The earlier you catch it, the easier it is to deal with male pattern baldness. It’s much harder to re-grow new hair as opposed to keeping the hair you’ve already got.
In this article you’ll learn to identify the early signs of balding so that you can make an informed decision about what to do about it. You’ll learn what form of hair loss this is. And then ultimately, you’ll learn what to do about it. If you’re going bald at 20-25 then read this.
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Early signs of balding
Excessive amounts of hair on the pillow and in the shower
Firstly, male pattern baldness is not necessarily about how many hairs you shed each day (so don’t go counting them) it’s more about how quickly you are replacing them.
Becoming paranoid and worrying about each hair that is lost won’t help with your stress levels either.
Pattern hair loss and receding hairline
The other thing to take note is that common blading takes place in a pattern (that’s why it’s known as male or female pattern baldness) so seeing clumps of hair come out will usually mean you have a different kind of hair loss.
MPB starts at the temples and forehad and typically recedes over time. The hairs at the front becomes thin and wispy over time and eventually fall out due to hair follicle miniazturization. However, there is a difference between a mature and receding hairline.
You can also find out more about if a high hairline will later lead to male pattern baldness here.
DHT (the male hormone that is believed to be primarily responsible for pattern baldness) causes hair follicle miniaturization where the dermal papilla is starved on the nutrients and minerals and oxygen it needs to grow.
DHT also causes hair to go in to a ‘dormant’ or ‘resting phase’ so hair that falls out isn’t replaced.
Itchy, flaky Scalp
This isn’t necessarily a cause of effect of hair loss, but the two are often correlated. This is an excellent guide to help naturally remove the DHT from your scalp which may help.
Hair takes longer to grow
Because pattern hair loss comes from hair follicles entering a resting phase, as well as often being starved on nutrients and minerals, quite often your hair will take longer to grow after a hair cut.
There are other factors involved as well and it can be hard to tell for sure but this often an early warning sign.
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Thin wispy hair
Hair follicles typically get thinner, less radiant and lose some of their shine before eventually falling out.
So if the front of your hairline around the temples and forehead seems to be getting thinner, and more wispy then this is fairly typical of male pattern baldness.
Consider your relatives
The mainstream convention is that hair loss is genetic, and while that is true to some extent, it doesn’t tell the whole truth. It’s actually more of a ‘genetic predisposition‘ which means it’s more likely that you’ll suffer from male pattern baldness but it isn’t guaranteed.
It also means that there are things you can do to prevent hair loss. Anyway, when you are looking for early signs of balding, you might want to consider your relatives (on both side of the family tree) to see if any of them suffer from pattern baldness.
Fathers, Uncles, and Grandfathers will give you a good indictor of the likelihood that you might be seeing the beginning stages of male pattern baldness.
What are your options?
The earlier you catch pattern hair loss, the easier it is to do something about it. It’s incredibly hard to re-grow hair where it has been completely lost and the dermal papilla has healed over.
You may want to consider taking Propecia, which is a drug that can help prevent any further hair loss. However, many men find that the side-effects just aren’t worth the risk.
Luckily, there is a better option which is 100% natural. This option involves dietary and lifestyle changes such as alkalising the blood, reducing glycemic index and removing foods from your diet that could be causing a delayed allergic reaction to your hair.
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