10 of the most common Hair Loss Myths…

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#1 Overexposure To The Sun Causes Hair Loss : FALSE BUT SOMEWHAT TRUE  Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause skin problems like accelerated aging and cancer, but it will not interrupt hair follicle function, says hair expert Dr Alan Bauman, of Bauman Medical Group in Florida. However, overexposure of hair fibres to UV radiation can in fact weaken the fibres, disrupt the cuticle and make them more prone to dullness, frizz and breakage.

#2 Pluck One Grey Hair And Two Grow Back  : FALSE The good news is pulling out grey hairs won’t make more grow back. The bad news is most people get grey hair as they age anyway.

#3 Over-Shampooing Can Make You Lose Hair : FALSE Many people may notice they shed daily after they shampoo or brush their hair. “Hair follicles cycle on and cycle off and repeat that process over the course of their life span,” says Bauman. Each day 100 to 200 hairs shed and these hair follicles are replaced by other hair follicles entering the growth phase.

#4 Standing On Your Head Makes Your Hair Grow :  FALSE It may sound funny, but this is a commonly heard myth. Bauman says hair loss is not a blood flow problem, but instead can be caused by other factors like age and genetics. “Even if increased blood flow helped hair growth, you could not stay in that position long enough to have an effect on the hair follicles,” Bauman says.

#5 Balding Is Linked To Old Age : TRUE Genetic male and female hair loss gets more common as we age. However, another type of hair loss called Alopecia Areata is common in children and young adults and could result in complete baldness.

#6 There’s No Cure For Baldness :  FALSE While there is no “miracle cure” there are certainly many treatments like government-approved drugs, laser therapy procedures or hair transplants.

#7 Higher Testosterone Linked To Hair Loss : FALSE “What you inherit is the sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone or DHT (a hormone and natural compound of testosterone) that can cause hair loss in men and some women,” Bauman says. If you’re male and you take testosterone, it could accelerate the hair loss process.

#8 Hair Loss Comes From The Mother’s Side : FALSE There are approximately 200 genes that regulate hair and hair growth, Bauman says.  “We know today that there are generally some genes from both sides of the family that play a role. Your mother’s father deserves some of the ‘blame’ but perhaps not all of it.”

#9 Hats Can Cause Baldness :  FALSE Hats do not cause hair loss in any way or form. Period.

#10 You Can Grow Back Dead Follicles :  FALSE Medications or laser therapy, for example, can help hair follicles grow thicker and healthier, but once the follicle is dead and gone, the only option for regrowth is a hair transplant.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.ca

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Posted March 5th, 2014 in TBHLC.