According to the survey:
- Nearly 40% of U.S. women 18+ have noticed signs of hair loss or thinning
- Over 50% of US women 58 or older have experienced it
- That number jumps to over 60% for women age 65+
- These signs include: a widening part, hair being thinner than it used to be, significant signs of overall hair loss, and seeing through to the scalp where they couldn’t before especially in the temples or at the crown of the head.
Who is at risk? Research indicates women in one or more of these 3 categories are more susceptible to hair loss and thinning
- Women are 97% more likely (almost twice as likely) to experience signs of hair loss if they have a relative with hair loss compared to those who don’t, and 61% of women who have relatives with hair loss are experiencing symptoms of hair loss.
- Women who have had chemical treatments are 71% more likely to experience hair loss than those who have not, and over half (58%) of women who have had chemical treatments are experiencing signs of hair loss.
- Women who have been ill or taking medicine are 81% more likely to suffer from hair loss and thinning than those who have not, and over half (58%) of women who have been ill or taking medicine are experiencing signs of hair loss.
And many could be at risk for future issues. 62% of women have noticed changes to their hair just in the past year.
- These include: their hair not being as thick and full as it used to be (28%), their hair never looking the way they want it to (27%), their hair breaking off more easily than it used to (21%) and more hair coming off in or on their brush, drain, clothing or pillow (20%).
Unhealthy Hair Habits.
- It doesn’t help matters that a majority of women (78%) have done or experienced things that can eventually lead to hair loss or thinning issues.
These include: having color treated or highlighted their hair (47%), have had chemical treatments such as perms or relaxers (15%) or have had weaves, tight braids or hair extensions (6%).
The survey also identified the following important facts about hair loss that every woman should know.
Key takeaways include:
Don’t Stress (seriously).
- Of women experiencing hair loss or thinning, 97% would choose to either make their hair healthier, thicker, fuller, shinier or longer if they could.
This may be because more than 3 out of every 5 women experiencing signs of hair loss would agree that women with thinning hair look older.
Over 99% of women experiencing signs of hair loss feel more confident when their hair looks great.
- Thinning hair can send the wrong message to others. In fact, 81% of women feel that thinning hair affects a woman’s appearance in a negative way.
55% feel it makes a woman look older, 43% less healthy and 32% less confident.
Head in the Sand.
Desire for Change.
Longing for Better Locks.
“Healthy, beautiful hair can boost a woman’s self-confidence, that’s why hair loss or thinning can be such an emotional blow,” said international hair artist, Franco Della Grazia. “It’s an issue that is not commonly talked about, that in actuality, many women face.
I urge my clients to use Keranique because the products treat AND prevent hair loss—they give women an actual solution to their problem.”
“I see among my patients how devastating hair loss can be. While there is no easy fix, I recommend the Keranique Regrowth System.
The proof is in the pudding, and the results I’ve personally seen are astonishing. With 46 million women experiencing signs of thinning hair and balding, this is an issue that is underreported. It needs to be brought to the forefront so that women know they are not alone.” — Sonia Batra MD
Keranique®, the Women’s Hair Growth Experts™, has developed a system of haircare solutions to effectively address the underlying causes of women’s hair thinning and loss.
Formulated with its proprietary Keratin Amino Complex™ and the only FDA-approved, clinically proven ingredient to help regrow hair and revitalize hair follicles, the brand’s collection of mild cleansers, gentle conditioners, intensive treatments, and light-weight styling products help nourish the scalp and fortify thinning hair, in order to promote healthy hair growth, protect against hair loss and damage, maximize fullness and create the optimal environment for fuller, thicker, healthier hair.
The Keranique Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 800 nationally representative U.S. women, ages 18+, June 9 and 15, 2016, using an email invitation and an online survey.
Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult female population ages 18+.
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation.
The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results.
For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.5 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.