The Top 5 Hair Thinning & Loss Myths
Over-exposure to the sun causes hair loss - FALSELong-term exposure to the sun can damage your hair and scalp by leaving it dry and brittle. The sun contributes to breakage and split ends but it doesn’t disrupt or stop the hair growth cycle.
Sun damage can be reversed by using specific conditioners and masques.
Dandruff causes hair loss - FALSEA dry scalp, resulting in dandruff and itching, does not have a direct relation with hair loss. Instead, it is constant heavy scratching that leads to roots weakening, then to hair fall. The friction damages the hair, not the flakes.
Changing shampoos regularly causes hair loss - FALSEThere is no scientific evidence that frequent change of shampoos causes hair loss unless when switching to an inadequate shampoo. In fact, the only thing that could damage your hair would be to use shampoo or hair products that contain aggressive ingredients.
Hair loss doesn't effect women - FALSEHair loss & thinning is a phenomenon that has several causes including aging, extreme stress, extreme starvation, hormonal variations, that can touch everybody: women, men and children of any ages. Men are not the only ones that lose their hair.
Hats can cause baldness - FALSEHair grows on the inside of the body and it needs several nutrients, minerals and vitamins to be healthy. The scalp needs good blood circulation to bring nutrients to the hair follicles. Hair follicles don’t need to breathe on the exterior, so wearing hats won’t cause any damage.