Even though August is over, we are bringing some Hair Loss Awareness month love into September because we 👏🏿 are 👏🏾 here 👏🏽 for 👏🏼 it! 👏🏻
In this post, we’ll talk about how common it is, what causes it, and what you can do about it. Hair loss is something that still can feel very taboo to talk about, especially for women, because our hair can be so intrinsically tied to our self-confidence, image, and feelings of our own femininity. At INALA, hair loss is something we talk about every day and encourage others to talk about - The more we can share our own stories and experiences around hair loss, the more we can normalize these conversations and change the narrative.
Q: What percentage of the population will experience hair loss due to genetic predisposition?
A: 80% of the population - 60% men / 20% women
Q: What percentage of women will experience hair loss at some point in their life?
Q: What is the average number of hairs on the human head?
A: 120,000 hairs is the average amount on a healthy person’s head!
Q: How many hairs, on average, do you lose a day?
A: 50 - 100 strands of hair loss is normal
Hair loss can be caused by many factors, and sometimes the reasons can vary between men and women. For women, the most common tend to be the following:
Since most people on average lose about 50-100 strands of hair a day, take solace in the fact that losing hair is natural and just part of the hair’s natural cycle of growth! One thing to note about this fact is that most of this normal hair loss will occur either while washing it or styling it, so if you go several days without washing your hair, it could feel like a lot (for example, if you go 5 days without washing your hair, you could naturally shed around 500 hairs on your next wash day!) but it is completely normal. If you feel like you are losing more than that, you may be experiencing a period of temporary hair loss.
1. Rule out any medical issues that could be the cause. If necessary, talk to your healthcare provider regarding potential medications or vitamin deficiencies that could be affecting your hair.
2. Check your lifestyle habits. Lack of sleep and constant stress isn't going to help your hair live up to its full potential.
3. Upgrade your hair and scalp products! Power potion is always the best starting point for targeting hair loss because it is suitable for all hair types and can be easily incorporated into any hair routine.
Ultimately, a healthy scalp will lead to healthy hair growth, so focusing on keeping the scalp clear of product buildup and fortified with the power of rice water will do wonders for your hair. But don’t just take our word for it - look at the hair loss (and regrowth!) journey of some of our customers!