The Facts and Figures of Hair Loss, Pt 1
Here at Hairskeen, we believe so fully in our products that we boldly stand behind them not only because they’re effective, but because they’re life-changing. Being in the hair industry as a salon professional, you understand the devastation that baldness can leave in its wake. You’ve seen it in client after client and you’re no stranger to the truth of how hair loss can affect a person’s self-confidence, self-esteem, and even self-worth.
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Hair loss can be an extremely difficult thing for many men to deal with. Even though baldness has become somewhat “trendy” in recent years, not everyone has the Jason Statham look or Dwayne Johnson charisma to actually pull the look off. What is left to be done for these poor fellows who don’t have a great-looking bald head?
A Historical Look
Baldness is hardly a new fight among men. Hair loss in the ancient times was often just as devastating as it is today. The ancient Egyptians’ technique for treating hair loss including taking a mixture of fats from a hippopotamus, crocodile, tomcat, snake, and ibex to be boiled and applied to the scalp for a number of days. The Egyptian royals also often utilized wigs and fake beards to give off the appearance of a full head of hair.
The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates actually dealt with male-pattern baldness himself and often experimented with certain “remedies.” And even after trying chrome domes and a topical concoction of opium, horseradish, pigeon droppings, beetroot, and spices, he wasn’t able to stop the hairline from receding.
Many ancient people used toupees and wigs to try and conceal their condition. This trend revived by the time the 17th century rolled around and for centuries, practical men’s hair replacement looked like the use of one. And though in this day and age, we do have some medical options for hair restoration — many of which come with dangerous side-effects — we still see practical hair replacement products that resemble human hair.
When Genes Are to Blame
There are a number of conditions that can lead to hair loss and male-pattern baldness. However, the number one cause of hair loss is simply genetics. A gene causing hair loss can be passed down to sons from their mother or their father. Additionally, even a strong hair loss gene that causes one son to lose his hair as early as 18-years of age may completely pass his brother by, leaving him with a full head of hair.
For years, there was a common belief that all hair loss genes were passed through the mother, or through the X chromosome. However, it’s become obvious that hair loss can be passed through the Y gene as well. Studies show that a bald gene can be passed from anyone in your family, even when your mothers father and grandfather both have thick, full manes. Now that we’ve taken a moment to look at the genes that are to blame, let’s dive into some statistics regarding male-pattern baldness.
Hair Loss Statistics
There are many interesting numbers and statistics when it comes to hair loss in men.
- According to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of men will start to see their hair diminish by age 35, and 85% will experience massive hair loss by age 50.
- 25% of men who are affected by hair loss will start to notice the condition by age 21.
- Due to the presence of a baldness gene, one in seven men are more likely to lose their hair.
- Researchers have found that baldness may be linked to heart disease.
Thanks for sticking around for this round of our blog series! We’ll continue this discussion with part two which will be available in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, check out our website to learn more about the Hairskeen solution to men’s hair loss. Sometimes, men simply need to have a practical solution to the problem of baldness and Hairskeen offers that. We have the best men’s hair replacement services on the market and we’d love to talk with you more about how to get our products into your salon or barbershop. Check out our gallery, look into our education offerings, and contact us today to get started!