The section on hair biology explains that hairs repeatedly grow from one follicle. Old hair must make way for new hair. Here, the loss of 50-100 hairs per day is normal. Hair loss is signalled by the number of lost hairs exceeding the number of new hairs. The speed at which this can happen and the age at which it might start both vary. Androgenic hair loss always starts once puberty has begun, because only then does the production of male hormones start in boys as well as girls.
Prevention of hair loss and support of hair growth is only possible if follicles are present. If the hair roots in these follicles have been inactive for two to three years, they disappear for good. So, it’s essential to start using the serum early. That’s why our motto reads ‘If you Measure, you’ll Know’. When it comes to androgenic hair loss, it is not possible to counter the causes, so continued use of the serum is recommended.
We recommend the wash test:
Another option is the tuft- or pull test:
A receding hairline can be measured by checking the distance from the nasal root to the centre of the hairline and the temples. See images above. Do this every three months using the same millimetre-increment measuring tape. Don’t rely on a one-off measurement. Add the results to a list immediately after measuring.
Be honest with yourself
People – especially young men – often deny the fact that they are affected by androgenic hair loss. They don’t want to be reminded about it. However, doing this makes no sense at all. Be honest with yourself and start addressing the problem as soon as possible.