By the time you are an adult you have a pretty good idea of how your hair behaves in various circumstances and at various lengths. You know that if you get a shorter haircut you can spike your hair and if you have longer hair it will flow and cover your scalp in a particular manner. But once you start hair loss the spike will seem less dense and that flow will appear more scattered. If you are experiencing days where your hair feels or appears “flat” more than usual then you might be experiencing an early onset of hair loss.
Does this mean that your hair is falling out? Maybe not yet but it could be getting there. Remember, when we have normal hair growth cycles and we are not experiencing androgenetic alopecia we have 10% to 15% of our scalp hair in telogen. When we are experiencing androgenetic alopecia however we have a higher percentage of hair in telogen. Furthermore, we may be experiencing an increase of miniaturization of our actively growing anagen hairs. What does this mean?