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
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
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.
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
"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
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.
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.
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.
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