Generally, people will notice their hair thinning a few years before they go bald. You may notice more hair falling, or the parting on your head may seem wider, or your hair clip or band may seem to be holding less hair. Also, the hair fibers themselves will seem finer than they used to be. If you see hair shafts so fine they are almost invisible, they are likely to be ‘miniaturizing’ hair, rather than new hair, especially if they appear along with the other symptoms. These are warning signs: pay attention to your hair and give it what it needs before it decides to go away!
Most doctors will start you off on drugs and topical treatments to stop hair fall and help new hair to grow. Later, they may suggest hair transplantation, combined with other drugs or medical treatments, for the best results.
For those interested in ‘artificial’ hair restoration, this article includes a section with some information on cosmetic options like hair thickeners and wigs and other kinds of hairpieces.
Latest Publications and Research on Hair RestorationThe reduced cochlear output and the failure to adapt the central auditory response causes tinnitus in noise exposed rats. - Published by PubMed
Current Practices and Controversies in Cosmetic Hair Restoration. - Published by PubMed
Scalp, skull, orbit, and maxilla reconstruction and hair transplantation. - Published by PubMed
Early postnatal virus inoculation into the scala media achieved extensive expression of exogenous green fluorescent protein in the inner ear and preserved auditory brainstem response thresholds. - Published by PubMed