• This is how you know if you will go bald

    This is how you know if you will go bald

    Are you worried you’re going to go bald? Today we’re looking at some of the confirmed signs that will lead to you losing your hair and going bald. Read on to find out what they are.

    First of all, identify your cause of hair loss

    There is no point in worrying about hair loss if you don’t know the cause of it. There are a number of different factors and causes in hair loss. Some types of hair loss, such as male pattern baldness are permanent and at current, do not have a cure. However, a number of other reasons such as stress, genes, illness and even a dietary change can cause hair loss that can over time with the right actions stop.

    We think it’s important that you visit a hair loss specialist or your GP to discuss your hair loss, once you’ve found the root of the problem you can then decide if you need to look into hair restoration treatments, or if something as simple as a lifestyle change could stop your hair loss.

    Know the problem areas of male pattern baldness

    As mentioned above, male pattern baldness is a type of hair loss that is permanent and over time it can lead to baldness for some. It’s important to know the problem areas of male pattern baldness, this way you can monitor how severe your hair loss is.

    Almost everyone with male pattern baldness will start to lose their hair in the same manner. For most, the hairline will start to form into an ‘M’ shape as the hair recedes from the forehead. This happens as those hairs are the most sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the primary chemical behind male pattern baldness.

    Over time, the middle of the ‘M’ shape can recede even further, leaving you with more of a horseshoe shape towards the back of the scalp. If you do nothing about your hair loss, over time the hair can continue to recede until the scalp is partially or completely bald.

    If you notice hair loss following one of the above patterns, there is a good chance you have male pattern baldness which over time could leave you completely bald.

    A change in your partings

    During the early stages of male pattern baldness, depending on how your hair is styled it can be difficult to see the hair loss patterns mentioned above. Checking your partings is a good way to see if you’ve had noticeable hair loss. If your parting is getting wider or if you’ve had to change how you part your hair recently it could be a sign that the hair is becoming thinner on the top of the scalp. This could be an early sign of male pattern baldness.

    Know the difference between patches and thinning

    If you have hair loss in patches you might not have male pattern baldness, male pattern baldness tends to happen gradually with the hair thinning over time. If you’ve noticed you have hair loss in patches this could be due to another reason such as alopecia.

    What next?

    As soon as you notice your hair is thinning we recommend you keep a photo diary, take a photo of your hair every week or even every month. This way, you can go back through and compare the images to see how your hair loss has progressed.

    If you think your hair loss is getting quite severe, we recommend visiting our clinic for a consultation with one of our hair loss specialists. We can discuss potential treatments that will work to restore your hair loss and bring back the appearance of a fuller head of hair. Please contact us today for your no obligation consultation.

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