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Hair Loss Facts, Figures and Statistics

* Hair loss in women affects roughly 50%.

* 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by age 35, 65% by age 60, and 80% by age 80.

* Male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss are the most common conditions.

Bald man cartoon* British men are the most likely in Europe to worry about balding and also the least likely to do anything about it.

* 60% of hair loss sufferers would rather have more hair than money or friends.

* Normal hair loss is considered to be 100 hairs per day, based on the average scalp containing 100,000 hair follicles.

* 75% of British men believe hair loss cannot be prevented.

* Alopecia areata affects one person in every 100 and genetics play a role in one in five cases.

* The number of hair loss sufferers, world-wide, seeking professional treatment more than doubled between 2004 and 2008 from 361,077 to 811,363.

* Men are more likely than women to look into hair restoration surgery (20% vs. 12%).

* There was a 12% rise in the number of surgical hair restoration procedures worldwide between 2006 and 2008, from 225,779 to 252,002.

* More women are seeking methods of non-surgical hair restoration – up 31.8% between 2004 and 2008.

* 87% of British men don’t know that there are scientifically proven and medically approved hair loss treatments.

* Women are much more likely than men to see their doctor about thinning hair first (53% vs. 26%).

* Almost half (47%) of hair loss sufferers would spend their life savings to regain a full head of hair.

Some hair loss sufferers would give up sex to get their hair back* Roughly a third (30%) of hair loss sufferers would give up sex if it meant they would get their hair back.

* About three-quarters of adults (77%) would be concerned if they were in their twenties and just starting out in their career and experiencing hair loss.

* 82% of adults know that genetics is one of the causes of hair loss.

* Less than one in five associate wearing a hat (19%), over-brushing hair (13%) or shampooing too much (10%) with hair loss – all of which are hair loss myths.

* Propecia and minoxidil are the only products clinically proven and medically approved for the treatment of hair loss.

* The HairMax LaserComb is the only laser therapy that has been FDA-cleared for hair loss.

* Hair loss is the body issue that women feel would make them least attractive to men.

* Nearly nine in 10 (86%) women would be concerned if they were in their thirties and starting to lose their hair.

* About three-quarters (76%) of women would be worried if they were recently divorced and had noticeable hair loss and started dating again, compared to 50% of men.

* More than half (55%) of hair loss sufferers would be more inclined to consider having a hair transplant if celebrities or public figures were more open about hair restoration surgery, but men are more likely to be influenced than women (57% vs. 45%).

* Belgravia’s website holds the largest collection of Hair Loss Success Stories in the world with photos and testimonials. Take a look for yourself!

If you’re experiencing thinning hair or hair loss and would like to find out about what can be done, call the Belgravia Centre on 0800 077 6666 to book a free consultation. Feel free to message us for more information, or for your free personal hair analysis, fill in the online diagnostic form for easy, world-wide access to expert and professional info, advice and treatment.


28th September, 2010 at 4:59 am


Hair Restoration is a surgical technique that involves moving skin containing hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to bald or balding parts (the recipient site). It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness, whereby grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to bald scalp.

9th May, 2018 at 10:09 am


I find these statistics extremely doubtful. One third of people would give up sex to have their hair back?

9th May, 2018 at 11:13 am

Sarah Belgravia

Shocking, isn't it William! Hair really is incredibly important to a lot of people though.

21st June, 2018 at 12:38 pm


May I ask where is the information come from ?

21st June, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Katy, the information was published in 2009 and comes from a variety of sources, from our own hair loss specialists to the American Hair Loss Association.

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