When it comes to hair loss, it can be extremely disheartening for any man. And while we are at it, it’s also safe to say that we love to blame others for our mistakes. Although it’s easy to blame your parents for your thin hair or balding scalp, not all causes trace back to genetics. That’s just one of the hair loss myths you’re aware of. We debunk 7 more such ridiculous myths.
Myth: If you wash hair too often, you will go bald soon
Frequent shampooing has no effect — positive or negative — on hair loss. Hereditary hair loss, in fact, is not because of hair falling out, but because of hair being replaced by finer, thinner hair.
Myth: Cutting or shaving makes your hair grow faster or thicker
Untrue. Because hair is thicker at its base compared to the tip, so hair will appear thicker for few days after a cut. It has no effect on the number of hair sprouting from your follicles.
Myth: OTC medicines can kick-start hair growth
As much as you’d expect it to be that way, it’s not the truth. There’s no drug that will change the number of follicles in your head.
Myth: Losing 40-100 hair strands a day is normal
There’s no golden rule to the number of hair strands lost daily. It’s normal only if you are suffering from male pattern baldness.
Myth: Blow drying causes hair loss
Yes, blow drying can damage your hair and it can fall out eventually, but it also grows back. It does not cause hair fall.
Myth: If I color my hair, it’ll fall out faster
Hair treatments such as coloring or bleaching are hard on your hair. But they won’t result in hair loss. If the chemical is strong, hair can break out from the scalp but that’s all.
Myth: Hair loss stops as you get older
Once hair loss begins, it progresses over a person’s lifetime and never really stops. The rate at which your hair will begin to shed depends from person to person.