What are the early signs of Hair Loss?

24 Aug, 2022

“Will I lose all my hair?” is one of the common questions amongst guys experiencing the symptoms of Male Pattern Baldness (“MPB”).

Male Pattern Baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia is a long marathon and not a 100 meters race! — and the good news is that if you recognize signs of hair loss at an early stage, you could beat it to the finish line. 😊

Here are three very simple ways to identify hair loss and treat it quickly, so you can continue with your life with confidence.

Sign# 1 of hair loss: Your hairline is starting to change

Male Pattern Baldness often begins at the hairline. In men, hair will usually start to recede in a characteristic “M” shape pattern, starting at the forehead and around the temples. One can also notice hair thinning progressively at the crown area, which is the top portion of the head.

How to identify a changing hairline?

We agree with you – it is indeed difficult to spot a gradual change in the hairline. We recommend a side-by-side picture comparison. Here are some tips to keep in mind. The pictures should be taken in similar lighting. If you notice that your hairline has started to recede in a recent photo, you’re probably experiencing hair loss.

Sign# 2 of hair loss: Your hair is getting thinner

The hairline isn’t always the first place that Male Pattern Baldness sets in. For some people, hair begins to thin either across the entire scalp or in specific areas of scalp. This can occur anywhere on the head, but the crown is one of the most usual suspects.

How to spot thinning hair?

It can be difficult to identify this gradual change as well, so you should try the side-by-side picture trick we recommended above. You can even begin taking pictures every alternate month in your mirror, with a special focus on the crown of your head.

Sign# 3 of hair loss: You’re witnessing hair loss after showering or combing

It’s absolutely normal to shed some hair after you bathe or comb your hair. In fact, the average person loses about 125 hairs any given day. That said, an unusual number of hair loss is a cause for concern requiring investigation.

How to identify abnormal hair loss?

A good starting point is to contact a Trichologist or a hair loss expert who can help identify the root cause of the hair loss. Then, determine if a long-term action is warranted. Are you experiencing any of the signs of hair loss above? If your answer is yes, you may be a victim of Male Pattern Baldness. The good news is that this is a gradual process—and the early you take action, hair loss can be brought into check. Find out how Evolved Hair Restoration Clinic in India can help you.

P.S. If you’re curious about other types of hair loss, check out our guide to the different types of alopecia.