Baldness signs



  • 10 October 2018
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Going bald is everyone’s worst nightmare. We often associate hair with our personality and losing them often feels like losing a part of ourselves. Baldness can affect any gender at any age. While it is not a disease, it does require expert intervention at times.

By identifying the causes of balding at an early stage, you stand a better chance to treat hair loss. It is natural to shed 50-100 strands of hair every day but if your hair loss is more extensive, you might be showing signs of balding. Read ahead to know more about the signs of balding and how to regrow hair.

Here are the 9 Signs to Identify You’re Going Bald

1. Receding Hairline

A receding hairline is more common in men. It is the first sign of male pattern baldness. It can start as early as at the end of puberty. Your hair from the temple region will begin to move backward, exposing more surface area of your forehead. First, your hairline will look M-shaped before transitioning into a U-shaped line.

2. Androgenic Alopecia

Androgenic alopecia is associated with both male pattern and female pattern baldness. In men, hair loss will begin at the top of the head. It will be quarter-sized at the beginning that expands over time. Hair loss in women will occur at the crown region of the head.

3. Widening of Centre Hair Part

Women are more likely to experience hair thinning than bald spots. Baldness pattern in women does not affect the hairline but the center hair part will continue to widen. Hair thinning will continue and the scalp will be more visible.

4. Bald Spots

You can also see random occurrences of circular bald spots throughout your hair. These bald spots may overlap each other as well. This could be alopecia areata where the hair follicles are attacked by the immune system due to stress.

5. Loosening of Hair

You might see a handful of hair that may come out as you wash and comb your hair. Even a gentle finger run through the hair might take out loose hair. This could be because of an emotional or physical shock. With diligent hair care, it can be treated.

6. Overall Hair Loss

You might not see typical balding areas but if you are noticing too much hair on your pillowcase or your comb, you might be facing initial signs of balding.

7. More Visible Scalp

It could be because of hair thinning, loosening, or a receding hairline. If your scalp is becoming increasingly visible, it is time to see an expert because it is a sign of balding.

8. Flaky Scalp

Seasonal dandruff is common but some people get flaky scalps because of underlying skin conditions like lupus and psoriasis. These ailments can cause the removal of upper dermis, thus, removing hair roots as well.

9. Genetics

Sometimes, you can check if you will be balding by looking at your blood relatives. Balding is often passed through genes. If your grandparents, parents, siblings, or cousins are bald, chances are that you will be too.

What Causes Balding?

causes of hair balding in men

  • Hair fall or baldness can be associated with various things. To know the root cause, it is better to consult an expert. In general, hereditary genes are to be blamed. Baldness usually runs in the family. If that is your case, it is difficult to protect scalp hair using topical creams and ointments.
  • Some medical conditions like high blood pressure, cancer, and heart ailment can also cause baldness because along with the disease itself, the medication used can also affect the hair growth cycle.
  • Your hair care can also manipulate hair growth. Pulling your hair back tightly and using too many chemicals or heating tools can lead to traction alopecia. It is a condition that can result in temporary hair loss because of excessive stress put on hair follicles.
  • There are many other reasons as well that can cause baldness like a polluted environment, stress, and anxiety. It is always better to consult a hair specialist before commencing any treatment for male or female pattern baldness.

How Can I Stop Balding?

woman takes care of her hair

  • In order to stop balding, you need to look for products that stimulate hair growth. Countertop medicines and treatments that include minoxidil have shown good results. If you are losing hair because of a dry and itchy scalp, virgin coconut oil can help as well.
  • Hormonal imbalance can also lead to hair loss. Spironolactone is an off-label medicine that can treat female pattern baldness. It binds to receptors for androgen, a hormone that can cause imbalances in the body, and prevents hair loss.
  • You can consume food that is rich in nutrients that promote hair growth. Deficiency of zinc, iron, and Vitamin D can hasten hair loss. The solution is to eat green leafy vegetables and get out in the sun more.
  • The most comprehensive and practical way is to visit a hair care expert. Professional help is always advised as they can suggest appropriate treatments for your stage of hair loss and balding.


Baldness has troubled the human race for ages. Our lifestyle is making it increasingly difficult to maintain a good head of hair. At Advanced Hair Studio, we understand every customer’s history and lifestyle before providing any solution.

The causes of balding are subjective. This is why we offer a customized treatment to everyone. Let us help you figure out why you are experiencing hair fall and how you can manage it. Consult our hair experts at your nearest Advanced Hair Studio!

FAQs on Baldness

How Do I Know if I’m Balding?

If you see bald spots, a receding hairline, and more scalp, you might be experiencing baldness.

What Age Does Balding Usually Start?

Balding can occur at any age. In men, it usually starts at the end of puberty. In women, it can happen during their menopausal period.

Can You Regrow Hair?

This depends on the reason for your balding. It is possible in certain cases, especially when hair loss is temporary or not genetic in nature.

Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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