Hair loss is a constant source of dread for many of us, and actually going through it can be terrifying. There’s not much you can do to hide a mass flight of hair from head, but still, it’s not as bad as it seems. This is because there aren’t as many things you do that can cause you to lose hair as you might think. In fact, most of the things that supposedly cause you to lose your hair are actually not true. Here’s three hair loss myths to ease your mind a little (and even if it doesn’t, don’t worry, because stress won’t make your hair fall out anyways.)
Wearing Hats Causes Hair Loss
This myth is everywhere. The idea is that if you wear a hat for too long, you’ll lose hair because the lack of air will kill hair follicles. This is actually not true, as there’s currently no evidence suggesting that wearing a hat will cause you to experience hair loss any earlier than it would have already happened. This point is important, because you’re probably thinking of someone who always wears hats and ended up losing their hair pretty young. The fact is, they’ve been wearing a hat to cover the hair loss; the hat didn’t cause it.
Hair Loss Comes From Your Mother’s Side
Many people say that the future of the hair on your head is determined by your mother’s father. This isn’t exactly true (which means you may be letting out a sigh of relief now, or second guessing the hairstyle you hoped to have as a distinguished senior.) Hair expert Dr. Alan Bauman says that there are over 200 genes responsible for hair growth, and not all of them come from any one family member in particular. “We know today that there are generally some genes from both sides of the family that play a role,” Bauman says. “Your mother’s father deserves some of the ‘blame’ but perhaps not all of it.”
Shampooing Too Much Causes Hair Loss
Shampooing your hair, and then seeing strands of it all over the shower floor, is scary. But it’s also normal since hair cycles, meaning we lose hair and grow hair back each and every day. Genetic hair loss actually happens when your hair gets thinner, not when it falls out. If you hold off shampooing your hair, it will just mean that the next time you do it you’ll have even more hair ending up on the floor, since the normal amount you lose each day will build up. It will also mean that your hair will get pretty greasy, and no one wants that.
Hair Loss is Not Reversible
This is the most important myth, and it’s one we can prove isn’t true. Check out our services today, and we can help you fight back against any hair loss in Toronto you may already be experiencing. That’s a fact.