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When people ask me how they can detect if they are balding or not, I assume that they've already looked at themselves in the mirror and theyve noticed that there's less and less hair. I think what they're really referring to is how much hair loss should they be concerned with. It is natural to shed hairs about a 100 and 150 a day. But what happens when people lose more hair, they notice it on their comb, they notice it in the drain after they take a shower and it starts to alarm them. Well, the answer is, again, if they lose more than 100, 150 hairs a day, they should be concerned and they should be evaluated by a hair loss expert to determine the cause. For people to notice that they have hair loss, they actually have to lose about 50 percent of the amount of hair in a given zone or a given area and that's important to keep in mind because there is considerable loss that occures before people actually know they've had significant aesthetic or cosmetic hair loss. That also is helpful when we go to restore the hair because we know we're not trying to get 100% coverage but we are looking to get as close as we can to the 50% mark.