Really how serious is Hair Loss in the UK?

Hair loss in the UK is more common than you think. Whether you are losing your hair due to getting older or have a serious condition such as alopecia. You will need to work out for yourself how serious your condition is before seeking help.

On average each day both men and women will lose up to 100 hairs per day naturally through normal daily tasks such as brushing or showering. It is normal for this amount of hair to fall out and naturally, our bodies will grow more hair than actually falls out so there shouldn’t be an immediate alarm.

There are many conditions will result in severe hair loss such as psoriasis, eczema or illnesses. Vitamin deficiencies can also be a huge trigger in loss of hair and looking after our bodies and hair is an important and key factor in making sure our locks stay healthy.

Mistreating your hair can be one of the main considerations of serious hair loss. If you are constantly overworking your hair with different treatments and styles such as dying your hair, straightening, backcombing, gel and product styling or aggressive brushing can lead to temporary or permanent hair loss.


8 Million Women in the UK experience Hair Loss

It is a staggering fact that over 8 million women in the UK alone suffer from hair loss according to the HNS. One of the leading contributors to this is a condition called alopecia which can lead to poor self-esteem and psychological problems.


Male Pattern baldness after half of all men in the UK

Male pattern baldness is a common condition which affects all men by age 50 and starts in the late twenties to thirties, according to the NHS. Male pattern baldness is a condition which is likely to develop a receding hairline or thinning around the crown of the head. In some cases, hair loss can lead to complete baldness of men. This condition is often a hereditary condition and a result or byproduct of the hormone testosterone.


Alopecia affects 2 in 1000 people in the UK

Alopecia is a condition which causes bald patterns around the size of two-pound coins to appear across the head. If the hair is able to grow back it will grow back fine and normal white and then return to its normal self. In more severe cases the hair loss can become permanent.

As you can see from the few facts above, hair loss in the UK is a serious condition and with places like UK Hair we are here for advice and to offer our services to make you feel better about your condition.

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