You know the saying, Hair today, gone tomorrow? Well, it’s not too far from the truth! Most of us will experience some amount of hair loss at some point in our lives—it’s just part of life. The question is, how much of our hair loss is normal? And how much can we safely (and effectively) lose before it becomes a problem? Read on to learn more about what’s normal about hair loss, and why it’s so common in men and women both.
A personal story about hair loss
I started noticing my hair thinning out about a year ago. At first, I thought it was just stress from work and didn’t think much of it. But then, it started getting worse. I would find strands of hair on my pillow in the morning, and in the shower, clumps would come out when I washed my hair. I started to feel really self-conscious about it and tried hiding it with hats and scarves. Finally, I went to see a doctor who diagnosed me with alopecia.
The four stages of male pattern baldness
There are four stages of male pattern baldness, and each one is characterized by a different pattern of hair loss. In stage one, there is a receding hairline at the temples. In stage two, the receding hairline becomes more pronounced and starts to form an M shape. In stage three, the hair loss deepens and the M shape becomes more defined. And in stage four, there is only a band of hair around the base of the scalp. So how much hair loss is considered normal?
Causes of hair loss
There are many possible causes of hair loss, including: stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormones, genetic predisposition, and certain medical conditions. While it’s normal to lose between 50-100 hairs per day, anything more than that could be a sign of a problem. If you’re concerned about hair loss, speak to your doctor. They can help determine the cause and develop a treatment plan.
5 signs you have too much hair loss
1. You’re losing more than 100 strands a day.
2. Your hair is thinning out or breaking off.
3. You have bald spots or your hairline is receding.
4. Your scalp is visible through your hair.
5. You’ve tried treating your hair loss, but it’s not working.
7 Ways to Prevent Premature Hair Loss
1. Minimize stress in your life. Consider meditation or yoga to help you relax.
2. Get regular exercise. Exercise helps to circulate blood and nutrients to your scalp.
3. Eat a healthy diet. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and protein can help keep your hair healthy.
4. Avoid harsh chemicals and heat styling. Treat your hair gently to avoid damaging it.
5. Use gentle shampoos and conditioners. Look for products that are sulfate-free and won’t strip your hair of its natural oils.
6. Take supplements specifically for hair health. Talk to your doctor about which ones might be right for you.
7. See a doctor if you’re concerned about hair loss.
8 Tips on Grooming Your New Look
1. Give yourself time to adjust to your new look. It can be tough to see yourself in a new light, but give yourself some time to get used to it.
2. Try out different styles and products. Now is the time to experiment with your hair! Try out different products and styles until you find something that you’re comfortable with.
3. Be patient. Your hair may take some time to adjust to the new products and styles, so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t look perfect right away.
4. Talk to your stylist. If you’re not sure what styles or products would work best for you, talk to your stylist! They’ll be able to help you find the right look for you.