When IS hair loss something to worry about? Experts reveal the signs to look out for and what you can do to help it
It’s perfectly normal to find pesky hairs clinging to your clothes each day and the normal rate is to lose around a hundred hairs daily.
But just how do you know when your hair loss isn’t normal?
Dr Eleni Yiasemides, a Consultant Dermatologist Specialist in Sydney, spoke to Body and Soul about the signs your hair loss is something more.
‘This could be a sign of female pattern hair-loss, a common condition that affects around half of all women over the age of 30.’
Female pattern hair-loss (FPHL) is a hereditary condition and therefore can’t be prevented completely.
‘In FPHL, the hair loss is gradual and the hair loss is noticed with increased shedding, more hair on the brush, down the shower drain, etc. as well as thinning of the hair on the scalp,’ Dr Yiasemides said.
‘Early and ongoing treatment is key to preventing the condition from worsening over time, for example, minoxidil 5% foam is a product used to prevent,’ Dr Yiasemides said.