September 13, 2017 3 min read

Worrying about Hair Loss is a very common thing that happens to most people as they grow older and this can lead to a huge amount of information and misinformation being passed around. Many people will go straight to a counter or website to choose a hair loss remedy, but everyone’s body (including hair) is very different. Very few hair loss remedies are clinically proven meaning they are not always reliable! Stress can also be a massive factor in hair loss with stress causing the hair follicles to weaken and  hair to fall out.

In this blog, we will tell you about some of the myths regarding hair loss and whether they are true or false.

Do Hats link to Baldness?

Many people believe that hats cause hair loss, this is not true! Genetic and hormonal changes cause hair loss, so wearing a hat for a long period of time will not influence the amount of hair you lose.

Sunburn Lead to Hair loss

Permanent hair loss from sun-burn is not a possibility but temporary hair loss is. Skin is not the only part of your body to catch sunburn, hair works in the same way. Hair can burn, become dry and damaged, at the worst can become weak and snap off.

Is blow drying an influence on hair loss?

Even though you will not be losing your hair when blowing drying, the hair follicles can be damaged, meaning your hair is weaker and they can directly break off. Therefore, naturally drying your hair would be a better solution for not damaging your hair.

Smoking and drinking can make you bald

To some extent, smoking and drinking can lead to hair loss. An unhealthy body means all areas of your body can become weak or damaged; therefore it can result in hair loss or thinning.

Stress and hair loss

This Is one of the most common causes of hair loss. Stress will cause your hair follicles to go into a resting stage, meaning they will not grow at all. There are many different ways to stop this from happening - we suggest mediation or yoga and hair loss supplements which can restart or kick your hair grow back to its normal rate.

When can your hair loss start? Teens?

It’s a rare occurrence but it can definitely happen, teens can lose their hair.  We recommend that you consult your GP because there could be a chance that your hair loss is due to medical issue rather than genetic hair loss.

Over-shampooing, does that cause hair loss?

There are many variables regarding over-shampooing and hair loss. Firstly, using harsh shampoos can leave your hair brittle and dry. Secondly, most people shed, meaning it’s natural to lose some hair during shampooing. However, the most common cause of hair loss is the ingredients. Some shampoos contain sulphates - these can be very harsh to the hair, creating fragile hair which leads to hair loss. Using sulphate-free shampoos would be the way to go.

Is there a cure for hair loss?

This is a very debatable topic with a lot of evidence supporting yes and no.  Although there is no evidence there is a cure for hair loss, there are plenty of treatments to help reverse hair loss and restart your natural hair growth.  Laser Phototherapy is an FDA cleared treatment that will reverse thinning and hair loss. 

The best advice we can give your regarding hair loss is to consult your doctor to see what is the best treatment for your specific type of hair loss. Do not trust everything you read online! Starting with supplements and other clinically proven hair grow treatments can help stimulate your follicles and restore natural hair growth (such as laser phototherapy hair growth). Make sure all treatments are FDA approved, so you are not damaging your hair even more. 


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