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Top 5 Tips to Recognize Hair Loss This New Year

Resolve to stop hair loss in 2013 by learning the signs of clinical hair loss.

By the time we realize we are losing their hair, half of our hair has already gone down the drain.  If you recognize hair loss early on, steps can be taken to stop it, ensuring a full head of healthy hair for years to come. 50 million men suffer from male pattern baldness and 30 million women suffer from female pattern hair loss.

top5I’m happy to share with you my top five tips to recognize hair loss!

1. You lose more than 100 hairs every day.

Shedding hair is normal, but if you find more than 100 hairs in your shower drain, on your towel, or in your brush every day, you may have clinical hair loss.


2. You can see the contour of your skull in the rearview mirror.

Check yourself out in the rear view mirror the next time you slide into the driver’s seat. If you can see the contour of your head through your hair, you probably have clinical hair loss.

3. You are beginning to get sunburns on your scalp.

Did you get a sunburn on your scalp for the first time last year? If your hair is thick enough, it will protect your scalp from the sun. But, as it thins, your scalp becomes exposed, meaning sunburn could be a sign of clinical hair loss.

4. You are trying new hairstyles to find a fuller look.

Have you tried a new hairstyle in hopes of finding a fuller look? From the infamous comb-over, to coloring the scalp, people will try just about anything to create the illusion of thicker hair. If you’ve started to employ some of these tricks, then you probably have clinical hair loss.

5. Your family and friends think you are losing your hair.

Your friends and family will often notice your hair loss before you. However, they will sometimes comment on your thinning hair at an embarrassing time, such as a holiday party. Instead of becoming upset, use these comments as motivation to be checked out for clinical hair loss.