We usual associate hair loss with men, but it can actually be a really big problem for women.
In fact, according to statistics, 50 percent of women experience some form of hair loss (1). In the US alone, 21 million women are suffering from hair loss (2).
For men, hair loss typically occurs in the form of a receding hairline. For women, however, the issue is more generalized. Women can see an overall thinning that can even start to reveal their scalp. As well, they may find their natural part line widening.
For both men and women, hair loss can be hereditary.
Other factors such as hormonal imbalances or changes, menopause, stress, weight loss, pregnancy or even an illness such as thyroid disease can cause hair loss as well. Luckily, a simple homemade shampoo for hair loss can reverse the condition entirely.
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While many men just accept the condition and style their hair accordingly or shave it all off completely, women can be more deeply affected.
Overall, when it comes to losing hair, almost half (47 percent) of hair loss sufferers said they would be willing to spend their life entire savings to regain a full head of hair. And 60 percent said they would rather have more hair than money or friends. Amazingly, 30 percent said they would even give up sex if it meant they could have a full head of hair.
These statistics show how important our hair is to our sense of self and to how we want to be seen in the world.