Precursors to Hair Loss

Most hair loss sufferers are aware that up to 80% of hair loss is genetic and typically do not have to look far into their family to spot the sufferers who went before them who might have unwittingly giftwrapped the unlucky inheritance. But are there any other clues that hair loss might be waiting ahead…?

Hair is at its thickest when we are about twenty and thereafter naturally starts to thin a little as we age, or perhaps more accurately starts not to replace itself as quickly and vigorously as it did in our childhood and teens after shedding, leading to the effect of thinning. For most people of both genders this will scarcely be noticeable for many years unless it suddenly exacerbates for some reason.

Whatever thickness the natural hair starts off being, those who possess coarse hair texture will often fare better and keep their hair for longer than those with finer hair. Fine hair is often a precursor to hair loss, particularly if it becomes even finer and more flyaway over the course of time and gains a candyfloss appearance and feel, though some individuals with fine and flyaway hair can be lucky if their condition plateaus at some point and does not get any worse. That said, any type of hair is ultimately capable of thinning so look out for more frizziness in the texture than usual as you style your hair in the morning. This can start in one small area or as a larger patch. Those with a natural kink in their front hairline known as a ‘widow’s peak’ or a ‘cow lick’ can also be prone to hair loss.

Remember that forewarned is forearmed when it comes to fighting hair loss, though self-denial that your hair is changing (along with the odd confusing ‘good hair day’) also gets in the way of most of us seeking treatment for the first year or two, thereby reducing the chances of treatment options working. And the medical diagnosis part in itself once we have finally summoned up the courage to visit our GP can then take months on top as there are so many potential reasons for hair loss, even if the majority of cases are finally dismissed by our GP or tricologist as ‘hereditory’. Some of you may find (as I did via vitamin-boosting experiments) that treatment works in one area of the scalp, but not another) so you still need hair replacement.

Never fear. Aspiration’s here! So contact us for your free and no-obligation consultation today to discuss your hair problems and needs with a sympathetic consultant who knows exactly what you are going through and can advise on the latest options in undetectable hair replacement technology.