Broken hairs vs new growth?

Is my hair breaking off? Or is it new growth? How can I tell?

Short small hairs can be confusing. So many times when short hairs are seen a conclusion is made that these hairs are short on account of breaking off.

New growth is pointy

In many situations, a careful and magnified view of the hairs will reveal that they are actually newly regrown hairs rather than broken hairs. Newly regrown hairs can be readily identified by their "pointed" ends. Broken hairs on the other hand have blunt often jagged ends.

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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