mythsHair loss is hard to face, and when it’s a part of your life it’s common to wonder why you’re losing your hair. Hair loss becomes even harder to deal with when there are so many myths surrounding it. Focusing on these myths pulls you away from the real causes of hair loss and the solutions that match them. In fact, hair loss myths are so common that they can even limit treatment effectiveness (1). To make dealing with hair loss as easy as possible, we’ve got five myths that need to be kicked to the curb so you can focus on conquering hair loss in your life.

Myths

Baldness Only Affects Men

Men and women experience most things differently, and that’s the case for hair loss too. But, while hair loss is different in men and women, women do experience hair loss. Women actually make up 40% of the hair loss sufferers in America (2).

Hair Products and Blow-drying Cause Hair loss

While an overuse of hair products and constant exposure to harsh heat does damage hair, the damage doesn’t reach the hair follicles. Hair follicles are where growth is promoted, so since hair products and heat exposure don’t damage hair follicles, they can’t cause hair loss.

Stress Causes Hair Loss

Everyone deals with stress, so if stress caused hair loss a lot more people would be bald. For stress to result in hair loss it would have to be extreme, like the stress that comes with severe mental or physical illness. So if you’re stressing over how stress causes hair loss, stop! While stress might not be making you bald, it has many other negative effects.

There is No Cure for Baldness

If you suffer from hair loss, one of the hardest things to hear is that there is no cure for baldness. But don’t worry, while hair loss can’t be prevented, there are many solutions for it.

Hair Restoration Never Looks Natural

Gone are the days of hair restoration that you can spot from a mile away, today hair restoration has advanced to the point where you can have hair that looks as natural as your own. Just make sure to stick with hair loss experts for all your treatment and restoration needs, and you’ll be feeling as good as new.

Conquering Hair Loss

At Transitions Hair Loss Centers, our skilled and experienced professionals know the real causes of hair loss, and we understand the struggle too, so we’re dedicated to matching each unique person with the perfect hair loss solution. Contact us today and see how we can help you feel as good as you did before hair loss and even better!

 

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Sources

1: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28697221

2: http://www.americanhairloss.org/women_hair_loss/introduction.asp

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