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Why is my Hair Falling Out?

We’ve been helping people get their hair back for more than 40 years. In that time, we’ve developed hair loss knowledge and expertise that can only come from decades of research and experience.

If you have hair loss, it can be hard to know where to turn. That’s why we’re here to be your trusted source when you want to learn everything there is to know about hair loss.


Why is my hair thinning or falling out?

You may already know it’s perfectly normal to shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. But, when you’re losing a significant amount of hair, it can be distressing. Others around you may not take it seriously, but at Hair Club, we know just how serious it is.

There are many reasons your hair may be falling out, and you may have just as many questions about why it’s happening to you. For the last 40+ years, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people with hair loss. We know the questions you have and we have the answers you’re looking for.

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About Hair Loss

While the experience of hair loss is unique and different for every individual, the most common causes of hair loss are genetics and age. Over time, you may notice your hair line receding, bald spots developing or your part widening. Hair loss can also appear as overall thinning. Some people don’t realize they even have hair loss until as much as 50% of it is gone.

One of the most important things to know about hair loss is that it’s almost always progressive. That means, the sooner you act, the more options you have. Start your research now and gain an understanding of the basics of hair loss. Arm yourself with knowledge so you can make an informed decision when it comes to getting your hair back.

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What causes hair thinning?

The most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, which means it’s hereditary. But, there are many other contributing factors, including, to name just a few:

  • Age
  • Hormones
  • Diseases & Conditions
  • Medications
  • Poor Diet & Lack of Nutrition
  • Harsh Styling Practices
  • Stress

Understanding the reasons for your hair thinning or loss can help guide you as you explore your options.



The Difference Between Men’s & Women’s Hair Thinning

Men and women lose their hair very differently. For men, hair loss often appears in the form of a receding hair line or balding at the crown. This type of hair loss is so common, it has a name: male pattern baldness. For women, hair loss doesn’t usually follow a recognizable pattern, but it can include a widening of the part and overall thinning. Read more about gender-specific hair loss issues and what you can do about them.

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Your Hair’s Growth Cycle

Hair growth occurs in four ongoing phases: growing, transitioning, resting and shedding. Understanding the natural growth cycle of your hair helps explain how disruptions in the cycle can lead to hair loss.


Hear what Dr. Ballon has to say about hair loss.

The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is genetic. Hereditary hair loss happens because of a hormone called DHT, which chokes the hair follicle, eventually causing it to shut down. A hair follicle’s resistance or lack of resistance to DHT is genetically determined, which is why some people lose their hair and others don’t. Watch this video to hear Dr. Ballon speak about men’s and women’s hair loss, how Hair Club solutions can help and what restoring his own hair was like.

Want more information about hair thinning?

We can help. We’ve created informative guidebooks packed with hair loss tips, education and client success stories for both men and women. This information provides guidance and advice to help you feel comfortable taking the next step to get your hair back.

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