At our hair restoration center in Milan, we consult with a lot of people who think they might be losing their hair, but aren’t sure.
The fact is that hair loss affects a lot of people in Italy and around the world, both men and women. The good news is that hair restoration has come a long way and, in almost all cases, we can provide treatment that will restore your full and natural head of hair.
Hair loss is a serious issue that can occur for a lot of reasons, however, and it’s not always clear when it is becoming a real problem. It can be difficult to know when it’s time to see a doctor, and many people wait until it’s too late.
Below, we will list some signs that your hair loss is something to take action on.
1) You’re Losing a Lot of Hair
This seems self explanatory, but it’s not always as clear cut as you might think. We lose hair every day, as you’ve probably noticed when brushing your hair or washing it in the shower. In fact, it’s quite normal to lose 50-100 hairs a day.
If that seems like a lot, don’t worry. The average person has 100,000 hairs on his or her head, and those hairs are constantly going through a cycle of growing, falling out, and growing again. So the hair that is naturally falling out on a daily basis is regrowing as well.
The problem comes when you’re losing more than the regular 50-100 hairs a day. We’re not saying you should count the hairs that fall from your head, but if you’re noticing larger clumps of hair in the shower or on your brush, it’s time to consider that there may be a problem. Too many people rationalize it or put it out of their minds and write it off as a trick of the eyes. In reality, losing unusually large amounts of hair on a daily basis is a sign of hair loss that should be taken seriously.
2) Your Hairline is Receding
A receding hairline is a well-known indication of male pattern baldness. It’s also something that a lot of men ignore until it becomes a severe issue. Either they don’t notice the receding hairline, because it happens gradually, or they don’t acknowledge it because it’s an unpleasant thing to think about.
A lot of men first notice their receding hairline when adopting a new hairstyle that exposes more skin than they’re used to seeing. It usually begins at the temples and progresses until the hairline is more of an M shape than a U shape.
For some men, it recedes to a point and then stops. For others, it just keeps going until the top of the head is entirely bald.
3) You Can Clearly See Your Scalp
When we’re young, in our teens and our 20s, it’s common for our hair to completely cover our head and make it impossible to see our scalps. As we grow older, that hair might become a little thinner.
In the case of male pattern baldness, the hair might become so thin that we’re able to see our scalps when looking in the mirror.
For most people, this will occur at the highest point at the top of the head and work its way outwards. For others, it might occur in band-like patterns across the scalp. It can even affect your facial hair and cause bald patches in your beard area.
If you’re noticing that your scalp is more visible through your hair, that’s a sign that you’re experiencing hair loss and it’s time to start considering some form of treatment to counter it.
4) Your Hair Grows More Slowly
If you’re noticing that the time between when you need haircuts is growing longer, that might be because your hair is growing back more slowly than it used to. This is an early sign of balding.
Hair on your scalp grows about 6 inches a year, which means about an inch every two months. While there isn’t any current link between the speed with which hair grows and male pattern baldness, thinning hair will cause the appearance that your hair is growing back more slowly. This is due to a reduced hair count on your head and is a sign of balding.
5) Your Scalp is Itchy or Flaky
While an itchy scalp doesn’t necessarily mean that you are balding, many conditions that cause your scalp to become itchy and irritated can also result in hair loss.
While it’s not a sign of male pattern balding, it can be a sign that there is something wrong with your scalp that may cause your hair to fall out or to not grow back the way it should. If it’s a problem that persists, it might be time to see a doctor and examine the health of your scalp.
Starks Hair Restoration
If you’re experiencing any or all of the above signs, it’s time to take action and save your hair. At Starks, our expert medical staff have helped thousands of men and women restore their hair to its natural beauty, and they can do the same for you. If you think you’re experiencing male pattern baldness, contact us today and book a consultation with our specialists at our hair restoration center in Milan, Italy.