August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Below is a blog post taken from the hairfoundation.org that offers some interesting hair loss statistics.
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According to the American Association of Dermatology (ADD), hereditary hair loss affects approximately 80 million men and women in the U.S.

Take a look at these statistics for women and hair loss from Dr. Matt Leavitt’s book, Women and Hair Loss: A Physician’s Perspective. Leavitt is the president and CEO of the Hair Foundation.

Women’s Degrees of Concern About Hair Loss (from a survey of 2,000+ households)
Extremely Concerned 19%
Somewhat Concerned 24%
Slightly Concerned 28%
Not at all Concerned 29%

What Women Who Are Concerned About Hair Loss Do
Discuss it with their hair care professional 59%
Discuss it with a friend/family member 57%
Change shampoo/conditioner or frequency 53%
Change their hairstyles 50%
Start massaging their scalps regularly 36%
Consult a doctor 20%
Try an over-the-counter product 14%
Try minoxidil 3% (approx.)

What Doctors Recommend for Women With Hair Loss
Nothing, just wait 43%
Vitamins 10%
Topical ointment/scalp cream 8%
Shampoo/dandruff shampoo 7%
Stress management/medication 5%
Referred to dermatologist 5%
Rogaine/minoxidil 3%
Scalp massage 3%
Change shampoo 3%
Nutrition/diet 3%

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Half of the women concerned about hair loss change their hairstyle – that’s where Paula Young comes in! We are here to help you every step of the way. Our beautiful assortment of wigs, hairpieces and hair integration systems is your first step to coping with hair loss. Whatever you choose, remember to have FUN with it!

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