Debunking Hair Loss Myths

For most men, losing their hair is a simple fact of life as they age, with 40% experiencing noticeable hair loss by the age of 35, 65% by age 60, and 80% by the ripe old age of 80.  Many women, up to 50% of the population will experience some hair loss and thinning over their lifetime too.  But what causes it, exacerbates it or prevents it, and what can be done about it?

While most of us recognise that hair loss is simply down to genetics, some myths persevere.  Can you wear hats?  Do vitamins, Chinese herbs or standing on your head work?  What about stress, hair products and hot hairdryers?  To find out the truth about hair loss (yes, your maternal grandfather really is to blame), have a look at the infographic below.

While most men's solution to follicular deprivation is to simply opt for the shaved head look made popular by the EastEnders' Mitchell brothers in the 1990s, many look for treatments and are taken in by dubious internet advertising etc.  To find out more about possible hair loss solutions, visit

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  1. Hair loss :- Seems that there is a need for accurate up to date information being readily available to the public. As some may feel embarrassed, others may believe that nothing can be done (though they would prefer that they had an option in regards to returning to having a head of hair :- Just like their younger years).

    It may be that hair loss has an effect on the individual's emotions :- Which could make it difficult to approach Doctor for assistance, advice, etc. Seems maybe information needs to be readily available in order to assist, encourage, enable individuals to seek the support, advice, assistance, treatment, etc that they require.

    Prince William has hair loss, and seems to have allowed it, rather than tried to address it. Or maybe treatment options for him were limited. As often the Royals do not discuss Medical topics. Yet if he chose to, maybe that could / would be beneficial for him and other men who have hair loss.

    Rachel Craig

  2. I had no idea so many things could cause hair loss! x

  3. My brother suffered with hair loss at an early age and was distraught but it is interesting to read these statistics x

  4. I always thought that stress would contribute to hair loss but that is good news for me if it isnt! Great news x

  5. My husband is losing his hair and he hates it. I wish there was something that would work for it to grow back that doesn't cost a fortune


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