National Hair Loss Awareness Month - August


Throughout August, National Hair Loss Awareness Month gets to the root of an issue affecting both men and women. Hair loss affects approximately 56 million adults. While men are afflicted more than women, children are not immune.

When our hair looks good, we feel confident. Thinning hair is difficult to style, and the process of covering the thin spots causes frustration. We feel self-conscience. While it may seem vain, it’s not. Sometimes hair loss points to a medical condition or is the side effect of treatment. Looking our best is just one part of a bigger picture.

While many myths surround hair loss, it’s important to know there is help. In many cases, genetics plays a significant role, and often, hair loss is a normal part of aging. Other causes include:

  • Stress
  • Disease
  • Medical Treatments
  • Medications
  • Diet
  • Styling practices
  • Trauma

Depending on the cause, there may be treatments. Even if there isn’t a medical solution, a cosmetic one may be available instead. Throughout the month, clinics and spas will offer informational sessions and discounts. They will review the causes and treatment options.

Other options include prosthetics. Along with demonstrations and styling tips, these professionals will help you find the best fit and learn to wear a prosthetic for the most natural look. Styling and care products help to keep prosthetics looking natural longer.


Don’t give up on fuller hair. Seek a solution that works for you. If you think medical reasons cause your hair loss, speak with your physician. Ask what options are available for you. Find an event near you. Use #HairLossAwarenessMonth to share on social media.


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