There is no right or wrong time to decide to shave your head. It all comes down to personal choice. Some people who are losing their hair never shave their heads. It is not an essential part of the journey.

Some might decide to shave their head once their hair loss has become impossible to conceal. Others, particularly those who are not experiencing alopecia for the first time, may decide to shave their head after the appearance of just one or two patches as they do not wish to watch any further hair fall out. 

It is about deciding what you will be most comfortable and happy with and not been influenced by what others think is best for you. Only you know how you feel. 

This question comes up a lot in our private Facebook group and this can be a good place to learn about the experiences of others.