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6 myths in female hair loss

By Alex

Hair loss is very common in both men and women and can be caused for a variety of different reasons, some more common than others.

Today we are busting some of the myths around women’s hair loss and we’ve picked 6 of the most popular ones:

#1 If you cut your hair more often you can prevent hair loss

This is not true. Having regular haircuts makes your hair look healthier as you get rid of dry and dead hair or split ends. Cutting your hair shorter can make the hair look thicker and fuller, this is due to our hair being thicker towards to the root.

However, haircuts have nothing to do with hair loss since they cannot affect the number of hair we produce or hair growth rate. Getting regular haircuts will make your hair look healthier but has no direct link with stopping hair loss.

#2 Using a lot of styling products will cause hair loss

Nowadays, styling products use advanced formulas and new technologies that don’t constitute danger to the health of your hair. Most hair styling products help with the health of your hair, working to nourish the hair you currently have.

You can use whatever styling product you like as long as you wash your head and hair regularly so that any styling product residues don’t stay on your hair and scalp for long. Styling products have no effect on your hair loss.

#3 Can oiliness and dandruff make my hair fall?

This myth is definitely not true. Oiliness and dandruff are caused by factors found on the surface of the scalp, while hair loss starts at the root of our hair, approximately 5 to 6 millimetres below the scalp.

If you suffer from oily hair or dandruff, it is more than likely because of hormonal disorders or external factors such as pollution or humidity, among others and has no link with hair loss.

#4 If you don’t treat thinning hair you’ll lose it all

Not necessarily. Men and women are different in regards to the thinning of hair. In women, hair usually thins towards the top of the hair first and hair becomes thinner at the centre of the head.

Frontal hair remains thicker and the hair loss rarely evolves into total or severe hair loss. However, if women do not treat hair loss in time, consequences can be permanent and hair will begin to thin and can lead to baldness.

#5 If you are losing hair, it is not going to be replaced again

Wrong. Most of the times, when we experience a hair loss, it is a seasonal hair loss which is totally natural. People tend to lose more hair during autumn and spring when the seasons and the weather changes suddenly.

After a while hair loss stops and the old hair starts being replaced with new. Depending on the factors that cause your hair to fall, the results can be permanent or transient. For example, stress related hair loss is not permanent and as soon as the stress stops your hair will resume it’s normal growth cycle.

#6 Hair loss is inherited from the mother’s side.

This is a very common myth that we hear quite a lot, and it is untrue. Research has shown that the genes of both sides are responsible for bequeathing hair loss. So it looks like you can blame both your mum and dad for your hair loss now.

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