Early Signs Of Balding

A young man looking at his hairline in the mirror

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.

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

One of the first signs may be an itchy scalp. This can be caused by a build up of sebum on the scalp and is often a precursor to dandruff and hair loss.

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.

These are all things you can find here. I also have a course that will show you exactly how to beat your hair loss naturally.

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Leave a Comment:

Jaroslav Procházka says February 5, 2017

Hey Will, just found out about your website. My father, and his father is bald, my moms side is fine. I inherited my hair type from my mother, all the people with this type of hair did not have hair loss at all. I am not seeing symptoms yet,but my scalp is itchy and I have deandruffs, this is for about a year now, also I have very greasy hair, I am 17, so it might be puberty. I got some products from a trichologist (a lot of people are skeptical about them) but the products worked great, removed everything. I still tend to get greasy hair, so I have to wash everyday with a shampoo, if I dont do it for like 2 days, I start getting itchy scalp and dandruff again. When I used the products first, seen an improvement imidietaly, and my scalp was ok after 3 days. It was like this for 3 months, so I took the products again, and it became fine (I had longer hair and was not drying them). Right now it was getting a bit worse in the winter again, but I wonder, could this be a symptom ? I am not seeing any miniturazition or thinning at all 🙂

    Will Hartfield says April 17, 2017

    Hello Jaroslav. Good on you for taking decisive action and working to prevent any hair loss before it happens. You may be fine, but it’s hard to tell at this point since you’re still young. I have have particularly greasy hair then this could be a sign that your diet needs adjusting. For example, I would recommend taking a pint of warm lemon water each morning before breakfast (3 squeezed lemons) to help break down some of the unhealthy oils in your body. If you do start seeing thinning or recession then I highly recommend starting my program to stop any further loss.It’s easier to keep your existing hair than to regrow lost hair (though it’s definitely not impossible).

Will Hartfield says February 4, 2017

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