When people think of August, they usually think of two things: a visit to the beach or back-to-school shopping. Did you know, however, that August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month?
What Is National Hair Loss Awareness Month?
With hair loss being an all too real yet less talked about issue, National Hair Loss Awareness Month, observed in August each year, highlights the need for us to be talking more about hair and the impact hair loss can have in our lives. It’s a misconception that hair loss is primarily an issue for males, as it can also affect many females and children. According to research, over 80 million Americans are affected by hair loss, and 40% of those affected are women. Androgenic hair loss (female or male pattern baldness) is one of the most common causes.
Several factors can affect hair loss, such as heredity, acute stress, disease, medical treatments like chemotherapy, strong medications, dietary restrictions, grooming and styling practices, trauma, and pregnancy.
What Is the Goal of National Hair Loss Awareness Month?
National Hair Loss Awareness Month aims to spread awareness about this growing cause for concern, which many people are too embarrassed to talk about. By observing this month, those suffering from hair loss-related issues can be educated about their condition and empowered to reach out for help to discover the potential causes and treatments that exist for them. Most importantly, it shows them that they are not alone in this.
How to Observe National Hair Loss Awareness Month
With the entire month of August dedicated to hair loss awareness, there will be something for everyone to participate in.
- Join an event or create your own to raise awareness for hair loss
- Invest in your own hair care
- Support a friend or family member who is currently suffering from hair loss
- Seek solutions or options for hair loss
At NM Hair Replacement Studio, we provide FREE consultations to those suffering from hair loss looking for a plan of action. We serve the greater New York City metropolitan region with people coming from New Jersey, Manhattan, Long Island, and beyond!