Top Hairloss Myths Debunked


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We start to worry about more things as we age. Unfortunately for most, hairloss is one of these things. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, around 40 to 50 percent of both men and women will experience hairloss in their fifties.

The myths surrounding hairloss have been around ever since, and even with the technological advances we’ve made, many people still subscribe to these misconceptions. Here’s the truth to some of the top myths surrounding hairloss and baldness:

Hairloss Myth #1: Hairloss comes from your mother’s side of the family.

This is definitely a myth. Genetics play a part in pattern baldness, but the inheritance of this gene is found on the non-sex related chromosomes. This means that baldness can come from either of your parents.

Hairloss Myth #2: Shampooing a lot will cause your hair to fall out.

When you shed hair while washing it, it’s easy to blame your shampoo. But don’t worry, because the hair you lose while showering or brushing is part of the normal hair follicle cycle. Normally we lose up to 100 hair strands per day.

Hairloss Myth #3: Wearing hats can cause hairloss.

This myth is based on the idea that hats prevent the scalp from breathing and cut off air circulation to the scalp. The truth is that hair follicles get oxygen from the bloodstream, not from the air.

Hairloss Myth #4: Standing on your head promotes hair growth.

As silly as it sounds, this is actually a very common myth. The idea behind this is that the increased blood flow to the head will stimulate hair growth. However, this really is just a myth, because even if blood flow could help with hair growth, staying in that position will not produce enough of an effect to the hair follicles.

Hairloss Myth #5: There is no cure for baldness.

There is no miracle cure out there to get rid of baldness. However, Svenson has treatments that can prevent men and women from going bald. To learn more about these treatments, visit Svenson Hair Solutions.