The 6 biggest misconceptions everyone has about hair loss
Hair loss is a tricky beast to tackle. Part of the reason for that is that there is a lot of misinformation surrounding the topic.
In an effort to dispel some of this confusion, we’ve rounded up a few of the biggest hair loss myths we see perpetrated time and time again.
Here are six of them. Hair loss is:
Caused by malnutrition In the Western world, it’s extremely hard to be so deficient in vitamins that your hair starts falling out. “To lose hair from vitamin deficiency, you’d have to be so deficient in some vitamin that you’d have other problems other than your hair,” says Mr. Hanney Al Qaisi, Trichologist at VTC.
Caused by excessive shampoo or hair product use, or other damage to your hair like wearing hats Many men assume that the friction caused by wearing hats can lead hair to fall out, but that’s just not true, according to Men’s Journal and US News. If any hairs do fall out while you’re wearing a hat, it will likely be temporary. Your biggest concern here should be damaging the hair strands themselves, which can make any thinning more apparent.
Passed from your mother’s side Actually, hair loss genetics are a little more complicated than that. Though the X chromosome from the mother does carry the primary genetic factor, recent research suggests that baldness in your father may indicate that you, too, will start to bald, according to US News.
Caused by clogged pores Clogged pores cause acne, not hair loss, according to medical professionals. Only common in older men. Hair loss frequently starts in men as young as those in their 20s, according to US News. Caused by stress. Only in extremely prolonged stressful conditions can stress lead to hair loss, says Men’s Journal.
Basically: most hair loss is genetic, natural, and not preventable. There are, however, things you can do to both slow it down and reverse it.
If you are curious to find out ways to prevent and or treat hair thinning or hair loss, get in touch with us, or come see our hair loss specialists at VIVANDI Trichology Center. We are dedicated to helping you preserve and promote growth of strong, healthy hair! Call us at 04-335 3336 to speak to our clinic.