Understanding hair loss

If you're looking for answers about hair loss, from what causes hair loss to how it happens, to how to treat hair loss - you're in the right place. Here you'll learn about the complexities of hair loss as well as the science behind it. By learning and understanding the facts and reasons for hair loss, you're taking an important first step towards taking control.

Basic facts about your hair

  • The average scalp is covered with 100,000 hair follicles.
  • No new follicles are formed after birth.
  • Most people lose between 50-100 hairs a day - but a consistent loss of 150 hairs or more a day is considered significant hair loss.

What causes hair loss?

The most common cause of hair loss in men and women is androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Heredity, horomones, and age all play a part in this condition. In AGA, the hair follicle shrinks.

Each hair growth cycle produces a shorter, finer, much-less-visible hair. In time, a few follicles will even be destroyed, and thus incapable of producing visible hair.


The truth about hair loss


Up to 40% of men in their thirties experience hereditary hair loss,

and by age 50, half of all men experience it.


Hereditary hair loss can come from the mother's OR the father's side of the family.