I came in and asked for a bulk hair analysis but you said I did not have enough hair on the side for the device to grab. What is the minimum length you would need?
Also when I do a pull test on the sides of my hair (DHT resistant region) no matter how hard and how many times, I fail to get any hairs to come loose. But when I do it to my thinning areas hairs come off freely. Does that mean the cycling is accelerated in those areas? And that those areas will eventually become bald?
Thanks in advance.
Bulk measurement is done by grasping hairs that are in an area about one square inch of your scalp. So if you can pick a region and mark off about one square inch and you are able to grab the hairs freely with about two fingerbreadths, that should be enough of a length. I’d say that about 3 inches long would be sufficient.
Also, you should not have any styling product (gel, pomade, hair spray) in your hair, as that would artificially increase your bulk. Remember that no test is perfect and these are all just our way of trying to standardize and quantify the hair loss progress.
If you are a patient who came to see us at NHI you should have gotten a follow up consultation letter with your likely Norwood diagnosis. Also, stop pulling on your hair.