Women worry more about thinning hair than men

A study carried out by Dr Kurt Wolff and conducted by Vision Critical in 2013 with 2000 UK adults revealed, that 78 per cent of women with thinning hair worry about it compared to 43 per cent of men, who are more commonly known to lose their hair.

With more than a third of women in the UK over 40 experiencing premature hair loss and despite recent reports that A-listers such as Nigella Lawson, Helena Bonham Carter and MP Nadine Dorries suffer from thinning hair, the problem is still pretty much a taboo topic.

Hair loss can have a devastating effect on a woman’s confidence and 34 per cent of women felt the worst aspect of hair loss was ‘feeling less attractive than other women’, followed by ‘looking older’ and ‘feeling insecure” both of which was mentioned by a fifth of respondents affected (21 per cent).

The study also showed that women are far more worried about the perceptions of other women (25 percent) than the views of men (13 per cent).

When it comes to hair loss concerns, women in their 40s were more worried than older women. More than three quarters (76 per cent) of those affected between the age of 40 and 49 said hair thinning dents their confidence and impacts their self-esteem, compared to only 49 per cent of those over 60.

The R&D team at Dr. Wolff have developed Plantur 39 phyto-caffeine shampoo which has scientifically proven to protect the hair roots from premature exhaustion when used daily, offering hope for women over 40 suffering from thinning hair or hair loss.