Noticing early signs of hair loss can affect your entire body or just your scalp. It can also be a temporary issue or a more permanent one. In general, hair loss can be the result of normal part of aging, medical conditions, hormonal changes or heredity.
While society is more fixated on and men’s hair loss health, hair loss in women is just as prevalent. In fact, by the age of 50, 85% of men will have significantly thinning hair. But 40% of women will have visible hair loss by age 40. So, according to those stats, a women can become bald much faster than a man.
But then society has always been that way, hasn’t it? The least inconsistent thing in a man’s health and the sky is falling. Most issues that women gracefully deal with almost every day would be too much for some men to handle.
When You See These Early Signs of Hair Loss, Act Fast
Depending on what’s causing it, hair loss can appear in many different ways. It can come on gradually or suddenly and be focused on just your scalp.
Here are some early signs and symptoms of hair loss:
- Hair suddenly loosening. An emotional or physical stock can cause hair to loosen. When shampooing or combing your hair, you’ll see handfuls of hair coming out. This type of hair loss is usually temporary and only causes overall thinning.
- Scaly patches over the scalp. While it could be a different condition, the is usually the sign of ringworm. It can be accompanied by oozing, swelling, redness, and broken hair.
- Hair gradually thinning on top. Gradual thinning hair is the most common type of hair loss that affects people of all ages. Women usually see a widening of the part in their hair. For men, most times their hair starts to recede at the hairline of the forehead. A receding hairline (frontal fibrosing alopecia), is an increasingly common hair loss pattern in older women.
- Patchy bald spots. Some people lose hair in patchy or circular bald spots on the eyebrows, scalp or beard. Before the hair falls out, your skin may become painful or itchy.
When To See A Doctor
In general, we lose 50-100 hairs per day. Any amount more than that could be early signs of hair loss that requires treatment. For women experience frontal fibrosing alopecia, talk with your doctor about early treatment to avoid permanent baldness.
You may also enjoy reading: How to Secure a Wig without Using Glue