High-Earning Men More Likely to Suffer Hair Loss
added 24th October 2014
New research into UK hair loss has found that men earning £75,000 or more per year are more likely to blame work stress for their thinning hair than those earning up to £15,000.
The survey uncovered a link between wages and hair loss whereby one in five of the men surveyed who were earning £75,000 or more, blamed work-related stress for their hair loss. This dropped to just one in ten for men surveyed who were on salaries of up to £15,000.
50% of men surveyed believed stressful jobs were responsible for their balding. The other half of the men who took part in L’Oreal’s recent hair loss survey felt genetics were to blame.
In comparison, an astonishing 75% of women blamed work stress for their hair loss, with one in three of the women questioned having experienced thinning hair.
Whilst the link between hair loss and stress is nothing new, it is surprising how many people blame the pressure of work for their condition. The most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia (female or male pattern hair loss), with a range of other conditions such as Telogen Effluvium and Diffuse Thinning, also known as Chronic Telogen Effluvium, being directly related to stress.