Different stages of hair loss in men


Are you in your mid-30’s and you’re seeing signs of hair loss? You may notice that your hairline is receding while the hair is thinning on some parts. The age of receding hairline in men varies from one person to another. It begins at the age of late 30’s for most men while some few, it can start as early as in the puberty stage.

The Norwood scale is the most precise reference to describe the stages of hair loss in men. It was specifically created to explain the male pattern baldness. In this post, we will not try to be scientific, so to speak. But we will be more direct to the point and we’ll try to explain in more relatable terms the stages of hair loss in men.

The Temple Recession

The Norwood scale describes the first stage to be one where you won’t notice any signs of thinning or baldness on your hair. But the truth is, the early stages of thinning is already starting. In this post, we want to put the temple recession on the first stage. This is the time when you notice that your hair on the temple is receding. The growth looks abnormal and it starts to become noticeable.

The U-, M-, and V-shaped hairline

When the recession of hair in the temple becomes more visible, the hairline forms a U, M, or V shape where the hairline on the temple starts to recede all the more, leaving only the middle part of the forehead with hair in the original hairline. Hair transplant surgeons from NuHart Philippines advise that if you are entertaining a hair loss solution, this is the stage when you may introduce that solution.

Vertex hair starts to fade

The critical stage of hairline recession begins when the top middle part of the head shows signs of baldness. This part of the scalp is called the vertex. Once the hair on this part thins or loses hair, the baldness pattern will continue to be more prominent.

Narrowing of the hair band between vertex and the hairline

Hair transplant surgeons consider this as the advanced stage of hair loss when treatment starts to become difficult. When the hair band that remains between your hairline and vertex starts to thin, a horseshoe shape begins to form. At this stage, the hair on the temple almost completely disappears and the remaining hair on the forehead starts to thin as well.

Hair band totally disappears

The last stage of the male pattern baldness is when the remaining hair band in between the vertex and hairline completely disappears. This is the last stage because usually in men, the hair on the side of the ears do not really disappear completely. In fact, this is the only part of the head where hair does not stop growing.

Having known the stages of hair loss in men, it is totally up to you whether you will just let nature take its course or if you want to preserve your youthful appearance by undergoing the right hair loss treatment.


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