Signs of hair loss

Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on what's causing it. You may experience gradual thinning on the top of your head, circular or patchy bald spots or sudden loss of hair.

Signs of Hereditary/Genetic Hair Loss

Not sure if you need hereditary hair loss treatment? Look to these early signs:

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A receding hair line or widow’s peak

Hereditary hair loss typically begins with the receding of the hairline and the thinning of the hair. The best way to tell if you hair has receded is to find a picture of yourself from a year ago and make a comparison.

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More hair on your pillow

We lose on average 30 to 150 hairs per day. If you see more than your usual amount of hair, this could be a sign of hereditary hair loss

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More hair in your comb or brush

Having a few hairs in your comb or brush is normal. If you start to see more than usual this could be a sign of hereditary hair loss.

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More hair in the shower drain

Having a large amount of hair in the drain after washing your hair is a sign that your losing more hair than normal.

The Progression of Hereditary/Genetic Hair Loss

In men, hereditary hair loss also known as male pattern hair loss, typically starts with the receding of the hairline at the temples of the head creating a horseshoe shape, followed by the thinning of hair on the crown.

The Hair Growth Cycle and How Hair Loss Happens

The hair growth cycle has three phases: the growth, transitional and resting phase. Below is more information about what happens in each phase of the hair growth cycle.

If you are experiencing hereditary hair loss, you may still notice your hair growing. However, your follicles will continue to shrink, producing finer, shorter, and harder-to-see hair with each cycle until they are no longer able to make new hair

Facts about thinning hair in men

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The average scalp is covered with 100,000 hair follicles
Most people lose between 50-100 hairs a day
Male pattern hair loss follows two predictable routes. A receding hair line and thinning at the crown.
The earlier you treat your hereditary hair loss with REGAINE® the better your chances of seeing results are.
REGAINE® contains minoxidil which is scientifically proven to help stop and even reverse hereditary hair loss.