Japan, Korea and the Rest of East Asia
People of East Asian descent and especially Japanese, experience hair loss at one of the lowest rates in the world, and start much later in life than other places. Those that do lose hair, generally, start in their 40s and 50s rather than their 20s and 30s.
Caucasians Lose The Most Hair
In terms of which ethnicity tends to experience the most hair loss, Caucasians are the undisputed leaders.
It's so common, in fact, that by the age of 35, two-thirds of men will experience some form of hair loss. And it's not just men – 40% of Americans who experience hair loss are women.
What Country Has the Highest Percentage of Males Who Go Bald? The Czech Republic is the country with the highest percentage of men losing their hair. In the Czech Republic, approximately 43 percent of men have either lost their hair or are losing their hair.
Genetics (which controls ethnicity) is the number one cause of hair loss. Certain races have higher rates of hair loss compared to others. Caucasians have the highest rates out of all the ethnic groups. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Native American Indians, Inuits, and Chinese have the lowest rates.
1. Czech Republic. We did say number one would be a surprise. The Czech Republic has as many as a staggering 42.79% of men who deal with baldness.
Family history (heredity).
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition that happens with aging. This condition is called androgenic alopecia, male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness.
Hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases, thyroid disorders, and stress are among the known causes of hair loss in young men and women. However, diet can also strongly influence hair health. The growing popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets could be contributing to millennial hair loss.
About 70% of men will lose hair as they get older. And 25% of bald men see first signs of hair loss before age 21. “Recent advances offer a lot of hope in both treating and preventing different types of baldness,” says dermatologist Amy Kassouf, MD.
Asian men have less of the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme. This enzyme converts regular testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Testosterone is both anabolic and androgenic, meaning that it can build muscle tissue and bind to androgen receptor. Dihydrotestosterone is purely androgenic, and it lasts about 5 times as long.
Caucasian, Asian and Indian hair samples were put to the test for the World's Best Hair study. Their results put an end to any splitting of hairs over the issue: in terms of health, the Indian hair is the best, topping other ethnic groups on all four counts.
A Recruit Lifestyle survey, targeting 50,000 men and women in Japan aged between 20 and 69, found that 7.8% of women and 26.7% of men had experienced hair loss.
Caucasians have the highest hair density among the ethnicities studied. Black people have the lowest. Asian people have hair density that falls somewhere in between.
Almost 80% of male pattern baldness in India is related to testosterone and testosterone derivative DHT issues. Testosterone deficiency leads to hair loss and this kind of hair loss is perhaps the most common type of hair problem one encounters in the country.
Going back to the hormones theory, you may be wondering why all men don't experience hair loss if they all produce testosterone and therefore, create the same testosterone by-product. This is thought to be down to the fact that some men create more than others, and some have more receptors than others.
But baldness can be deceiving: Two-thirds of men face hair loss by age 35, and a bad genetic hand is often to blame. Male-pattern baldness is an inherited sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT, a by-product of testosterone), which leads to finer hair, a receding hairline, and finally a deserted scalp.
On average it takes 15-25 years for men to go completely bald. This process can begin at any age. About two thirds of men are either bald or have a balding pattern by the age of 60. In a nutshell, there is no particular age when you can expect to see hair loss.
Only riboflavin, biotin, folate, and vitamin B12 deficiencies have been associated with hair loss.
According to the American Hair Loss Association, 95 percent of hair loss in men is caused by androgenetic alopecia. This inherited trait that tends to give guys a receding hairline and a thinning crown is caused by genetic sensitivity to a byproduct of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Of all the Asian countries on the list, Japan came out on top, with an estimated 26.78% of Japanese men bald or balding, at least according to Japan's data. The number is 1.67 times higher than 22 years ago, with only 15.6% of Japanese men losing their hair in 1982.
In 2021, Chinese born after 1990 became the main group suffering from hair thinning, jumping from 36.1% in 2017 to 39.3% in 2021. At present, people under 30 and those aged between 31- and 40-years old account for 69.8% and 25.4% of the population who is going bald.
By the age of 21, 25 percent of men are thought to have been somewhat bald with a male pattern. At the age of 35, this figure is up to 66%. By 50 years of age, 85% of men will suffer from male baldness patterns.
ITALY- Italians are not as severely impacted by baldness as the Czech but a 39% balding rate means lots of bald men!