More than 50 percent of men over the age of 50 have some form of hair loss, making the hair loss industry worth a whopping $3.5 billion. Unfortunately, many hair loss solutions are worthless.
"Most of the products and services that are being sold in this industry don't work," says Spencer Kobren founder of the American Hair Loss Association and host of The Bald Truth podcast.
It's often difficult to separate the snake oils from the solutions because many people advocating for or against different products tend to have stakes in the industry too. There is also a lot of misinformation out there about what causes hair loss and how it can be prevented. We dug into the hard science to expose the myths, truths, and important information you should know about what you can actually do to keep (or get back) your hair.
Stress Causes Hair Loss: Mostly Myth
Stress can be blamed for many different health problems but hair loss isn't generally one of them. Balding and stress are often associated because people can lose hair under extreme stress. How extreme? After giving birth, some women experience hair loss. People may also experience hair loss after something drastic like a car crash or the death of someone close. Otherwise, stress is not likely the cause.
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