What Causes Hair Loss?

What Causes Hair Loss?

Many factors can cause people to lose their hair but the most common is hereditary hair loss. Annoyingly, this condition affects 40% of men under 35, but at least that means you're not alone.

What is normal hair loss?

On average, the adult head has 100,000 individual strands of hair and most people will shed between 40 and 120 of these per day. The reason for this is that hair growth follows a cycle. Cleverly named the hair growth cycle, it features three phases in which old hairs must be released to make way for lovely new ones.

What is abnormal hair loss?

Abnormal hair loss means you're losing more hairs than are being replaced. If this is the case, you'll probably be able to see more of your scalp than you used to, or you'll notice more hair than normal clogging up the plughole.

There are many reasons that could be to blame - a medical disorder, prescribed medication, poor nutrition, bad hair care techniques or severe stress such as emotional anxiety, surgery or prolonged illness.

But the most common cause – representing 95% of hair loss is a hereditary condition known as hereditary hair loss, male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. This is where the genes and hormones in your body have a shrinking effect on your hair follicles, making them ineffective at growing new hairs.

If you are worried about losing your hair through male pattern baldness, it's a good idea to speak to your local pharmacist, who can offer help and advice. Hereditary hair loss, can be easily treated using Regaine. For other types of hair loss you should visit your GP for advice.

Clinically proven to help prevent further hair loss in 4 out of 5 men with hereditary hair loss, Regaine products have been used by over 5 million men worldwide. So what are you waiting for?