Do you lie awake at night worrying about hair loss? Believe me, you’re not alone. Research confirms that around half of all men experience some form of hair loss by the age of fifty. And if you believe women are safe from this malady, think again. In the US alone, around twenty million females.
- Hair loss in males and females are caused by both genetic and hormonal elements.
- Half of the male population will lose hair at some point.
- At least 25% of men show signs of hair loss by the age of thirty.
- 40% of women will undergo hereditary hair loss by the time they reach menopause.
- Depending on race and hereditary, a full head of human hair contains 100,000 to 150,000 hairs.
- It is normal to lose 100 hairs per day from the scalp.
- Redheads have the fewest number of scalp follicles; blondes have the greatest.
- The average hair grows about 1 to 2cm every 28 days (though this can vary widely).
- Hair is one of the fastest growing tissues in the human body, second only to bone marrow.
- Many drugs can and do cause hair loss.
- Thyroid imbalance and iron deficiency can contribute to hair loss.
However, no matter how much hair loss has affected you or those around you, take control now by educating yourself and deciding what steps you’d like to take to fix it. People are no longer powerless, and education is the first step towards a fuller head of hair.