The process of understanding and treating hair loss is a billion-dollar industry. Over the last few years, scientists have found a lot in regards to hair and how people lose it by looking for procedures, cures and products. During that time, many myths were created. These are 10 myths created along the way.
Hats Can Cause Hair Loss
Hair follicles get their source of oxygen from the bloodstream, not outside air. Knowing this, one could assume wearing a hat does not cause baldness.
You Inherent Baldness from Your Mother’s Side
The Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration states that you are in fact slightly more likely to inherit baldness from your mother’s side, but in reality, it can come from either your mother’s side or your father’s side.
Baldness Skips One Generation.
Baldness patterns are not completely understood. However, there is no evidence to support that it skips a generation. It is understood, however, that if your father is bald, you should not expect to have a full head of hair.
The Use of Hairspray and Gel Can Cause Balding
This particular rumor might have been caused by the fact that many of these hair care products use an excessive amount of possibly harmful chemicals. However, there is no evidence that directly supports these assumptions.
Hair Loss Caused by Birth-Control Pills
According to Prevention, this myth may have some truth. Hair follicles that are sensitive to progesterone (Hormone in birth control pills) have a chance to cause problems with hair loss.
Thinning Hair Caused by Stress
Although it is true that excessive stress can cause hair to fall out in some, it is not generally permanent hair loss. The medical term for stress related hair loss is Telogen Effluvium. Most recently in the news is telogen effluvium caused by the extreme stress placed on the body’s organs and nervous system by Covid 19, compounded by the effects of long term covid.
It is Possible to Grow Hair Follicles
Many hair restoration procedures exist to help patients who have experienced hair loss. However, hair follicle growth is not one of them. Once a hair follicle dies, it is gone forever. That is why it is so important to take action sooner rather than later when you are seeking meaningful hair loss treatment and prevention.
Losing Hair is Caused by Thyroid Problems
Hypothyroidism, a disease also known as an underactive thyroid, can cause hair loss. Some medications can be prescribed to help with the problem.
Hair loss is Irreversible
Many claims are made promising hair regrowth that are not true. However, in some cases hair loss can actually be reversed. Medical Daily states that hormones play a huge part in the treatment of hair growth.
Hair Restoration Works
Over the past few years, hair restoration has come a long way, and really does work. Many technological advancements have come to be in both surgical and non-surgical hair restoration. At Transitions Hair Loss Centers, we offer a wide variety of options that are custom tailored to you and your specific case. Schedule your free consultation today by finding a Transitions Hair Loss Center near you!