Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Hairloss in Women
Hairloss is typically associated with men, so when it happens to women, it’s easy to feel a little panicked.
Despite how common hairloss is, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding it. The number one misconception about hairloss, though, is that it is only a man’s problem. Studies have shown that women normally experience hairloss in their 50s or 60s, but it can happen at any age and for different reasons: genetics, childbirth, stress, poor diet, menopause, and hormonal imbalances, to name a few.
Here are just some of the popular hairloss myths, debunked:
Myth #1: Only older women experience hairloss.
Similar to males, it is possible for some women to experience thinning hair in their 20s or even earlier, especially those with a family history of hairloss. Hormone problems can be a factor that affects hair at a young age. Nutritional deficiencies and high levels of stress can also be culprits for early hairloss.
Myth #2: Excessive shampooing will make you lose your hair.
There’s a popular claim that your hair will look healthier by skipping on shampoo, most likely because of people associating shedding with shampooing in the shower. However there is no solid scientific evidence that links hairloss with the number of times you shampoo. In fact, not shampooing enough can be bad for your hair and scalp due to build-up, so make sure to wash regularly.
Myth #3: Overexposure to the sun can cause hairloss.
Being out in the sun without protection can cause burns, but it will not cause hairloss. In fact, the vitamin D from the sun can be crucial for your hair. Experts say that vitamin D is important for hair cycling because it helps push hair from its resting phase to the growing phase.
Myth #4: Coloring your hair can make you go bald.
Dyeing your hair will not make you lose your hair, but poor styling practices can weaken your hair strands. Overdoing treatments like bleaching, coloring, hair straightening, and curling can damage hair over time. Whenever you color or heat style your hair, be sure to use serum to protect your hair.