Hair loss or thinning can be concerning for men who possess male pattern baldness genes. It might be difficult to spot whether you are losing your hair or not, however, because it’s a gradual process.
So how do we spot balding at the crown area of our scalp? And what course of action should be taken once it has been spotted?
Let’s take a look at how you identify hair loss at the top of your head and the treatment options that are available to you.
How do you spot a balding or thinning crown?
Because it’s an area of our heads that is difficult to look at with any great focus, you can’t always notice whether the hair in that region is thinning or not, or being lost. It can even be difficult to spot at your hairline!
Our pillows are an indicator of our hair’s condition. If you’re losing hair at a moderate rate, the signs of that could lie on your pillow every morning. Check to see if you have any hairs on your pillow in the morning and it could help you determine whether you’re losing hair or not, then you’ll just need to figure out where if so.
There are some ways to tell whether you are losing hair in this region. The first tip we’d offer is to hold up a hand mirror to the region and view the area through reflections in both that mirror and a mirror on the wall. If you don’t have a handheld mirror, you can use your mobile phone’s camera as a makeshift mirror – just make sure the quality and pixelation are sufficient.
You can always take a daily photo of the area with your smartphone (you might need to work out your angles to do this) or get somebody to take the photos for you. Then you can inspect the photos to see if there has been any loss or thinning.
What is the best thing to do once spotted?
There are some things we can do at home to help maintain healthy hair, like not brushing or drying it too aggressively, eating well, exercising, and maintaining good hygiene.
If you’re sure that hair loss or thinning is occurring, get in touch with Sons for a consultation and we can suggest the best course of action. Our dedicated prescribers will measure the severity of your hair loss on the Norwood Scale and offer you the most appropriate treatment.
Minoxidil and Finasteride are the two best options available to men for these conditions. Finasteride can block the DHT hormone from shrinking your hair follicles while Minoxidil can increase the blood flow and oxygen rate on your scalp for a better micro-environment.
Even if you haven’t spotted a balding crown just yet but are concerned about it, you might consider purchasing our DHT-blocking shampoo or Biotin supplement to promote healthy hair and fight the potential effects of hair loss.