Balding is the most obvious sign of aging, and what causes panic for people who prefer not to face reality. However, the balding process does not happen overnight.
It is actually a slow process that can take time to manifest itself. It is important you keep tabs on the health of your hair so that you notice any early signs of balding and address them as soon as possible.
The medical condition for balding is commonly known as Alopecia Areata which is an autoimmune disorder that causes hair to fall out in small patches though in some cases it can be quite extreme.
How to notice balding signs
Unfortunately, it is not easy to take note of the balding process as it unfolds. Sometimes, you can mistake the normal loss of hair which grows back to balding. However, we have outlined three signs that you should look out for and take action as soon as possible to prevent your hair loss from getting worse. They include;
Evident thinning of hair
Most of us assume that balding starts from the hairline. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes hair starts thinning out – a process called diffuse thinning where loss of hair affects a specific place like the crown or the whole scalp resulting into baldness.
Evident change in your hairline
This is the most obvious sign of balding when your hairline starts receding backward. Baldness mostly starts from the temples forming a V-shape hairline. The advantage of this is that changing hairlines are easily noticeable so you can monitor and address any possible changes in good time.
Extreme hair loss when you brush your hair
If you notice a heavy loss of hair when you brush your hair, it should be a sign that you need to take action as soon as possible. However, it is normal to lose about 100 hair strands per day so that one should not worry you.
How to deal with a balding scalp
The best way of dealing with balding is to use simple home remedies or if it too extreme you can go to see a specialist for medical treatment.
The most common treatment for alopecia is the use of steroids which are powerful anti-inflammatory medicines that suppress the immune system. You can receive this treatment in form of injections, ointment application or oral application. They help in the regrowth of lost hair.
You can also use therapy for instance photochemotherapy which is mostly preferred by most patients because it is considered less invasive to your personal space. Other treatments include aromatherapy and acupuncture.
Consider using home remedies to deal with hair loss such as onion or garlic juice, essential oils including rosemary oil, olive oil, and castor oil, honey or egg masks, coconut milk, fenugreek seeds, among others. Use these remedies consistently as part of your daily routine by rubbing into your scalp for best results.
If you feel like you are likely to start losing hair or balding, it is best recommended that you begin monitoring your hair as early as possible so that you notice any negative signs early enough.