Hair Loss Myths
You may have heard many hair loss myths throughout your life. Some myths are meant for laughs, and others are uttered with no doubt of being fact. While some myths may be close to being true, and others haven’t been scientifically proven.
One of the most popular hair loss myths is that hair loss genes are only passed down from the father. While this is often thought to be factual, it’s not. Many genes are in play from both father and mother.
Hair loss only affects older men.
Though hair loss is most obviously seen in men, it affects women as well. After puberty, young men can begin to lose hair density. Most hair loss is gradual and is only noticeable over time. By the time a man suffering from hair loss reaches his mid-thirties, it’s more clear that he’s losing hair. If left untreated by the time he’s older, he may even be completely bald.
There are many causes of hair loss.
While many things can lead to someone’s hair beginning to thin and fall out, the actual causes are quite similar. Though stress, medication, and diet can play their roles in hair loss, they normally only have a temporary effect. In most cases of hair loss in men, it’s caused by male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is a gradual hair loss where a hormone found in testosterone known as dihydrotestosterone shortens the hair growth cycle by decreasing the size of hair follicles.
Hair treatments are useless and don’t work.
Hair treatments have grown to be more and more effective throughout the years. Some medications and hair transplants are the most effective. Prescription pills and products that you apply directly to the scalp can help slow hair loss and even encourage regrowth. Hair transplants have proven to be the most effective way to treat hair loss.
Understanding hair loss is a step in the right direction of regaining your hair. If you have any questions or want to begin restoring your hair, contact us.