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6 Astonishing Facts about Hair Loss

Unless you re one of the few lucky individuals out there, you will more than likely experience some thinning or even balding at some point in your life. While hair loss is a common occurrence, it doesn t have to rule your life. In observance of National Hair Loss Awareness Month, we ve compiled a handful of interesting statistics that may surprise you: It Doesn t Just Affect Older People While losing one s locks tends to happen to the older crowd, onset can occur much earlier than you may expect. According to the American Hair Loss Association, about 25% of men who experience hair loss will begin noticing signs before they reach 21 years of age. Male Pattern Baldness Doesn t Affect All Men Millions of men (about 95%) will experience some degree of thinning or loss of hair, but not every man will have to deal with it. Two-thirds of men will start noticing less of a mop on their tops before age 35, and about 85% of men will experience significant hair thinning once they reach a