Can You Measure Hair Loss?
Identifying the nature and extent of your hair loss is crucial to determining the type of product best suited for your needs. Top pieces can be a great solution for localized hair loss. If hair loss is more extensive or diffuse, wigs will be ideal.
Yes. Doctors use the Savin scale. It ranges from normal hair density to a bald crown, which is rare. The scale helps document female pattern baldness, a condition your doctor might call androgenic alopecia. You probably know it as male pattern baldness, but it affects about 30 million American women. Experts think genes and aging play a role, along with the hormonal changes of menopause. Your hair could thin all over, with the greatest loss along the center of the scalp. and more importantly, match it up with the selection of products best suited for your needs. From hairpieces to wigs, we've got you covered!
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Female Hair Loss By The Numbers
Female hair loss may not seem to be a prevalent condition, but the data doesn’t lie. Review the following statistics to learn more about alopecia in women:
- 25 percent have thinned or lost hair
- 95 percent of female hair loss is androgenetic, meaning that it results from hormonal changes, as in pregnancy or menopause
- During menopause, 4 out of 10 women suffer from thinning hair
- Over 50 percent of women over age 65 have reported thinning hair
- In a 2012 study by the National Institutes of Health, 29 percent of women suffering from hair loss reported two or more symptoms of depression
- 21 million American women currently suffer from some form of alopecia
- 12 percent of women with hair loss pursue restoration treatment, as compared with 20 percent of male alopecia sufferers
- 80 percent of women experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 60
- 40 percent of all alopecia patients are female
These numbers suggest that female hair loss is a serious and widespread issue in the United States, even if it is rarely discussed.
We understand both the causes and effects of hair loss, and we're here to help you find a solution to regain your confidence. We hope our Hair Matchmaker chart can match you with the right wig or hairpiece. If you still have questions or concerns about hair loss, please contact one of our experts. We've got you covered!