Alopecia, the medical term for hair loss, is a common concern that affects the majority of men and up to 50% of women in their lifetime. 55% of men have noticeable hair loss by just 40 years of age. It is likely that you, male or female, no matter your race or background, will experience some form of hair loss, at some point in your life. It may be temporary (caused by stress or pregnancy for example), or it may be permanent, such as androgenetic alopecia.
Our hair is an important part of our emotional wellbeing, enhancing our confidence, contributing to our well-being and influencing our social connections…hence the popular saying, “having a bad hair day” when everything seems to be going wrong!
So what is it that causes alopecia and what can be done about it?