5 Myths About Hair Growth

Hair Growth Myths

5 Myths About Hair Growth

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  1. Cutting your hair does not affect its growth, but it does help to avoid split ends, which can work their way up the hair shaft and make the individual shafts thinner, giving your hair the appearance of not growing.
  2. There is no difference between male and female hair growth cycle and structure. While the causes of hair loss can be the same there are conditions more akin to one gender over the other.
  3. Wearing a hat causes hair loss is only possible if the pressure was applied continuously over a very long period, years. Casual wearing, for example, a crash helmet, workman’s helmet will not cause hair loss.
  4. Frequent shampooing is bad for your hair untrue.  How often you shampoo is largely a personal decision. Choosing the shampoo to suit your hair and scalp type will help cleanse your hair better. For example, a dry or flaky scalp opposed to an oily hair and skin type.
  5. Seeing around 100 hairs fall out a day means you are losing hair is untrue. It´s common and normal to shed hair daily. More importantly to the number shed is the number regrown being balanced.
hair growth myths

The average person has 100,000 – 150,000 strands of hair on the head. Black is the most common hair colour in the world. Red, is the rarest. As a result, only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population. Blonde hair comes in a close second, with only 2 percent of the population. There is no difference between male and female hair in terms of the growth cycle and structure except thickness.

Female hair is half as thick as male hair. A healthy diet can help your hair stay strong and shiny. What you eat can also keep you from losing your hair in some situations. If you’re not getting certain nutrients from food, you might see the effects in your hair.

Surgical and non-surgical options

By the age of 60 half of all men are bald or balding, and 40 per cent of women have experienced some type of hair loss. Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a genetic condition. The pattern of hair loss generally runs through the family. This can be inherited from either the maternal or paternal side.  MPB is progressive. The earlier it commences the more chance the pattern will end at an advanced stage.

There are several ways androgenic alopecia can be treated. Often depending on the stage hair loss has progressed to. The stages are measured using the Norwood Scale for men and Ludwig Scale for female pattern baldness. The pattern of hair loss differs between the scales. With men often suffering from a receding hairline whereas female loss more diffused.

 A hair transplant is the only permanent option of hair restoration for men and woman. Although, that does not mean it is a suitable treatment for everyone. Expectations can be personal and should be openly expressed with your specialist to ensure the desired plan is created. Often expectations differ with age. The younger hair loss sufferer having vivid memories of a full head of hair. Wanting to restore everything they had. A more mature person with advanced hair loss may be happy to settle with a conservative change to their appearance.

Besides the three FDA approved hair loss treatments there are several popular therapy and supplement treatments available. Treatment plans can be a good option especially in the early stages of thinning. A successful treatment can not only help to preserve the hair growth but even improve. Helping to strengthen and thicken the existing hair growth.  Recognised hair transplant techniques include the FUE and FUT techniques. Different donor hair management techniques for moving the hair to areas of thinning.

A hair consultation with a specialist is the first important step to take. This will diagnose the cause of the hair loss or thinning. Then assess the correct treatment plan that meets your goals and expectations from hair restoration.

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