8 Hair Loss Myths you shouldn't Believe

It's true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness. 

Here we see the list of Hair Loss Myths you shouldn't Believe.

Myth 1 : Women lose their hair the same way like men

With male pattern baldness, hairlines form an M shape as the hair recedes, and many men go on to lose all the hair on the tops of their heads, says Mary Gail Mercurio, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. Women, however, typically do not have receding hairlines. “They get diffuse thinning (Hair Loss) right on top of their heads,” says Dr. Mercurio. Clumps of hair coming out in the shower or while you’re styling your hair shouldn’t be cause for concern. Decreased density on top of your head or even a widening part are more common signs of hair loss in women. Female pattern hair loss is usually inherited from family members, but it’s also sparked by hormone changes or everyday aging.

Myth 2 : Birth control pills cause Hair Loss

"A number of androgen (male) hormones can interact with the hair follicle to make it thinner and finer," Dr. Piliang says. Some types of progesterone, a hormone commonly found in oral contraceptives, can act like androgens, Dr. Piliang says. Hair loss with the pill is more a problem, though, if you’re using an older version of birth control. "The newer ones developed have fewer of those side effects and are really more anti-androgen," Dr. Piliang says. In fact, some doctors may prescribe birth control to help fight unwanted hair loss, Dr. Piliang says. Talk to your doctor to find the right version for you, especially if you have a family history of hair loss.

Myth 3: Sitting in an AC room may cause Hair loss

The air conditioner may cause dryness in your hair. However, there is no scientific proof that shows that it can lead to hair loss

Myth 4: Losing hair every day means you're balding

It's normal to lose as many as 100 hairs a day.Normally, about 40 (0–78 in men) hairs reach the end of their resting phase each day and fall out. When more than 100 hairs fall out per day, clinical hair loss may occur. A disruption of the growing phase causes abnormal loss of anagen hairs.

If you are losing more hair than normal then it is advised to consult a dermatologist.

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Myth 5: Stress makes your hair fall out

It has been said that stress can make you go gray, or cause you to lose your hair. But can it?

Even though you sometimes feel like tearing your hair out because of personal, economic, and work-related stress, stress isn't likely to be the direct cause of hair turning gray. Some studies have shown that unavoidable damage to the DNA in cells that produce the pigment responsible for hair color and hair loss is most likely the culprit. But can stress accelerate the aging process and, as a result, cause you to go hair loss and  gray sooner.

"Stress because you're late to work or you've got a heavy workload is not going to cause you to lose hair," she says. Short-term, everyday stress is not going to affect your body in such a way that your hair falls out. It takes something larger to do that. "Something that causes you to lose sleep or changes your appetite and raises the level of stress hormones."

Myth 6: Massaging the scalp can reduce hair loss

Blood circulation doesn't boost hair growth. Too much brushing is not good for your hair as it may lead to hair breakage, leading to loss of hair.

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Myth 7: Shampooing too much will make you lose your hair

In the shower when you shampooing your hair, you no doubt bear witness to a bunch of hairs making their way from your head onto your hands and eventually down the drain. As balding goes, this doesn't mean anything. It certainly doesn't mean that washing your hair has just encouraged a previously dormant balding process to get started. 

Furthermore, the contrary is also untrue: Shampoo cleans off oils on the scalp that can contain hormones that drive hair loss. Choosing to rarely or never wash your hair won't necessarily make you go bald either (although you would risk scalp infections). If unwashed hair activated baldness

Myth 8:  There is nothing you can do to treat or prevent hair loss

Not anymore. Science has advanced so much that we no longer have to live with hair loss.

See Also :

10 Easy Ways to Prevent Hair Loss Naturally

Home Remedies to Turn White Hair Into Black

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