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THE WEARABLE HAIR GUIDE: SELECT YOUR SOLUTION
Although anyone can experience hair loss, women actually make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers -- 1 in 4 women in the U.S. (source: American Hair Loss Association). It may not be uncommon but it can be upsetting! Unless you’ve experienced hair loss first-hand, it can be difficult to grasp the emotional toll it can take. For many of us, hair can be a surprisingly important part of our identity and for women, our sense of femininity.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the average person loses anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. But hair loss becomes noticeable when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth or when regrowth is thinner than previous.
Alopecia is the medical term for excessive hair loss. It can be caused by anything from chemotherapy and radiation therapy side effects to stress, age, genetics, poor nutrition and autoimmune disorders. Androgenetic alopecia is genetic and causes 95% of hair loss -- often diffuse thinning for women and pattern balding for men. Alopecia areata, and various other types of less common alopecia, are autoimmune disorders resulting in hair loss ranging from small patches to complete hair loss which can be temporary or permanent.
Identifying the nature and extent of your hair loss is crucial to determining the type of product best suited for your needs. Top pieces can be a great solution for localized hair loss. If hair loss is more extensive or diffuse, wigs will be ideal.
As Wig Experts, we developed our Hair Matchmaker tool to help you easily classify your particular type and degree of hair loss - and more importantly, match it up with the selection of products best suited for your needs. From hairpieces to wigs, we've got you covered!