Hair loss is a completely natural process, we all lose hair on a daily basis; it only becomes an issue when it falls out at a quicker rate than it is being replaced.

On an average day, a healthy human loses between 50 and 100 hair follicles. This may sound like a lot, but this lost hair is quickly replaced by new follicles which grow in to replace it.

If you’re losing hair at a rate faster than it is growing then there could be cause for concern:

Am I balding?

If you find yourself wondering “am I going Bald?” then don’t suffer in silence. The unfortunate social stigma towards hair loss makes many people embarrassed about their hair loss concerns; but you really shouldn’t be. The sooner you act upon concerns and discuss them with a hair loss expert, the sooner something can be done to ensure a better future for you and your hair.

If you’re worried that you could be losing hair then there are signs of going bald you should be aware of so that you can act quickly to save your hairline:

Look for hair around you: Check the places where hair gathers and see if you notice an unusually large amount of hair being shed. Some of the first places you may become aware of hair loss could be- in your bed, in the plughole, on your brush/comb or on your clothing.

Look to family: Genetics can often play a big role in balding. If your father or grandfather suffered from hair loss then there is a large possibility of experiencing the same symptoms as you grow older.

Stay Calm: If you’re suffering from stress or anxiety, hair loss can be accelerated by the hormones which are given off as a result of your worries. Worrying about hair loss is just about the worst thing you could do as it will simply exacerbate the problem. Seek advice early and gain reassurance and advice to retain your hair.

Inspect your hairline: It may sound like a joke- but often the first sign people have that they are balding is feeling a breeze or slightly cooler on top. Check for bald patches or a receding hairline in the mirror.

If you have noticed any of these signs of going bald, or suspect you may be losing your hair for any other reason, call New Image Consultants today and get advice from experienced hair specialists who can better advise how to move forward.