Feel like there’s more hair in your shower drain or floor than on your head? Or maybe you’re noticing yourself looking in the mirror more often, scrutinizing over the appearance of disappearing hair. Whatever your experience with thinning hair is, knowing these four key things can help you breathe easier in forging a path toward re-growing a full head of hair.
1. You’re not the only one
Thinning and disappearing hair is actually very common. According to the American Hair Loss Association, by age 35, two-thirds of American men will have already experienced some level of hair loss. By age 50, a full 85 percent of men will have reported seeing significantly thinner hair.
2. Hair loss doesn’t just affect men
While you may be used to always hearing about male pattern baldness, or the loss of hair for men, women also experience hair loss. Though mistakenly and stereotypically thought of as a male ailment, the American Hair Loss Association says that women make up 40 percent of all American hair loss sufferers. According to magazines like Marie Claire, 30 million American women report thinning hair.
3. Thinning or disappearing hair can be caused by a variety of factors
The reason for thinning hair in one person can be completely different from the reasons for another. The Mayo Clinic points out that the average person actually sheds anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair a day. Hair is growing at the same time, however, so it’s not typically noticeable.
Hair loss occurs when follicles are damaged, preventing regrowth. And while hair loss isn’t fully understood, most doctors and sources agree that family history and heredity is the most common reason behind most cases. (The American Academy of Dermatology notes that 80 million men and women in America have hereditary hair loss.)
A slew of other conditions could also lead to thinning hair, including hormonal changes (often due to pregnancy or menopause), hair and scalp infections, certain medications, and experiencing intense stress. Taking cancer treatments such as chemotherapy can also result in baldness.
4. There are solutions and treatments for hair loss
Hair loss isn’t 100 percent curable, but there are remedies and treatments that can help. Disguising thinning hair using makeup or other volumizing techniques can be quick fixes, and there are also longer-term solutions such as surgery or hair transplants.
One all-natural, vitamin-enriched, plant-based product comes from a best-kept secret stemming back to the 1800s. Ora K Beauty Products, based in Mansfield, Ohio, is rooted in a family recipe created by the current CEO Ora Kay Eatmon’s great-grandmother, who developed hair growth cream for a healthier scalp and thicker hair. Made with a blend of teas, herbs, oils, and vitamins, the Ora K Hair Growth Formula, available in cream products as well as foams and shampoos, is proven to help regrow hair.
“There are many products available for hair loss,” Eatmon says, “but with mine, it’s about feeding vitamins directly to your scalp, re-growing hair, and enhancing your hair to the best state it can be.”
Ora K hair care products work on all hair types and are perfect for men, women and children. The products promote stronger, longer and more manageable hair. Those who suffer from male pattern baldness, psoriasis, chemo side-effects, common rashes, menopause side effects, stress and scalp psoriasis and more can benefit from Ora K products.
To learn more about hair loss and treatments, visit OraKBeauty.com or call (419) 529-9982.