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Stages of Hair Loss

ludwig hairloss chart

Did you know that approximately 42 million women in the U.S. alone suffer from hair loss?

Most people normally shed about 100 hairs a day. But with about 100,000 hairs in the scalp, this amount of hair loss shouldn't cause noticeable thinning. Gradual thinning is a normal part of aging. However, hair loss may bead to baldness when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth, when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches. The client's stage of hair loss should be determined by the hair loss specialist.

Jon Renau uses the Ludwig Hair Loss Chart to identify the various stages of hair loss. During the beginning stages of hair loss, the client may not require a full hair system/wig, and an addition piece or topper can successfully cover the less dense areas. Hair loss is not always an issue for women to need/want more hair. The chart above shows the different stages of hair loss and the chart below explains the Jon Renau products that are recommended for each case.


topper chart


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