HAIR LOSS & THINNING HAIR FAQS
If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, you probably have some questions. Are you wondering why it’s happening or what you can do to slow it down? You’ve come to the right place. Our hair loss experts are standing by to address your concerns.
For over 40 years, Hair Club has helped nearly 600,000 people all across North America restore their hair and their sense of self.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS HAIR LOSS NORMAL?
It’s perfectly normal to shed 50-100 hairs a day. If you’re noticing more significant loss, thinning hair or bald patches, you could be experiencing a form of alopecia, the medical term for hair loss.
- 50% of hair is usually already lost before it is noticed
- 70% of hair is typically lost before treatment is sought
WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS?
The reasons behind hair loss are be many, including genetics or environmental causes. The most common cause is androgenetic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. Hair loss may also be attributed to illness, injury, disease, or certain medications. Click here for more information about the causes of hair loss.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT MY THINNING HAIR?
Disease and Medical Conditions: Hair loss can be an early sign of an undiagnosed condition such as lupus. Surgeries, illness, stress, poor nutrition and infections are also factors.
Hormonal Imbalances: Endocrine disorders (including diabetes, thyroid conditions and polycystic ovary syndrome), as well as anomalies in androgen or estrogen levels (including pregnancy and menopause), can cause hair loss.
Prescription Medication: Several medications, including some for blood pressure, heart conditions, birth control, and depression have been shown to cause hair loss. Cancer treatments like radiation therapy and chemotherapy often also cause hair loss.
Hair Disorders and Hair Styling: Some hair disorders such as Alopecia Areata and Trichotillomania can cause hair loss in otherwise healthy people. Additionally, tight hairstyles and harsh hair products can also lead to hair loss.Learn more about hair loss causes
HOW CAN I STOP HAIR LOSS?
In some cases, but not all, hair loss can be prevented or reversed. Seeking a Hair Loss Expert at the first signs of hair loss will improve the chances of regrowing your hair.
If hair loss is caused by medical treatments, consult with your doctor about alternatives. Hair loss caused by styling habits, stress and diet can often be stopped by altering habits and opting for healthier choices.
Due to the prevalence of hair loss, many treatment options are available. Non-surgical solutions are ideal for any hair loss level, while surgical options are best for those with moderate hair loss and products are ideal for those in the early stages.
IS IT COMMON TO EXPERIENCE HAIR LOSS?
There are more than 30 million women experiencing hair loss in North America. In fact, 50% of women will experience hair thinning by age 50. You are not alone.Discover solutions that work for women
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST HAIR LOSS MYTHS?
Myths surrounding hair loss are many. Arm yourself with information so you can spot hair loss fact from fiction.
Some of the more well-known myths attribute hair loss to:
- Wearing a hat
- Poor circulation
- Shampooing too often
- Infrequent brushing
For more facts about the causes of hair loss, click here.
*For informational purposes only. The exact cause of hair loss can only be determined by a medical professional.