The earlier you catch it, the easier it is to treat it! Yes, male pattern baldness is treatable in this day and age, but the key is recognizing the problem in its early stage. Growing hair after you have gone significantly bald is much harder than retaining your existing hair, even if it has started to fall off. Here are the 5 signs:
1. Itchy, flaky Scalp
One of the first signs of baldness is an itchy and flaky scalp, generally caused by the buildup of sebum on the scalp. This itchiness is most of the times a preliminary sign of dandruff, one of the most common causes of hair loss. So, if you are struggling with itchy and flaky scalp, beware, it could be a signal of imminent hair shedding.
2. Excessive amounts of hair on the pillow
Another early sign of baldness is seeing excessive amounts of hair on the pillow every morning. Trichologists say shedding up to 100 hair strands in a day is pretty much normal. Thus there is no need to fret for each hair that is lost. However, if you notice a sudden increase in hair shedding, see a trichologist.
3. Shower drain clogged with hair
Everybody sheds a few strands when shampooing scalp. But if you are noticing more and more hair on shower drain every day, this could be alarming. Stay vigilant to notice any abnormal hair shedding as you wash or brush your hair.
4. Is your hair loss exhibiting a pattern?
The most common type of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness. As the name suggests, it exhibits a peculiar pattern – starting at the temples and forehead and receding backward towards the crown. This type of hair loss is caused by adrogenic miniaturization of hair follicles. Over the time, frontal hair becomes thin and wispy. If not controlled in time, it can proceed backwards, leaving behind only a frill of hair around the scalp.
5. Is your hair taking longer to grow?
Since pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is caused by androgenic miniaturization of follicles, hair growth becomes slow. Also, the follicles become starved on nutrients and enter resting phase. Consequently, the hair take longer than normal to grow after a haircut.
There are other factors involved as well, therefore it is hard to single out any particular cause without physically examining your scalp and hair loss. To know the exact cause and the right course of treatment to reverse baldness and latest hair loss treatments in Dubai, book a free appointment now by filing the form below.