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How to spot a balding crown and deal with it

Medically reviewed by Dr Knut Moe,
Sons Medical Director

"In my experience, the treatments on offer with Sons include the most effective medical treaments available to treat male pattern hair loss."

04 February 2022
3-minute read

Perhaps the most common indicator of male hair loss is a thinning crown. While you might get away with hiding or disguising a thinning temple or receding hairline, baldness on the crown is particularly difficult to dress up. However, there are several ways you can notice early warning signs of a balding crown, as well as some easy steps you can take to deal with it.

What are the early signs of a balding crown?

Yes - ‘how to spot a balding crown?’ might seem like a pretty strange question, but it’s amazing how easily male pattern baldness can creep up on you. Noticing certain warning signs before you start shedding hair is important, as it gives you time to do something about it. While every man is different, you might see some recession or thinning on different parts of your head, so regularly checking growth on your crown is essential if you want to tackle your hair loss from the outset.

If the hair on your crown is thinning, it’s a sign that you’re starting to shed hair. A reduction of hair density on your crown can quickly spread to other parts of your head, so it’s important to notice it as early as you can. A change in density of your hair on the crown is likely to be subtle at first, but you can look for particularly wiry or brittle hairs as an early indication of baldness. A receding hairline may also be a rough indication that you’re experiencing male pattern baldness, but it’s not always the case. 

How do I stop a balding crown?

  • Keep calm

Baldness is as much of a mental challenge as a physical problem for many men, but you need to think about the bigger picture. Ultimately, losing your hair isn’t the end of the world! However, it could be important to you, so you’ll need to come up with a way of keeping track of it. You can spot early warning signs by regularly checking up on the back of your head in the bathroom mirror and by taking photos of the affected areas. You can then compare the snaps a few months apart to view any changes that are taking place. If you’re concerned with what you see, you should get in touch with the professionals.

  • Find a new style

Although you might have to change your haircut of choice now that you’ve started losing hair, you still need to adopt a style that makes you comfortable. Be it a buzz cut or a combover, experiment until you settle on a style that you’re content with. If you’ve avoided hair styling products until now, it might be a good time to see what’s out there. Adopting a new hairstyle and shifting some of the emotional weight of losing your hair will help you in the long run.

  • Start hair loss treatment

Honestly, grinning and bearing your hair loss doesn’t have to be the answer. Son’s treatment plans are perfect for mild to moderate stages of hair loss on the Norwood Scale, utilising scientifically-backed compounds to help you deal with baldness in the right way. Some of our products include Minoxidil, Finasteride, Biotin, and DHT-Blocking Shampoo. Our products work symbiotically, which slows down your hair’s regression and can end your thinning crown. Don’t believe us? A recent study found that 87% of men who treated their hair with Finasteride every day saw their hair regrow. 

Identifying a shedding crown is likely to be worrying at first, but you don’t need to be alarmed. Most men in the UK will experience male pattern baldness at some stage of their lives. Our innovative hair loss treatments are scientifically proven to treat your thinning crown, so drop us a line to discuss your options if you’re keen to keep the hair that you have left.