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How to Spot a Balding Crown and What to Do Next?

How to Spot a Balding Crown and What to Do Next?
10 November 2023
2-minute read

Hair loss can be concerning for any man who is not prepared for it. Oftentimes, significant loss can take place before noticing it as it can be quite subtle. Often it’s a passing glance in a mirror, with wet hair coming out of the shower, or a helpful comment from a friend or from a photograph on social media when it becomes apparent. 

So how do we spot balding at the crown area of our scalp? And what course of action should be taken once it has been spotted?

Let’s take a look at how you identify hair loss at the top of your head and the treatment options that are available to you.

How do you spot a balding or thinning crown?

Because it’s an area of our heads that is difficult to look at with any great focus, you can’t always notice whether the hair in that region is thinning or not, or being lost. It can even be difficult to spot at your hairline!

Our pillows can provide a clue to our hair’s condition. If you’re losing hair at a moderate rate, the signs of that could lie on your pillow every morning. Check to see if you have a significant amount of hairs on your pillow in the morning and it could help you determine whether you’re losing hair or not.

There are some ways to tell whether you are losing hair in this region. The first tip we’d offer is to hold up a hand mirror to the region and view the area through reflections in both that mirror and a mirror on the wall. If you don’t have a handheld mirror, you can use your mobile phone’s camera as a makeshift mirror - just make sure the light quality and pixelation are sufficient.

You can always take a periodic photo of the area with your smartphone (you might need to work out consistent angles to do this so you can compare with previous photos) or get somebody to take the photos for you. Then you can inspect the photos to see if there has been any loss or thinning.

What is the best thing to do once a balding crown is spotted?

If you’re sure that hair loss or thinning is occurring, get in touch with Sons for a consultation and we can suggest the best course of action. Our dedicated prescribers will measure the severity of your hair loss on the Norwood Scale and offer you the most appropriate treatment.

Minoxidil and Finasteride are the two best options available to men for these conditions. Finasteride can block the DHT hormone from shrinking your hair follicles while Minoxidil can increase the blood flow and oxygen rate on your scalp for a better micro-environment.

Even if you haven’t spotted a balding crown just yet but are concerned about it, you might consider purchasing our DHT-blocking shampoo or Biotin supplement to promote healthy hair and fight the potential effects of hair loss.

All of our blog articles are reviewed by our Medical Director before publication.