Myths about Hair Loss You Should Stop Believing


Life is a new experience as every single day passes. We often experience new things. Sometimes we appreciate them and other times we are overwhelmed by them. Balding is one such things which overwhelms individuals and they often treat their baldness based on others experience.  Hair loss is as unique as any other experience. Different people react to hair loss in a different way. Causes of hair loss are equally different, so are the solutions. Some people might need hair transplant in Abu Dhabi while some can cure baldness only by taking some vitamins. As a relatively new experience, there are many myths that hold the place of facts regarding hair loss. Mentioned below are top 15 myths regarding hair transplant that many individuals believe to be true. Getting the facts straight will help you make the right choice, whether its hair transplant in Abu Dhabi or keeping a closed check on your diet.


  1. Sun is one of the main culprits of hair loss.


This is a common assumption of many individuals. Yes, sitting in the sun is definitely not an ideal thing to do. It can promote premature aging, and may result in skin cancer but sunlight as no direct affect on your hair loss. Although sunlight can damage you hair by making it brittle but it is a completely different issue from hair loss.


  1. Excessive use of shampoo is another cause of lost hair


This belief arose from the fact that when you comb your hair after shower, you see significant amount of hair strands on the brush and comb. That is however not due to excessively shampooing your hair. Hair grows in cycles. The hair falls of in the shower because it has completed its growth cycle. Even if you don’t wash your hair, your scalp will still shed about hundred. strands a day and it is perfectly normal.


  1. Getting rid of one gray hair will result in two of them.


No my dear fellows, it’s not true. Gray hair is a result of aging and not a result of plucking existing gray hair.


  1. Position method promotes hair growth


Blood flow definitely promotes hair growth but standing upside down will promote blood flow to the scalp? That’s a little doubtful.  In reality this technique does not promote blood flow to your scalp. That is for sure. So stop wasting your time and emery on this technique.


  1. Higher testosterone levels result in hair loss


It is a result of syntheses of testosterone in one’s body and not testosterone alone.


  1. Hair loss is acquired from maternal side of the family.


It’s not true. Hair loss can be acquired from maternal or paternal sides of the families. It can be due to your father’s and mother’s hair loss. However, it may occur in your aunts, uncles or even your grandparents as hereditary hair loss sometimes skips a generation or two.


  1. Hats are a major cause of hair loss


There is no scientific evidence regarding this myth. So, it’s still purely a myth and hats alone cannot promote hair loss.


  1. Dead follicles can be regenerated

Advanced hair technologies can help to thicken, miniaturized hair follicles but cannot regenerate an entirely dead hair follicle. The only option to re-grow hair in this case is via hair transplants in Abu Dhabi. There are no other treatments which can help you in this regard.


  1. Hair thinning happens at an old age

It’s not true at all. Some individuals experience extreme hair thinning and hair fall as early as in their early teens or twenties. Hair thinning is not a result of age alone And you can lose hair at an early age.


  1. If your grandfather is bald, that’s a trigger for your hair fall


No my dear fellows. Do not blame poor grand pa. Baldness is poly-genetic. There is however a possibility that it can happen but it’s not a fate to be believed.


  1. Minoxidil is the way to go


Minoxidil is one of the most widely affected treatments for hair loss and is approved my FDA. But it is not the only effective treatment for hair loss. You cannot rely on minoxidil alone for hair loss. In some cases it’s not that simple and you have to undergo hair transplant in Abu Dhabi.


  1. Using topical treatments will only effect scalp


It is a myth that topical treatments do not work past the skin surface. It penetrates into the deepest layers of your skin, it won’t do anything for you and you have perceived it all wrong. The pores on your scalp absorb everything which you put on the scalp. All the topical treatments applied go directly in to your blood stream. That’s why one must be careful when adopting a topical treatment.


  1. Birth control can trigger hair loss


It does not apply for all birth control pills and birth control pills won’t trigger hair loss in every individual. However if you are sensitive to androgen in general, then birth control might trigger hair loss. Talk to your health care practitioner in this regard and choose a pill best suited for you.


  1. Women have same pattern of baldness as men


No guys, women lose hair in a completely different manner. A man usually experiences hair loss in a specified pattern and retains hair on the back and sides of the scalp. This makes them ideal candidates for hair transplant in Abu Dhabi. Women on the other and experience over all thinning and do not retain hair on one part of their scalp.


  1. Hair loss in not reversible

It is. It’s good news for fellow buddies out there, struggling from hair loss. It is actually reversible. If your hair follicles are completely dead, then a hair transplant in Abu Dhabi is the way to go, but if they are not completely dead, topical treatments and hair care remedies can revitalize your hair.


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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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