A UK survey shows that hair loss makes a significant number of men depressed, anti-social and turn to drink and drugs.
The British Telegraph reported that a survey conducted by a UK pharmacy group found that a quarter of men surveyed under the age of 35 “turned to drink and drugs due to hair loss”.
Almost 40% said hair loss made them feel depressed and impacted negatively on their sex drive. Almost a third said they felt a lack of confidence and avoided socialising due to hair loss, according to the report.
A 2014 South African survey commissioned by Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo found almost 40% of 600 men between the ages of 20 and 65 said they were experiencing hair loss, while just over 40% said losing hair affected their self-esteem. A quarter said losing hair would affect their appeal to their partners and would impact negatively on their social life.
While there is no cure for baldness, in 2005 German scientist and hair expert Dr Adolf Klenk discovered after extensive research that a caffeine treatment countered hair loss*. He subsequently developed a range of caffeine shampoos for men, branded Alpecin. Backed by scientific research they are now sold across the globe. “Our innovative caffeine formula brings an energising ingredient to the hair. When used correctly and in the long term, Alpecin stimulates the hair and helps reduce hair loss*,” said Klenk.
(*without a result of a medical condition)