7 warning signs that indicate impending Baldness- Dermatocare’s hair care tips

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 25/01/19

“Doctor, I am losing my hair, is it seasonal or do I need treatment?”

Hair fall increases with the change in season, more so in monsoons, and most of the time patients get worried about normal hair fall that occurs every day. Did you know that up to a loss of 100 hairs per day is normal? But, it is very difficult to gauge when this limit of 100 hairs is crossed; I have described 7 warning signs that that indicate impending baldness in this article. So, read on!


I must emphasise that if you have any one of these 7 signs, then better consult a dermatologist, rather than wasting your time and money on parlours and home remedies.

1. If you notice a bunch of hair while combing or shampooing your hair.

It is normal to find hair on your comb and on your hand while shampooing. However, if you are noticing an increase in the number of falling hair, it is a red flag sign that you get more watchful of the hair fall. Consult your dermatologist immediately, if you notice that bunch of hair coming out while combing or shampooing.



2.  If you see your hair on beddings and floors.

If you find hair almost every day on your pillow, beddings or floor; it might be a warning sign for impending baldness.



3.  If your hairs are getting thinner and smaller.

You might notice that your hair is getting thinner and finner. Again you need to consult a dermatologist, even if you don't have hair fall. 


4.  If you can see bald scalp through your shrinking mane.

Well, if you can see your bald scalp through your hair, it is already late and you should seek dermatologist help immediately. 



5.  In the case of males, receding of frontal hairline and baldness on the vertex of the scalp.

This is the first presentation of male pattern baldness. It is highly recommended to start the treatment early because genetic hair loss needs lifelong therapy and cannot be reverted if the fibrosis of hair occurs.



6.  In females, you may notice a widening of central parting and reduction in the volume of the ponytail.

In females, you might notice a widening of central parting. So, if you have a doubt just part your hair in the centre and look for Christmas tree pattern of central parting. Secondly, you might also notice the reduction in the volume of your ponytail.



7. Positive hair pull test

Pull a bunch of approximately 100 hair, from root to tip using moderate pressure. if you notice more than 6 hair then its is an indicator that you are having active hair fall. 


Well, if you have any of the above signs, then book an appointment with your dermatologist. Meanwhile, read this article on 7 common causes of hair fall.