75% of British women are worried about hair loss, new findings from hair care brand Philip Kingsley found.
The survey revealed that 42% of respondents admitted that they were experiencing hair loss or thinning.
London, the UK’s capital city, was found to be the most affected region, with 77% of women experiencing hair loss.
90% also said they think about hair loss a few times a day – at least.
The pressure of modern life, respondents said, is contributing to their hair loss and thinning.
Three quarters stated that their locks falling out was a product of stress.
More than half also admitted that nutrition plays a key role in the look of their hair.
“Women are in the grip of a hair loss pandemic,” said Philip Kingsley’s Brand President and Trichologist, Anabel Kingsley.
“Hair loss in women has always been a common problem.
“But the problems have been exacerbated over the past few years because of immense psychological and physical stressors, including Covid-19, the modern-day pressures experienced by women, women not having time to prioritise self-care, and women not having their health prioritised by others.
“All of these factors have had a negative impact on hair growth and daily hair fall.”
She continued: “As hair is non-essential to physical survival, it is the ultimate and unfiltered reflection of our nutritional status and overall wellbeing.
“I see so many women experiencing hair loss resulting from dietary inadequacies that have stemmed from self-deprivation, not nurturing themselves with balanced, fresh and wholesome meals, as well as from misinformation on what healthy eating looks like.”