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Consumer Reports On Hair Loss

Post  Webmaster on Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:52 am



Consumer Reports April 14, 2010

"Like the Rolling Stones’ song says, it’s a drag getting old, and marketers know it. Every year, they bombard us with an array of products that claim to turn back the clock on our faces, our bodies, and even our brains. There are lotions and potions to smooth your wrinkles and hair dyes to cover your gray. If you have no hair left to cover, there are purported baldness cures.

And those are just the products at the drugstore. Department stores, specialty shops, and doctors’ offices offer other, pricier options. Staying young is definitely a big business. Does any of this stuff actually work? To find out, we examined the anti-aging market on three fronts.

The distress caused by a balding head inspired extreme remedies even in the time of Hippocrates, who tried smearing pigeon droppings on the scalp. Other early fixes: hippopotamus fat, tar and sulfur, and horse urine. Leap to the 21st century, and there's still no magic bullet, but that doesn't mean resorting to pigeons.

To see which hair-loss remedies are worth trying, we turned to the opinions of our subscribers. More than 8,000 readers answered an online survey about hair loss and their experiences with hair-regrowth remedies. They also provided their own strategies for making hair look thicker, including creative hairstyling and bulking up at the gym (hey, whatever works)."

80% of women and almost 50% of men surveyed attempted to mask their hair loss.
Here's what they tried and their assessment (% of effectiveness) of how well each worked:
Wear a wig or toupée 65% effective
Shave head (for men) 46% effective
Dress better 46% effective
Exercise to improve physique 44% effective
Change hair style 43% effective
Use products that make hair look thicker 38% effective
Cover head more often 30% effective

According to the survey the three best things about hair loss -
There's no need to spend time grooming hair.
You save money on shampoos and conditioners.
You can wear a hat without messing your hair.
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Post  BladeRunner on Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:24 am

Change hair style to shaved head>>>>>>>>....100% effective
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Post  McGrath on Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:13 am

Those are some very troublesome statistics. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Rodger on Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:42 am

Wearing a wig or toupee is not a remedy.
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