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Let's get some facts straight  


The partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows

Alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the hair follicles.

Alopecia Areata - the hair falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter.

Alopecia Universalis - is the rarest form, this affects the entire scalp and body with complete hair loss.

 Alopecia/Hair Loss is growing and becoming more and more wide spread around the world.

This is no surprise as the world we live in now is more stressful and emotionally demanding than ever before.

A survey from in 2015 shows an estimated 8 million women in the UK have hair loss, one in eight of those surveyed was under 35.

Perhaps most surprising of all are the causes:

  • Crash dieting

  • Stress /anxiety

  • Some oral contraceptives.

In the random study of over 2,000 women in the UK, more than one in five said they are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning. When you add in the number of women who have suffered from this in the past, the figure rises to almost 30%

A further 25% who did not have the problem themselves knew friends or family who did.

The emotional toll can be devastating: many of those the researchers spoke to described how they had begun to withdraw from everyday activities.

As many as 51% say they now shy away from having photos taken, 47% say they avoid social events and 40% said the same for meeting new people.

Anxiety and embarrassment were also common responses to developing the condition.

people in the public eye with hair loss

Some actors:

Viola Davis, Jimi Mistry, Robert Patterson, Humphrey Bogart, Neve Campbell, Grace Kelly, Keira Knightly

People in media / the arts:

Jessy Nelson, Matt Lucas, Tyra Banks, Jemima Khan, Gail porter, Victoria Beckham, Christina Aguilera, Dolly Parton

To name a few…

recent Studies + Updates in the news 

In a recent study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), scientists found that a drug called ruxolitinib could effectively cure hair loss disease. A medication that is used to treat bone marrow malignancies, and tofacitinib, a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis