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5 Early Signs of Thinning Hair

Discover five common signs of thinning hair, and what you can do to take action.

Discover five common signs of thinning hair, and what you can do to take action.

The average woman loses between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day, so a clump in the shower drain isn’t something to be alarmed about. However, if you feel that your brush is pulling more strands of hair than usual, it’s time to assess the possibility of hair loss. Discover five common signs of thinning hair, and what you can do to take action.


Bald patches, small or large, is an early sign of concentrated hair loss. For women, bald patches are more typically common at the hairline, or along the part.

Clumps of Hair

Losing one hundred strands of hair a day might be a common occurrence, but losing large clumps of hair is another matter. If clumps of hair fall out when you brush or rake your fingers through your hair, your hair may be thinning.

Thinner Ponytail

You know your hair better than anyone. If you’ve noticed that your ponytail has started to feel thinner than normal, you could be starting to lose your hair.  

Visible Scalp

Not every woman has long hair that she can put into a ponytail. For shorter cuts, hair loss can be determined by the amount of scalp you can see, especially near the part.

Lighter Hair

It’s easy to lose large amounts of hair before it becomes noticeable. If you start to notice that your hair feels lighter when you comb it, it may be thinning.

What You Can Do

If you start to notice that your hair is thinning, you might be able to slow the process of balding down by making a few adjustments to your lifestyle. If you have long hair, consider rocking a shorter cut. Not only will a shoulder-length cut give the illusion of thicker hair, but it will take the weight off of your scalp. Avoid over-styling your hair, as it could cause tension around your scalp. Give the heat styling tools a break, as they can cause your hair to become brittle and thin. Lastly, ensure that you’re eating a balanced diet full of omega fatty acids and greens.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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