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Male Signs Of Balding At 20

Many men have a full head of hair into their 50s and later, but experiencing signs of balding at 20 is not unusual, with almost 20% of young adults experiencing hair loss by the time they reach their twenties.

Factors contributing to premature baldness include genetics, stress levels, and overall health. Going bald at this young age can have a huge impact on well-being but learning to recognise the signs and knowing there is a solution will help reduce any concerns.

Male signs of balding at 20

A receding hairline

A receding hairline typically shows around the temples and looks like the letter M. This baldness pattern is often one of the first signs as your forehead widens, and it’s believed that genetics are accountable for this trait.

Gradual thinning

Thinning signs of balding at 20 can begin on the crown and around the temples. Your hair won’t feel as thick as it did and it may feel as if you’re washing less hair. This gradual thinning is caused by a decline in the production of hair follicles which start to shrink and weaken the surrounding area, making hair growth more difficult.

Round or patchy bald spots

Hair follicles may not shrink uniformly as some may remain unaffected and continue to produce hair. Bald patches can be caused by an autoimmune disorder such as alopecia areata where the immune system attacks healthy hair follicles causing them to fall out and is often triggered by stress.

Increased hair shedding

You may notice more hair strands on your brush and the collars and shoulders of your clothing, end even on your pillow. A loss of 100 strands of hair is expected every day but this loss is probably much higher. A poor diet can contribute to hair loss so concentrate on eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins and Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.

Slow hair growth

Hair growth depends on the health of your hair follicles and when they begin to shrink this makes hair harder to grow. The more the shrinking develops the slower the hair will grow until it eventually stops. Hair follicles are nourished through nutrients including zinc, iron, and B vitamins. You may need to make dietary changes to ensure you include leafy green vegetables and iron-rich foods.

Difficulty in styling hair

This is also an indication of hair loss and tends to be an early warning system for baldness. You may not be able to create the same styles even with the use of gels and waxes as the loss of volume makes your hair sit differently on your head. A hormonal imbalance can be a major contributor to hair loss and it may be the production of DHT ( Dihydrotestosterone) that’s causing problems.

Hair loss treatments

Hair replacement system UK specialists from Cochrane & Co will provide you with hair care treatments designed especially for you. Effective non-surgical hair replacement systems offer a cure for baldness and hair thinning with comfortable and durable lifelike solutions that mean you can shower, swim, and lead a normal active lifestyle. Arrange a consultation and start the steps to a new you!

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