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If you find yourself with thinning hair or substantial hair shedding at the top of your head, you might be experiencing balding at the crown. This is one of the most common signs of hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia.
After a global pandemic and stressful year, the last thing you probably want to hear is that stress can cause hair loss. Unfortunately, it’s true — and both emotional and physical stressors are capable of triggering it. The good news is that this type of hair loss, known as telogen effluvium, is usually temporary.
If you’ve been feeling an unnatural desire to scratch your head, there’s a good chance that you’re experiencing a symptom of a scalp problem. Quite often, an itchy scalp is a sign of an infection or a skin condition like dermatitis. In other cases, scalp itchiness is actually a symptom of alopecia that occurs before hair fall.
Male pattern baldness (formally known as androgenic alopecia) is the most common cause of hair loss. People with this condition tend to experience hair loss at the hairline, temples, crown, and top of the head. Fortunately, androgenic alopecia has multiple treatment options that can prevent your hair loss from progressing and stop you from going bald.
Age-related hairline changes are normal. As we age, our juvenile, concave hairlines recede into mature, convex hairlines. However, some people see further changes to their hairlines, as well. This type of receding hairline is typically a sign of androgenic alopecia.
It’s normal to shed a bit of hair each day. This type of hair loss is just part of the hair growth cycle. That being said, you might feel like you’re losing lots of hair. Your hair might be changing in texture and length, or simply not growing back. In these cases, your hair shedding could actually be a sign of hair loss.
Everyone’s hair gets at least a little thinner as they get older. That being said, thinning hair is also a sign of your hair follicles getting smaller. This process, known as miniaturization, is a sign of male pattern hair loss.
Temple hair loss is one of the first symptoms of male pattern hair loss. When it starts, you might notice your hair getting shorter and thinner, or seem like it’s growing more slowly. Eventually, as the hair stops growing back, the shape of your hairline will change.
Hair shedding is a normal part of daily life, with most people losing between 50 and 150 hairs each day. These are the hairs you see on your comb, pillow, and in the shower drain. However, if you’re losing more than this amount of hair, it might be a sign of hair loss.