For millennia around the world, hair has always held a place of significance socially and culturally. Historically, no matter where you look, there is importance associated to hair, whether it be in rituals of how and when to cut hair, or in the value given to one’s beauty based on hair or based a style of hair that symbolized a belonging to a tribe or group. Baldness, on the other hand, was mainly associated to old age, unattractiveness, shame and even infertility. Although none of these signs may be true, hair loss can certainly lower one’s confidence and cause feeling of low self-esteem.
Statistics show that at least 70% of men and upward of 50% of women will lose their hair in varying degrees sometime in their lifetime. The causes of hair loss are many, but can mostly be attributed to three factors: genetics, hormonal changes and age.