Hair loss can be a distressing issue and it's much more common than you might think. The problem is, you might not notice thinning hair until long after the process has begun.
In order to put preventative measures in place, it pays to be aware of the early signs of hair loss. Here are four common ones to watch out for.
Four symptoms of hair loss
1. Thinning hair
Hair loss in women can be harder to detect than in men, because it often develops in a general, widespread area across the top of the head. You can check for symtoms of thinning by looking for changes in thickness throughout all areas of your scalp.
2. A wider part in the hair
This sign is easy to detect if you regularly part your hair to one side or the other, or you use parts as a way to style your hair. Take notice of the width of your part, whether it be at the side or in the middle. This way, you'll be aware of parts becoming wider, which is a sign of hair loss.
3. A visible scalp
As hair loss progresses, your scalp will become more visible. You can easily detect this when your hair is pulled back in a bun or a ponytail, as 'see-through' areas will be more prominent.
4. More hair strands
There's no need for concern when you see hair in your brush, in the shower after washing or on the floor, as it's normal for hair to fall out and accumulate on surfaces. However, if you are experiencing hair loss or thinning, the amount of hair will increase, so it pays to take ongoing notice of the amount. The best way to do this is to monitor your pillow, bathroom floor, brushes and combs.
What can you do about it?
As soon as you notice any of these signs, seek professional advice as to the next steps to take.
There are many options available, including hair transplants, which are permanent and undetectable. Crown extensions are designed to help women with androgenetic alopecia and thinning on the top, front and crown of the head. Laser hair therapy is used for early stage hair loss and thinning, to improve the volume, thickness and quality of hair.
With early detection, evaluation and a range of treatment options available, hair loss in women can be dealt with effectively. Call us today for more information or a free hair consultation to discover your options Ph: 1300 427 778
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