Thinning hair: The signs to look for

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Hair loss is a very common and most men and women will experience it at one stage throughout their life. Hair loss can happen for a number of different reasons, and in some cases, it’s completely normal and is nothing to worry about.

It is normal to lose hair every day, however, in some cases, thinning hair can be more severe and you could need to consider hair restoration treatments. We’re looking at how to identify if your hair is thinning, how to catch it before it’s too late and what the cause could be. Before you panick, worrying ‘why is my hair thinning’, read the guide from the experts.

Your Hair Comes Away In Clumps

As mentioned above, we’re all prone to thinning hair and naturally you’ll notice this when you brush your hair or when you’re washing your hair. For some, you might notice you’re losing more than your normal level of daily hair, if you run your fingers through your hair and it comes away with clumps of hair, or you find clumps of hair when washing your hair, it could mean your hair is thinning.

Look For Bald Patches

If you feel like you are noticing excessive hair thininng, or that in the last few months your hair fall has been more than natural one sign to look for is thinning or balding areas on the scalp.

Does Your Hair Seem Lighter?

For those with thicker hair, you’ll know that you can feel the weight of your hair when you’re styling it. One give away for thinning hair is how you might notice the weight of your hair changing, it might seem lighter than normal – this could be due to your hair thinning.

Styling Problems

When it comes to styling your hair each day you might be able to tell if your hair is thinning. An example of this is, if you often wear your hair tied up you’ll notice that your hair might feel thinner than normal, and you’ll more than likely have to take more turns of your hair tie to secure your hair.

Visible Scalp

Commonly, women tend to lose hair from the top of their heads near the parting, unlike men who usually start to lose hair from the front initially. A good sign to look out for is if you notice your parting changing, widening, and the scalp becoming more visible than normal it could be due to thinning hair.

Why Is My Hair Thinning?

As we’ve already mentioned, hair thinning can be completely natural. Keep reading to find the reason behind your shedding.

Age causes your hair to thin over time

Hair loss is natural as we age, hairs can randomly begin to shrink in both length and diameter. As a result the hairs will shed and actual follicular units decrease in numbers.

Stress is one of the biggest causes of hair loss

A stressful event or time period can trigger hair loss. Stressful events can suspend the production of hair for a period of time, leading to thinning hair. However in most cases the hair will begin to grow back after a matter of months

Medication might be making you wonder why if my hair thinning

Some medications can have a side effect of hair loss. Medication such as anabolic steroids and blood thinning medication can cause thinning hair.

Your diet and your hairs relationship is important, too!

An unbalanced diet is a factor that affects thinning hair. Not getting all of the correct vitamins and minerals can lead to hair loss. For example, an iron deficiency can lead to anaemia and hair thinning.

Alopecia is a kind of hair loss

Alopecia Areata is a condition which causes hair loss. This is due to problems with the body’s immune system. The condition can come at any age, but is most common with people who are under 20.

In most cases a person who has suffered from Alopecia will see their hair grow back after around 12 months. However this is not guaranteed, with some Alopecia Areata sufferers never seeing their hair return.

How To Treat Your Thinning Hair

Although thinning hair is a natural part of life, there are treatment options available. At Harley Street Hair Clinic we can in some cases, offer medication to help treat thinning hair, and in some cases proce

If you would like more information on our hair restoration treatments contact us today for a no obligation consultation.

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