with specific hairstyles, it is still important to seek professional treatment.
Sudden Hair Loss
Hereditary hair loss tends to be gradual. On the other hand, other factors such as stress, trauma, medication, and illnesses can cause sudden hair loss. In this scenario, you will notice hair falling out in clumps or bald patches, where hair was just the day before. Some types of sudden hair loss are temporary and due to conditions and medications such as stress, pregnancy, and chemotherapy. Once the condition no longer exists or you stop taking the medication, normal hair loss will typically resume. However, it will take anywhere from 6 months to a year for it to grow back in.
Hair plays a large part in how we feel about ourselves, so it is important to be proactive when first noticing hair loss or thinning. On Stage Hair Studio is Slidell’s leading hair restoration studio. Our hair restoration specialist will conduct a thorough hair and scalp evaluation and present you with your options. Our full line of hair loss solutions includes extensions, toppers, hair restoration systems, and more. We pride ourselves on offering options for every lifestyle and budget.
Do not let hair loss get in the way of living your life to the fullest. Contact us today to schedule your FREE hair loss analysis consultation!