Here is everything you need to know about Hair Loss Awareness Month, and how can it benefit you and your hair

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, and to we want to use this opportunity to talk about the topic of baldness and thinning hair.

Firstly, you are probably wondering what Hair Loss Awareness Month actually is.  Well, it's quite simple, really. Hair Loss Awareness Month occurs every August, for the full four weeks, and it is simply the time of year that is dedicated to educating people about the topic of hair loss.

It's not just about raising awareness, it's also a time when major hair companies promote their brands, products and treatments to men and women who suffer from the devastating effects of thinning hair.  Hair Loss Awareness Month offers hair loss sufferers a real opportunity to educate them selves on the subject, and find the best possible treatment.

Some facts about male baldness

Male pattern baldness (a.k.a. androgenetic alopecia) is the most common form of hair loss and accounts for more than 90% of hair loss in men. Androgenetic alopecia affects over 60% of men by the age of 35.  Two out of three guys will start to lose their hair in their 30s, and 80% of men have significantly thinning hair by the time they’re 50.

What causes hair loss?

Genetics, mostly. Genetic predisposition can actually come from either side of the family. Hormonal changes, medical complications, diet, stress, and medications can also do the trick.  Even temporary forms of hair loss can be caused by common factors such as seasonal hair shedding.

What doesn’t cause hair loss?

There are plenty of myths flying around, particularly over the internet, but in truth, most theories about causes of hair loss are pretty false. Over shampooing, wearing hats, constant masturbating, high levels of testosterone, and brushing your hair, are all made up theories that do not cause hair loss.

If you are already prone to hair loss, then yes, some of these things won't help the cause, and can in fact quicken the thinning, but if you are losing hair, it isn't because of those factors initially. 

What is the best treatment for hair loss?

Science has made huge strides at understanding and treating male pattern baldness, but we still don’t understand the root causes of what makes you lose your hair. So, unfortunately, there’s no known cure for male pattern baldness — but there are ways to effectively treat the symptoms of hair loss.

There are currently only two medically approved treatments for baldness, which are Finasteride and Minoxidil. However, they do come with the risks of nasty side-effects, so we would always advise you to look for more natural, safer, an healthier options.

Hair Loss Awareness Month treatments


Jacks of London is teaming up with motorbike heroes Harley Davidson and grooming gurus American Crew for its first fundraiser for Prostate Cancer. 

The barber group announced its year-long support of the charity last month, and now, alongside superb barber services, free cold beer and meltingly hot pizzas, those heading over to Jacks’ Clapham Junction store on the evening of 18 July will also get a chance to hop on a shiny new Harley and pick up some American Crew goodies. Guests will also be able to enter the Jacks of London prize draw to win a £500 Harley Davidson leather jacket, Acumen grooming products, Jacks of London vouchers and more.

‘It’s going to be a cracking night dedicated to all the best things our clients love,’ said Sue Whitehead, founder and MD of Jacks of London, which is celebrating 25 years in business by pairing up with the PCUK charity. ‘There will be music, superb haircuts and, of course, the renowned and generous Jacks goodie bags. But I expect our guests will be more than a little distracted by the bikes Harley Davidson is bringing down for them to play on.’

Every penny raised by donation for Jacks services is going to Prostate Cancer UK, which does an amazing job raising money and awareness of a traumatic disease that kills one man every 45 minutes, and claims the lives of more men than breast cancer does women. (For more stats, see end of release.)

‘Prostate cancer is one of those hidden diseases that can become a killer before you even realise you have it, but thanks to the amazing work done by Prostate Cancer UK, more and more men are catching it in time and surviving,’ added Sue. ‘And that includes one of our team.’

Currently, prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer in men, accounting for more than one in four new cancer cases in men. Around 129 are diagnosed with the disease every day, more than 47,000 each year. But Prostate Cancer UK is helping fund vital research all year long into better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease, as well as providing support for affected men and their families.

The partnership with Jacks of London aims to raise awareness as well as wads of cash. All its barbers, who see thousands of men in their chairs every week across the eight-strong group, have been trained to sensitively discuss the often unknown symptoms of the disease so their clients recognise them and seek medical care before it is too late. On 18 July the guys from the charity will be at the Clapham event to chat.

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Discover the charcoal skincare product range by Cremo

Cremo’s deep cleaning, activated charcoal products have the magnetic power to remove impurities, draw out dirt, unclog pores, detoxify the skin, reduce oil and eliminate blackheads, leaving your face feeling smooth, moisturised and clean. So you can always put your best face forward.

Check out the video below to discover more about the power of activated charcoal.

Detoxifying Peel-Off Mask

Our Peel-Off mask is designed to lock onto blackhead-causing impurities and draw them out, helping to detoxify skin and reduce the appearance of pores.

Paper Mask

Draw dirt and oil from your pores with this easy-to-use paper mask, fortified with the magnetic-like properties of activated charcoal.

Deep Cleaning Pore Strips

Dirt, oil, and blackheads love to hide deep in your pores. These strips lock onto blackhead-causing impurities and draw them out, helping to detoxify skin and reduce the appearance of pores.

Detoxifying 2-in-1 Scrub Mask

Detoxify skin, draw out blackheads and reduce the appearance of pores with the power of activated charcoal in this 2-in-1 Scrub & Mask.


Learn how to reduce the effects of summer hair shedding, and promote healthy, fuller, stronger hair growth. 

Seasonal hair loss is a real thing, and many of us tend to suffer from severe shedding during the hotter weeks of the year.  Our hair goes through different phases throughout the year, but spring and autumn seasons are the most common times when many of us experience thinning strands.

However, summer season is also a particularly hazardous time of the year for our locks, and that's because of key factors such as the extreme heat, harmful UV rays, and excess sweating - all of which can be very bad for the hair.  Although the mid-autumn season is statistically the most common time for most of us to lose hair, summer shedding is also very common. The worst thing about shedding during this time of the year is that the summer season seems to accentuate baldness and thinning hair via a number of ways...

Natural sunlight can enhance the appearance of bald patches, therefore summer season can accentuate thinning on the scalp. We also sweat more in the summer, which makes our hair damp and greasy, thus accentuating the thinning areas.  For those of us who are already suffering from thinning hair, summer can be a real nightmare.

Here are some simple things you can do to reduce the excess shedding, and help increase the amount of hair growth, just when your strands need it most. Follow these steps, and your hair will be fighting fit in no time.

Feed your hair with Vitamin B7

It doesn't really matter what season it is, or what type of baldness you are experiencing, Biotin (B7) is probably the most effective vitamin out there known to help promote faster, stronger hair growth - ideal for when your hair needs a boost during the shedding phase. Biotin won't help with the prevention of hair loss, but it will definitely help thicken and strengthen your strands.

Protect your hair from UV rays 

It's not just your skin that suffers from the harsh UV rays from the sun, your hair suffers too. Summer can be very unforgiving on your locks, so looking after your hair is even more essential. Invest in a non-grease SPF hair lotion, and apply before exposing your hair to the sun. The sun can damage your hair and cause it to shed, so protecting it daily is key to reducing excess shedding.

Massage your scalp regularly

You may have heard this technique before, but it's true - massaging the scalp can rejuvenate your follicles and stimulate hair growth. To make it easier and more effective, use a natural aromatherapy oil for your scalp massage. Argan Oil is great for the skin and is also excellent for the hair, so use it to massage the patchy and thinning areas of your scalp for l20 minutes, two to three times a week. This will help increase the blood circulation to your scalp making the hair roots stronger.

Use chemical free hair products

Steer clear of chemically formulated hair products - they will only do more harm than good, and this is something your hair does not need during summer season. It's not exactly the manliest of options, but baby shampoo is actually a great alternative to normal shampoos because it has less harmful chemicals in it. If your hair is in a delicate state, then using a gentle baby shampoo will benefit it immensely. Either that or find a good naturally made organic shampoo.

Always keep your hair hydrated

Keeping yourself hydrated is key to a healthier life. Drinking water is not only good for your hair, but it is also good for your skin and overall health. It goes without saying that you should be drinking plenty of water anyway, especially during the summer season.  It may sound a bit far-fetched, but staying hydrated can have incredible lasting effects on your hair.

Supplement your strands

Multi-vitamin hair supplements can be hugely effective in preventing the pattern of baldness and promoting the formation of hair growth, especially when your hair is at its most vulnerable. Giving your hair the right vitamins is crucial for hair loss prevention and healthy hair growth. Multi-vitamin supplements like HR23+ give you what you can't get into your daily diet.  Over 9 out of 10 users of HR23+ have noticed visible results in their hair after just a matter of weeks. 
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Discover three dermo-cosmetic skin care solutions that work for all skin types, on both men and women.

Uriage Thermal Water

In the heart of the Alps, Uriage thermal water becomes naturally enriched with mineral salts and trace elements for the wellness of your skin.

The brand's team of dermatologists have developed a range of dermo-cosmetic products suitable for all skin types including infants and those with very sensitive skin.

Uriage Cleansing Oil

The Uriage Cleansing Oil is designed to cleanse, nourish and protect the skin of the face and body thanks to its hypoallergenic formula enriched with mild super-greasing agents. Its fine and delicate texture leaves a protective film that offers comfort and softness to your skin.

Cica-Lips Repairing Balm

The Cica-Lips Repairing Balm is formulated with Poly-2p, an innovative patented complex. A high tolerance and long-lasting formula that is suitable for both professional and personal use.

The cica-lip balm offers a triple action:
  • It insulates the skin's surface: The combination of two polymers provides an insulating action on the skin's surface to prevent future aggressions.
  • It deeply regenerates: The combination of two polymers repairs chapped and damaged lips.
  • It soothes: Phytosterols immediately soothe dry chapped lips, restoring greater comfort.
  • Indications Repair and insulation lip balm.


Give Dad the best grooming gift set for Father's Day

With Father's Day approaching, it's time to think about what to get Dad for the big day. If you're looking to avoid the predictable gifts, then consider getting him a personalised grooming gift set.  Here are four of the best, most affordable grooming gift sets for men, that'll be sure to put a smile on your dad's face. 

Personalised Father's Day Men's Grooming Box

Personalised gentleman's grooming storage box for men is a trinket storage box for him. It can be personalised with the colour moustache and whisky or gin.

The box has a tightly fitting lid with a clasp fastener to keep all those precious items safe and sound. A perfect box to keep at the bedside for all those bits of gentlemen's clutter.  A perfect gift for dad on Father's Day.


lookfantastic Limited Edition Father's Day Collection

Go beyond the traditional Father’s Day gift of a tie and chocolate with the lookfantastic Father’s Day Collection. Upgrade your dad’s grooming routine with six premium body and skin care products that will keep him looking and feeling like the leading man he is.

Get your hands on this lookfantastic Limited Edition Father’s Day Collection (worth £139) for only £49, or receive an amazing £5 discount* if you are a lookfantastic Beauty Box subscriber.


Personalised Daddy's Grooming Box, Father's Day Gift

These beautiful personalised gift boxes are the perfect gift for Dads. Choose between either a pearlescent Navy Blue or matt White box each with a stunning printed contrasting design; the gift boxes are great for filling with grooming gifts and goodies and building into the fantastic hamper gift for giving on occasions such as Birthday's and Father's Day.

They are also a just as good on there own, being fully personalised they are great for using as keepsake and memory boxes. With a luxury pearl/matt paper finish, magnetic closure strip and tied with a matching stain grosgrain ribbon these boxes really do stand out for their amazing quality and unique design.

This box is the perfect gift for Him. Made with ❤ by the Laser Made Occasions team each box is uniquely personalised and printed with the beautiful design. Once personalised it is then carefully package and sent to you, so that when you receive it you will be ready to surprise someone with a amazing present!


Personalised Male Grooming Box by Dust and Things 

A modern wooden box, perfect for him to store his grooming items in style! Optional extra personal message of your choice on the box base.  With this classic wooden box bearing its modern logo style design, give the gift of elegant grooming storage on a Birthday, Father's Day or an Anniversary. Simply add the details of choice and we will create the box to order.

Perfect for organising all kinds of male grooming items from beard oils to aftershave - this box provides a handsome place to store and easily find anything he would like.

Want to make the gift extra special? Add a personal message of your choice to the bottom of the box ie. 'Happy Birthday to my Dapper Dad! Leo x'.  Choose from 3 different styles of box to suit your needs.


HR23+ hair supplement for fathers with baldness


Every Dad deserves a crown. And so does his beard. 

Cremo Beard Products are designed to answer the unique requirements of beards, no matter the length. From beard wash and scruff cream to revitalizing oils and styling balm, each is designed to soothe, soften and relieve the itch. Dad's beard will always look its best, so he can always Beard Boldly.

Fight beard itch and soothe problem areas with the power of 1% Hydrocortisone. Medicated, lightweight formula without the medicated smell.

It's easy to Beard Boldly with this time-saving formula that cleans, conditions and softens coarse facial hair in a snap.

Helps to relieve itchiness and dryness, leaving your beard looking healthy and smelling fresh. Available in Unscented, Mint Blend, Forest Blend and Walmart's exclusive Bourbon Blend scent.

Soften those sharp whiskers and keep the skin underneath moisturised with Cremo Beard & Scruff Cream. Available in Mint Blend, Forest Blend and our new Reserve Blend.