Sources report that over 16 million Chinese people suffer from
some form of hair loss.
A healthy adult has about 100,000 hairs and loses 50 to 100 hairs
daily. “If you lose more than 100 hairs a day, you should
see a doctor,” says Shao Guoyun, a representative of the
Shanghai Master Biology Gene Science and Technology Development
Data shows that China’s coastal and developed areas have
more people suffering from hair loss, especially among higher
salary earners, compared to inalnd and rural regions.
In Hong Kong, meanwhile, expert Lin Shuling says five to six
people in every ten currently have a hair loss problem, up from
the two to three people in ten reported ten years ago.
“Nowadays, unbalanced diets, job pressure, environmental
pollution and television and computer radiation are the main causes
of hair loss.” Lin also pointed to individuals who frequently
dye or perm their hair, calling it an “extremely harmful” practice.
With more people suffering from hair loss, China’s market
for hair re-growth products has hugely expanded. Shao cautioned,
however, that “the Chinese market is filled with fake hair
growth liniment at present. Patients should attend standard hospitals
or clinics for consultations and to buy quality hair re-growth