8 Hair Loss and Regrowth Facts That Will Change How You Care For Your Hair

8 Hair Loss and Regrowth Facts That Will Change How You Care For Your Hair

Think hair loss is just for men with horseshoe hair lines? Think again. Younger generations are noticing the signs of hair loss earlier than ever, for reasons that go beyond genetics. Keep reading for surprising hair loss and regrowth facts to know how to better grow your hair and get a heads up on hair loss.


1. More Than 80% of Men and Nearly 40% of Women Under 50 Will Experience Hair Loss.


Our world is changing quickly and the face of hair loss is changing with it. Younger generations of men and women are experiencing signs of hair loss at earlier stages than ever before thanks to an increase in stress, poor diet choices, smoking/vaping, lack of sleep, medications, climate change and more. The good news is that, in most of these cases, hair loss can be preventable and even reversible with the right treatments.
READ: 5 Ways To Prevent Hair Loss


2. At least 8% of People Experienced Hair Loss During the Pandemic.

 “The year America’s hair fell out”.

Research is showing that the effects of COVID-19 aren’t just negatively impacting our mental health, but our hair health as well. If you have noticed more hair loss post-2020, there may be a very logical (and treatable) reason.

The pandemic brought with it new stresses and lifestyle changes that science is showing could disrupt the bodies ability to produce the building blocks it needs to keep growing healthy hair, even pushing some hair into a shedding phase earlier than expected.


3. Hair Grows in a Cycle That Sheds 50-100 Hairs a Day.

Around 90% of hair is always in its growing phase and 10% is always typically in a resting/shedding phase. Our hair’s cycle is made of 4 different stages to move each strand from its growth phase to its final shedding phase (roughly 2-7 years!). The hairs on your head grow in different stages so that as old hairs are ready to shed, new hair has already grown in its place. 

Those suffering from hair loss or deficiencies experience an imbalance in hairs in the shedding phase versus the growth phase and may notice a difference in density and patchy spots of growth.


4. One in Four American Women Are Living With Pattern Hair Loss.

Full hair now doesn’t always mean full hair forever. More than 21 million females in the U.S. are or will be affected by alopecia, or female-pattern hair loss for reasons from stress to pregnancy.

Unlike male-pattern hair loss, female-pattern hair loss is an overall thinning which typically maintains the normal hairline but can appear as a wider part, occurring suddenly or developing gradually over time. Sudden-onset causes include illness, diet, medications, and even childbirth or menopause and are often times reversible with the right treatments.

READ: Early Signs of Hair Loss in a Younger Generation


5. You (and Your Hair) Are What You Eat.

 What fuels our body fuels our hair. Our bodies require a lot of energy, nutrients and essential building blocks to help hair grow long and strong. If there are key nutrients or protein sources missing in our diets it may be affecting the health and growth of our hair.

Of course, this alternatively means that simply making more hair-health conscious choices in our diets could not only improve the look and feel of our hair but help repair and regrow it too. Try including more nuts, green veggies, protein, vitamin B and iron into your diet to nourish your body to nourish your hair.


"If there are key nutrients or protein sources missing in our diets it may be affecting the health and growth of our hair."



6. Most of Your Hair is Actually Dead (R.I.P).

Your hair may shine bright like a diamond but it’s actually as dead as a doorknob. The only living part of your hair is inside the follicle, beneath the root. As soon as the hair has grown past the follicle all biochemical activity stops, so the hair shaft is no longer ‘alive’. This is why a good hair and scalp regime is so important to keep your hair growing long, strong and fully supported from damaged and breakage.


7. Stresses Can Effect Your Tresses.

It’s no secret that stress can have a long list of negative impacts on the body, but have you considered how it could be affecting your hair? Recent studies have shown that stress spikes levels of corticosterone in the body, which has been linked to early onset hair loss.

Telogen effluvium, or TE as it’s often called, is a sudden and dramatic form of hair loss. It’s caused mainly by everyday emotional stresses that can push as much as 70 percent of your hair into the “telogen”, or resting, phase of its growth cycle. This stops your strands’ growth and disconnects them from their blood supply in order to conserve resources for more essential bodily processes.


8. Proactive Treatments Trends On The Rise.

 So how much hope is there for the future of hair? Of course, treatment varies based on the individual person and situation, but just like when it comes to wrinkles and cavities, researchers agree the best form of treatment is: prevention.

Say goodbye to snake oils and hello to science. A lot of time and clinical trials have been put into determining how to best support our strands biologically through a range of special shampoos, serums and supplements that produce real results and fit right into our routines.


 Systems like the Grofully Regrowth Kits are designed to work in tandem to provide you with all of the best tools you need to care for your hair in the best way. Kits like these help you regrow hair you never thought possible and proactively fight back against future fall out. For more information on the common causes of hair loss, read our other article here.

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