Separating fact from fiction

A national survey, Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Myths & Truths Behind Thinning Hair and Hair Loss, conducted on behalf of the ROGAINE® brand, explores the myths and truths surrounding thinning hair and hair loss.

Hereditary Hair Loss affects up to 40% of all men and 25% of women in the United States. But the survey finds that when it comes to thinning hair and hair loss, urban myths and misunderstandings abound.

So let's see where people got it right and where they got it wrong.

Truth - Hereditary hair loss accounts for 95% of all hair loss.

Truth - Hereditary hair loss can come from the mother's or the father's side of the family.

Truth - In clinical studies, ROGAINE® Foam revitalizes hair follicles and is clinically proven to help regrow hair in men who used it every day for 4 months; and most women experience regrowth with Women's ROGAINE® Topical Solution after 6 months.
*In a 4-month clinical study (n=352) of twice daily use of Men's ROGAINE® Foam vs. Placebo.

Truth - Up to 40% of all men will experience Hereditary Hair Loss. For women, by age 40, 40% will show some degree of thinning hair.

About the Survey

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Myths & Truths Behind Hair Loss was conducted among 1,001 nationally representative American men and women ages 18 and older. The interviews were conducted online by Wakefield between November 12th and November 17th, 2009 using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas were set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total U.S. population over ages 18 and older.

Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.