Facts on Hair Loss, 5 Celebrities with Hair Loss, and 5 Solutions

Bruce Willis Speaks at Comic Con
Actor Bruce Willis speaking at July 2010 Comic Con. |

Hair loss can happen to anyone. It happens to men, women, and children. Five common causes of hair loss are genetics, age, malnutrition, stress, and medical issues. Different ways that hair affects people are gradually thinning hair, bald spots, loose hair strands, loss of all body hair, and scaling on the scalp.

Genetics can causes people to loose their hair as early as adolescent teenage years. Pattern baldness is hereditary and is characteristic of a receding hair line for men and thinning hair for women. Aging and hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause also affects hair loss.

Stress is characteristic of loose hair. It can stem from emotional shock such as hearing news of a death in the family. Health affects hair loss when there is a change in diet that either causes excessive weight gain or loss. Ringworm is also a concern, since it causes scalp infections. Hair loss can also happen due to certain hairstyles such as tight pigtails, cornrows, certain hair treatments, and permanents.

According to Mayo Clinic, "Hair loss can be caused by drugs used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure and birth control. Intake of too much vitamin A may cause hair loss as well."

5 Celebrities with Hair Loss

1) Bruce Willis
2) Vin Diesel
3) Jude Law
4) Victoria Beckham
5) Prince William

5 Ways to Handle Hair Loss

1) Wigs or hats
2) Shaving head
3) Hair implantation (ex. Bosley)
4) Changing diet
5) Hair products (ex. Rogaine)