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46 Million – Hair Loss by the Numbers

What would you trade to improve your hair? Going out to eat? Coffee? Would you go even further? In honor of August being recognized as National Hair Loss Awareness Month, a recent consumer survey revealed women would give up luxuries such as going out to eat, chocolate, shopping, coffee and even sex if it meant they could have more beautiful hair.

The survey conducted by Keranique focused on hair loss in women, which has increased by more than 50 percent in the last 10 years. The survey shows that hair loss affects more than 46 million adult women in the U.S.

According to the survey, nearly 40 percent of American women ages 18 and older have noticed signs of hair loss or thinning, while more than 50 percent of women ages 58 or older have experienced it. Signs of hair loss as defined in the survey include a widening part, hair that is less full than it used to be and seeing the scalp in places on the head where they could not before, especially along the crown of the head or the temples.

The company’s release shows that women in three primary categories are more susceptible to hair loss and thinning: those who have a relative with hair loss, those who have had chemical treatments, and those who are ill or taking medications.

The survey also found that an astonishing 62 percent of women have seen noticeable changes in their hair within the last year. These changes included thinner hair, hair not looking right, more fragile or frequently breaking hair and more hair found in their brush or drains or on their clothing or pillows.

A majority of women in the survey – 78 percent – did or experienced things that can lead to hair loss and thinning issues, such as having their hair color treated, having chemical treatments like perms, or having weaves or hair extensions.

The great news is if you’re experiencing hair loss, you don’t have to trade your favorite luxuries to get your beautiful hair back. Simply contact Hair by Janet for a consultation to learn more about the perfect hair replacement option for you.

Hair by Janet offers products such as Follea hair systems, which offers custom-made natural wigs; Private Issue hair options that are designed specifically for the style you’re going for; or care-free hair replacement with Virtuésse.

Don’t become another statistic in a hair loss survey. Contact Hair by Janet by calling 650-592-3691 to set up a private, one-on-one consultation today!


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