Hair Loss Can Be Scary,
But There’s No Reason To Panic!
People have traditionally been afraid to discuss their hair loss, but hair loss is much more common than people realize.
Often most people turn to the internet to try and diagnose why they are losing their hair, sometimes they will speak to their hair stylist or barber, and even fewer cases will speak to a medical professional.
To get you through the Halloween season unscathed, we’ve gathered up a list of hair loss myths and set them straight.
#1 HAIR LOSS IS PERMANENT
FALSE! Although there is a point of no return when it comes to hair loss, you can catch it early enough that the treatment will be effective.
The truth is that once a follicle has completely died, and you have gone bald for several years, it will never grow back. This means that the best way to treat hair loss is in its early stages—before the hairs become thin and weak or fall out altogether.
#2 ONLY OLDER PEOPLE SUFFER FROM HAIR LOSS
FALSE! Hair loss can affect people of all ages. Men can start seeing signs of balding at as early as 30; women are luckier, however—they often don’t see balding until 40 or older. Moral of the story: you’re not immune to hair loss just because you’re young!
#3 HAIR LOSS IS ONLY A PROBLEM FOR MEN
FALSE! Although hair loss is a male dominant issue, more than 40% of women are expected to experience the condition by age 50.
#4 OVERWASHING HAIR CAN CAUSE IT TO FALL OUT
FALSE! Whether you wash your hair once a week or every day, it won’t make any difference in how much hair you lose.
The bottom line is that healthy ingredients are important, as some chemicals in shampoos can cause hair loss so using products that are full of clean ingredients that will only promote hair growth are essential.
#5 YOU INHERIT HAIR LOSS FROM YOUR MOTHER
FALSE! Although hair loss can be inherited, it is not the sole responsibility of your mother. Both sides of your family have a role in whether or not you go bald as an adult.
#6 YOUR HAIR WILL GROW FASTER IF YOU CUT IT
FALSE! You may notice that your hair looks thicker, but this is really an illusion created by the healthy look of freshly trimmed ends.
But it is important to understand that hair is not the same as follicle, hair is the strand of that grows from the follicle. The follicle is our main area of concern as hair loss experts.