What the guide covers
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss and covers all types of balding. Find out about different forms, diagnosis and treatments.
Male pattern baldness is a chief worry in many men’s lives. Explore this section for everything from what it is to causes and treatments.
Although receiving less attention female hair loss is a problem for many women, seriously affecting confidence and body image.
Hair loss – the statistics
Losing your hair, whether you’re a man or woman, can be a traumatising time in your life, but you’re not alone. Hair loss affects 50% of women at some point in their life, while 65% of men will have noticeable balding by the age of 60.
However, despite hundreds of sites dedicated to hair loss it can be difficult to know where to start looking for accurate information and honest advice.
47% of people suffering from hair loss said they would spend their entire life savings to get back their hair. Even if you’re not ready to part with all your money, unscrupulous companies know there is money to be made and have been trying to con people since history began.
Thankfully there are medically proven treatments, excellent clinical research and lots of people who want to offer genuine support and advice. We want to help you find it.
Hair loss – a personal experience
Although hair loss is essentially one thing, the loss of your hair, it comes in many forms. The wide range of underlying causes and the individual way it presents is why it is difficult to find information that is specific and useful to you.
Alopecia is a very general term for hair loss and there are many more confusing terms and names for specific conditions. Men, women, genetic causes, long-term problems and short-term solutions – all cases are different but we hope to help you get advice and support that you can use, and that you can trust.
Hair loss in women
Although hair loss is a big deal for anyone, it can be particularly difficult for women. Less openly discussed and with significantly smaller research budgets, the options available for female sufferers of hair loss can seem limited but there is help out there.
Many women suffer from female pattern hair loss that can be caused by genetic factors, which will be a long-term problem that needs to be come to terms with. Alternatively short-term balding, from a range of different environmental factors could be treated.
Arming yourself with information can help you cope with your hair loss. Access information on what to do next and connect with women in the same situation, so you don’t feel alone with your thinning hair.
Hair loss in men
Even if people tell you that Patrick Stewart, Jason Statham and Bruce Willis make balding look good, it’s much easier said than done to be comfortable with your own hair loss. In today’s image-obsessed society men are also feeling the pressure to look good and for many men hair loss can get in the way, at any age.
Male pattern balding is the most common form and recent years have seen more research into both causes and treatments. Despite this most men struggle to find a solution that is suitable for them in amongst the crowd of fake medication and outrageous claims.
We’ve trawled the web, searched high and low and gathered together the best information on all things hair loss. From the background causes to treatments you’ll find everything you need to know to help tackle your hair loss or thinning hair, including places to talk to others in the same situation and share your experiences.
We think the Ultimate Guide to Hair Loss is an important resource. We will ensure that the content is updated and extended if you promise to use it, find the help and advice you need and feel better about your hair loss.
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