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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