Myth- hair loss is inherited from the paternal or maternal side.
Fact- You cannot blame any specific person in your family. There is no single hair loss gene, both parents genes are a factor. Clinical studies revealed that hair loss occurs due to the interaction of or between several genes inherited from both father and mother.
Myth- Baldness is inherited from your maternal side.
Fact- The growth and loss of hair are determined by genes from both the maternal and paternal side of your family. You cannot blame one parent for your hair loss. If your father has had a history of hair loss and your mother has no history of thinning of hair, you are still at risk of developing hair loss issues.
Myth- Wearing hats cause hair to fall off.
Fact- This is the common misconception that people have about hats. They connect wearing hats to baldness which is not true. The only way for this to happen is that your hat is feeling too tight on your scalp. Unless your hat is extremely uncomfortable to wear or its too tight that it is pulling your hair constantly, you cannot experience hat related baldness.
Myth-Over shampooing can make you lose hair strands.
Fact- When you shampoo or brush your hair, it is quite normal to experience some hair fall. Hair follicles that fall out tend o replaced by new hair follicles as the years passes. On an average, every individual loses around 100 to 200 strands every day, and these are grown back during the hair follicles cycle of the growth phase.
Myth- You can’t regrow dead hair follicles.
Fact- Hair loss treatments including medications and laser therapy can help grow thicker and healthier hair however once the follicles are dead it is impossible for it to come back with regular hair loss treatments. The only option to grow back hair is to get a hair transplant.
Myth-Only men experience baldness.
Fact- Many people believed that baldness only affects men which is false. Women lose hair in a different way than men, but they still lose their strands. According to the research, 40% of women experiences thinning of hair over the years and around 80% experienced significant hair loss by the age of 60.
Myth- Using hair styling tools can lead to hair loss.
Fact- Excessive use of air styling products or dying hair can weaken your delicate strands. Repeated exposure to products that produce heat such as straighteners, blow dryers, and curling irons can cause healthy strands to break. However, none of them causes damage to the follicles that are responsible for hair growth.