Hair is an important part of woman’s beauty and it always is one of the most things they care about. So, it is very normal to see them get freaked out when they see globs of hair in the shower drain. Hair loss is a very common problem that can be seen in women and men. Fortunately this problem can be solved by many ways, but first, you need to have a full understanding of it. There are many myths about hair loss and its reasons and in this article, we are going to clarify these myths. Below are 5 common myths about hair loss and the truth behind them.
The Myth: Stress makes Hair Fall Out.
The Truth: No doubt that stress affects our body in different ways, but mild stress usually doesn’t cause hair loss. It usually takes severe, traumatic stress to cause hair loss. Some diseases of the hair and scalp that cause patchy hair loss, like alopecia areata, can be precipitated or aggravated by bouts of stress.
The Truth: Women also suffer from hereditary hair loss; women’s hair goes through the same thinning process that men experience. However, women generally experience diffuse thinning starting just behind the hairline to the top or over the entire head, while men usually experience typical “male pattern baldness” – crown (or vertex) balding and/or a receding frontal hairline. Women usually experience little or no recession of the frontal hairline.
The Myth: If you’ve got hair past age 40, you’ll keep it.
The Truth: Shrinking follicles and hair loss is a normal part of the body’s aging process. Just like the skin wrinkles as you age, your follicles will shrink, making your hair seem thinner. How much you lose depends on your genes.
The Myth: Washing your hair too much can cause thinning.
The Truth: The shampoo only cleanses your scalp and it can’t affect the root. People think that shampoo cause hair loss because they may see strands on the shower floor after shampooing their hair, but these strands that you see have likely come to the end of their natural cycle anyway. So unless you’re breaking strands by raking a comb or brush through wet hair, the washing process is only getting rid of the stuff that’s already come loose from your scalp.
The Myth: I can tell just by looking at my hair that I’m not losing any.
The Truth: You can lose up to 50% of your hair in a given area of scalp before it becomes noticeable to the naked eye.