7 Myths About Female Hair Thinning You Should Stop Believing


Are you worried about your hair thinning and wondering to know the exact reasons for this cause? You are at the right place. Read this article until the end to understand why you should stop believing these seven myths about female hair thinning.

Myth 1- Overuse of Shampoo Causes Thinning Hair

This thought comes to the mind of people when they see a lot of hairs falling while showering.

The reason behind is that the growth of hairs is in cycles and it is normal to lose 80 to 100 hairs a day as the hairs enter into the catagen stage.

In fact, now not washing your hair, you’re vulnerable to growing scalp contamination which could result in balding and thinning hair.

Myth 2- All Hair Loss is Permanent

It is clean as a vessel that the hair loss due to genetics is a permanent hair loss. But all the other causes of hair loss are not durable and can be treated as per doctor’s advice.

Myth 3- Hair Thinning Only Affects Women with Thin and Fine Hair

Hair thinning can be caused by many factors like genetics, medical conditions, autoimmune disorders, diet, and nutritional deficiencies, vitamin deficiencies, stress and weight loss. Any of this can be responsible for thinning hair in anyone and probably not only the women with thin and beautiful hair.

Myth 4- The Main Cause of Female Hair Loss Is Genetics

Genetics has a role to play in female hair loss. Just like in men, women also get some characteristics from their parents. These inherited genes can transfer hair-loss characteristic from parents to their children.

The fact of the matter is, unlike in males, the baldness pattern is a bit different in females. Genetics can play a significant role in hair thinning in women, but the main reason for hair loss in women is always the underlying medical conditions.

Before taking any step, it is most likely to visit a doctor to seek better advice about your scalp condition.

Myth 5- Wearing your hair in a ponytail has nothing to do with hair thinning

Try to be a little cautious wearing a ponytail. As doing it excessively can weaken the hair. Putting stress on head continuously by over styling can lead you to traction alopecia. Perhaps, it is a misconception that wearing ponytail has nothing to do with hair thinning.

Myth 6: Birth Control Pills Can Contribute To Hair Loss

This thought might be right in sporadic cases but not in all cases. Birth control pills can cause hair-loss, but that can be reversible. If your hair loss is caused by genetics, birth control pills can cause them to spread fast.

Remember, this does not happen in most cases.

Myth 7: Topical Hair Treatments Only Work On the Scalp

There is a misconception that the topical treatment is only for the hair-loss at the scalp area. But the fact is, these treatments can be applied to any part of the body to treat hair loss.

These remedies seep into the pores of the scalp and sooner or later enter your blood. So this can be applied at all over the body.

How to Overcome Doubts

It is highly recommended to consult an expert surgeon if you are worried about your hair problems and thinking to get some treatment. Hair transplant Dubai clinic always welcome you to come and take expert consultation free of cost. Our expert surgeon will properly guide you about the remedies, treatments, and products according to your scalp conditions.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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