Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Your hair falling out is a normal thing. Both men & women lose around 100 strands per day! However, it is always smart to keep your eye out on any new hair thinning areas, bald patches, itchy scalp, or similar complications or irregularities. Before you head out to ask for medical advice, let’s see if we can help with your loss of hair, and let’s try to determine if you are actually balding. So, let’s have a look at what you should watch out for.
What Are The First Signs Of Balding?
Top three most common signs of balding include:
A Change In Your Hairline
If you can see that your hairline looks different in photos than it used to, the bad news is: you are balding. In case you’ve noticed that obvious V-shaped hairline, you better watch out.
You can also experience diffuse thinning. What is it? Well, this means losing your hair around the scalp or at the crown rather than the beginning of your hairline. Take a mirror and go to the bathroom so you can investigate the back of your head.
Hair Loss After Showering
After you shower & brush your hair, you will lose a lot of your strands. If you spot a lot of hair on your pillow, you should also look into some treatments.
Besides these three most-common signs, you should know that hair loss is pretty common in people who have some hormonal issues and a hormonal disbalance. Let’s not forget to say that hair loss is linked to stress & high-fever. Lastly, a stage called alopecia can have an effect on hair loss in men in women.
What Causes Alopecia?
This is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system will attack your own body. This means that, in this case, your hair follicles are getting attacked & you will lose a lot of them over time. You could lose your hair on top of your head & experience male pattern baldness, but you could also lose hair elsewhere on your body.
As long as your immune system is tough, you shouldn’t be experiencing any issues with hair loss. But in some cases, alopecia can be linked with stress.
Symptoms of alopecia aren’t always the same. Sometimes you can’t avoid hair loss or shedding, and you may end up with this condition after all.
The only cure that can work in this case is something that your doctor prescribes. Usually, it is minoxidil – it may take around 12 weeks for this to become effective.
What Age Do You Start Balding?
According to many scientists, your hair loss is likely to happen. It’s just a matter of time before it happens. Statistically speaking:
- When you turn 30, you will have a 25% chance of going bald
- By the age of 50, that chance will double up to 50%
- Men who are in their 60 will go completely bald or will notice a balding pattern
It is different with women. They usually have their hair all the way till their late fifties and sixties.
Early Male Pattern Baldness Signs
Thinning hair and balding in men can also be spotted through some other signs, such as:
- If you’re wondering how to tell if you have a receding hairline, pay close attention to your scalp. Do you have an M shaped hairline? A horseshoe hairline is also what others call it. If you notice it early on, you should visit a specialist. These early signs can be very helpful since you can ask a specialist for therapy.
- Also, do you have a well-known widow’s peak? This is also called the V-shape, which we’ve previously talked about. You can still have thicker & longer hair, but the front can look pretty bad due to genetics, stress, or simply because of your hairs & their fate.
Top 5 Different Hairstyles That You Should Consider If You Are Bolding
If you’ve had it enough with short and thin hair, as well as bald patches, it may be best to consider some of these hairstyles:
1. High-Top Cut For Men With Thin Hair
Your signs of balding can appear in different places. In this case, if you are losing your hair in the back, and you are experiencing thinning, go for this haircut. Typically this hairstyle is pretty normal & and often go-to for men who love quick and easy solutions. All you have to do is apply a bit of oil to the back and your sides. Leave the top voluminous apply a light amount of product around your high top.
2. Low Taper Cut For Younger Guys
Male pattern baldness is different for every guy. If you are trying to speed up your hair growth, but it isn’t working, try to grow out your beard instead. Make a slight distraction from your receding hairline or your thinning hair by also going for a taper or low fade. These haircuts will allow you to hide your receding hairline and to emphasize your head shape.
3. Buzz Cut With An Undercut Detail
If you love unusual haircuts & you typically stick with defined hairstyles, you will love this one. Even though you are experiencing a hair loss or you’ve noticed some signs of balding – you can still look stylish. Go for a sharp buzz cut & add detail such as an undercut detail. Search for your perfect barber who will give you this stylish cut. The undercut will regrow in time, so make sure you get this trimmed up & style when it becomes too long compared to the rest of your cut.
4. High Taper Faux Hawk Hairstyle
A faux hawk hairstyle can be your go-to if you have a receding hairline. However, this is usually worn by men who have thin hair on the sides, or who have sparse & bold spots. Try to wear a high fade taper faux hawk and hide the thinning of your hair by going for more volume at the top. This style is a go-to by men who are in their twenties, as well as guys who follow fashion & love cool updos.
5. Short & Thin Crew Cut
The best haircut if you don’t want to use a lot of products on top is this one! If you can’t prevent hair loss & prescription drugs aren’t working for you – try to go bald. A buzz cut, crew cut, or anything down these lines is so easy to maintain & get. No one will ask about your hair growth since everyone will assume that you are trying to rock a shorter hairdo! And you know what they say – if you can’t beat it – join it!
Is Dandruff A Sign Of Balding?
Signs of balding are different for everyone. Male pattern baldness is different than female hair loss. Some bald spots will occur when you’re experiencing hair loss, while women can have hair thinning around their crown. Either way, dandruff is one of those signs that show off your flaky or dry scalp. In some cases, this can be linked with hair loss. However, most times, an itchy scalp can lead to scratching. This will injure your hair follicle and will cause some hair thinning.
Can You Reverse Balding?
You can always give it a go with some treatments or remedies. Try to:
- Relax as much as possible and reduce your stress level since this will help with your hair growth.
- Talk to a medical person and a dermatologist since they can help with a different and new approach to your hair loss. They can give you a prescription and will share their knowledge on how to prevent thinning hair.
- Try to explore your new hair loss treatment options. Does your family have any skin or hair loss issues? Dive deep into your history & look into different reasons for what causes hair loss. Try to do an online investigation, read an article or two, and always be open for new suggestions & treatments.
- Consider using a new set of hair-care products. Often a new shampoo & a conditioner that have ingredients such as ketoconazole and pyrithione zinc can do a lot for your hair loss. Make sure you use something that is catered towards your condition, as well as your hair type & scalp.
On That Note
We are very aware that balding can be a traumatic experience for both men & women. The effects of hair loss can seem pretty frightening. But if you watch out for the right signs, you will spot this condition at the right time, and you may be able to reverse it. Men who were wondering “why is my hair falling out” should understand that it is pretty common & nothing to worry about. On the other hand, we’ve also listed five different hairstyles that you can wear in your everyday life. These will also help you combat the loss of hair, and will give you your much-needed confidence.
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