5 Signs You’re Losing Your Hair
Losing your hair is one of the most dreadful parts of aging for millions of people. According to American Hairloss.org, nearly 2/3’s of men over 35 begin to experience some form of hair loss. Although less common in women, there are still millions of women that experience hair loss or hair thinning.
Hair loss is difficult to improve. However, some ingredients are FDA approved to treat hair loss, which some products contain, such as Lifecell’s all in one hair restoration product.
Addressing hair loss as soon as possible is always best. So what are the signs that you are losing your hair?
Gradually Top Thinning
The most common sign of hair loss is gradual thinning. It doesn’t happen overnight, but because it’s so progressive, you may wake up one day and notice thinning that seems to ‘come out of nowhere.’ In men hair thinning generally starts receding from the forehead. In women, the thinning is usually seen in the outskirts of the hair instead of the forehead.
Patchy And Bald Spots
Although rarer than gradual thinning, some people experience small but entirely bald spots. These spots are often scalp-smooth and are usually the size and shape of a coin. These bald spots may also be itchy, dry and painful during the ‘falling-out’ phase.
Loose And Unattached Hair
This is a classic scenario that we’ve probably all witnessed on a TV show or similar. It’s when someone grabs their hair and clumps just start coming out. Many times hair comes out in large quantities from simple things like shampooing or combing the hair. This type of hair loss usually occurs all over the head and is not localized.
Full Body Hair Loss
Full body hair loss is exactly as it sounds. It means that not only are you losing hair on your head but you are also losing hair on your body. This type of hair loss does not usually happen unassisted. This means that full body hair loss is usually the result of medications and treatments such as chemotherapy.
Patching And Scaley Scalp
A patching and scaling scalp is not always a sign of natural hair loss. In fact, these symptoms are usually related to infections such as ringworm. You may also have additional symptoms such as swelling, redness and even oozing.
Dealing with hair loss is never easy, however, if you address the underlying cause, many forms of hair loss can be reversed or stopped altogether.