3. Physical and Microscopic examination
A physical and microscopic examination of your hair aims to aid in determining your hair loss diagnosis. This involves looking at the scalp with the naked eye as well as a more detailed view of the scalp called ‘videotrichoscopy’ which allows a magnified view of your scalp and hair. If a case of excessive shedding is suspected, a “pull test”will be done. This is done by grasping small sections of hair ( approximately 40-60 strands) from different parts of the scalp and gently tugging.