Hair loss is a serious problem. However, so many people have come up with random myths about it that it is difficult to determine truth from myth. There are literally hundreds of myths out there that are related to hair loss.
On the one hand, some people think that all hair loss is caused by the same thing. On the other hand, some people think that anything and everything causes it!
Since we’re on the subject, we’ll take you through ten myths about hair loss right now. Take a look!
Myth #1 – Shampoo Causes Hair Loss
Shampoo doesn’t cause hair loss on its own. It is, in fact, washing your hair daily that can cause hair loss. You can and should use shampoo in your hair two-three times a week.
However, washing your hair every day can weaken the roots.
Myth #2 – Hair Loss Comes from Your Mother’s Side
Hair loss in the form of MPB (Male Pattern Baldness) is hereditary. However, you can earn your MPB from either side of your family. Just because the men in your mother’s family all have MPB doesn’t mean you will. (Though if both sides do, then you’re bound to have it!)
Myth #3 – The Sun is Bad for Your Hair
Hiding from the sun is a silly thing to do on a regular day. Don’t add your hair in on it too! You need vitamin D from the sun, so a little exposure is perfectly fine. The only risk your hair has is if you spend too much time under the sun that your skin gets sunburnt often. (The UV rays will eventually cause damage if your skin gets burnt every couple of days)
Myth #4 – Testosterone Influences DHT Problems
DHT does originate from testosterone, that is true. This is why the majority of people who experience MPB are men. However, the amount of testosterone in your system has no effect on your hair loss. DHT has the same effect, no matter the number of particles in your system.
Myth #5 – Baldness can be Caused by Masturbating
Again, testosterone levels make no difference to the speed of hair loss. Yes, masturbating often does cause you to produce more testosterone after a time. But, no, it doesn’t impact your hair loss.
Myth #6 – Stress Makes You Bald for Life!
There’s a clear connection between serious stress levels and hair loss. However, when you get stressed, your hair stops growing until the stress is removed from your life. The hair follicles that have paused production are still alive and well. As soon as you get a grip and calm down, your hair will start to grow again.
Myth #7 – Male Pattern Baldness Causes Low Blood Circulation in Your Head
Close, but you need to invert the statement. Low blood circulation can cause hair loss. Without enough blood, you won’t get enough hydration nor oxygen to your hair follicles. If this occurs, you may go bald whether you have MPB or not!
Myth #8 – Only Old People Go Bald
MPB generally sets in during your early twenties. While it generally takes many years for the MPB to show any major bald spots, some people do begin to build their ‘M’ forehead in their mid-twenties to early-thirties.
Myth #9 – Only Men Suffer from Male Pattern Baldness
The majority of people who suffer from MPB are men. However, there are occasions where a woman also has some testosterone in her system. When this is the case, she has the possibility of possessing MPB.
Myth #10 – Male Pattern Baldness Can’t be Stopped!
Of course, it can! We already have access to a number of natural hair loss shampoos that are designed to block DHT in our system. Blocking DHT will slow down your hair loss and allow you to keep your hair for a lot longer. Staying healthy will also improve your resistance to hair loss.
These are just ten of hundreds of hair loss myths. Hopefully, you’ve learned a few things about what hair loss really is and how it can be handled. Perhaps you will spread the true facts to your friends and help us destroy these silly hair loss myths!