Most women who are older than 20 say their main worry is losing hair.
There can be dozens of reasons to explain why there's more hair clogging up your bathtub and accumulating on your hairbrush, but there's also dozens of reasons you firmly believe in to be contributing to your hair loss that have no basis in fact.
Here are five myths about hair loss that you should make a habit to forget.
1. Wearing a hat will significantly contribute to hair loss.
There's a common misconception that hair needs to breathe. In fact, the root of the hair, which is the only part that's alive, get its oxygen from the blood in the scalp.
2. The hair products you use is the main contributing factor to balding.
Hair color, teasing, perm solutions, hair spray, over-conditioning, blow drying are always attributed to hair loss, but the worst they can do is tear or cause breakage.
3. If you consume a lot of vitamins and minerals your hair loss problem will be cured.
It's more about the correct intake than overdosing on something you only speculate to increase your hair growth.
4. Cutting your hair will make the hair grow faster and create more hair, and brushing your hair several times a day will increase hair growth.
This is what your hair dresser tells you so that you come back for a touch-up next month. It really has no basis in fact because hair growth mainly depends on nutrition and genetics. Also, over-brushing can cause breakage.
5. The chemicals released when you have sex improves hair growth.
I don't know who started this rumor, but it has absolutely no basis in fact.
Here are five facts about hair loss that have been scientifically looked into.